Time: Google Says Hackers Targeted the Trump and Biden Campaigns

June 05, 2020 at 04:16AM (BOSTON) — Google said state-based hackers have targeted the campaigns of both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, although it saw no evidence that the phishing attempts were successful. The company confirmed the findings after the director of its Threat Analysis Group, Shane Huntley, disclosed the attemptsContinue reading “Time: Google Says Hackers Targeted the Trump and Biden Campaigns”

Chinese, Iranian Hackers Targeted Biden And Trump Campaigns, Google Says

June 4, 2020 at 09:40PM The announcement was no surprise to the election security community, which has said for years that campaigns may be the most vulnerable part of the U.S. election ecosystem. Chinese, Iranian Hackers Targeted Biden And Trump Campaigns, Google Says…

‘A Renaissance For Labor Issues’: Social Media Help People To Apply For Unemployment

June 4, 2020 at 09:19PM People across the country are having a hard time getting through to unemployment offices. Some of them have turned to social media for advice and workarounds. ‘A Renaissance For Labor Issues’: Social Media Help People To Apply For Unemployment…

Former Facebook Employees Blast Zuckerberg’s ‘Do-Nothing’ Stance On Trump

June 4, 2020 at 12:02AM Some of the social network’s earliest hires say CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s inaction on the president’s most inflammatory posts is a ‘betrayal’ of the company’s ideals. Former Facebook Employees Blast Zuckerberg’s ‘Do-Nothing’ Stance On Trump…

Time: Snapchat Says It Will Stop ‘Promoting’ President Trump

June 03, 2020 at 09:50PM (OAKLAND, Calif.) — Snapchat will stop “promoting” President Donald Trump on its video messaging service, the latest example of a social media platform adjusting how it treats this U.S. president. Last week, Twitter placed fact-check warnings on two Trump tweets that called mail-in ballots “fraudulent” and predicted problems with theContinue reading “Time: Snapchat Says It Will Stop ‘Promoting’ President Trump”

Publishers Sue Internet Archive For ‘Mass Copyright Infringement’

June 3, 2020 at 07:52PM The lawsuit filed this week in federal court alleges that the organization, which lends books online for free, amounts to a “piracy site” that has been eluding copyright law for years. Publishers Sue Internet Archive For ‘Mass Copyright Infringement’…

Facials Gone Virtual: She Teaches People Self-Care, A Hot Commodity During Pandemic

June 3, 2020 at 04:11PM Like many people whose jobs involve personal interaction, Nicole Burke Stephenson had to get creative to keep making money while social distancing. Facials Gone Virtual: She Teaches People Self-Care, A Hot Commodity During Pandemic…

Lawsuit Says Trump’s Order Against Tech Companies Will ‘Chill Future Online Speech’

June 3, 2020 at 12:55AM The Center for Democracy and Technology argues that Trump’s executive order attempting to strip tech companies of a key legal protection was retaliatory and violates the First Amendment. Lawsuit Says Trump’s Order Against Tech Companies Will ‘Chill Future Online Speech’ …

‘None Of This Is True’: Protests Become Fertile Ground for Online Disinformation

June 2, 2020 at 12:47AM A “well-funded” and elaborate social media disinformation campaign played out online Sunday night, showing how polarization creates situations where lies go viral. ‘None Of This Is True’: Protests Become Fertile Ground for Online Disinformation…

Facebook Employees Revolt Over Zuckerberg’s Hands-Off Approach To Trump

June 1, 2020 at 09:33PM Employees are publicly criticizing CEO Mark Zuckerberg and organizing a virtual walkout amid a growing internal backlash over the company’s tolerance of the president’s posts. Facebook Employees Revolt Over Zuckerberg’s Hands-Off Approach To Trump…

Domestic Abuse Can Escalate In Pandemic And Continue Even If You Get Away

June 1, 2020 at 10:03AM Loosened quarantine restrictions have given some people an opportunity to flee violence at home, but cyberstalking and high unemployment have also made it harder to completely escape after moving out. Domestic Abuse Can Escalate In Pandemic And Continue Even If You Get Away…

Who Dares To Rent A Dress Now? Coronavirus Upends The Sharing Economy

June 1, 2020 at 10:00AM How do you share your car, home or clothing with other people during a pandemic? Companies from Airbnb to Rent The Runway face big challenges convincing customers their services are safe. Who Dares To Rent A Dress Now? Coronavirus Upends The Sharing Economy…

Time: After Anonymous Promises Retribution for George Floyd’s Death, Minneapolis Police Website Shows Signs It Was Hacked

June 01, 2020 at 04:07AM The Minneapolis Police Department’s website has shown signs of a hack since late Saturday, days after a video purported to be from the hacktivist group Anonymous promised retribution for the death of George Floyd during an arrest. Websites for the police department and the city of Minneapolis were temporarily inaccessibleContinue reading “Time: After Anonymous Promises Retribution for George Floyd’s Death, Minneapolis Police Website Shows Signs It Was Hacked”

As Trump Targets Twitter’s Legal Shield, Experts Have A Warning

May 30, 2020 at 04:36PM While President Trump lashes out at Twitter, consensus is growing in Washington to repeal the decades-old law that shields tech platforms from lawsuits. Experts warn about unintended consequences. As Trump Targets Twitter’s Legal Shield, Experts Have A Warning…

Trump Vs. Twitter: What Swift Change In This Relationship Means For The Nation

May 29, 2020 at 09:02PM President Trump and Twitter have gone to war over some of Trump’s provocative tweets. Twitter on Friday has placed a “public interest notice” on Trump’s tweet about the violence in Minneapolis. Trump Vs. Twitter: What Swift Change In This Relationship Means For The Nation…

Twitter Hides Trump’s Tweet About Minneapolis, Saying It Glorifies Violence

May 29, 2020 at 12:33PM The president was responding to violent protests days after the killing of a black man. He said he will send in the National Guard, adding: “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Twitter Hides Trump’s Tweet About Minneapolis, Saying It Glorifies Violence…

Trump Uses Executive Order To Crack Down On Social Media Companies

May 29, 2020 at 10:03AM President Trump escalated his fight with Twitter with an attempt to strip long-held legal protections from online platforms. But what real effect will Trump’s executive order have? Trump Uses Executive Order To Crack Down On Social Media Companies…

Time: Twitter Flags President Trump’s Tweet About Shooting Minneapolis Looters for ‘Glorifying Violence’

May 29, 2020 at 09:12AM Twitter, which this week earned U.S. President Donald Trump’s ire by posting fact-check notices next to some of his tweets, has put up a rule-violation notice on one of his most recent missives. Saying that the president’s comments about protests in Minneapolis glorified violence and were thus against its rules,Continue reading “Time: Twitter Flags President Trump’s Tweet About Shooting Minneapolis Looters for ‘Glorifying Violence’”

Time: Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting Protections for Social Media Companies Amid Escalating War With Twitter

May 28, 2020 at 09:56PM (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump escalated his war on social media companies, signing an executive order Thursday challenging the liability protections that have served as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet. Still, the move appears to be more about politics than substance, as the president aims to rallyContinue reading “Time: Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting Protections for Social Media Companies Amid Escalating War With Twitter”