Coordinated anti-Trump campaign emerges on Instagram – study

Don Jr accuses Instagram of Anti-Trump conspiracy, campaign//Crimson Tazvinzwa

ROME (Reuters) – Accounts tagged ‘hatetrump’ and ‘ihatetrump’ are part of a coordinated campaign to undermine U.S. President Donald Trump that has emerged on social media site Instagram, an independent study has revealed.

The photo-sharing app Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, said it was investigating the report and had already removed some of the profiles it highlighted.

Malign online attacks against Trump’s opponents have been well documented, most notably in the 2016 presidential election campaign, when Russian trolls allegedly flooded social media sites to undermine the Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton.

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WhatsApp voice calls used to inject Israeli spyware on phones

WhatsApp discovers ‘targeted’ surveillance attack; Dave Lee, North America technology reporter

Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp, it has been confirmed.

WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, said the attack targeted a “select number” of users, and was orchestrated by “an advanced cyber actor”.

Data breaches, information leaks and misinformation, oh my!

Data breaches, information leaks and misinformation, oh my!

Users are facing a multitude of factors influencing the debate on whether they should delete their Facebook accounts due to scandals involving the company.

A new wave of users decided Wednesday to leave the site for good following a New York Times report revealing that the social media giant shared users’ personal data with third-party sites such as Netflix, Spotify and Amazon.

“I remember simpler times, when my biggest facebook concern was whether I was tagged in that photo with my buddy’s bong visible in the background. Burn it down. #DeleteFacebook,” Twitter user @mjdono25 wrote.