Naked women on Facebook are actually Vietnamese hackers

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Fake profiles on Facebook offer to view a file containing sexy photos of women. But, this file also contains malware to steal usernames and passwords. What ruins the dream of some. A slew of fake accounts of women in sensual outfits on Facebook has been created to steal credentials, reveals research by cloud security firm Zscaler, published on … Continue reading Naked women on Facebook are actually Vietnamese hackers

Twitter: Blocked third-party apps now officially banned

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Apps like Twitterific that were banned a week ago are said to have violated long-standing API rules. But they have now been changed accordingly. A week after third-party Twitter apps were suddenly and unannounced banned, the social network has now made the ban official. A half-sentence was added to the user agreement with developers on Thursday, according … Continue reading Twitter: Blocked third-party apps now officially banned

Meta’s Oversight Board criticizes unbalanced breast censorship

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Meta's censorship rules for human breasts are confusing and don't respect human rights standards, the panel says. Men are less affected. Meta Platform's Oversight Board has once again criticized Facebook's censorship decisions regarding human nudity. This independent Complaints Council reviews selected disputes between the group and its users. The very first cases decided by the Oversight Board in 2021 … Continue reading Meta’s Oversight Board criticizes unbalanced breast censorship

Saudi Arabia calls for the death penalty for tweeting dissident

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A Saudi law professor who advocated reforms has been in prison for years. The prosecution demands that he should also be executed for tweeting. In Saudi Arabia, a well-known law professor faces the death penalty for, among other things, "owning a Twitter account" and spreading "hostile" messages to the kingdom via WhatsApp and Telegram. This is reported … Continue reading Saudi Arabia calls for the death penalty for tweeting dissident

US presidential election 2016: Russian Twitter campaign without any measurable impact

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Before Donald Trump was elected US President, there were attempts from Russia to influence him. This had no measurable consequences on Twitter. The Russian-controlled Twitter campaigns for the 2016 US presidential election only reached very few on the platform, who was also already very firmly in the Republican camp. This was determined by an international research team … Continue reading US presidential election 2016: Russian Twitter campaign without any measurable impact

How right-wing extremists used social media to mobilize

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Social networks have also contributed to the heated atmosphere in Brazil. Despite strict regulation of online services, there are open and cryptic calls to murder. Money can also be made with anti-democratic propaganda. Some right-wing extremists want a military coup in Brazil.  There were enough warnings: Brazil must be protected from the communist threat, it said on … Continue reading How right-wing extremists used social media to mobilize

Oversight body: Facebook can’t block ‘Death to Khamenei’ slogan

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The Persian slogan "Tod dem..." is not a direct threat of violence, says the Facebook Oversight Board. The context needs to be taken into account more. Facebook's independent oversight board, the Oversight Board, has ruled that posts with the Persian slogan "Death to Khamenei" ("مرگ بر خامنه") do not violate community rules. The Facebook entry decisive for … Continue reading Oversight body: Facebook can’t block ‘Death to Khamenei’ slogan

Fake Twitter accounts: Blue tick still possible for fake accounts

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After the chaos surrounding the first release of the blue tick on Twitter, it was revised again. But the verification still doesn't work. Two months after a fake account by a US politician on Twitter caused trouble for Twitter boss Elon Musk, which triggered a revision of the verification process, the US journalist responsible for it … Continue reading Fake Twitter accounts: Blue tick still possible for fake accounts

Data of 200 million Twitter users on sale for $2 on a hacker forum

A hacker uploaded a massive database of 200 million Twitter accounts to a forum. Many phishing and scam messages are expected to hit the social network following this leak. The big sellout of Twitter user data continues. On January 4, a member of a famous forum frequented by hackers put the email addresses of 200 million accounts up for … Continue reading Data of 200 million Twitter users on sale for $2 on a hacker forum

A new source of money: Twitter allows political advertising again

Before the recent US presidential election, Twitter had banned political advertising. Now Elon Musk wants to allow it again. The platform needs money. More than three years after Twitter banned political advertising from its own platform, it is now to be allowed again. With the step that has now been announced, the platform of US billionaire Elon Musk … Continue reading A new source of money: Twitter allows political advertising again