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Teenager tweets from smart fridge after mother confiscates her phone

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Probably fake.

If you use the Twitter API you can change the "tweeted from" to anything you want.

 

 

Dorothy is a troll who has claimed to be a black, trans, lesbian, Muslim, among other things. She have also been caught having multiple accounts, claiming to have been multiple ages, have sent fake harassment stuff from one of her accounts to another one of her accounts, and so on.

 

Read this thread for more info:

 

 

 

 

Wanna make your own tweet from your "my mom's GUCCI vibrator"?
Follow the instructions here:

Spoiler

 

Register a new Twitter app here: Create an app.

Remember to name your app something funny!

 

Write down your API keys and access tokens. Make sure you gave them read and write permissions!

 

Here is a simple Python script I found on GitHub, which is even called "tweet from fridge".


#!/usr/bin/env python
import sys, os, time
import tweepy
keys = dict(
consumer_key='_YOUR_CONSUMER_KEY',
consumer_secret='_YOUR_SECRET_KEY',
access_token='_YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN', 
access_token_secret='_YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN_SECRET'
)

user = "@YOUR_USERNAME"

auth = tweepy.OAuthHandler(keys['consumer_key'], keys['consumer_secret'])
auth.set_access_token(keys['access_token'], keys['access_token_secret'])
api = tweepy.API(auth)

def tweet():
	message=input("tweet: ")
	api.update_status(message)
	time.sleep(1000)
if __name__ == "__main__":
	while 1:
		tweet()

 

Change the key and token fields to match your personal ones. Do this in the 4 lines near the top only.

 

Install Tweepy and then run the script.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I see several BIG problems shown in this article (IoT, security, connectivity, knowledge, etc.) and quite a few disciplinary problems in this family...

 

 

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Teenager tweets from smart fridge after mother confiscates her phone

A teenager has found new fame after she tweeted from her fridge when her mother confiscated her phone.

The teenager, an Ariana Grande fan known only as Dorothy on Twitter, reached new audiences when an electronics ban forced her to think outside the box.

 

She started tweeting from unlikely devices, including a Nintendo DS and from a Wii console. Eventually she resorted to her smart fridge.

She tweeted: "I do not know if this is going to tweet I am talking to my fridge what the heck my Mom confiscated all of my electronics again."

The tweet showed up as coming from an "LG smart refrigerator".

It won her thousands of retweets and tens of thousands of likes and has even inspired a hashtag of #freedorothy.

Even LG tweet the hashtag, while Twitter declared her "an icon".

A few days later she updated fans, saying: "I don't know how I got this much support thank you so much to my supporters and @twitter this is crazy I would be lost without you and given up. I'm trying to get my things back fast so I can thank you properly!"

The second tweet was also sent via the fridge.

Although still on a tech ban, the 15-year-old managed to speak to the Guardian via her cousin's iPad.

She told the newspaper that her mother had confiscated her electronics two weeks ago, because the girl had caused a fire when she got distracted while cooking.

"She took all my tech so I'd pay more attention to my surroundings," she said.

"I felt mortified! I was worried because I've been bored all summer and Twitter passes the time for me."

Before turning to the fridge, the teenager had managed to tweet from her Nintendo DS, which her mother discovered and added to the ban.

"I seen (sic) that Dorothy has been using twitter on her Nintendo. This account will be shut down now," said a tweet seemingly posted by the teenager's mother.

But Dorothy was not to be discouraged. She also managed to tweet from a Wii console, and said she would be trying to look for her phone while her mother was out.

Dorothy has an Ariana Grande fan account which regularly posts memes and content related to the singer.

Ariana Grande does not appear to have tweeted about the #freedorothy saga yet, but she has had a busy week meeting Barbra Streisand and getting ready for the UK and Europe leg of her tour which starts at the end of the week.

 

 

https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/world/teenager-tweets-from-smart-fridge-after-mothe/

 

 

 

 

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Confiscates phone for disciplinary reasons...... leaves Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii free to use.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, lewdicrous said:

I see no flaws in that decision

The teenager is on "electronic ban"...

