Cybersecurity Healthcare Technology

Update: Three Alabama Hospitals Closed After A Ransomware Attack

Three hospitals in Alabama run by a nonprofit firm called DCH Health System closed to all but critical patients yesterday. This due to a crippling ransomware attack. In a statement today DCH said, “A criminal is limiting our ability to use our computer systems in exchange for an as-yet unknown payment,” adding “Our hospitals have implemented our emergency […]

Social Media

Facebook Says Politicians Can Break The Platforms Rules

This week Facebook announced it will allow politicians to violate the companies policies. Nick Clegg, Facebook’s VP of Global Affairs and Communications, confirms the company will not fact check politicians’ speech or block their content if it’s newsworthy; Even when that content violates the companies policies. This was confirmed as part of the company’s plans […]

Cybersecurity Social Media

Twitter Removes 10,112 State-backed Actors Spreading Propaganda

Twitter says it suspended another batch of state-sponsored actors for disseminating misinformation on the platform. Today the company’s safety team announced the removal of 10,112 accounts across several countries; China / Hong Kong, Ecuador, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. These accounts were actively encouraging unrest by spreading misinformation in sensitive climates. Twitter […]

Cybersecurity Social Media Video Streaming

YouTube Changes Rules For Verification, Drawing Backlash From Creators

YouTube is overhauling its system for user verification. The company says these policy changes, set to start next month, will stop using subscription numbers to determine verification. YouTube will instead verify “prominent channels that have a clear need for proof of authenticity.” “Through our research, we found that viewers often associated the checkmark with an endorsement […]