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Eli Manning gets roasted by Tom Brady a half-hour after joining Twitter

2023-04-03 14:07:02

Eli Manning gets roasted by Tom Brady a half-hour after joining Twitter

Eli Manning, the former New York Giants quarterback who was famously social media-averse for his entire 16-year career, has joined Twitter.

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Manning opened his account on Saturday with a riff on a quote from Hoosiers. So far, his profile is very basic — headshot avatar and blank cover photo — but maybe that'll change as he grows increasingly bored during quarantine.

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Unsurprisingly, Manning has already interacted with former rival Tom Brady, who roasted Manning roughly 29 minutes after his first tweet.

"Welcome @EliManning," Brady wrote(Opens in a new tab). "In typical fashion, you never showed up until the 4th quarter anyway."

Manning's new life as a social media maven isn't entirely a shock. In April, Lawrence Tynes (one of Manning's former teammates) tweeted a text conversation with Manning(Opens in a new tab) in which he encouraged the ex-quarterback to join the platform. At that point, Manning was "thinking about it."

Well, we guess he thought about it enough.

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    To be fair, you probably wouldn't be able to recreate the unexpected splendour of that photoshoot if you went out and tried.

    Some things are simply meant to exist as beautiful accidents.

  • Nicole Maines joins Supergirl, becoming TVs first transgender superhero


    Nicole Maines joins Supergirl, becoming TVs first transgender superhero

    Not all heroes have, or need, super powers.

    Actor and activist Nicole Maines will join CW's Supergirl during its fourth season as Nia Nal, aka Dreamer. The network confirmed the news at Comic-Con on Saturday, making Maines the first transgender superhero on TV.

    SEE ALSO: 'Queer Eye's first trans participant speaks out about the episode

    In an appearance during the Comic-Con (opens in a new tab)Supergirl(opens in a new tab) panel(opens in a new tab), Maines described her character as a young, hungry reporter who's been sent to National City to learn the ways of journalism, and superhero-ing. She added that Nia Nal is an appealing role to take on because of who she is on the inside.

    "She's so pure," Maines said. "She has this ferocious drive to protect people and to fight against discrimination and hatred. She's the superhero we need right now."

    There may be more high-profile roles to come for Maines as well. She said that she's been going out for lots of auditions lately, and the response she's seen has been encouraging.

    "[A] lot of different shows have been really eager to tell the stories of transgender people, especially transgender youth because it's just such an important issue right now in our society and the world," she said. "It seems only fitting that we have a trans superhero for trans kids to look up to. I wish there was a trans superhero when i was little."

    Prior to the Supergirl news, Maines had been featured in the 2016 HBO documentary, The Trans List, which profiled eleven transgender Americans. She also made a 2015 guest appearance as a transgender teen in the USA Network series, Royal Pains.

    During an interview with (opens in a new tab)Variety(opens in a new tab), Maines elaborated more on the idea she expressed during the panel, that there's a growing interest in securing better representation for the trans community in TV and film. "What we see on television has a very dramatic effect on our society," she said, and that makes representation more important now than it has been in the past.

    The recent blow-up around Scarlett Johansson, who was set to take on the role of a trans man in an upcoming film until intense criticism of the decision led to her step away from starring in the project, only reinforces Maines point about getting representation right. She recognizes that these casting decisions don't necessarily come from a malicious place, but that distinction matters little to the disenfranchised.

    It's a matter of getting people to better understand the context, she said.

    "With trans folks we have a lot of people accusing us of just playing dress up for whatever reasons and that’s just not true. Having trans people play trans roles show that we are valid in our identities and we exist."

  • Boris Johnson has resigned. What happens next in the UK?

    Boris Johnson has resigned. What happens next in the UK?

    For both those in the United Kingdom and those outside, the questions right now are endless. The main one, however, is: what the hell is going on?


    Boris Johnson, the prime minister of the UK, resigned today. The leader, in 2019, was elected in one of the biggest victories(Opens in a new tab) for the Conservative Party in decades. Since then, his time in power has been tainted by multiple political scandals. In case you're not across it all, we've broken it all down.

    "Our brilliant and Darwinian system will produce another leader," Johnson said in his resignation speech(Opens in a new tab) delivered outside 10 Downing Street on Thursday. He thanked the the public for the "immense privilege" and and expressed "how sad" he is to be "giving up the best job in the world".

    "But them's the breaks," he added.

