BBC: Did misinformation fan the flames in Leicester?

BBC: Did misinformation fan the flames in Leicester?. “We’ve spent the past week trying to unpick some of the false claims in and about Leicester and tried to see how much they spread both in the run-up to the disorder and the aftermath. Temporary chief constable Rob Nixon told BBC Two’s Newsnight there had been a deliberate attempt by people to use social media in a destructive way.”

Bleeping Computer: Signal calls on users to run proxies for bypassing Iran blocks

Bleeping Computer: Signal calls on users to run proxies for bypassing Iran blocks. “Signal is urging its global community to help people in Iran stay connected with each other and the rest of the world by volunteering proxies to bypass the aggressive restrictions imposed by the Iranian regime. The end-to-end encrypted messaging tool is currently blocked in Iran, along with WhatsApp and Instagram, which many people in the country use to coordinate protests and share information with the rest of the world.”

Washington Post: Health apps share your concerns with advertisers. HIPAA can’t stop it.

Washington Post: Health apps share your concerns with advertisers. HIPAA can’t stop it.. “In a nation with millions of uninsured families and a shortage of health professionals, many of us turn to health-care apps and websites for accessible information or even potential treatment. But when you fire up a symptom-checker or digital therapy app, you might be unknowingly sharing your concerns with more than just the app maker.”

WIRED: Iran’s Internet Shutdown Hides a Deadly Crackdown

WIRED: Iran’s Internet Shutdown Hides a Deadly Crackdown. “As thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest the death of Amini this week, Iranian officials have repeatedly shut down mobile internet connections and disrupted the services of Instagram and WhatsApp, two of the most popular social media services in the country. The internet shutdowns are the largest since November 2019 and raise fears about further atrocities. So far, more than 30 people have reportedly been killed, while the Iranian government has admitted to 17 deaths.”

Washington Post: The online incel movement is getting more violent and extreme, report says

Washington Post: The online incel movement is getting more violent and extreme, report says. “The most prominent forum for men who consider themselves involuntarily celibate or ‘incels’ has become significantly more radicalized over the past year and a half and is seeking to normalize child rape, a new report says. The report, by the Center for Countering Digital Hate’s new Quant Lab, is the culmination of an investigation that analyzed more than 1 million posts on the site. It found a marked spike in conversations about mass murder and growing approval of sexually assaulting prepubescent girls.”Washington Post: The online incel movement is getting more violent and extreme, report says

Krebs on Security: Accused Russian RSOCKS Botmaster Arrested, Requests Extradition to U.S.

Krebs on Security: Accused Russian RSOCKS Botmaster Arrested, Requests Extradition to U.S.. “A 36-year-old Russian man recently identified by KrebsOnSecurity as the likely proprietor of the massive RSOCKS botnet has been arrested in Bulgaria at the request of U.S. authorities. At a court hearing in Bulgaria this month, the accused hacker requested and was granted extradition to the United States, reportedly telling the judge, ‘America is looking for me because I have enormous information and they need it.'”

CyberScoop: Commerce lacks intelligence resources to keep U.S. tech from fueling Chinese cyberthreat, experts warn

CyberScoop: Commerce lacks intelligence resources to keep U.S. tech from fueling Chinese cyberthreat, experts warn. “The Commerce Department unit that approves sensitive U.S. technology exports does not have the intelligence resources to fully realize the national security consequences of selling advanced equipment and software to China, several experts and a former agency official told CyberScoop.”

Revealed: US Military Bought Mass Monitoring Tool That Includes Internet Browsing, Email Data (Motherboard)

Motherboard: Revealed: US Military Bought Mass Monitoring Tool That Includes Internet Browsing, Email Data. “Multiple branches of the U.S. military have bought access to a powerful internet monitoring tool that claims to cover over 90 percent of the world’s internet traffic, and which in some cases provides access to people’s email data, browsing history, and other information such as their sensitive internet cookies, according to contracting data and other documents reviewed by Motherboard.”

Long Island Press: NY Museums to Disclose Artwork Looted by Nazis

Long Island Press: NY Museums to Disclose Artwork Looted by Nazis. “Museums in New York that exhibit artworks looted by Nazis during the Holocaust are now required by law to let the public know about those dark chapters in their provenance through placards displayed with the stolen objects. At least 600,000 pieces of art were looted from Jewish people before and during World War II, according to experts. Some of that plunder wound up in the world’s great museums.”

NBC News: Swizz Beatz and Timbaland reach settlement with Triller in lawsuit over Verzuz payments

NBC News: Swizz Beatz and Timbaland reach settlement with Triller in lawsuit over Verzuz payments. “Swizz Beatz and Timbaland have settled their lawsuit with Triller, after suing the service last month for $28 million, an amount they contended was owed after their sale of Verzuz to the service in March 2021.”

News Australia: Older Aussies are exposed by shift to online banking

News Australia: Older Aussies are exposed by shift to online banking. “Data shows phishing attacks on senior Australians are on the rise in a big way, with the ACCC’s Scamwatch reporting Australians over 65 have lost more money to phishing scams this year than all other age groups combined – totalling over $6.5 million in the first eight months of the year. And that could just be the tip of the iceberg.”

Associated Press: US allows tech firms to boost internet access in Iran

Associated Press: US allows tech firms to boost internet access in Iran. “American tech firms will be allowed to expand their business in Iran, where most internet access has been cut off in response to anti-government protests, the Treasury Department said Friday. Iran has been cracking down on demonstrators protesting the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of its morality police. Iranian state TV suggests that as many as 26 protesters and police have been killed since violence erupted over the weekend.”

Ars Technica: Facebook users sue Meta for bypassing beefy Apple security to spy on millions

Ars Technica: Facebook users sue Meta for bypassing beefy Apple security to spy on millions. “After Apple updated its privacy rules in 2021 to easily allow iOS users to opt out of all tracking by third-party apps, so many people opted out that the Electronic Frontier Foundation reported that Meta lost $10 billion in revenue over the next year. Meta’s business model depends on selling user data to advertisers, and it seems that the owner of Facebook and Instagram sought new paths to continue widely gathering data and to recover from the suddenly lost revenue.”

New York Times: The Most Dominant Toxic Election Narratives Online

New York Times: The Most Dominant Toxic Election Narratives Online. “Ballot mules. Poll watch parties. Groomers. These topics are now among the most dominant divisive and misleading narratives online about November’s midterm elections, according to researchers and data analytics companies. On Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Truth Social and other social media sites, some of these narratives have surged in recent months, often accompanied by angry and threatening rhetoric.”

Washington Post: Pentagon launches effort to assess crypto’s threat to national security

Washington Post: Pentagon launches effort to assess crypto’s threat to national security. “The military’s innovation office is launching a sweeping review of cryptocurrencies to assess threats to national security and law enforcement posed by the rise of digital assets.”