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Brian Patrick Byrne / The Daily Beast:
Twitter says it has fixed a “bug” that allowed advertisers to target users based on racist and derogatory terms like the n-word and “Nazi”   —  Twitter's advertising platform tells prospective customers it has 26.3 million users interested in the derogatory term …
Sep 15, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context
The Daily Beast:
Russia-linked accounts used promoted Facebook Events to organize anti-immigrant protests in US in 2016; company confirms it shut down several promoted events   —  Russian operatives hiding behind false identities used Facebook's event management tool to remotely organize and promote political protests …
Sep 11, 2017, 11:15 PMIn context
The Daily Beast:
Theoretically, how many people could Russians reach with $100K in Facebook ads? Up to 70M in the US, if smartly targeted   —  Russian-funded covert propaganda posts on Facebook were likely seen by a minimum of 23 million people and might have reached as many as 70 million …
Sep 10, 2017, 9:25 AMIn context
Kevin Poulsen / The Daily Beast:
Microsoft using a trademark suit to seize control of domain names like livemicrosoft.net, to cut off Fancy Bear's malware-controlling servers from their victims   —  A new offensive by Microsoft has been making inroads against the Russian government hackers behind last year's election meddling …
Jul 21, 2017, 10:40 AMIn context
Kenneth Lipp / The Daily Beast:
Details emerge on AT&T's Hemisphere, a warrantless surveillance service sold to law enforcement; any gleaned data may only be used in “parallel construction”   —  On Nov. 11, 2013, Victorville, California, sheriff's deputies and a coroner responded to a motorcyclist's report of human remains outside of town.
Oct 25, 2016, 12:45 PMIn context
The Daily Beast:
Oculus's Palmer Luckey funding pro-Trump political organization dedicated to “shitposting” and “meme magic”   —  A Silicon Valley titan is putting money behind an unofficial Donald Trump group dedicated to “shitposting” and circulating Internet memes maligning Hillary Clinton.
Sep 23, 2016, 1:00 AMIn context
Ben Collins / The Daily Beast:
Twitter trolls are outing atheists and pro-LGBT women in repressive regimes   —  In Kuwait, the penalty for blasphemy can be a severe as death.  That's why a new campaign to dox young Kuwaiti women with independent minds is so dangerous.  —  A band of Twitter trolls alleging …
Jun 22, 2016, 6:25 AMIn context
Shane Harris / The Daily Beast:
OPM hackers obtained details more damaging than previously reported, including potentially humiliating “adjudication information” on federal workers   —  Hackers Stole Secrets of U.S. Government Workers' Sex Lives  —  Infidelity.  Sexual fetishes.  Drug abuse.  Crushing debt.
Jun 28, 2015, 7:10 AMIn context
Nina Strochlic / The Daily Beast:
Uber is dodging compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act by claiming it's a technology company, not a transportation service   —  Uber: Disability Laws Don't Apply to Us  —  Is Uber letting its drivers dodge The Americans With Disabilities Act?  —  Sometimes it slips Kristin Parisi's mind that she's disabled.
May 22, 2015, 12:35 PMIn context
Shane Harris / The Daily Beast:
Samsung's SmartTV privacy policy warns that spoken personal or sensitive information captured by voice recognition may be transmitted to a third party   —  Your Samsung SmartTV Is Spying on You, Basically  —  You may be loving your new Internet-connected television and its convenient voice-command feature …
Feb 8, 2015, 7:20 PMIn context

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