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July 11, 2022 T&S Newsletter

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Deleting files is not enough. Here is how to properly erase hard drives.

Washington Post | July 08, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Since the Help Desk launched last year, we have received loads of requests for the best ways to preserve different kinds of data in our lives, such as voice mails, conversations and even cherished home videos.

Judging by the state of our shared inbox, though, the opposite is also true. Many of you are just as eager to find out how to make some of your data disappear entirely, whether it is splashed across social media or locked up in old hard drives sitting around the house.

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State Department pursues ‘people-people’ diplomacy through video games

Washington Post | July 08, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

The United States government’s most high-level foray into video game diplomacy concluded its first school year last month.

A total of 450 students from across the United States, Israel, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain participated in the 10-week program, Game Exchange, completing a total of 170 new video games based on the United Nations’ sustainable development goals. Participants engaged in up to three shared video conference calls with their international peers at a sister school in addition to either seven or eight sessions, totaling between 20-25 hours, among themselves. Teachers were given paid training to help students navigate the game development process.

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Female Army medic's blistering TikTok blasting end of Roe v. Wade sweeps internet

Daily Mail | July 10, 2022

Company Listed: TikTok

A US Army medic 'enraged' by the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has gone viral over her TikTok blasting national leaders for treating 'women like second-class citizens'.

Sgt. Rahasenfratz, in a now-viral rant, questioned how she is supposed to 'defend the Constitution and country' when policy shows it doesn't 'give a rat’s a** about me.

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T&S Policies & Regulations

Regulatory news and policy decisions impacting the T&S ecosystem.

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Facebook Created a Tool to Access Deleted Messages, Claims Ex-Employee

The Quint | July 08, 2022

Company: Facebook

Brennan Lawson, a former Facebook employee, sued the social media giant's parent company, Meta Platforms, on Tuesday, 6 July, for allegedly terminating his employment over concerns that he raised about an invasive tool that, he claims, allows Facebook to retrieve and access deleted messages.

Lawson, a former US Air Force veteran, was hired in 2018 as a senior risk & response escalations specialist in Community Operation as part of Facebook’s Global Escalation Team. His job was similar to that of a content moderator or screener.

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Twitter battles India for control of social media content

Reuters | July 07, 2022

Company Listed: Twitter

Twitter's decision to reject Indian demands that it take down content and block accounts the government dislikes shows a tough new tack by social media giants that analysts say could set a precedent in the face of growing regulatory crackdowns.

On Tuesday, the U.S. social media platform asked an Indian court to overturn some of the government orders to kill posts, which Delhi had accused of spreading misinformation.

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Five dating app dilemmas answered by experts

The Guardian | July 10, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

In an online wild west populated by scammers and hackers, dating apps pose challenges beyond just finding a partner. It’s getting harder to tell if your date is who they say they are, and that’s before you consider the data security and privacy implications of using the apps on your smartphone.

It’s difficult to maintain privacy when apps such as Hinge, Tinder and Bumble need to collect data to match you with potential dates. Then there’s the data you share with other users – including your sexual orientation, age and social media information – that could put you at risk if it gets into the wrong hands.

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T&S Careers & Jobs

T&S jobs posted recently, often within the last 24 hours, looking for top talent.

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CSI Analyst - Trust & Safety Protection

Mercari | Palo Alto, CA

Posted: July 08, 2022

  • Think strategically, build plans and execute projects on time and on budget, ensuring thoroughness and accuracy when leading the team in accomplishing tasks Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required.

  • 3-5+ years experience working within a financial institution/payment processor/merchant monitoring services supporting fraud, trust and safety initiatives.

  • Experience with rule development and testing.

  • Highly motivated with demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks in support of investigations and investigative processes.

  • Ability to make discretionary, fast decisions based on data.

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve targets and goals with minimal supervision.

Trust & Safety Content Moderator

Yahoo | Lockport, IL

Posted: July 09, 2022

  • 2 + years of previous success in the moderation of UGC, online operations or customer-care service. NCMEC experience is a plus.

  • Sound coping and stress-management skills.

  • Ability to apply Yahoo’s content-related policies objectively.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work with internal and external business partners.

  • Proven track record working as part of a multi-location team.

  • Excellent attention to detail and adherence to process.

  • Ability to make solid, informed decisions in real time.

Manager, Trust and Safety Vendor Operations

Google | United States