iOS dictionary apps posting false piracy "confessions" onto users' Twitter accounts
- — Nov. 14, 2012, 5:12 p.m.
An iOS dictionary application has rewarded those who bought it by hijacking their Twitter feeds to post cooked-up piracy confessions.
The Japanese maker of the dictionary apps has apologised and posted fixed versions, but the #softwarepirateconfession tweets are still coming in at a good clip, much to the chagrin of law-abiding, cash-paying customers.
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