Businesses come under political fire when they lose popular support. The increase in hostility to social networks has been both rapid and ironic.
McAfee claimed his phone and Twitter account had been taken over soon after he began promoting cryptocurrencies.
Yesterday’s episode of RAG TV saw Nikhil Sehgal of Colt explaining the role of engineering governance, and Steffen Öftring of SIGOS talking about web-based risk training.
Some suspect insiders were paid to give access to the accounts of VIPs including Barack Obama, Elon Musk and Kanye West.
Fake news stories circulated on WhatsApp claim that the coronavirus epidemic began in Wuhan because it was the first city with a 5G network.
The hackers known as ChucklingSquad have repeated their SIM swapping tricks with Jack Dorsey, founder and CEO of Twitter, becoming their latest victim.
Not unless users do more to protect themselves.
Some questioned the ethics and legality of the stunt, but it does raise the question of why Twitter still allows users to manage their accounts via SMS.
Twitter’s global terms and conditions conflict with French law by claiming broad rights to copy and share user content.
The social media giant gathers lots of data but cannot distinguish between a bot and a person, as shown by the ‘outing’ of supposed Russian bots that are actually real-life Americans.