    Johnson also said he will serve until a new leader is in place and that the timetable for the process will be announced next week. He tweeted later on Thursday afternoon, saying, "I want you to know that from now until my successor is in place, your interests will be served and the government of the country will be carried on."

    What just happened in the UK?

    The BBC announced that Johnson is to stand down as Conservative leader today. The PM told Sir Graham Brady(Opens in a new tab), head of the 1922 Committee(Opens in a new tab), of his decision on Thursday morning.

    In the past week, over 50 members of the party(Opens in a new tab) stepped down. These are more resignations than any other PM has faced in 90 years(Opens in a new tab). The tsunami of resignations began on Tuesday, with two senior ministers, Rishi Sunak(Opens in a new tab) (chancellor of the Exchequer) and Sajid Javid(Opens in a new tab) (secretary of state for health and social care). Javid, delivering his resignation speech in the House of Commons on Wednesday, said, "Treading the tightrope between loyalty and integrity has become impossible in recent months."

    “The events of recent months have made it increasingly difficult to be in [the] team," the now former minister said.

    Pressure on Johnson mounted as ministers continued to step down this week. Remaining and newly appointed ministers joined in encouraging the PM to resign. Notably, Nadhim Zahawi(Opens in a new tab), Sunak's replacement as chancellor, released a statement this morning telling Johnson to "do the right thing and go now." Zahawi has been widely(Opens in a new tab) criticised(Opens in a new tab) on social media for accepting the position and yet asking for Johnson's resignation shortly after.

    Why is Boris Johnson resigning?

    So, what's behind this deluge of resignations and the loss of confidence amongst party members?

    Johnson's position of power was put in serious peril back in November 2021, when news broke of illicit parties held by government members(Opens in a new tab) and staff during strict COVID-19 lockdowns(Opens in a new tab). At the time, such gatherings were prohibited by the government in the interest of public health, leading to outrage and accusations of hypocrisy. These lockdown parties(Opens in a new tab) caused the scandal labelled Partygate(Opens in a new tab), can be considered a key controversy(Opens in a new tab) in the lead-up to Johnson's resignation, as well as the motivation behind the vote of no confidence(Opens in a new tab) which Johnson survived in June.

    SEE ALSO: Boris Johnson resigns, Twitter reacts

    Sexual misconduct allegations against Conservative lawmakers have followed, intensifying condemnation towards the party. Most recently, deputy chief whip Chris Pincher(Opens in a new tab), was accused of sexual misconduct, with new claims leading to his resignation. The PM appointed Pincher(Opens in a new tab), and was accused of being aware of such claims against the former MP. Johnson later admitted(Opens in a new tab) he was in the know of a complaint made against Pincher in 2019.

    Such troubles(Opens in a new tab) are largely behind the crumbling of the cabinet and the ultimate ousting of Johnson — who appeared to bounce back after every controversy and critique until now. Just last month, he withstood a vote of no confidence(Opens in a new tab), narrowly winning to remain as Conservative leader. But after days of resignations from senior Cabinet ministers, and months of volatility prior, his time is coming to an end.

    Meanwhile, the pound sterling(Opens in a new tab), Britain's currency, and British stocks have risen(Opens in a new tab) upon news of Johnson's resignation. On Tuesday, as ministers began to step down, the pound hit a two-year low against the dollar but is facing a turnaround now.

    Who will take over from the prime minister?

    There will not automatically be a new general election to replace the Prime Minister.

    The BBC reports that Johnson wants to continue to be PM until the autumn(Opens in a new tab). This is in order for the Conservative Party to select a new leader, with a Tory leadership contest(Opens in a new tab) to take place. Essentially, there must always be a prime minister in office, with either Johnson remaining in the post or recommending that the Queen appoint someone as PM until a new leader is elected(Opens in a new tab).

    Credit: Stuart Brock / Anadolu Agency Via Getty Images.

    The election for a new party leader(Opens in a new tab) requires candidates to have the support of eight Conservative MPs. If more than two candidates are subsequently declared, Tory MPs take a series of votes. Once two candidates remain, all Conservative Party members around the country will vote for the winner who becomes prime minister.

    Some of top candidates for this post(Opens in a new tab) are mused to be Sunak, Javid, Zahawi, foreign secretary Liz Truss, defense secretary Ben Wallace, deputy prime minister Dominic Raab, former health secretary Jeremy Hunt, and foreign affairs committee chairman Tom Tugendhat.

