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  3. Text messaging - Wikipedia

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    As of 2007 text messaging was the most widely used mobile data service, with 74% of all mobile phone users worldwide, or 2.4 billion out of 3.3 billion phone subscribers, at the end of 2007 being active users of the Short Message Service. In countries such as Finland, Sweden, and Norway, over 85% of the population use SMS.

  4. List of security hacking incidents - Wikipedia

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    September: Facebook was hacked, exposing to hackers the personal information of an estimated 30 million Facebook users (initially estimated at 50 million) when the hackers "stole" the "access tokens" of 400,000 Facebook users. The information accessible to the hackers included users' email addresses, phone numbers, their lists of friends ...

  5. Clearview AI - Wikipedia

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    Clearview AI is an American facial recognition company, providing software to companies, law enforcement, universities, and individuals.The company's algorithm matches faces to a database of more than 20 billion images indexed from the Internet, including social media applications.

  6. Timeline of events associated with Anonymous - Wikipedia

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    A Twitter account affiliated with Anonymous by the name of "TheAnonMessage" struck back with information regarding Belmar's location, phone number, family members, and their accounts on social media. That same account also released information claiming to be the dox of the officer who shot Brown, but wound up being incorrect.

  7. QR code - Wikipedia

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    At table-serve restaurants, QR codes enable guests to order and pay for their meals without a waiter involved – the QR code contains the table number so servers know where to bring the food. [55] [56] This application has grown especially since the need for social distancing during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic prompted reduced contact between ...

  8. Linux - Wikipedia

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    A number of companies also offer a specialized business version of their distribution, which adds proprietary support packages and tools to administer higher numbers of installations or to simplify administrative tasks. Another business model is to give away the software to sell hardware.

  9. List of premature obituaries - Wikipedia

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    Lord Desborough: In 1920, The Times confused the British politician with Lord Bessborough. Lord Desborough died in 1945. Henri Deterding: The British newspaper the Daily Mail mistakenly published the obituary of Deterding, the head of the oil company Royal Dutch Shell, on June 27, 1924, and the news was copied by The New York Times under the heading "Henry Deterding dies at film show; Director ...