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Cybersecurity

Meta outlines US involvement in social media disinformation in new report

November 23, 2022

Via: CSO Online

A report released by Meta’s security team describes the company’s shutdown of a network of Facebook and Instagram accounts participating in what it calls coordinated inauthentic behavior, and linking some of those accounts to the US military. “Coordinated inauthentic behavior” […]


Cybersecurity

How cybercriminals use public online and offline data to target employees

September 28, 2022

Via: CSO Online

We post our daily lives to social media and think nothing of making key details about our lives public. We need to reconsider what we share online and how attackers can use this information to target businesses. Your firm’s security […]


Policy, State & Local

Supreme Court urged to block “shocking” reinstatement of Texas social media law

May 16, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

Big Tech lobby groups have asked the US Supreme Court to block a Texas state law that prohibits social media companies from moderating content based on a user’s “viewpoint.” The state’s so-called “censorship” law was previously blocked by a federal […]


Federal, Policy

America ‘on fire’: Facebook watched as Trump ignited hate

October 27, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

The reports of hateful and violent posts on Facebook started pouring in on the night of May 28 last year, soon after then-President Donald Trump sent a warning on social media that looters in Minneapolis would be shot. It had […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

The FDA should regulate Instagram’s algorithm as a drug

September 15, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday reported Silicon Valley’s worst-kept secret: Instagram harms teens’ mental health; in fact, its impact is so negative that it introduces suicidal thoughts. Thirty-two percent of teen girls who feel bad about their bodies report […]


Cybersecurity

Instagram will require users to provide their birthday

August 30, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Instagram will begin prodding users to share their birthday with the service, if they haven’t already done so. The company today announced it will now start popping up a notification that asks you to add your birthday to “personalize your […]


Federal, Policy

Facebook Oversight Board upholds ban on former President Trump

May 5, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

Facebook’s quasi-independent Oversight Board announced its decision today to uphold the ban on former President Donald Trump’s account. In a ruling issued Wednesday, the board said that while the ban was justified, its open-ended nature was not. “However, it was […]


Cybersecurity

Answers being sought from Facebook over latest data breach

April 6, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Facebook’s lead data protection regulator in the European Union is seeking answers from the tech giant over a major data breach reported on over the weekend. The breach was reported on by Business Insider on Saturday which said personal data […]


Networking & Wireless, Tech

The attack on the Capitol is fueling a backlash against social media

January 8, 2021

Via: Fortune

The shock waves from Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol continue to reverberate. And as Danielle explored in yesterday’s newsletter, the crisis is roiling social and online media, where the attack was discussed and planned ahead of time, incited in […]


Uncategorized

Social media allowed a shocked nation to watch a coup attempt in real time

January 7, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Today’s historic and terrifying coup attempt by pro-Trump extremists in Washington, D.C. played out live the same way it was fomented — on social media. Once again Twitter, streaming sites and other user-generated media were the only place to learn […]


Cybersecurity

4 tips for partnering with marketing on social media security

December 2, 2020

Via: CSO Online

If you ask cybersecurity execs where the biggest risk to their companies lies, 41.33% will tell you it’s marketing tech. At least, that’s what research provider Pollfish contends in its October 2020 report of 600 American professionals. Not just any […]


Federal, Policy

Here’s how President-elect Biden plans to tackle online abuse

November 10, 2020

Via: Fortune

President-elect Joe Biden is no stranger to the problems plaguing social media. Twice during his campaign, he criticized Facebook for not doing do more to fight misinformation. After taking office in January, Biden plans to tackle another big online crisis: […]


Uncategorized

Daily Crunch: Social media confronts election misinformation

November 5, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

You may have heard that the United States had a presidential election yesterday, with plenty of implications for the tech world, particularly with social media as one of the battlegrounds in the fight over the results. Meanwhile, major tech-relevant ballot […]


Cybersecurity

Cybercriminals Step Up Their Game Ahead of U.S. Elections

October 21, 2020

Via: Threat Post

With the U.S. presidential elections a mere few weeks away, the security industry is hyper-aware of security vulnerabilities in election infrastructure, cyberattacks against campaign staffers and ongoing disinformation campaigns. Past direct hacking efforts, such as the attack on the Democratic […]


Federal, Policy

Twitter warns investors of possible fine from FTC consent order probe

August 4, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Twitter has disclosed it’s facing a potential fine of more than a hundred million dollars as a result of a probe by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which believes the company violated a 2011 consent order by using data provided […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

Facebook removes accounts with AI-generated profile photos

December 23, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Facebook on Friday removed what it called a global network of more than 900 accounts, pages, and groups from its platform and Instagram that allegedly used deceptive practices to push pro-Trump narratives to about 55 million users. The network used […]


Cybersecurity

Internet group brands Mozilla ‘internet villain’ for supporting DNS privacy feature

July 5, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

An industry group of internet service providers has branded Firefox browser maker Mozilla an “internet villain” for supporting a DNS security standard. The U.K.’s Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA), the trade group for U.K. internet service providers, nominated the browser […]


Cybersecurity

Facebook bug let websites read ‘likes’ and interests from a user’s profile

November 13, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Facebook has fixed a bug that let any website pull information from a user’s profile — including their ‘likes’ and interests — without that user’s knowledge. That’s the findings from Ron Masas, a security researcher at Imperva, who found that […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

Twitter suspends Alex Jones for urging people to keep “battle rifles” ready

August 15, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

After holding out for a few weeks, Twitter joined the chorus of social media and tech giants that have punished conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for questionable content. Twitter suspended Jones from his account on Tuesday after he tweeted out a […]


Federal, Policy

Michael Cohen Has Removed All Mention of Trump on His Social Media Accounts

July 5, 2018

Via: Fortune

Michael Cohen appears to be distancing himself even further from President Donald Trump. The attorney has removed all mentions of Donald Trump from his Twitter and LinkedIn profiles. As recently as earlier this month, Cohen’s Twitter profile bio described him […]