    There is already pushback against the news(Opens in a new tab) that Johnson could carry on as PM for the coming months. Nicola Sturgeon, first minister of Scotland, says that it is "not sustainable" for Johnson to remain in leadership.

    Others express similar sentiments, including George Freeman, the former minister for science, research and innovation, who was one of those who resigned this week(Opens in a new tab). Freeman tweeted that Johnson should allow the Queen to appoint a caretaker prime minister in the interim, "so the Conservative Party can choose a new leader properly."

    Keir Starmer, the leader of the opposing Labour party, released a statement on Twitter welcoming the "good news" of the resignation, while stipulating, "It should have happened long ago. He was always unfit for office. He has been responsible for lies, scandal and fraud on an industrial scale. And all those who have been complicit should be utterly ashamed."

    Following the events of this morning, London mayor and former Labour MP, Sadiq Khan, tweeted that this has been "one of the most shameful sagas in the history of British politics."

    BBC News journalist Brian Wheeler wrote of Johnson(Opens in a new tab), "[He] has defied the normal rules of politics for so long, it is hard to believe he is actually going."

    Johnson has appointed a full new cabinet(Opens in a new tab) this morning, replacing the many MPs who resigned.

    Has a prime minister resigned before?

    Johnson is the latest in a line of prime ministers who resigned(Opens in a new tab). His predecessor, Theresa May, resigned in 2019 when she failed to secure a Brexit deal. Former Conservative leader David Cameron did the same in 2016, when the UK voted to leave the EU in the Brexit referendum.

    Other PMs to have resigned include Gordon Brown in 2010 and Margaret Thatcher in 1990.

    If Johnson is to outlive May's term, he'd have to spend another 28 days in office. Still, his time as prime minister is one of the shortest in recent history(Opens in a new tab).

    When is Johnson giving his resignation speech?

    Johnson issued a statement and resignation speech on Thursday, was broadcast live on BBC News. You can watch through iPlayer(Opens in a new tab) (turn on your VPN if you're outside the UK) or watch the whole thing on YouTube below:

    This story is developing. We'll keep updating as news arrives...

  • How to safely store your nudes

    How to safely store your nudes

    Taking (and sending) nudes can be a spicy part of your relationship with a live-in partner, a valuable aspect of your connection with a long-distance partner, a fun new way to connect with a date, or, honestly, just a hot thing you want to do for yourself. If you're taking more nudes, though, you may be wondering what the best way is to keep them secure from prying eyes.


    While the celebrity iCloud nude photo leak(Opens in a new tab) rattled the nude ecosystem more than half a decade ago, the fear that something similar can arise hasn't dissipated completely. Thankfully, there are actionable steps you can take to store nudes safely and keep your sexy photos where they belong — with you.

    Keeping nudes secure on iPhone and iOS

    If you use Apple products, the good news is that they're already pretty secure. "Apple has done a great job…creating a very secure consumer device," said Patrick Wardle, creator and founder of Objective-See(Opens in a new tab), a source for free open-sourced tools for Mac users, and a former NSA hacker. "[If] you're an average hacker, you're not gonna have the ability to hack iPhones."

    SEE ALSO: Sexting and nudes are on the rise

    That being said, it's not a complete impossibility. There are some easy steps one can take to make sure their photo library is as safe as possible. Wardle compared hacking to robbers choosing houses. They're not going after the house with the alarm system, they're going after the house with the back door open. The same is true for hackers: They're going after the least-secure devices.

    One step is to install the latest iOS updates. "Those updates have a lot of fixes and patches for security vulnerabilities," said Wardle. It's possible for someone to reverse engineer updates to see what was patched and use those vulnerabilities to target those who haven't installed the update. In iOS 16, Apple added another way to protect photos with the ability to lock the hidden folder(Opens in a new tab) with Face ID.

    The other step is one many people have already said, but you may not have yet implemented: Use a unique password for every account. 

    "A lot of times hackers will hack into other companies and gain access to a large number of accounts, and then based on those accounts those using the passwords they will try [to hack] other accounts," said Wardle. This has been seen many times over, and Wardle referenced the 2013 Adobe hack(Opens in a new tab) as an example.

    Keeping sexts stored safely. Credit: bob al-greene / mashable

    In addition to using unique passwords (and password managers can help with that), Wardle also suggested turning on two-factor authentication whenever possible, such as with your iCloud Drive. "It's just an extra layer of security that will make your device, and your account, way more difficult to hack," said Wardle, "So opportunistic hackers are just going to basically move on." 

