Happy May the Fourth, “Star Wars” fans! Here are some of the tech stories we’re following this morning.
Change your Twitter password
Twitter users are getting bad news from the company: an internal bug exposed everybody’s passwords. And while there’s no evidence, according to the company, that a breach occurred or that anybody is using that information maliciously, they are still advising all users to change their password immediately. And don’t change it to “PASSWORD.”
The “Fortnite” effect
The New York Times reports that the video game “Fortnite” has gotten so popular that it’s creating cultural change, including the spread of makeshift esports arenas in malls and parking garages, and creating an industry of online content around fans of the game.
Amazon flexes economic muscle in Seattle over affordable housing
Recode reports on some recent moves by Amazon that seem to support the idea of its growing power and influence in some political areas, specifically in its decision to halt construction over an office expansion in Seattle. Amazon paused the building as it waits to see how the Seattle city council will vote on a business tax that would benefit affordable housing and homeless services. That could mean the company’s plans to add 7,000 to 8,000 jobs there hang in the balance.
The story of a family that wanted to rule the galaxy...
And to celebrate May 4th, here’s “Solo” director Ron Howard’s playful mashup of “Star Wars” and “Arrested Development.” Enjoy!
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