Now that hackers have violated every female celebrity’s privacy by hacking their iPhones, they’re moving on to the rest of us. And this ain’t good.
Apparently, a group of hackers called the Turkish Crime Family managed to get a list of at least 300 million people’s iCloud passwords.
And they’ve told Apple they’re going to log into those accounts and remotely wipe the data on ALL of their iPhones on April 7th . . . unless Apple pays them a ransom. They want either $75,000 in Bitcoin or $100,000 in iTunes gift cards.
They say if Apple pays up, they’ll delete the list . . . but it’s a tricky spot for Apple. $100,000 is insignificant to a company that big . . . but once you start negotiating with hackers and blackmailers, it sets a dangerous precedent.
So what should YOU do?
- One, you should back up anything that’s important from your phone ASAP, especially photos.
- Two, change your iCloud password.
- And three, hope that either the hackers are bluffing or Apple figures out how to protect you so this just winds up being a false alarm.
Here are five things that you probably KNOW can kill your gas mileage. But a lot of us can’t seem to stop doing them anyway . . .
1. Speeding. As far as gas mileage goes, the best speed for most cars is 50. And every 5 miles per hour over that costs you an extra 15 to 20 cents a gallon. But obviously you’re not gonna keep it under 50 everywhere you go.
2. Driving aggressively. Gunning it and hitting the brakes all the time wastes more fuel, because it takes more gas to get your car moving than it does to KEEP it moving. And it can lower your fuel efficiency by up to 33% on the highway.
3. Flooring it when the light turns green. It’s a lot better for your gas mileage if you speed up gradually. Plus, you just end up having to slow down and wait for people at the next light anyway, so it’s kind of pointless.
4. Tailgating. In NASCAR it’s called “drafting,” and drivers do it to save fuel. But everyone’s going different speeds on the highway. So you end up hitting the brakes a lot, which kills your gas mileage. And you’re also more likely to crash.
5. Driving with a ton of stuff in your car. Every extra 100 pounds decreases your gas mileage by about 1%. Which isn’t much, but it can add up. And a lot of people basically use their trunk like it’s a storage unit.
(Thrillist / FuelEconomy.gov)
DONALD TRUMP solidified his lead in the Republican primary on Super Tuesday. And that caused MILEY CYRUS to have a meltdown on social media.
She posted a screenshot of his delegate lead on Instagram, and said, quote, “Gonna vomit, and move out of the country. Ain’t a party in the U.S.A. anymore.”
That’s kinda funny, but then she posted another shot where she’s CRYING, next to a photo of a female Trump supporter who’s holding up a mountain lion she killed.
Quote, “That’s a tear rolling down my cheek dripping off the end of my nose. This makes me so unbelievably scared and sad. Not only for our country but for animals that I love . . . my heart is broken into 100,000 pieces.”
Then she went after Trump, quote, “You are not God no matter how much you THINK you are! . . . He thinks he’s the [effing] Chosen One or some [crap]! We’re all just [effing] jam between his rich-a** toes!”
“I’m moving if this is my president! I don’t say things I don’t mean!”
From Miley’s other posts, it seems like she’s a BERNIE SANDERS supporter.
An 80-year-old guy named Eugene Bostick has a farm on a dead-end street in in Fort Worth, Texas. And several years ago, he noticed people were abandoning their dogs there.
So he and his brother started taking them in, and had them spayed and neutered if they weren’t already. He’s got about eight now. Then he decided to have some fun with it.
A while back, Eugene saw a guy moving rocks by cutting big plastic barrels in half . . . putting wheels on the bottom of each barrel . . . and hooking them up to a tractor, so it was like a little train with rocks in each car.
And he thought it would be a great way to get the DOGS around town too. Apparently he’s a bit of an eccentric.
He put wheels on the bottom of eight barrels, and cut holes in the tops so the dogs could sit in them.
Then he hooked them all up to his riding mower, and drove them around town . . . each dog in his own little compartment.
He says they LOVE it, and whenever they hear him hooking the barrels up to his mower, they run over and jump in.
Not surprisingly, the photos people have taken are going viral.