    It's also a good idea to have a passcode on your phone as well, just in case. 

    Speaking of the cloud: Wardle prefers the practice of keeping files — especially sensitive files like nudes — on your phone or iPad as opposed to dropping it in the cloud. That doesn't mean the cloud isn't secure, but having files in one place instead of two just "reduces the attack surface" according to Wardle.

    Then there are photo storage apps. Apps that you download from the app store are usually secure since they're vetted by Apple, but Wardle advises you be careful and judicious. Look at who made it, what they're doing with information and data. Once you give an application access to your private photos, Wardle said they can do anything they want with them.

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    "There's nothing to stop an app that claims to provide some fancy filters to your images from copying all your images and sending them to some remote server where — who knows what's going on," said Wardle. This isn't the case for huge apps like Facebook, Google Photos, and Instagram (those have been vetted by security researchers), but smaller apps with more dubious origins.

    "There's nothing to stop an app that claims to provide some fancy filters to your images from copying all your images"

    Also, look into whether the app has end-to-end encryption. In a nutshell, end-to-end encryption means that only the sender and recipient can decrypt and read the content. Wardle used the example of iMessage: The message goes through Apple's servers but if the servers were hacked, hackers can't read the message. Even Apple wouldn't be able to read the message. 

    For those wondering, don't worry: Snapchat has had end-to-end encryption(Opens in a new tab) since 2018.

    And if you store your nudes on a Mac, there's even more protection: You can encrypt files and folders(Opens in a new tab) that are protected with an additional password. "So even if your system got hacked or someone you know had access to your laptop… that specific folder perhaps more sensitive content and images can kind of be protected with an extra layer of security," said Wardle. 

    Third-party photo vault apps claim to have similar functions for the iPhone, but Wardle warns users to be cautious of those as with anything that accesses your photos. "I wouldn't recommend just running out to the App Store and downloading the first file vault app that pops up," he said. Do your research, and don't balk at a potential cost. "You often get what you pay for" in terms of apps like these, said Wardle. 

    The most likely scenario of a nude photo leak isn't a hacker, however: It's someone who has the photos breaking the sender's trust — essentially, revenge porn. Should that happen to you, here's what you can do.

    Android and PC

    Neil Kittleson, CEO of NKrypt(Opens in a new tab) and former senior executive in the NSA's cybersecurity directorate, shared tips for Android and PC devices. 

    First off, encrypt your device. "A four-digit passcode isn’t enough to keep really curious people out of your device," Kittleson said. "Use a strong passcode or biometrics to secure your device."

    When you're not using your phone or tablet, don't keep it unlocked. Instead, set your sleep mode and screen lock and set the power button to autolock. "This is your only protection if someone tries to take your unlocked phone from your hand," said Kittleson.

    Next, install Find My Device(Opens in a new tab). Not only will the app help you recover your device, but it'll allow you to remotely wipe it as long as it's connected to the internet according to Kittleson.

    SEE ALSO: 7 people describe what they keep in their 'spank bank'

    In addition to encrypting your actual device, Kittleson advises you to encrypt your photos. He explained that the Department of Defense uses specific cryptographic algorithms, and the one they use to protect confidentiality of data is called AES256. "When you want to encrypt photos on your device, look for applications that use AES256 encryption," he advised. "Additionally, make sure you trust the developer that implemented the cryptography."

    Two main ways cryptographic products are reviewed are by government bodies making sure these products meet their requirements, and by open source. Kittleson explained the difference: "Typically government bodies use specifications that have been published that adhere to international criteria and use independent labs to validate the cryptography," he said. "If the product is open source, that means that anyone can look at the code to make sure that no mistakes were made (intentionally or unintentionally) in the implementation of the code." 

    Here are encrypting options from Kittleson:

    a. PC: There are a few good options for encrypting files on Windows10. If you are using the Pro, Enterprise, or Education versions, you have both full disk encryption and file encryption right on your desktop. Just right click on the file, select properties, on the general tab select the advanced attributes screen and check the box to encrypt contents. This works for files or entire folders. If you are using Win10 Home edition, you can upgrade to Pro for $99. That might be well worth it to protect your most sensitive files.

    b. There are free options too. 7zip is a free and open source folder and file encryption software that has been widely deployed around the world. It uses AES 256 by default and if you encrypt the entire folder that stores your files, not even the file names are visible without the password.

    c. Android: On your Android devices, in addition to using the default encryption, there are photo vault apps that allow you to hide your sensitive files and add an additional layer of encryption to them. When selecting one, look for a trusted developer that is using AES256 to encrypt the files. As always, use a strong password that you haven’t used anywhere else.

