2020.07.17 Last Week in Digital Media

Welcome to Last Week in Digital Media, here’s all the news you may have missed:

GENERAL

It’s impossible to review the week without considering the twitter hack. The hack targeted 130 accounts and promoted a cryptocurrency scam. In response, twitter had to suspend the ability to tweet on verified accounts, locked out certain users, and more. Over 24 hours later, some people were still unable to access their accounts. The FBI and New York State are investigating the hack, and there are letters from a Senator demanding an investigation. Somewhat beating everyone, the New York Times has an interview with the alleged hackers and how they coordinated the attack. In 2011, twitter was hit with a similar attack, and the company is currently under a 20 year FTC settlement agreement from that previous incident that expected they would have a “comprehensive information security program.” It will be interesting to see how this all plays out for twitter.

Now onto the other news:

ONLINE VIDEO

FACEBOOK AD BOYCOTT

We’re now halfway through the Facebook Ad Boycott, here’s what’s happened during the week:

REGULATORY

PRIVACY, TRUST, and SAFETY

Stay safe and have a great week.

Joshua