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As many as 4.6 million users of Snapchat recently had their usernames and phone numbers hacked, and the company may be out big bucks as a result.

Like really big bucks. The security breach is bad news for founder Evan Spiegel and other investors in the so-called “sexting” app valued in the billions.

Snapchat, for those unfamiliar with it, allows users to send text messages, pictures, and videos that self-destruct just seconds after being received.

The whole company's hook is that messages can’t be stored on incoming phones or devices and are also erased from Snapchat servers immediately.

That means there’s no potentially incriminating or embarrassing evidence left behind anyone you know (or don't know) who's perusing your selfies or texts.

Spiegel and his Stanford fraternity buddies reportedly invented Snapchat as a way to securely “sext” co-eds with impunity but the app has since expanded.

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Kate Middleton voicemails left by then-boyfriend Prince William were hacked by the News of the World, it was revealed at the former editors' trial.

There's nothing salacious, just highly illegal on the since-shuttered newspaper's part ... and cheesy on William's, since he uses the pet name "babykins."

He also mentions that he was nearly shot with blanks at one point. Ouch?

It is the first time the jury has heard that the Duchess of Cambridge's phone had been hacked, and the transcripts were read aloud in the courtroom.

Former News of the World editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson are currently on trial with then-royal editor Clive Goodman and four others.

They are accused of various offenses, which they all deny, including conspiracy to illegally hack voicemails from celebrities, Kate Middleton included.

Another infamous example of their apparent success?

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Amanda Bynes is picking up right where she left off. On Twitter, that is.

Yesterday, the hospitalized 27-year-old actress tweeted, "I love Drake."

It was her first Tweet since July 19, when she said "Drake is gorgeous."

  • Amanda Bynes Twitter Selfie
  • Drake at the Grammys

The singular Tweet is still live and was sent from her official account.

The brief, unexpected return to Twitter came one day after her doctors at UCLA Medical Center asked for and were granted an extended long-term hold.

Amanda Bynes was hospitalized under an involuntary 5150 psychiatric hold back on July 22, and has been receiving mental health treatment ever since.

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Marcus Jordan, former college basketball player and son of Michael Jordan, is in hot water over an picture of a penis (presumably his) that was blasted from his Twitter.

Anthony Weiner would approve. Everyone else, not so much.

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  • Marcus Jordan Tweet

NOTE: We censored the above pic, because it was a giant penis.

The X-rated Tweet, which was quickly deleted, was sent to Deadspin by a tipster, according to the sports site - and quickly disavowed by Jordan.

He used his own suspect Twitter history to claim he didn't do it:

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JWoww has certainly done a lot of controversial things over the years.

Changing her Twitter icon to a swastika is not one of them, however.

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In addition to pulling that stunt, a hacker changed her bio to "Jersey Shore sluts getting ran daily. You can mark Sammi and JWoww off the list."

JWoww was, understandably, quite upset about the hacking. She tweeted at two users she believed to have been involved, writing, "Pathetic losers..."

"U wanna come at me meet me face to face! Bitch asses think ur cool hacking. Lets go! Loser ass thinks its cool to hack...Think ur cool? Ur a loser. Bitch!"

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So, someone tweeted a naked photo on Russell Crowe's account.

Not of the actor. Of a woman's pubic region. Up close.

It was quickly deleted, after which Crowe wrote:

Eating Crowe

"Hey, I don't know what that was. Just having a chat with Dani [Danielle Spencer, his estranged wife] when the phone went ballistic. Sorry, gone."

Based on other Crowe tweets, the actor has been enjoying some downtime in Los Angeles while Man of Steel continues to rake in the big bucks.

Either Russell is still trying to figure out Twitter, or he got hacked. Regardless, most of his Tweets involve things like his gym schedule, and so on.

Aside from the occasional crotch shot, not a lot to see.

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The Facebook page of an Arizona bakery became a national story after the owners of Amy's Baking Company were featured on Gordon Ramsay's FOX show.

But the insane-seeming duo now says they had nothing to do with the EPIC rants that followed their Kitchen Nightmares appearance, which was ridiculed online.

Instead, they're playing the "hacking" card.

Amy's Baking Company

The couple’s behavior on the show was beyond bad - it was even too much for Ramsay, who walked out before renovations in the May 10 episode.

The Scottsdale, Ariz., establishment was accused of stealing tips from employees, selling desserts from elsewhere and being rude to customers.

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Fans of TV who love Twitter but hate spoilers, meet Jennie Lamere.

The 17-year-old entered the TVnext Hack event in Boston and not only won her category, "Best Use of Sync-To-Broadcast," but also won Best In Show.

Her creation? Twivo, a TV spoiler blocker made for Twitter.

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An extension of Google Chrome, Twivo lets users type in key words they would like to block and for how long. Take the example of Game of Thrones spoilers.

If you missed the episode but have it on DVR and still want to be on Twitter, enter keyword "Game of Thrones" and you won't see any tweets about it!

So for The Bachelorette spoilers, you'd have to start like two months before the premiere, since Reality Steve starts posting them then. Just FYI.

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Two hacking groups are taking responsibility/credit for the cyber attacks Tuesday against the White House and AP, and both are likely telling the truth.

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The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) claims it "owned" the AP after hacking into its Twitter and reporting that President Obama was injured in an explosion.

SEA has hacked Twitter for months to spread political messages, but it looks like they had some help in this case as part of a coordinated hacker effort.

Exposed, the group behind most of the major L.A. celebrity swatting incidents in recent weeks, says it was behind the White House swatting as well.

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A hacker group issued an ultimatum to the U.S. government today, demanding America declare war on North Korea or the White House would explode.

The hacker group that took responsibility for exposing the private financial information of Michelle Obama and many other celebrities is behind this, too.

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The hackers have also swatted Diddy, Ryan Seacrest, Justin Timberlake, Paris Hilton, Chris Brown, Tom Cruise, Rihanna and others in recent weeks.

Contacted authorities through 911, the group threatened to detonate eight bombs around the White House perimeter if President Obama did not comply.

He had 24 hours to declare war, they claimed.

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