By Stephanie Mlot
If you didn’t have time to check out the tech headlines this weekend, here’s what you missed.
Topping tech headlines over the weekend, Kickstarter revealed a hack of its network.
The crowd-funding site promised no users’ credit card data or passwords were compromised. The catch: Kickstarter announced the hack on Saturday—three days after the actual attack happened. A police investigation reportedly held up Kickstarter’s public notification, which revealed that some user data was accessed, including usernames, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords. The company suggested everyone reset their passwords; it also reset all users’ Facebook login credentials, just to be safe.
In other news, Google acquired Isreali security startup SlickLogin, which uses sound waves for user authentication. SlickLogin’s technology first went into closed beta in September. In a statement on its website, the startup cited Google as the first company to offer free two-step verification, saying that “we couldn’t be more excited to join their efforts.”
Meanwhile, T-Mobile customers enrolled in the company’s early upgrade “Jump” plan will get a boost on Sunday. The carrier reportedly plans to adjust the program to incentivize more customers to join, including no waiting period and unlimited upgrades. Starting Feb. 23, Jump is also being expanded to tablets.