September 28, 2022 T&S Newsletter

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Media company hacked, racist push notifications sent to Apple iPhones

The Washington Post | September 27, 2022

Company Listed: Apple

Hackers breached internal systems at Fast Company magazine Tuesday evening, defacing the company’s main news site and sending racist push notifications through Apple News to iPhone users.

The two-sentence push notifications were attributed to Fast Company and contained the n-word and graphic language, prompting shocked users to post screenshots on Twitter.

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Facebook parent dismantles China-based network targeting American users

The Washington Post | September 27, 2022

Company Listed: Facebook, Meta

Facebook’s parent company Meta disrupted a China-based network of accounts that was seeking to influence U.S. politics ahead of the 2022 midterms, the company reported Tuesday.

The covert influence operation used accounts on Facebook and Instagram posing as Americans to post opinions about hot-button issues such as abortion, gun control and high-profile politicians such as President Biden and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). The network, which focused on the United States and the Czech Republic, posted from the fall of 2021 through the summer of 2022, the company said. Facebook renamed itself Meta last year.

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YouTube and Meta pushing Bolsonaro ‘Stop the Steal’ misinformation that may endanger election, report alleges

Independent | September 28, 2022

Company Listed: You Tube, Meta

YouTube and Meta are profiting from Brazilian election disinformation, a new report claims.

YouTube’s algorithm has promoted prominent Brazilian ‘stop the steal’ videos which collectively have racked up 22 million views, campaign group SumOfUs alleges, and been interacted with 2.3 million times on Facebook.

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States are moving to penalize 'cyber-flashing' Sending unwanted nudes online could get you fined or sued.

The Washington Post | September 27, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

A growing number of Americans now have legal recourse if they receive unwanted, sexually explicit images or videos online.