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Twitter Says It Is Ready for the Midterms, but Rogue Accounts Aren’t Letting Up

Twitter Says It Is Ready for the Midterms, but Rogue Accounts Aren’t Letting Up Image“We are more prepared than we have ever been” ahead of the midterm elections, said Del Harvey, Twitter’s head of trust and safety.CreditCreditTamir Kalifa for The New York Times By Kate Conger and Adam Satariano Nov. 5, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — […]

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Private messages from 81,000 hacked Facebook accounts for sale

Hackers appear to have compromised and published private messages from at least 81,000 Facebook users’ accounts. The perpetrators told the BBC Russian Service that they had details from a total of 120 million accounts, which they were attempting to sell, although there are reasons to be sceptical about that figure. Facebook said its security had […]

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Facebook finds more fake accounts from Iran

Facebook has uncovered and removed dozens of pages, accounts and groups linked to Iran that the firm says coordinated “inauthentic behaviour”, targeting people in the US and UK. The affected posts focused on divisive topics such as race relations, opposition to President Donald Trump and immigration, it said. The social network revealed that it uncovered […]

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Facebook logs 90 million people out of their accounts after security breach

(Johannes Berg/Bloomberg) Brian Fung Policy reporter focusing on telecommunications, media, cryptocurrencies and competition September 28 at 3:21 PM Facebook said Friday that hackers had stolen information that could have allowed them to take over 50 million user accounts, in the latest mishap for the social media company, which has spent months struggling to regain the […]

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Facebook Says It Removed 652 Disinformation Accounts Linked To Russia And Iran

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has identified and banned more accounts engaged in misleading political behavior ahead of the U.S. midterm elections in November. The social network said Tuesday that it had removed 652 pages, groups, and accounts linked to Russia and, unexpectedly, Iran, for “coordinated inauthentic behavior” that included the sharing of political […]

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Twitter Bans Proud Boys' Accounts Before Unite The Right 2 Rally

Twitter won’t ban far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, but it is going after another group of extremists for its hate speech: Proud Boys. The company on Friday suspended both the group’s main account, @ProudBoysUSA, and the group’s founder Gavin McInnes, a co-founder of Vice Media, from its platform and its video-streaming network Periscope. Other Proud […]

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Keep up with all of the E3 2018 fun by following these social media accounts

You can watch all the E3 press conferences and read the latest news on your favorite gaming website (hopefully Digital Trends?), but if you want minute-to-minute insight on everything going on at the gamers’ extravaganza, following along on social media is extremely beneficial. Here are some of the best social media websites to follow during […]

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Some Gmail users woke up to find spam sent from their accounts

On Sunday morning, many Gmail users woke up to find spam in their sent folders. Understandably, many people’s first thoughts were that their accounts were hacked. That does not appear to be the case, however, as some users reported that spam was still being sent from their accounts even after changing their passwords. “My email account […]