Twitter's purge of far-right accounts sparks backlash, praise and confusion

Twitter began enforcing its new rules on hate speech and abuse on Monday, suspending a number of far-right accounts including those linked to prominent white nationalists and neo-Nazis, prompting responses that range from defiance to praise and bafflement.

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Stolen Apple IDs can hold your iPhone hostage

There is a huge, thriving underground economy involved in the theft, sale, manufacture and abuse of Apple IDs, Palo Alto Networks researcher Claud Xiao told the BSides SF hacker conference in San Francisco.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/14/stolen-apple-ids-can-hold-your-iphone-hostage.html

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Twitter safety updates hide abusive tweets in search and replies

Twitter is rolling out stronger measures to suppress abuse on its site. The move sees the platform take a more proactive approach by hiding offensive tweets from various sections of its site using machine learning systems.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/08/twitter-safety-updates-hide-abusive-tweets-in-search-and-replies.html

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Proposed Amendments to US Cybersecurity Laws Under Scrutiny


The White House in January proposed updates to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act that have stirred controversy within the cybersecurity industry. The proposals would allow prosecution under the CFAA of insiders who abuse their ability to access information, while setting aside insignificant conduct. “If the proposed legislation were to be enacted, it would certainly have a chilling effect on cybersecurity research,” Chris Doggett, managing director at Kaspersky Lab North America, told TechNewsWorld.

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