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#Cyberculture agenda: “Twitter claims ‘social engineering attack’ led to crypto scam tweets…

Twitter’s bad day started with a weird tweet from Elon Musk (not that unusual) and probably peaked when Barack Obama’s account suddenly posted a scam message begging for Bitcoin. Someone at Twitter decided to prevent all verified accounts from tweeti…
Hackers promoting crypto scams took over a number of high-profile Twitter accounts Wednesday, including Bill Gates, Kanye and Elon Musk, who has been a frequent target of would-be crypto scammers. Joe Biden’s account was also briefly taken over,
In its first detailed statements since someone took over a number of high profile accounts Wednesday afternoon, Twitter posted a thread explaining “what we know so far.” While rumors have swirled about what may have caused a compromise that gave hack.

What do Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates have in common?

Dozens of high-profile verified Twitter accounts were hacked on Wednesday, seemingly to push a cryptocurrency scam that may have netted upwards of $100,000 in a matter of minutes. These kinds of scams are old hat on Twitter, but never have so many prominent accounts been taken over at once.

To stem the tide, Twitter appeared to take the unprecedented step of suspending all tweets from verified accounts for about a half hour on Wednesday. They also blocked some password reset attempts.

Iranian Spies Accidentally Leaked Videos of Themselves Hacking

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Facebook fails its own audit over civil rights and hate speech decisions

Facebook has released a long-awaited civil rights audit that’s bound to ramp up pressure to change policies that allow hate

Here’s how Facebook found disinformation networks tied to Bolsonaro and Roger Stone

Facebook has taken down disinformation networks linked to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and disgraced former Trump

Facial recognition linked to a second wrongful arrest by Detroit police

A false facial recognition match has led to the arrest of another innocent person. According to the Detroit Free Press, police

How misinformation spreads on Twitter | Brookings

Social media is here to stay. As a new tool for social science research, social media has many advantages: a large number of

TikTok Caught Up in Geopolitics Once Again

According to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the U.S. is “looking at” a ban on TikTok due to rising tensions between the
The Daily Beast – Adam Rawnsley – Jul 6, 4:05 PM

Conservative sites like Newsmax and Washington Examiner have published Middle East hot takes from “experts” who are actually fake personas pushing propaganda. If you want a hot take about the Middle East, Raphael Badani is your man

 

Your terrible band might be in here. Sorry.

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