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Tango Messenger user info hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

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Tango Hacked

The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has come forward claiming that it has stolen millions of user email addresses, phone numbers and contact information of the popular video messaging service Tango. The 1.5 terabyte worth of compromised data has been confirmed by Tango on Twitter.

SEA has stated that it will hand over the information to its country's government lead by embattled President Bashir al-Assad. The compromise was possible due to an outdated WordPress installation.

Traditional telecommunication is to be avoided due to current war in Syria that has resulted in the rising death toll of over 100,000 lives. Thus, popular messaging services with VoIP capabilities are very popular in that part of world. So, it comes to no surprise that the exploit is for the sole purpose of monitoring, stamping out and finding rebel forces and sympathizers.

"Tango experienced a cyber intrusion that resulted in unauthorized access to some data. We are working on increasing our security systems. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this breach may have caused our members." -Tango

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Dancing with the Stars 7: Week 8

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Tonight on , the five remaining celebrities did their best to prove they were worthy of a spot in next week’s semifinals. In addition to two individual numbers (no group performances this time), each amateur was challenged with a 15-second solo within their Latin routine.

Who earned their way into the Final Four…and who was simply the odd man (or woman) out? Read on!

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Dancing with the Stars 7: Week 4 Loser

Rocco DiSpirito and Karina Smirnoff on Dancing with the Stars

On yesterday’s episode of Dancing with the Stars, the nine amateur performers were assigned either the sexy Samba or the fiery Tango. By night’s end:

  • The show’s two leaders scored less than they did last week. Warren earned a 22 (down from 25) for his Samba while Brooke got a 26 (down from a 28) for her Samba.
  • Three performers hit new highs. Lance racked up a 26 (Tango), Susan reached a 24 (Tango) while Cloris achieved a 22 (Tango).
  • Speaking of Leachman, this was the first time she had ever seen a mark above 20.
  • Rocco DiSpirito was the only person to not score above a 19. (He was given an 18 for his Samba.)

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Dancing with the Stars 7: Week 4

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Last Tuesday, chef Rocco DiSpirito and Karina Smirnoff came very close to being eliminated from Dancing with the Stars. But thanks to Misty May-Treanor’s nasty accident, the couple was given another chance to stay in the game.

Unfortunately, the remaining 9 pairs were not able to write off Week 3 completely. The scores from this Monday’s dances are going to be combined with last week’s numbers to determine Week 4’s elimination.

So after tonight’s Samba and Tango performances, were Rocco and Karina still likely to leave next? Read on!

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Dancing with the Stars 6: Week 8

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Last week on Dancing with the Stars: Season 6, Jason Taylor ended Kristi’s six-episode winning streak and Cristián nearly ended his run with a painful injury.

In tonight’s quarterfinals, the final five stars had another two dances to perform (one Latin, one ballroom).  They also had the opportunity to finally perform lifts.  Who rose to the challenge…and who simply fell flat?  Read on!

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Dancing with the Stars 6: Week 7

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Last week on Dancing with the Stars: Season 6, the remaining seven competitors had to perform two numbers—one they had never done before and an unscored group dance.

With the competition now at the halfway point, its time for the Final Six to prove they can go the distance.  From this point forward, each hoofer will have to perform two individual numbers (both of which will be graded).  Who earned their chance at the trophy…and who earned their way to the emergency room?  Read on!

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Dancing with the Stars 6: Week 3 Loser

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For its second results show, went back to the solo elimination system.  Misery may love company, but only one couple will end up getting the boot from this point on.

If the choice was based on Monday’s scores alone,  (19) would have been the one to go. The Broadway performer was the only person - and that includes Adam Carolla - who failed to surpass 20 points yesterday.  But viewers taking all three past dances into account would have probably put either Adam or Steve on the block.  Those two men averaged only 18.3 points per performance.

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Dancing with the Stars 6: Week 3

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Two down, ten to go.  Last week on the , the celebrities were tasked with mastering either the Quickstep or the Mambo.  Those results helped in eliminating magician Penn Jillette and tennis star Monica Seles the following day.

This week, the amateurs took on either the fiery Tango or the fast-paced Jive.  Which performers eased into their dance like a fish to water and which ones simply got in over their heads?  Read on!

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Ghost Hunters: Season Four Begins

Ghost HuntersGhost Hunters International, the European version of SciFi Channel’s popular Ghost Hunters series, was an interesting diversion (and a very lucrative one for the channel), but I must admit I’ve been on pins and needles waiting for the “real” Ghost Hunters to start. Wednesday night, my wait will finally end

Jason, Grant, and the TAPS team are back on the hunt again, and the fourth season of the show will premiere March 5 at 9 pm. The team will trek out to Philadelphia to investigate Fort Mifflin and supposed paranormal happenings located within. Those TAPS members absent from the International episodes - including Steve and Tango - will finally be back on the small screen with more debunking, disproving, and possible ghost-finding. It all starts tonight!

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Dancing With The Stars: Week 9 Loser

Jennie GarthLast night’s competition was one for the record books.  A whopping eighteen 10’s were handed out by the judges.  Monday’s Top Two, and , each received six of those.

In fact, the only couple to not receive a 30 for one of their performances yesterday was and Jonathan Roberts.  But who needs points when they have the votes?  Even though the judges finally felt that tapped into her star potential last night, the star just didn’t have the wattage to outshine America’s sweetheart.  As soon as Marie was announced safe for next week’s finals, it was obvious that Garth would be the next go.

So will Osmond’s strong fan base help her win the coveted disco ball after next week’s finals?  Will the current fascination with help boost Melanie Brown’s profile?  Or will Helio wipe both ladies away with his charming smile alone?  Place your bets now!


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