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, lewdicrous said:

Nintendo products are all manually cranked, makes sense tbh. /s

YOU are not a parent!!   ?

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Probably fake.

If you use the Twitter API you can change the "tweeted from" to anything you want.

 

 

Dorothy is a troll who has claimed to be a black, trans, lesbian, Muslim, among other things. She have also been caught having multiple accounts, claiming to have been multiple ages, have sent fake harassment stuff from one of her accounts to another one of her accounts, and so on.

 

Read this thread for more info:

 

 

 

 

Wanna make your own tweet from your "my mom's GUCCI vibrator"?
Follow the instructions here:

Spoiler

 

Register a new Twitter app here: Create an app.

Remember to name your app something funny!

 

Write down your API keys and access tokens. Make sure you gave them read and write permissions!

 

Here is a simple Python script I found on GitHub, which is even called "tweet from fridge".


#!/usr/bin/env python
import sys, os, time
import tweepy
keys = dict(
consumer_key='_YOUR_CONSUMER_KEY',
consumer_secret='_YOUR_SECRET_KEY',
access_token='_YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN', 
access_token_secret='_YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN_SECRET'
)

user = "@YOUR_USERNAME"

auth = tweepy.OAuthHandler(keys['consumer_key'], keys['consumer_secret'])
auth.set_access_token(keys['access_token'], keys['access_token_secret'])
api = tweepy.API(auth)

def tweet():
	message=input("tweet: ")
	api.update_status(message)
	time.sleep(1000)
if __name__ == "__main__":
	while 1:
		tweet()

 

Change the key and token fields to match your personal ones. Do this in the 4 lines near the top only.

 

Install Tweepy and then run the script.

 

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That news reminds me of a story a professor told at my university. She used to work in the US where her research group discovered a bot net made out of smart fridges.

As far as the issue of parents confiscating/banning electronic gadgets used by their children, I have seen many times that the children concerned managed to outsmart their parents on this one, effectively rendering that punishment meaningless.

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16 minutes ago, LAwLz said:

Probably fake.

If you use the Twitter API you can change the "tweeted from" to anything you want.

has she been the sort to know about doing technical stuff on this level for bad? o_o I got no grasp of her history here

 

EDIT: i just realised there might be single-serving tweeting apps to spoof device names, so I'll maybe lower that bar...

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm not so sure it's fake... I mean... I've seen too many teenagers getting any chance to take a "sweet revenge" on their parents disciplinary action and at the same time ridicule them in the sense of "You see! I can do anything I want! And you can't stop me!"

Which IMO that is the expression of just plain stupidity... But hey! We talking teen age! And yes, I know that there are quite a few teenagers here ^o^

 

But a disciplinary action is a way to make someone "think" on the reason why, not to think how to circumvent any such action because "it's not fair!"

 

But to me it definitely shows all the security "gruyère holes" which are all around a house with the latest gadgets in home appliances, etc.

 

When I was shopping for a new oven, I even saw some "wonderful" new models, top of the top with which I could surf the web and find all the receipes needed for my cooking while watching the youtube video of how to cook it! All that on the oven door glass (which had a screen integrated, of course O_o).

Ridiculous!

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I just had a look, and a few of the fridges in LG's smart ThinQ (ugh) lineup has chrome ( •_(\

https://www.lg.com/us/support/video-tutorials/connecting-to-wifi-and-smartthinq-app-lg-instaview-refrigerator-CT00023125-20150599087869

 

so yeah i guess signing in to twitter isn't that hard

 

EDIT: also, like, this is kinda less "news" for us and more "news" to parents to parenting their IT stuff about ._. nothing against OP here because I'd wager there'd be parents here figuring stuff out too

 

EDITx2: forgot about "sent from LG fridge"

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22 minutes ago, Cora_Lie said:

And you can't stop me!

