When Myspace Was King, Employees Abused a Tool Called ‘Overlord’ to Spy on Users
Several employees were caught abusing the tool, which let them read users’ messages and passwords.
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Twitch Sues to Identify Users Who Uploaded Christchurch Video and Porn to Its Platform
Users posted the violating material to the section of Twitch for Valve-developed game 'Artifact' over Memorial Day weekend.
After Wave of Complaints, Instagram Tests New Methods to Recover Hacked Accounts
Motherboard previously reported how hackers were holding high-profile Instagram accounts to ransom, and how some influencers had to turn to white-hat hackers for help.
Facebook Quietly Changes Search Tool Used by Investigators, Abused By Companies
Facebook’s Graph Search allowed anyone to search a wealth of public data on Facebook in very specific ways, such as searching content for keywords in a particular point in time.
Twitter Has Started Researching Whether White Supremacists Belong on Twitter
"Is it the right approach to deplatform these individuals? Is the right approach to try and engage with these individuals? How should we be thinking about this? What actually works?"
Snapchat Employees Abused Data Access to Spy on Users
Multiple sources and emails also describe SnapLion, an internal tool used by various departments to access Snapchat user data.
A Popular YouTuber Read the Christchurch ‘Manifesto’ to Half a Million Subscribers
YouTube left the video online for over two days, allowing it to generate tens of thousands of views and spread to other channels.
Microsoft Outlook Email Breach Targeted Cryptocurrency Users
Earlier this month, VICE's Motherboard had revealed that Microsoft's email services were compromised. Multiple victims now say that hackers stole their cryptocurrency.
Why Won’t Twitter Treat White Supremacy Like ISIS? Because It Would Mean Banning Some Republican Politicians Too.
A Twitter employee who works on machine learning believes that a proactive, algorithmic solution to white supremacy would also catch Republican politicians.
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.
Hackers Could Read Your Hotmail, MSN, and Outlook Emails by Abusing Microsoft Support
Hackers abused a Microsoft customer support portal that allowed them to read the emails of any non-corporate account.
Gun Sellers Are Advertising on Instagram and Directing Customers to Encrypted Chat Apps
A leaked Facebook document gives more detail on the type of firearm parts that the social network does not allow people to sell peer-to-peer.