(NEW YORK) -- A flood of fake accounts impersonating public figures and brands overtook Twitter last week after the launch of paid verification badges, raising fears about the supercharged spread of misinformation. Some of the misinformation carried high stakes. A fake Eli Lilly profile garnered... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Executives with the social media company Meta announced Thursday that they recently removed 480 Facebook and Instagram accounts, pages, and groups associated with the Proud Boys, for violating the platforms' ban on the far-right extremist group. The Proud Boys organization was banned... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Zola, the online wedding planning and registry site, was hacked over the weekend, the company said in a statement Monday evening. “Over the weekend, our site & apps came under a cybersecurity attack known as credential stuffing," the statement read. Credential stuffing, the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Tesla CEO Elon Musk's $44 billion bid to purchase Twitter struck an unexpected roadblock early Friday morning when he tweeted that he had put the deal "temporarily on hold," citing concern over the prevalence of bot and spam accounts on the platform. Nearly... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit on Thursday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. It is seeking $3 million in fines and penalties over Manafort's alleged failure to file reports disclosing more than 20 offshore bank accounts he controlled in Cyprus,... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Biden administration on Tuesday backed down on a controversial proposal to direct the IRS to collect additional data on every bank account that sees more than $600 in annual transactions, after widespread criticism from Republican lawmakers and banking industry representatives, who... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Lawmakers and prosecutors continue to piece together the events of the violent insurrection that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, and now, a new film offers a firsthand perspective from the firefighters and paramedics who responded. The documentary-style video, produced by... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A highly contagious variant of the novel coronavirus that was initially identified in India now accounts for about 58% of all COVID-19 cases in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Data updated by the CDC on... Read More.
Soundgarden's social media accounts and website have been transferred to the band's surviving members. Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd have reached a "temporary agreement" with Vicky Cornell, the widow of late frontman Chris Cornell, over the accounts, which gives them and their management... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Zoom said it will start providing live transcription services for free accounts in a bid to boost accessibility.Jen Hill, the company's product marketing manager, made the announcement in a blog post on Wednesday,... Read More.
By CONOR FINNEGAN and CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The company confirms it is exploring subscriptions and other features to generate revenue.Twitter is expanding its use of labels to identify official government accounts and state-affiliated media in a... Read More.
(CANADA) -- Pamela Anderson got married in a private ceremony in her native Canada on Christmas Eve, and as part of her new life, she's shutting down her social media accounts. Anderson's fifth marriage was to her bodyguard boyfriend Dan Hayhurst, on the picturesque property she bought from her... Read More.