VentureBeat: Twitch launches closed beta of its new Charity livestream tool

VentureBeat: Twitch launches closed beta of its new Charity livestream tool. “Twitch announced it has launched the closed beta of its latest product: Twitch Charity. Through this new tool, creators can more easily run a charity fundraiser through Twitch’s platform. According to Twitch, this will simplify the process for the streamer for future charity streams.”

University of Washington: Nonprofits show resilience and initiative during second year of pandemic

University of Washington: Nonprofits show resilience and initiative during second year of pandemic. “More than a year into the pandemic, Washington nonprofits have shown resiliency in serving their communities and staying afloat, a study from the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington shows. The new study explores not only how the pandemic economy impacted donations to, and the operations of, charitable organizations, but also how nonprofits responded to the simultaneous call for racial justice.”

Ransomware Authors Offer to Donate Ransom to A Worthy Cause

Well this is different: a ransomware strain promises to donate your paid ransom to charity. “CryptMix demands approximately 5 Bitcoins (approximately $2,200) from victims, more than the going rate. Marks are given the consolation that their money will ‘go towards a worthy cause’, at least if the boiler-plate ransomware demand from the self-styled ‘Charity Team’ is taken at face value.” Ransomware authors aren’t the highest on my credibility index.