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June 10, 2022 T&S Newsletter

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T&S Early Warning News

Get ahead of new stories that are impacting the T&S industry.

Facebook’s ban on gun sales gives sellers 10 strikes before booting them

Washington Post | June 09, 2022

Company Listed: Facebook

Facebook prohibits gun sales on its service. But buyers and sellers can violate the rule 10 times before they are kicked off the social network, according to internal guidance obtained by The Washington Post.

The policy, which has not previously been reported, is much more lenient than for users who post child pornography, which is illegal, or a terrorist image on Facebook, which prompts immediate removal from the platform.

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Your kids’ apps are spying on them

Washington Post | June 09, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Imagine if a stranger parked in front of a child’s bedroom window to peep inside. You’d call the police.

Yet that happens every day online, and Big Tech looks the other way.

Apps are spying on our kids at a scale that should shock you. More than two-thirds of the 1,000 most popular iPhone apps likely to be used by children collect and send their personal information out to the advertising industry, according to a major new study shared with me by fraud and compliance software company Pixalate. On Android, 79 percent of popular kids apps do the same.

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Old tricks, new crises: How misinformation spreads in the US

Forbes | June 10, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Washington, US: With gun control under debate and monkeypox in the headlines, Americans are facing a barrage of new twists on years-old misinformation in their social media feeds.

Accurate news stories about mass shootings have attracted eyeballs but algorithms have also spurred baseless conspiracy theories from trolls who want to push lies to attract traffic. And thousands have unwittingly shared them on Facebook, Twitter and other sites.

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Misleading post claims there are no shootings in Israel despite teens with guns

Euro Tech | June 09, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Amid the debate on stricter gun control in the US following the Uvalnde, Texas shooting, misinformation about guns has spread online.

A misleading post has been widely shared on social media stating that Israel has never seen a mass shooting because teenagers can carry weapons to school. Euronews has fact-checked this false claim.

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T&S Policies & Regulations

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

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TikTok Begins Showing Users New In-App Alerts That Inform Them about Data Collection Policy Changes

Digital Information World | June 09, 2022

Company Listed: TikTok

TikTok has begun introducing some new changes that are certainly not going unnoticed by various privacy as well as social media experts.

Users hailing from nations like the United Kingdom, Europe, and Switzerland are starting to see some new alerts from the app that inform them about any changes in policies relating to data collection.

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Reporter Felicia Sonmez Is Fired by the Washington Post

NY Times | June 09, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Felicia Sonmez, a reporter for The Washington Post who in recent days has been at the center of a debate over the organization’s social media policies and the culture of the newsroom, was fired on Thursday, according to three people with knowledge of the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss personnel matters.

Ms. Sonmez was fired over email on Thursday afternoon, according to one of the people. In an emailed termination letter, which was viewed by The New York Times, Ms. Sonmez was told that The Post was ending her employment, effective immediately, “for misconduct that includes insubordination, maligning your co-workers online and violating The Post’s standards on workplace collegiality and inclusivity.”

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Meta was sued for its algorithm. Section 230 might not be a shield.

Protocol | June 09, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Social media companies are under fire lately, and Section 230 may no longer provide a solid defense.

This week, Meta was slapped with eight different complaints, filed in as many states, alleging that its algorithms have contributed to mental health issues such as eating disorders, sleeplessness and suicidal thoughts or tendencies in younger users. The complaints allege that excessive time on Instagram and Facebook pose serious risks to mental health, with one plaintiff claiming that Meta “misrepresented the safety, utility, and non-addictive properties” of its platforms.

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T&S Good News

Some of the good news in the T&S industry that leaders want to know

How to Keep Your Accounts Safe from Password Breaches

Tech Times | June 10, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media, Facebook

Nowadays, everyone is juggling more and more accounts than ever before. With plenty of social media accounts, service, and banking apps - plus the accounts we manage for work - it has become difficult to keep track of everything. This is the reason why most people are prone to using weak or similar passwords, which should not be the case. A lack of security habits may make you susceptible to the risks of account breaches.

Equifax, Facebook, Home Depot, Marriott, Target, and Yahoo are just some of the companies that have been stuck by data breaches and password leaks in the past decade. If you were a customer with any of these businesses when they were breached, there's a good chance your private information was leaked. Cyber attacks like these become more prevalent each year, so it is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your data. You should take advantage of the tools available to keep your data safe, such as 1Password!

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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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Director, Trust & Safety

Reverb | Chicago, IL

Posted: June 10, 2022

  • You have extensive experience in a leadership role leading operational teams responsible for fraud and regulatory review. At least 5 + years managing others.

  • Experience leading operational teams responsible for customer due diligence and/or suspicious activity review processes is a plus.

  • You possess strong executive presence and clearly articulate strategies, goals and outcomes at the C-Level.

  • You have deep subject matter expertise in anti-money laundering and an ability to translate and apply payments-related compliance obligations to a marketplace business model.

  • You have demonstrated success in improving operational efficiency and effectiveness through process improvements, technology deployment and other mechanisms.

  • You thrive in a fast-paced, tech environment and having come from tech or online retailer is strongly preferred.