Revealed: walkie-talkie app Zello hosted far-right groups who stormed Capitol | US Capitol breach- Tempemail

This story is part of an ongoing reporting project by Micah Loewinger, reporter/producer for the WNYC Studios show On the Media, and Hampton Stall, founder of MilitiaWatch. Audio and chat logs reveal that at least two insurrectionists who broke into the Capitol on 6 January used Zello, a social media Continue Reading

In the wake of the US Capitol attack, Australian politics is consumed by a reactionary free speech debate | US Capitol breach

For many Australians, the US Capitol riot was experienced in almost real time. On Twitter, they could see harrowing videos of a lone policeman facing down a mob. Photos of a noose installed by the crowd on Washington DC’s Tempemail Mall were only a scroll away on Facebook. In the Continue Reading

I’ve been on Parler. It’s a cesspit of thinly veiled racism and hate | US Capitol breach- Tempemail

“Civil war is coming.” I saw this message on the social media platform Parler in November, about two weeks after the election was called for Joe Biden. The ominous post followed an even more harrowing message from a different user. “[O]ur people have guns too … it’s time for us Continue Reading

Parler goes offline after Amazon drops it due to ‘violent content’ | US Capitol breach- Tempemail

The “free speech” social network Parler, popular with Donald Trump supporters, has been forced off the internet after Amazon pulled its hosting services. The Twitter clone, which gained notoriety as a communication hub for the rioters who stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday, had already suffered a major hit to Continue Reading

Apple suspends Parler from App Store | US Capitol breach- Tempemail

Apple has suspended Parler from the App Store, saying the social networking service had not taken adequate measures to prevent the spread of posts inciting violence. Apple had given the service 24 hours to submit a detailed moderation plan, pointing to participants using the service to coordinate Wednesday’s attack on Continue Reading

Google suspends Parler social network app over incitement to violence | US Capitol breach- Tempemail

Google has suspended the Parler social networking app from its Play Store until the platform popular with many supporters of Donald Trump adds “robust” content moderation. As Twitter suspended the US president’s account permanently over the risk of further incitement to violence”, the search engine said it was blocking Parler Continue Reading

Data breach hits 30,000 signed up to workplace pensions provider | Data and computer security

About 30,000 customers of Now:Pensions face an anxious Christmas after a serious data breach at the pensions provider led to their sensitive personal details being posted on the internet. In an email sent to affected customers, the workplace pensions firm warned that names, postal and email addresses, birth dates and Continue Reading

NSA Warns Russian Hacker Exploiting VMware Bug to Breach Corporate Networks – Tempemail

The US Tempemail Security Agency (NSA) on Monday issued an advisory warning that Russian threat actors are leveraging recently disclosed VMware vulnerability to install malware on corporate systems and access protected data. Specifics regarding the identities of the threat actor exploiting the VMware flaw or when these attacks started were Continue Reading

Airtel, MTN and Stanbic Bank Fall Victim to Major Data Breach in Uganda – Tempemail

Sourced from IDG Connect Mobile money transaction company, Pegasus technologies has suffered a major data breach resulting in the loss of billions of Ugandan Shillings – according to PLM Daily. The breach is said to have impacted telcos, Airtel and MTN Uganda, as well as Stanbic Bank, Uganda’s largest bank. Continue Reading