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Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Blippi, a YouTube star popular with kids, says he used DMCA takedown notices for years to remove Harlem Shake Poop, an embarrassing 2013 video he starred in   —  Someone claiming to represent Blippi filed DMCA copyright takedown requests to Google in order to get an embarrassing viral video hidden.
Feb 16, 2019, 10:25 PMIn context
Motherboard:
Inside the illicit world of “iCloud unlocking”, where cybercriminals trick iPhone owners or Apple staff into removing iCloud accounts to resell iPhones   —  In a novel melding of physical and cybercrime, hackers, thieves, and even independent repair companies are finding ways to “unlock iCloud” from iPhones.
Feb 6, 2019, 11:25 AMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
As part of its deal with Apple, Amazon will only allow authorized resellers on its site, kicking independent Apple device refurbishers off its platform   —  Amazon told independent refurbishers that it will now only allow “authorized resellers” to sell Apple products on Amazon Marketplace.
Nov 9, 2018, 3:17 PMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
US Copyright Office files final rule on right to repair that allows consumers to legally break DRM for repairing or maintaining devices beginning Oct. 28   —  The new exemptions are a major win for the right to repair movement and give consumers wide latitude to legally repair the devices they own.
Oct 25, 2018, 3:40 PMIn context
Motherboard:
Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile deny being the “US telecom” mentioned in today's Bloomberg story alleging compromised Supermicro hardware   —  No one is really sure who to believe after Businessweek's bombshell story on an alleged Chinese supply chain attack against Apple, Amazon, and others.
Oct 9, 2018, 2:00 PMIn context
Motherboard:
Facebook: vulnerability was the result of 3 distinct bugs and was introduced in July 2017, attackers could use the account as if they were the account holder   —  Facebook “discovered a security issue” that the company said allowed attackers to “take over people's accounts.”
Sep 28, 2018, 2:40 PMIn context
Motherboard:
Former Facebook content moderator sues the company for allegedly failing to protect her and others as they viewed violent videos and images, says it led to PTSD   —  In the class action lawsuit, the woman says that thousands of content moderators are subjected to “highly toxic” content as part of the job.
Sep 25, 2018, 10:05 PMIn context
Motherboard:
Facebook says it is reviewing its policies on white supremacy, white nationalism, and white separatism after a backlash from civil rights groups   —  “Facebook ignores centuries of history, legal precedent, and expert scholarship that all establish that white nationalism and white separatism are white supremacy."
Sep 20, 2018, 5:45 PMIn context
Motherboard:
Leaked docs and sources describe Facebook's content moderation apparatus and the logistics of trying to moderate billions of posts a week in 100+ languages   —  Moderating billions of posts a week in more than a hundred languages has become Facebook's biggest challenge.
Aug 23, 2018, 1:40 PMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Documents from a “bendgate” lawsuit show Apple's tests found iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were 3.3x and 7.2x more likely to bend than 5S; Apple later made changes to fix   —  Apple publicly maintained that there were no engineering issues with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus …
May 24, 2018, 12:05 PMIn context

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