Well if i will ever have a "little me" he or she will be in a deep trouble if i decide to take away everything electronic.... :D

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3 minutes ago, jagdtigger said:

Well if i will ever have a "little me" he or she will be in a deep trouble if i decide to take away everything electronic.... :D

I know, right! ^o^

But they will still try to outsmart you... So goes the world ?  The beauty and perks of teen age! ?

With some parents it can work, with some others, not so much ?

 

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1 hour ago, Cora_Lie said:

She told the newspaper that her mother had confiscated her electronics two weeks ago, because the girl had caused a fire when she got distracted while cooking.

if it's not fake then Dorothy is an entitled, ungrateful child if she thinks it's so unfair for her parents to take her stuff away for this...


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2 minutes ago, Arika S said:

if it's not fake then Dorothy is an entitled, ungrateful child if she thinks it's so unfair for her parents to take her stuff away for this...

  1. Fire bad.
  2. don't split your attention for a dangerous or irreversible task
  3. Fire bad.
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10 minutes ago, Cora_Lie said:

I know, right! ^o^

But they will still try to outsmart you... So goes the world ?  The beauty and perks of teen age! ?

With some parents it can work, with some others, not so much ?

 

Cant outsmart a fully managed network.... 9_9  Even my current network could be like that but my parents would be pretty pissed about it(they dont like complicated stuff :D ). And if /she tries anyways then comes the confinement, and if that fails too then comes the (liberals shouldnt read)

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corporal punishment as a last resort. Its not a nice thing to do but sometimes there is no other choice.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

AS I've said, I'm not so sure it's fake...

@LAwLz seems convinced it is. The tweet thread she posted didn't convince me in many regards. But hey... I'm NOT a Twitter specialist! ?

 

Well... we'll discover the truth in a future News post ?

 

But anyway, wether it's fake or not, she deserves a good spank and a month lost somewhere in the himalayas to learn survival skills and detox from Twitter addiction ?

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6 minutes ago, jagdtigger said:

Cant outsmart a fully managed network.... 9_9  Even my current network could be like that but my parents would be pretty pissed about it(they dont like complicated stuff :D ).

that's the problem...AS I wrote in my original post : Knowledge...

The parents should have the necessary knowledge... When the kids have it and are in control, then there is definitely a problem here. The parents can't be parents anymore  and the kids feel to empowered to have to listen and learn what their parents need to teach them.

 

I know how it may sound, but it is unfortunately true...  That's Parenting 101!

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22 minutes ago, jagdtigger said:

Well if i will ever have a "little me" he or she will be in a deep trouble if i decide to take away everything electronic.... :D

Same here. If a parent keeps up with technology, then such bans might actually work.

When (at some point in the future) I will have kids, I will probably install a separate breaker for their room so I can easily shut it down if needed. If by then the rule "the smarter the handheld device the poorer its battery life" still holds, this should prove to be quite effective. (Just kidding, if I were a parent I would most certainly try to avoid having to take drastic measures in the first place)

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30 minutes ago, jagdtigger said:

Cant outsmart a fully managed network.... 9_9  Even my current network could be like that but my parents would be pretty pissed about it(they dont like complicated stuff :D ). And if /she tries anyways then comes the confinement, and if that fails too then comes the (liberals shouldnt read)

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corporal punishment as a last resort. Its not a nice thing to do but sometimes there is no other choice.

 

Can pretty much bypass anything that can be set up at home with public wifi and cheap/very easily available smartphones. At Wal-Mart, I've seen Android smartphones available for $20 with no contract. Mind you they're crappy, but in a pinch they're plenty functional. 


The pursuit of knowledge for the sake of knowledge.

Forever in search of my reason to exist.

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8 minutes ago, Zodiark1593 said:

Can pretty much bypass anything that can be set up at home with public wifi and cheap/very easily available smartphones. At Wal-Mart, I've seen Android smartphones available for $20 with no contract. Mind you they're crappy, but in a pinch they're plenty functional. 

It only takes a search and he / she won a one month confinement and a quarter year without electronics....  Every time he /she do it the penalty adds up.

 

/EDIT

Hell, i dont even need a search to find it just watch out for unknown BT devices...

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