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Furry Fandom Social Media Society

On the (In)security of Social Media Callouts

If your first instinct upon reading the title of this blog post was the Ctrl+F for the words “SJW”, “woke”, or “cancel culture”, you’re already assuming incorrectly about this post and the author’s positions. If “please don’t do that” is asking too much, maybe sit this one out? We like to think we live in […]

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Social Media Society

Don’t Dunk the Gunk

How to Avoid Accidentally Amplifying Assholes on Twitter

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Social Media

How to Remove Twitter Spaces

How to get rid of the Twitter feature nobody asked for, that takes up the top part of your screen, and nobody can dismiss.

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Badness Social Media

A Balanced Response to Allen Gwinn

Responding to “Our cybersecurity ‘industry best practices’ keep allowing breaches”

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Badness Society

No Gates, No Keepers

The technology industry is hurt at every level by toxic gatekeeping.

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Social Media

Twitter’s Birdwatch is Fundamentally Flawed

The fatal flaw of Birdwatch’s current design and how it can be fixed.

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Cybercrime Social Media

Putting Scammers on Scan on Twitter

Earlier tonight, someone decided to change their Twitter handle and display name to impersonate a furry and solicit money to the scammer’s PayPal account. This is the same kind of lazy technique that script kiddies use to phish people for passwords, but more targeted. The goal is to dupe someone into sending the scammer money […]

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Social Media

Deplatforming Hate and Harassment

How to more effectively report abuse to social media companies like Twitter.

Vanity, Vendors, and Vulnerabilities

Tonight on InfoSec Twitter, this gem was making the rounds: Hello cybersecurity and election security people,I sometimes embed your tweets in the Cybersecurity 202 newsletter. Some of you have a habit of swearing right in the middle of an otherwise deeply insightful tweet that I’d like to use. Please consider not doing this. Best,Joe Identity […]

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Badness Furry Fandom Social Media

Resolving The Reoccurring Discourse on Furry Twitter

While the furry fandom can be a wonderful place and a force for good in the world, the topics that tend to circulate on Furry Twitter are somewhat seasonal: They repeat every so often–usually sparked by someone saying or doing something shitty–and never actually lead to a productive result. Let’s look at a few of […]

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Humor Software Security Vulnerability

Why Server-Side Input Validation Matters

Update (2020-04-29): Twitter has fixed their oversight. Anyone who set their custom gender to a long volume of text, should still have it set to a long volume of text. The original article follows after the separator. I was recently made aware of a change to Twitter, which exposes a new Gender field. If you’ve […]