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Waging War on the Sextortion Epidemic

Digital Forensics Corporation is waging war to protect and educate the public about a rapidly growing trend in cybercrime dubbed sextortion, where online predators target teens and young adults with threats to expose sensitive personal photos.

Meta is taking to court a law enforcement intelligence company for gathering data about users of its Facebook and Instagram properties. The lawsuit, filed in a federal court in California, alleges that Voyager Labs, an international scraping and surveillance service, improperly collected data from t...

TikTok has become the go-to app for Gen Z and others who prioritize social commerce influencers. However, lawmakers and citizens with growing concerns about data security and surveillance are pushing for congressional action to ban the China-based app in the United States.

The law aims to protect Americans by blocking and prohibiting all transactions from any social media company in, or under the influence of, China, Russia, and several other foreign countries of concern.

TikTok is experimenting with online shops and shoppable videos to enhance the customer experience for engaging in live commerce purchases. The platform last month quietly launched the e-commerce feature in the U.S. via TikTok Shop, enabling shoppers to purchase products directly through the TikTop a...

Streaming video content from non-mainstream providers might make you an unwitting target of content piracy. If you get a bargain pricing offer, you risk becoming the victim of scammers and hackers, losing personal data, and having your financial assets stolen.

The accounts can be used to run multiple pages and ad campaigns, creating new opportunities for online scams, disinformation, and election interference, according to the investigation by the Tech Transparency Project, a Washington, D.C.-based information and research organization that focuses on the...

What marketers now call shoppable video ads is a new twist on the popularity of social media platforms and their influencer participants. By mimicking that approach with elements of socializing, entertaining, and shopping, online merchants can create new shopping media channels for consumers.

In a survey of consumers, the Identity Theft Resource Center found that 85% had their Instagram accounts compromised, while 25% had their Facebook account hijacked.

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