People waited in line for hours on Thursday night to get inside Pittsburgh’s newest holiday-themed bar.
‘Buddy’s Bar’ is inspired by the movie “Elf,” starring Will Farrell.
It is at the Commoner, a restaurant in the Hotel Monaco in Downtown Pittsburgh and it’s decked out. There’s candy canes, the “Elf” movie is playing on repeat and, of course, holiday themed drinks.
Reset the “days since the last Facebook privacy scandal” counter, as Facebook has just revealed a Photo API bug gave app developers too much access to the photos of up to 5.6 million users. The bug allowed apps users had approved to pull their timeline photos to also receive their Facebook Stories, Marketplace photos, and most worryingly, photos they’d uploaded to Facebook but never shared. Facebook says the bug ran for 12 days from September 13th to September 25th. Facebook tells TechCrunch it discovered the breach on September 25th, and informed the European Union’s Irish Data Protection Commission on November 22nd. The IDPC has begun a statuatory inquiry into the breach.
Weak monthly retail sales growth and industrial output numbers from China, combined with sluggish Euro zone business expansion as well as disappointing economic data from France and Germany, weighed on sentiment.
Investors also shrugged off news Beijing would suspend additional tariffs on U.S.-made vehicles and auto parts for three months starting Jan. 1 and data that core U.S. retail sales accelerated in November.
A seven-year-old girl who crossed the US-Mexico border with her father last week died hours after being taken into the custody of the US Border Patrol, federal immigration authorities confirmed on Thursday.
The Senate voted Thursday to withdraw U.S. military assistance for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen in a 56-41 vote, a sharp rebuke to President Donald Trump for his steadfast defense of the kingdom despite bipartisan outrage over the alleged Saudi role in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
It’s the first time the Senate has voted to withdraw forces from a war Congress didn’t approve.
- On Thursday, numerous reports emerged of people receiving extortion emails demanding recipients send $20,000 in Bitcoin to a particular Bitcoin address.
- The emails stated that failure to send the payment would result in that person’s workplace being blown up by an explosive device.
- Police forces from cities in multiple countries have responded to the threats and have confirmed that no devices have been found in connection to the extortion emails.
- This story is developing, but for now, authorities say no actual threats have been discovered.
If you’ve received an email saying that your office will explode if you don’t forward on $20,000 in Bitcoin, stay calm.