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Google removes 39 YouTube channels linked to Iranian influence operations

Google has identified and removed 39 YouTube channels, six blogs on Blogger and thirteen Google+ accounts linked to IRIB, the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, which were …

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Would you delete your account if a social media provider misused your data?

With the Facebook scandal involving Cambridge Analytica still fresh in people’s minds, two-thirds of professionals admit they would delete their account if a social media …

data
Should governments regulate social media data collection?

Venafi announced the results of a survey querying 512 security professionals attending RSA Conference 2018. The survey evaluated opinions on the intersection of cyber …

reddit
Reddit rolls out 2-factor authentication for users

The 234 million or so unique Reddit users are finally getting the option of setting up 2-factor authentication for their account(s). Why is that important? With over 540 …

InfoArmor
Leveraging social media in advanced threat intelligence

In this podcast recorded at Black Hat USA 2017, Christian Lees, CISO at InfoArmor, discusses how leveraging social media helps to understand the motives and threat landscape …

fake news
Fake news services and tools proliferate on online markets

Fake news is not a new concept, but the Internet – and social media and networks in particular – have made it infinitely easier for it to spread and reach its …

USA flag
US visa applicants will have to provide social media handles

US consular officials have been provided with a new questionnaire that they can give selected visa applicants to complete. Among other things, Form DS-5535 requires applicants …

world
Internet freedom around the world keeps decreasing

For the sixth year in a row, Internet freedom is declining. According to the latest Freedom on the Net report, 67 percent of all Internet users now live in countries where …

Facebook
Facebook, Google ban fake news sources from their ad networks

Despite Mark Zuckerberg’s dismissive attitude regarding the claim that Facebook had an inappropriate impact on the US elections, the company has moved to bar sources of …

Geofeedia
Twitter, Facebook revoke access to social media surveillance software used by cops

Geofeedia, a US-based company that offers its social media aggregation platform “to a broad range of private and public sector clients”, also numbers among its …

ZeroFOX sets up research team to expose social media threats

ZeroFOX announced the formalization of the industry’s first security research team dedicated to exposing social media threats, driving innovative defensive technology and …

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