Scammers pose as ChatGPT in New Phishing Scam
- Bitdefender researchers have discovered a new phishing scam whereby cybercriminals are redirecting users to a fake version of ChatGPT.
- Scammers are tricking their victims by sending a scam email containing a link to the fake version of ChatGPT.
- Those falling victim are then asked to invest at least €250 and to enter their bank card details, phone number, email address and ID details.
- Some of the subject lines being used include “ChatGPT: New AI bot has everyone going crazy about it” and “New AI bot has everyone in shock from it”.
- For more on this please visit the HackRead news.
Haters and conspiracy theorists back on Twitter
- Research by the BBC has found hundreds of accounts that were recently banned on Twitter for spreading abuse and misinformation have been recently allowed back on the platform.
- BBC Monitoring analysed over 1,100 previously banned Twitter accounts that were reinstated by Elon Musk.
- They found over a third of these accounts contained problematic content with a small number of containing drawings that appear to show child sexual exploitation.
- Nearly 190 accounts promoted hate and violence, including depictions of rape and misogynistic abuse.
- At the time of writing, just over a dozen accounts within the BBC’s research were independently resuspended.
- For more on this story, please visit the BBC’s website.
TikTok introduces paywalled content for videos
- TikTok have announced ‘Series’, a new feature that enables content creators to make collections of videos available for purchase.
- Each collection can have up to 80 videos and can be 20 minutes long.
- Creators will be able to charge from $1 to $190.
- Fans will be able to access these videos through direct in-video links or from the creator’s profile page.
- The paywall monetisation model mirrors that of other video sharing platforms such as OnlyFans or Patreon, however TikTok say their community guidelines will remain the same.
- At launch, TikTok will let creators keep most of their revenue, excluding processing and app store fees meaning creators will most likely be facing a 30% cut.
- For more on this story, please visit the Verge website.
YouTube reverses course on swearing and monetisation policy
- The profanity rules YouTube introduced are being relaxed.
- The update has outlined a less restrictive policy that will allow the use of moderate to strong profanity without risking demonetisation.
- Creators who use profanity in the first seven seconds of a video will still be eligible for advertising, with additional conditions.
- If the profanity is classed as “moderate” the video won’t face any restrictions.
- Strong profanity however could result in a video receiving “limited ads”.
- Under the original rules, in both of these scenarios, the creator’s video would be completely demonetised.
- Strong language in the background, outro or music should also not affect monetisation.
- The new policy took effect yesterday, 7th March.
- For more on this, please visit Engadget’s website.