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

Inside the hyper-local world of Facebook’s ‘buy nothing’ groups | Australia news- Tempemail

We all have things we don’t need. For Canberra resident Zoe Bowman, it is melon ballers. “Someone asked for a melon baller to make some melon balls for a kid’s party, and I looked in the drawer and I had three,” she says. “I don’t need three melon ballers!” The Continue Reading

Facebook takes down groups spreading lies about Covid vaccine in Israel | Coronavirus- Tempemail

Facebook has taken down content that spread lies in Israel about coronavirus vaccinations, the Israeli justice ministry has said, as the government sought to drum up support for its vaccination programme. On Saturday, the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, became the first person to be vaccinated in Israel. Opinion polls Continue Reading

Facebook to ban QAnon-themed groups, pages and accounts in crackdown | Technology

Facebook will ban any groups, pages or Instagram accounts that “represent” QAnon, the company announced Tuesday, in a sharp escalation of its attempt to crack down on the antisemitic conspiracy movement that has thrived on its platform. The policy will apply to groups, pages or Instagram accounts whose names or Continue Reading

Facebook suspends environmental groups despite vow to fight misinformation | Environment- Tempemail

Facebook has suspended the accounts of several environmental organizations less than a week after launching an initiative it said would counter a tide of misinformation over climate science on the platform. Groups such as Greenpeace USA, Climate Hawks Vote and Rainforest Action Network were among those blocked from posting or Continue Reading

CactusPete APT group’s updated Bisonal backdoor- Tempemail

CactusPete (also known as Karma Panda or Tonto Team) is an APT group that has been publicly known since at least 2013. Some of the group’s activities have been previously described in public by multiple sources. We have been investigating and privately reporting on this group’s activity for years as Continue Reading

Revealed: QAnon Facebook groups are growing at a rapid pace around the world | QAnon

New and established QAnon groups on Facebook are growing at a rapid pace and helping to spread the baseless and dangerous conspiracy theory to new countries around the world, a Guardian investigation has found. The Guardian has documented more than 170 QAnon groups, pages and accounts across Facebook and Instagram Continue Reading

NAB groups three-tier apps to automatically move them into Azure – Finance – Cloud- Tempemail

NAB has identified groups of mainstream, three-tier applications that it intends to automatically move to Microsoft’s Azure cloud under a five-year deal unveiled earlier today. Executive of enterprise technology Steve Day told iTnews the bank had spent the past six months using a “really detailed set of discovery tools” to map Continue Reading

Google-backed groups criticise Apple’s new warnings on user tracking – Software- Tempemail

A group of European digital advertising associations have criticised Apple’s plans to require apps to seek additional permission from users before tracking them across other apps and websites. Apple last week disclosed features in its forthcoming operating system for iPhones and iPads that will require apps to show a pop-up Continue Reading

Why did it take so long for Reddit and Facebook to block racist groups? | Siva Vaidhyanathan | Opinion- Tempemail

This week, in a matter of just 48 hours, several social media companies made major changes to how their platforms are and can be used. Reddit deleted a group, or “subreddit”, called “The Donald” that was known for encouraging targeted harassment and hate speech. YouTube banned videos from white supremacists Continue Reading