Why Are ‘Porn Stars’ Liking Your Instagram Stories?
A cybersecurity expert explains those strange but flattering notifications.
Academics Say Bots Keep Targeting Their Research on LGBTQ Health
Researchers have noticed an upswing in bot attacks against online surveys for academic research—especially those that deal with social inequality.
Twitter's Latest Chaotic Move Will Kill the Site's Best Bots, Account Owners Say
From Virginia Woolf quotes, to anime, to images of fruit, bot account owners are saying their goodbyes as Twitter plans to charge for its API.
Twitter Whistleblower Says Twitter Is Lying to Elon Musk About Bots
Former head of security Peter Zatko, also known as “Mudge,” alleged in a whistleblower complaint that Twitter is systematically lying about its spam bot problem.
Fandoms Can Do Bad All by Themselves
The online armies demanding the release of Zach Snyder's "Justice League" contained many robots, according to a new report—but also a lot more non-robots.
FedEx Support Employee on Twitter: Sorry We Lost Your Dead Body
FedExHelp on Twitter thought it could solve a three year old mystery through support tweets.
Elon Musk Says His Deal to Buy Twitter Is on Hold
The Tesla CEO dropped the bombshell on Friday morning, citing uncertainty about the number of fake accounts on the platform.
Someone Sold a $1 Million Clipart Rock NFT For Under a Penny by Mistake
"Am I GMI?" tweeted a hapless trader who claimed the coveted free clipart rock JPEG was theirs.
Sims 4 Game Pack Featuring Gay Characters Will Be Released in Russia Amid Chaos
EA first said it would not publish My Wedding Stories in Russia due to federal laws against “gay propaganda,” then abruptly reversed course, confusing gamers worldwide.
Bot-Generated Shooting Threats Are Terrorizing Schools
A private school in Park Slope sent a letter to parents warning of an automated network sending threatening messages about a school shooter on social media.
Why PS5 Restock Accounts Are Now Tweeting COVID Tests
Motherboard spoke to multiple administrators of restock Twitter accounts who have started including rapid COVID tests in their feeds.
Fraudsters Hijack Newspaper’s Twitter Account to Push PS5 Scam
The Dallas Observer is not actually selling a PS5 to the first person to DM them.