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Karlston posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsWoz sues YouTube over “bitcoin giveaway” scam videos using his name Section 230 gives platforms like YouTube broad immunity for user content. Enlarge / A screenshot from Wozniak's lawsuit shows a typical "Bitcoin giveaway" scam video on YouTube. YouTube / Wozniak et al 66 with 50 posters participating, including story author Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has sued YouTube over the proliferation of "bitcoin giveaway" scam videos on the YouTube platform. The videos falsely use the names of Wozniak and other celebri
The latest hype around the FaceApp application has attracted scammers who want to make a quick profit. The FaceApp application, which offers various face-modifying filters, is available for both Android and iOS. While the app itself is free, some features, marked as “PRO”, are paid. Recent concerns about FaceApp privacy issues have generated a huge wave of media attention. Scammers have been trying, to various ends, to exploit this wave of interest, using a fake “Pro” – yet free – version of the app
Scam emails have come a long way from requests for money from far-flung lonely hearts, or investment opportunities from dubious overseas princes. These days, email scammers are cannier than ever at imitating legitimate brands to trick victims. With 26 percent of U.S. adults saying they are “almost constantly” online, according to Pew Research, this is now the most likely place for identity theft to occur. Often, ID fraud can begin with the wrong click on a scam email. How can you best prep to avoid online scams? By studying the most recent ones, and learning
Reefa posted a topic in Security & Privacy CenterFacebook announced in a blog post Tuesday that it would ban cryptocurrency advertising from the platform entirely. The company said that many ads for cryptocurrency investment opportunities, like initial coin offerings, were “not currently operating in good faith.” Facebook has a point. Take Prodeum for example, a Lithuanian cryptocurrency startup that appeared online Thursday. By Monday, it was gone. Prodeum's 12-page white paper outlined plans to build a database of fruits and vegetables on the Ethereum blockchain. That idea might sound strange, but it’s not the first