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POSTED February 1, 2013 8:39 p.m.

TWITTER SAYS HACKERS COMPROMISE 250K ACCOUNTS: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the latest online attack, Twitter says hackers may have gained access to information on 250,000 of its more than 200 million active users.

In a blog posting Friday, Twitter says it detected attempts this week to gain access to its user data. It shut down one attack moments after it was detected.

But it discovered that the attackers may have gained access to usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords belonging to 250,000 users. Twitter has reset the pilfered passwords and sent users email advising them that they'll have to create a new one.

Twitter noted a recent uptick in breaches at U.S. media and technology companies. The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal reported this week that their computer systems had been infiltrated by China-based hackers.

SANTA CLARA COUNTY'S FOSTER KID RECEIVING CENTER  UNSAFE: SAN JOSE  (AP) — A California county's new foster child receiving center in a downtown San Jose basement is being called woefully inadequate.

A scathing report released on Thursday says the Santa Clara County center, which opened weeks ago, is cramped and dangerous. It calls for urgent relocation of the facility.

The San Jose Mercury News says Superior Court juvenile justice commission members visited the center last month and found it unwelcoming.

Outside the building, the inspectors found abandoned medical equipment and a trash bin filled with large shards of glass.

The county recently moved the center from an eight-acre campus boasting 132 beds, a full cafeteria, ball field, art studios and computer lab to the downtown basement.

The county is now emphasizing the importance of families and small, home-like settings.

 

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