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Listen to DevNews S8E3: Elon Musk’s Twitter Takeover, Security Vulnerabilities in Web3, & more!

Will Twitter users actually vote with their feet? Let's talk about it...

As a refresher, DevNews is the news show for developers by developers. Each season, our hosts cover the latest in the world of tech, and speak with diverse guests from a variety of backgrounds to dig deep into meaty topics such as security, the pros and cons of outsourcing your authentication, and the latest bugs and hacks.

In this episode, we talk about Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover and the Twitter storm it created, especially amongst Twitter employees. Then we speak with Dipanjan Das, system security researcher at UC Santa Barbara, about various large scale hacks in the blockchain space, and how companies and individuals can better protect themselves in the growing Web3 space. Finally, we speak with senior software engineer and popular Tiktoker feleciaforthewin, about how she experimented with the TikTok algorithm and ended up gaining over 300-thousand followers.



  • Dipanjan Das — is a Ph.D. student in the SecLab (Computer Security Lab), UC Santa Barbara, advised by professor Giovanni Vigna and Christopher Kruegel. Before that, he spent two years in IIT Madras while pursuing my M.Tech under the research guidance of professor Chandrasekaran PanduRangan.

  • feleciaforthewin — is a software engineer, designer, and content creator with keen interests in social constructionism, sociology, philosophy, and technology.

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I hope you enjoy this episode of DevNews 📰 Looking forward to sharing the rest of this season with you.

Top comments (2)

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Great work on this episode, y'all. This is just the balance of humor and analysis that I needed to process the Elon Musk of it all -_-

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Jeremy Spills

Great work!