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PALO ALTO (Reuters) - Social media companies are under close scrutiny over their handling of misinformation and threats of violence tied to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, amid conflicting signals in far-right forums about possible attacks.
Malaysians’ frustrations with the pandemic-related limitations of MCO 2.0, such as repeatedly being unable to order from food delivery services during peak hours, has spilled over into a new viral hashtag.
Cybersecurity researcher discovers WhatsApp Web users’ phone numbers and messages could again be found by strangers via search engines like Google.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has denied issuing a poster warning the public not to use the hashtag #SiBodohKauDengarSini on Twitter.
When tropical storm Chalane threatened Zimbabwe and Mozambique late last year, government authorities and aid agencies sprang into action, having learned lessons from the destruction and loss of life caused by cyclones in 2019.
Efforts to assess the impact of a more than seven-month-old cyberespionage campaign blamed on Russia – and boot the intruders – remain in their early stages, says the cybersecurity firm that discovered the attack.
Over the four years of the Trump presidency, social media platforms generally took a soft line in enforcing their policies against threats and misinformation, allowing most borderline speech, including the president’s, to stand.
Most people in the United States know somebody – maybe a friend or acquaintance – who believes the narrative Trump pushed over the past five years.
Assistive technology can break down barriers and open up a new world for people with disabilities, and the need has never been greater as nations speed up to become tech-centric in the face of the pandemic.
Major social platforms have been cracking down on the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories in the leadup to the presidential election, and expanded their efforts in the wake of the Jan 6 US Capitol riot. But Apple and Google, among others, have left open a major loophole for this material: Podcasts.