Joseph Cox

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tech-social-media

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' at the end of May.
Joseph Cox
6.18.19
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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.
Joseph Cox
6.17.19
tech-social-media

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.
Joseph Cox
6.11.19
tech-power

Silk Road 2.0 Admin May Only Be Prosecuted For Tax Crimes After Cooperating with Feds

While others associated with Silk Road and Silk Road 2.0 didn't cooperate with authorities and have gotten serious jail time, Blake Benthall may get off without being prosecuted for drug crimes.
Joseph Cox
5.30.19
tech-social-media

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?"
Jason Koebler
Joseph Cox
5.30.19
tech-social-media

Twitch Flooded with Streams of 'Game of Thrones', Porn, and the Christchurch Attack Video

After no one watched streams for Valve-created game Artifact, some users started their own meme streams. Then other content seeped in.
Joseph Cox
5.27.19
tech-social-media

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.
Joseph Cox
5.24.19
tech-social-media

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.
Joseph Cox
5.14.19
DIGITAL INVESTIGATIONS

The Hackers Hunting Down Missing People

Nonprofit TraceLabs ran DEF CON’s first crowdsourced event for tracking missing people through public information.
Joseph Cox
8.16.18
Motherboard Homepage

Round Two: WannaCry Ransomware That Struck the Globe Is Back

Ransomware that emerged from a dump of alleged NSA exploits has quickly learned from its mistakes.
Joseph Cox
5.14.17
Motherboard Homepage

Your Government's Hacking Tools Are Not Safe

From Cellebrite, to Shadow Brokers, to the CIA dump, so many recent data breaches have shown there is a real risk of exposure of government hacking tools.
Joseph Cox
4.14.17
SURVEILLANCE

All the Ways You’re Going to be Watched in 2017

Spies, police and companies will all have new powers to snoop on you – so how bad could it get in the year ahead?
Joseph Cox
12.28.16
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