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Internet Insecurity

Newly Discovered Facebook Bug Allowed Anyone To Delete Your Photos With A Poll

A security researcher found a critical bug in a new Facebook feature, and got a $10,000 reward for telling the social media giant.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.27.17
rsvp
rsvp

I Unknowingly Went to a Trump Protest Organized by Russian Agents

My understanding of protests changed after recently discovering the origins of a “Not My President” march I attended a few days after Trump’s election.
Caroline Haskins
11.22.17
How Hacking Works
How Hacking Works

The Motherboard Guide to Sexting Securely

These are the basic steps you can take to protect yourself while sending and receiving explicit pictures, videos, and messages online.
Louise Matsakis
11.21.17
Communication Issues
Communication Issues

If Facebook Actually Wants to Be Transparent, It Should Talk to Journalists

A Facebook executive has been complaining about negative press coverage, yet the company declines to engage with journalists.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.10.17
eSafety
eSafety

Actually, Facebook Will Not Blur the Nudes Sent to Its Anti-Revenge Porn Program

The company originally told me it was obscuring the images, but then said it wasn’t.
Louise Matsakis
11.10.17
Social Media
Social Media

Real Humans Will Review the Nudes You Send Facebook as Part of Its Anti-Revenge Porn Program

Facebook is testing a new feature in Australia to combat revenge porn on the platform. This is how it works.
Louise Matsakis
11.8.17
new features
new features

To Fight Revenge Porn, Facebook Is Asking to See Your Nudes

The social network is testing a new tool in Australia aimed at stopping non-consensual images from spreading ahead of time.
Louise Matsakis
11.7.17
ADVERTISING
ADVERTISING

Social Media Experts Say the Russian Trolls Suck at Facebook

You don’t even have to be good at Facebook to reach millions of voters
Louise Matsakis
11.3.17
Boty Politic
Boty Politic

The Bots That Are Changing Politics

A taxonomy of politibots, a swelling force in global elections that cannot be ignored.
Renee DiResta
John Little
Jonathon Morgan
Lisa Maria Neudert
Ben Nimmo
11.2.17
Internet Propaganda
Internet Propaganda

Here Are 14 Facebook and Instagram Ads that Russian Trolls Bought to Divide Americans

Lawmakers released some ads purchased on Facebook and Instagram by Russian government-linked entities.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.1.17
Internet Propaganda
Internet Propaganda

Russian Facebook Trolls Got Two Groups of People to Protest Each Other In Texas

A US Senator revealed on Wednesday that Russian trolls organized a simultaneous protest and a counter-protest in Texas in 2016.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.1.17
Op-Ed
Op-Ed

Why Twitter Is the Best Social Media Platform for Disinformation

It is time for Twitter to confront bots, extremists, and hostile spies by owning up to its own values.
Thomas Rid
11.1.17