Items tagged with Flipboard

Flipboard is a news aggregator app, and the company has announced that it fell victim to hacks. The hacks potentially exposed user account information and left that information where it could be copied for nine months. The exposed user details included Flipboard user names, encrypted passwords, and email addresses. Flipboard was clear that no social security numbers, credit card details, or other financial data was lost in the breach because the app doesn't collect any of that information. The company published a FAQ about the hack that noted as a precaution it has reset all user passwords, despite the fact that passwords stored in the database hackers had access to were cryptographically protected.... Read more...
For users of the now defunct Google Reader service, Flipboard was supposed to serve as a saving grace of sorts by offering back in March to swoop in and automatically migrate their feeds. All a user had to do was create a Flipboard account and then sign into their Google Reader account via Flipboard prior to its closing. Follow those simple steps and you'd be golden, or so users were told. A bit of panic set in when Flipboard users began to complain that their Google feeds and folders weren't showing up as promised. "Ok @Flipboard, where are my Google Reader feeds? I am not happy," a user posted to Twitter. Similar complaints flowed through Twitter like a river after a rainfall, but no need to... Read more...
Flipboard, the mobile app that pulls news from multiple sources into a customized magazine, has turned 2.0, and it’s celebrating with some features that give users more control over their content. Now you can create your own magazines and share them with your friends. The user-generated Flipboard magazines are designed to link back to original content so the news sources you pull from are getting the attribution they deserve. The new Flipboard magazines can be shared on social media, including Facebook and Twitter. You can also email your creation. A feature that Flipboard is promoting heavily is support for subscriptions – people can subscribe to your new magazines. It’s hard... Read more...