    Like Wardle, Kittleson wants you to be wary of storing sensitive photographs in the cloud. Once it's there, said Kittleson, you have no control over it. 

    Finally, Kittleson advises you to remove EXIF data from your photos (EXIF stands for exchangeable image file format). "Every photo you take has tags that describe where you were, what kind of camera use used, what time the photo was taken...It’s how social media apps know how to tag our location,'' explained Kittleson. "If your sensitive photos tag your house as the location it was taken, not even cropping out your face will protect your privacy if it is leaked."

    SEE ALSO: A survival guide to dick pics (both solicited and unsolicited)

    Thankfully, it's easy to remove EXIF data on Windows according to Kittleson: Right click the file, select details, and on the bottom of the tab there is an option to "Remove Properties and personal Information." 

    On Android devices, you'll have to install a third party app to do this or you can turn off "Store location data" for all photos. "Keep in mind that it only works for photos you take after you change the setting," said Kittleson. Be wary of apps that you allow access to your camera roll however. This is where a photo vault app can be helpful. 

    Like storing your files into the cloud, once you share a photo you no longer have control over it. Even if you delete a picture it'll go to a recoverable cache. "It’s almost impossible to keep other people from keeping your photos if you share them," said Kittleson. "People can screenshot photos or even use other cameras to take photos of digital photos." 

    That being said, revenge porn is the fault of the perpetrator and not the victim. 

    When it comes to keeping a naked photo from ending up in the wrong hands, the fewer places you keep it the better. There's always a non-zero risk of a leak, but these tips can give peace of mind, everyday-nudes and beyond. 

  • For 2022, New Years Eve glasses are worse than ever

    For 2022, New Years Eve glasses are worse than ever

    Human beings are perplexing creatures. We're capable of developing vaccines to help fight deadly viruses(Opens in a new tab) in record time, sending billionaires into space, and creating all kinds of ever-improving smart technology, such as smart glasses. Yet when New Year's Eve rolls around we can't manage to get those plastic numerical party glasses right — and haven't done for more than 12 years.


    In 2019 I looked back on a decade of New Year's Eve glasses and ranked them based on how dumb they looked. The glasses for 2010 — which featured two aesthetically pleasing zeros and easily turned the number one into a lens — looked the best. But in a surprise twist, the glasses for 2020 looked even worse.

    You'd think creators would have taken advantage of 2020's two zeros, or simply copied the 2010 glasses and transformed the second 2 into a lens, but they had to make things complicated. Yes, some 2020 glasses were visually acceptable(Opens in a new tab), but others were nonsensical eyesores like these:

    The two zeros were RIGHT THERE. Credit: SCREENSHOT: P&F / AMAZON

    Now novelty glasses creators spectacularly dropped the ball again with 2022's frames. Here are some of the frames in question, with an extra zero added as a lens (to ring in the year 20220!), 2s placed on foreheads, and/or eyeholes so tiny you can barely see out of them. It's pure chaos out here.

    Just mandating the manufacture of a single design each year — the one that makes the most sense — could end the insanity. In 2021, we could and should have just stopped with these:

    In humanity's defense, the glasses didn't always look pathetic. When celebratory eyewear was first conceived to ring in the year 1991(Opens in a new tab), frankly, it slapped. Inventor pals Richard Sclafani and Peter Cicero made lenses in the holes of each 9 every year until 2000. When 2000 arrived, they sensibly used first and second zeros as lenses.

    As Mel Magazine reported(Opens in a new tab), 2000 was also the year that Sclafani and Cicero started getting serious competition. Rip-off designs started popping up around the world, and by 2009 the two friends decided to abandon their glasses-making endeavor. The competition was too heavy, but Sclafani also felt the designs would prove too challenging beyond 2010.

    While the numerals themselves may not have made the art of designing glasses simple, some extremely straightforward years — such as 2020 — we just plain messed up. Had Sclafani and Cicero still been running the show, would our New Year's Eve eyewear have been so hideous these past few years? I'd like to think not.

    That pair had the original vision, and it's clear that the novelty glasses posers of the world just can't seem to see it.

    Yes, 2022 is supposed to be a year of no expectations. We're not expecting an end to the pandemic, or billionaires, any time soon. But this small thing we can at least control: Let's build back a better set of glasses to ring in 2023.