Day: June 26, 2020

As Advertisers Revolt, Facebook Commits To Flagging ‘Newsworthy’ Political Speech That Violates Policy

As advertisers pull away from Facebook to protest the social networking giant’s hands-off approach to misinformation and hate speech, the company is instituting a number of stronger policies to woo them back. From a report: In a livestreamed segment of the company’s weekly all-hands meeting, CEO Mark Zuckerberg recapped some of the steps Facebook is…

Let’s roll the 3d6 dice on today’s security drama: Ah, 15, that’s LG allegedly hacked, source code stolen by Maze ransomware gang

Stealing smart fridge blueprints? Not cool, yo Maze ransomware masterminds claim to have stolen source code and other materials from LG after hacking into the electronics giant and infecting its PCs.… …read more Source:: Register

DarkCrewFriends Returns with Botnet Strategy

The botnet can be used to mount different kinds of attacks, including code-execution and DDoS. …read more Source:: Threatpost

iOS 14 drives TikTok to stop grabbing info from users’ clipboards, report says – CNET

A new iOS feature informs users when apps copy and paste content from their clipboards. …read more Source:: CNet

Trump administration wants Facebook and Twitter to act against posts about toppling statues – CNET

Homeland security reportedly told social media they helped facilitate “rioting, looting and defacing public property.” …read more Source:: CNet

House Democrats Pass DC Statehood Bill

House Democrats approved a bill to admit Washington, DC, as a state on Friday, marking the first time either chamber of Congress has advanced a DC statehood measure. From a report: The bill, introduced by DC’s nonvoting House member, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, would shrink the federal capital to a small area encompassing the White…

Fintech biz Wirecard folds into insolvency like two pair against a flush. Good luck getting your stake back

Regulators freeze funds, stop affiliated finance apps from functioning German electronic payment whizzkids Wirecard AG has filed for bankruptcy, three days after the arrest of ex-CEO Markus Braun on fraud charges – and the company’s admission that €1.9bn in assets ($2.1bn) were missing and may never have existed.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Military Stands Firm In Defense Of Western Myanmar’s Internet Blackout

Spokesperson of Tatmadaw, Myanmar’s official military, said the leaking of sensitive information about military operations and positions was one of the primary reasons for an internet ban in parts of Arakan State that entered its second year over the weekend. From a report: The secretary of the Tatmadaw True News Information Team, Brigadier-General Zaw Min…

Margot Robbie to lead female Pirates of the Caribbean movie, report says – CNET

The Disney movie will reportedly be penned by Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson. …read more Source:: CNet

‘Cardplanet’ Operator Sentenced to 9 Years for Selling Stolen Credit Cards

The carding store victimized mainly U.S. citizens and is responsible for $20 million in fraudulent purchases. …read more Source:: Threatpost