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Kevin Poulsen / The Daily Beast:
The FBI used a court order to seize a key server in the Russia-linked VPN Filter botnet, stopping its ability to reactivate when an infected router is rebooted   —  FBI agents armed with a court order have seized control of a key server in the Kremlin's global botnet of 500,000 hacked routers, The Daily Beast has learned.
May 23, 2018, 8:00 PMIn context
The Daily Beast:
Source: US investigators identify Guccifer 2.0 as a GRU officer, attributed via hacker's login to US social media service without a VPN from a Moscow IP address   —  Guccifer 2.0, the “lone hacker” who took credit for providing WikiLeaks with stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee …
Mar 22, 2018, 10:15 PMIn context
Spencer Ackerman / The Daily Beast:
Source: Zuckerberg and Sandberg weren't at staff Q&A on Facebook role with Cambridge Analytica; Facebook says execs are “working around the clock” on the issue   —  It's not just that he's silent in public.  Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg declined to face …
Mar 20, 2018, 3:45 PMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Daily Beast:
Vero's rise has put a spotlight on founder's past as an exec at his family's controversial construction firm and the social network's Russian development team   —  Every few years, a new viral social platform emerges to supposedly rescue us from the clenches of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and all their associated problems.
Mar 1, 2018, 2:25 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Daily Beast:
Popular meme pages are skirting Facebook's spam detection by overlaying static videos with watermark-like white arrows and triangles, reaching millions of users   —  Viral meme pages have developed a new trick to reach millions of users and generate big money from publishers and brand pages.
Feb 15, 2018, 9:30 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Daily Beast:
750K+ people sign Change.org petition calling for Snapchat redesign to be reverted as celebs including Chrissy Teigen, Kylie Jenner, MKBHD criticize update   —  Last week Snapchat rolled out its biggest redesign since the app launched in 2011.  —  The company split the app into two sections …
Feb 12, 2018, 3:30 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / The Daily Beast:
On gaming chat service Discord, some users swap revenge porn and rape videos on dedicated servers   —  Discord is used by millions of gamers every day to chat, relax, and coordinate while playing their game of choice.  But this multimillion-dollar messaging platform has another ballooning user base: revenge-porn offenders.
Jan 21, 2018, 12:45 PMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Daily Beast:
YouTube's change to Partner Program rules, favoring highly viewed channels, causes backlash among its community, with many smaller channels feeling penalized   —  On Tuesday YouTube rolled out a giant shift to the platform that alienated tens of thousands of creators and could forever transform what it means to be a YouTuber.
Jan 18, 2018, 7:10 PMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Daily Beast:
Leaked Snapchat DAU metrics from April to September 2017 show Snapchat is used mainly as a chat app, with Snap Maps' usage trailing off to ~19M since launch   —  Snapchat takes its secrecy seriously.  Very, very seriously.  —  Take the case of one former Snapchat employee.
Jan 9, 2018, 11:30 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Daily Beast:
A look at “niche memes”, personal clip art diaries teens post on Instagram to close-knit followers, a trend that took off when they returned to school this fall   —  Almost every day, while she's waiting for soccer practice to begin or for her mom to pick her up from school …
Dec 6, 2017, 7:55 AMIn context

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