Joseph Cox

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In Moderation

Machine Learning Identifies Weapons in the Christchurch Attack Video. We Know, We Tried It

It took 29 minutes for a Facebook user to first report the livestream of the Christchurch terrorist. Now a machine learning system spots weapons in the stream with an over 90 percent confidence rating.
Joseph Cox
4 days ago
Silk Road

Silk Road 2 Founder Dread Pirate Roberts 2 Caught, Jailed for 5 Years

For years, the arrest and case has been kept under-wraps. Friday, a court sentenced Thomas White to 5 years and 4 months for his role in running a huge dark web drug marketplace.
Joseph Cox
4.14.19
In Moderation

Twitter and YouTube Won’t Commit to Ban White Nationalism After Facebook Makes Policy Switch

Following a Motherboard investigation, Facebook banned white nationalism and white separatism. But Twitter and YouTube, two platforms with their own nationalism problems, won’t commit to following Facebook’s lead.
Joseph Cox
4.3.19
In Moderation

Facebook Bans White Nationalism and White Separatism

After a civil rights backlash, Facebook will now treat white nationalism and separatism the same as white supremacy, and will direct users who try to post that content to a nonprofit that helps people leave hate groups.
Joseph Cox
Jason Koebler
3.27.19
content moderation

Internal Google Email Says Moderating Christchurch Manifesto ‘Particularly Challenging’

Google saw an issue with moderating the Christchurch terrorist’s so-called manifesto in part because of its length, telling moderators to mark potential copies or sections as “Terrorist Content” if they were unsure.
Joseph Cox
3.19.19
In Moderation

Documents Show How Facebook Moderates Terrorism on Livestreams

On Friday, at least 49 people were killed in terror attacks in New Zealand. Documents, sources, and interviews with senior Facebook employees show how difficult it is for social media companies to moderate live footage.
Joseph Cox
3.17.19
Apple

How Hackers and Scammers Break into iCloud-Locked iPhones

In a novel melding of physical and cybercrime, hackers, thieves, and even independent repair companies are finding ways to "unlock iCloud" from iPhones.
Joseph Cox
Jason Koebler
2.6.19
Instagram

Hacked Instagram Influencers Rely on White-Hat Hackers to Get Their Accounts Back

Leaked internal documents and stories from influencers show that Instagram has an influencer-hacking problem.
Joseph Cox
1.21.19
CCC

Hackers Make a Fake Hand to Beat Vein Authentication

Security researchers disclosed new work at the Chaos Communication Congress showing how hackers can bypass vein based authentication.
Joseph Cox
12.27.18
The Weakest Link

How Hackers Sell Luxury Hotel Rooms for Next to Nothing

From Bangkok to New York, fraudsters have an established, underground market of selling dirt cheap rooms at 5 star hotels as well as international flights.
Joseph Cox
11.18.18
russian hackers

The US Military Just Publicly Dumped Russian Government Malware Online

US Cyber Command, a part of the military tasked with hacking and cybersecurity operations, says it is releasing malware samples as an information sharing effort.
Joseph Cox
11.11.18
Facebook

The Impossible Job: Inside Facebook’s Struggle to Moderate Two Billion People

Moderating billions of posts a week in more than a hundred languages has become Facebook’s biggest challenge. Leaked documents and nearly two dozen interviews show how the company hopes to solve it.
Jason Koebler
Joseph Cox
8.23.18
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