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Paul Chadwick / The Guardian:
The Guardian rolls back much of its WhatsApp backdoor story, which was decried by 70+ experts, but will leave it online with a note highlighting deficiencies   —  The Guardian was wrong to report last January that the popular messaging service WhatsApp had a security flaw so serious that it was a huge threat to freedom of speech.
Jun 28, 2017, 11:15 AMIn context
Jon Henley / The Guardian:
Ransomware attack affecting Windows machines hits Russian oil giant Rosneft, many Ukrainian banks, Ukrainian firms and utilities including state power service   —  Ukraine's government, banks and electricity grid hit hardest by cyber-attack, but companies from Saint-Gobain in France to Rosneft in Russia also affected
Jun 27, 2017, 11:43 AMIn context
The Guardian:
Cyberattack on UK parliament email accounts forces security team to disable remote access; investigation is ongoing   —  House of Commons spokesperson says it is investigating after unauthorised attempts were made to access user accounts  —  Parliament has been hit by a “sustained and determined” …
Jun 24, 2017, 2:45 PMIn context
Graham Ruddick / The Guardian:
Facebook launches Online Civil Courage Initiative in UK to fight hate speech and extremist content, will train and support charities and anti-terror groups   —  Firm's Online Civil Courage Initiative, already launched in Germany and France, aims to help charities and NGOs identify and eliminate hate speach
Jun 23, 2017, 5:55 AMIn context
Olivia Solon / The Guardian:
Last year a Facebook bug exposed the personal profiles of 1,000+ content moderators to administrators of the groups with removed terrorist content   —  A security lapse that affected more than 1,000 workers forced one moderator into hiding - and he still lives in constant fear for his safety
Jun 16, 2017, 12:20 PMIn context
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Report on cost of misinfo campaigns: $6K for about 40K “high-quality” likes, $5K for 20K comments, while creating and populating social media groups costs ~$40K   —  Fake News Machine research comes amid increasing concern about hacking elections and the ways that fake news on social media has manipulated voters
Jun 14, 2017, 2:35 PMIn context
Samuel Gibbs / The Guardian:
iOS 11 will only operate on 64-bit devices, making iPhone 5, 5C and iPad 4 obsolete, and remove support for 32-bit apps   —  Apple's iOS 11 update means iPhone 5 and 5C will no longer receive updates, while some apps and games will be incompatible after switch to 64-bit
Jun 6, 2017, 7:10 AMIn context
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Google says it is too expensive and time-consuming to compile and hand over salary records to the US government in the gender pay case   —  Officials said it was too financially burdensome and logistically challenging to hand over salary records that the government requested in discrimination case
May 27, 2017, 1:10 AMIn context
Monika Bickert / The Guardian:
In response to leak of its content moderation guidelines, Facebook tries to explain “how and where we draw the line”   —  Our reviewing of difficult posts and images is complex and challenging.  We appreciate the Guardian revealing how tough it is to get the balance right
May 23, 2017, 2:15 AMIn context
Nick Hopkins / The Guardian:
100+ internal training manuals and other docs show guidelines for Facebook content moderators on topics like violence, hate speech, terrorism, porn, self-harm   —  Leaked policies guiding moderators on what content to allow are likely to fuel debate about social media giant's ethics
May 21, 2017, 1:37 PMIn context

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