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Twitter is struggling to curb fake Elon Musk accounts promoting cryptocurrency scams

Max Whittaker/Getty ImagesElon Musk. Cryptocurrency scammers are pretending to be Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Twitter, and some of their tweets are being promoted onto timelines through Twitter’s ad service.  Generally, the scammers will hack a verified account, change the display name to “Elon Musk,” copy his profile photo, and then tweet about a fake […]

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Facebook announced a $200 camera for your home the same week it revealed 30 million accounts were hacked

Reuters / Beck Diefenbach On September 28, Facebook VP Guy Rosen wrote a blog post announcing a “security issue affecting almost 50 million accounts,” where unnamed attackers used a vulnerability to access millions of users’ accounts. Facebook followed up on the security incident last week, and sent notifications to 30 million users on Friday detailing […]

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Facebook Says It Removed 652 Disinformation Accounts Linked To Russia And Iran

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has identified and banned more accounts engaged in misleading political behavior ahead of the U.S. midterm elections in November. The social network said Tuesday that it had removed 652 pages, groups, and accounts linked to Russia and, unexpectedly, Iran, for “coordinated inauthentic behavior” that included the sharing of political […]