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DNC Hack: Pelosi Hit With 'Obscene, Sick' Calls

Top Dem quickly changes her number

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi's personal contact information was posted online Friday night, the latest casualty of the cyberattack on the Democratic National Committee, and several people reached out to touch the House minority leader as she flew home to California, leaving her to find upon landing what she calls "scores... More »

Calls to VA Suicide Line Went to Voicemail

In-crisis veterans put on hold, sent to voicemail, with calls never returned: report

(Newser) - The Oscar-winning film Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 documents the counselors who man the phones for the 24-hour service, but it never mentions the suicidal veterans who are put on hold or sent to voicemail, with calls never returned—a fact made public last week in a report from the... More »

Things Get Weird After Guy Is Given Sir Mix-A-Lot's Old Number

A Seattle resident starts receiving all kinds of interesting messages

(Newser) - What's it like being a famous rapper and noted lover of big butts? One Seattle resident got a little taste when his new phone came complete with Sir Mix-A-Lot's old number. The New York Daily News reports Jonathan Nichols moved to Seattle from El Paso for law school... More »

Phone Numbers Will Be Gone in 5 Years

Adding voice to social networks will make them obsolete

(Newser) - Nikhyl Singhal is certain he'll never have to remember his grandkids' phone numbers—because the whole concept of those 10-digit numbers will be long gone by then. In fact, "it may not even take 5 years for the phone service, as we know it, to meet its demise,"... More »

Cursed Cell Number Retired After Owners Keep Dying

Three users in 10 years suffer same fate in Bulgaria

(Newser) - Grim reaper going high tech? Bulgaria has retired a cellphone number after three consecutive owners turned up dead. The first was the chief of a cellphone company who died of cancer, though rumor has it that a rival did him in with radioactive poisoning, reports the Telegraph . The next two... More »

Miffed MIA Tweets Times Reporter's Phone Number

And pretends it's her own

(Newser) - Maya Arulpragasam, aka MIA, must have really hated Lynn Hirschberg's piece about her in New York Times Magazine , because she's just plastered Hischberg's cell phone number on Twitter—pretending it's her own. “CALL ME IF YOU WANNA TALK TO ME ABOUT THE N Y T TRUTH ISSUE, ill b... More »

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