Cybersecurity Social Media

A New Phishing Scam On Instagram Uses 2FA As Bait

Security researchers from Sophos Group reported a phishing scam attempting to trick users of Instagram with fake two-factor authentication messages. The messages, claiming that someone has tried to access a user’s Instagram account, appear deceptively close to official Instagram messages. “Apart from a few punctuation errors and the missing space before the word ‘Please’, this message […]

Social Media

Reported: FCC And FTC Oppose A Trump Social Media Plan

Officials from the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and Federal Trade Commission are reportedly resistant to a proposal that would task them with regulating the editorial policies of social media companies’. The officials, reportedly responding to a drafted executive order have raised First Amendment concerns with discouraging web companies from removing or censoring content for political reasons. Basically […]

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YouTube Ending Targeted Ads on Videos Aimed at Kids

Bloomberg reports that YouTube executives are finalizing plans to end “targeted” advertisements on videos kids are likely to watch. This is widely believed to be the result of a Federal Trade Commission investigation into whether YouTube breached the Children’s Online Privacy Act (COPPA). Reportedly the FTC reached a settlement with YouTube, but has not released the terms. […]