• OT: YouTube/Google shadow banning is enabling scammers

    From Jack Webb@21:1/5 to All on Wed Aug 3 01:28:36 2022
    I do not know how effective this new scam is, but this is a summary of how it takes advantage of YouTube/Google's shadow banning...

    You sign into YouTube and see messages (replies to your video comments) in
    the bell drop-down dialogue.

    One of those messages is from a scammer, impersonating a channel owner. But YouTube has shadow banned that message because of its content. You can see
    it, but nobody else (not even the channel owner) can see it. Good thing for
    the scammer that nobody else can see it, since the scammer is impersonating
    the channel owner. It's effectively a private message between the scammer and you, whether or not you are aware of shadow banning.

    The scammer, impersonating the channel owner, using the channel owner's ID
    and picture, also using some messaging matching messaging ID from someplace like "telegram@carsonmiller" (the name part is a copy of the channel owner's name, they just need to find some messaging service that channel owner isn't using) says you are the winner of a giveaway.

    The scammer proceeds to ask for all of your personal contact information, promising to send a really great giveaway prize. Then, the scammer suggests
    you need to pay some outrageous amount for shipping, and asks for your
    payment information. By that time, most people should be aware they are being scammed.

    There might be variations on that coming soon. The tangled webs we weave...

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  • From corvid@21:1/5 to All on Tue Aug 2 21:26:34 2022
    Spam.

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    On 8/2/22 18:28, Jack Webb wrote:

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  • From a a@21:1/5 to Jack Webb on Wed Aug 3 04:02:09 2022
    On Wednesday, 3 August 2022 at 03:28:41 UTC+2, Jack Webb wrote:
    I do not know how effective this new scam is, but this is a summary of how it
    takes advantage of YouTube/Google's shadow banning...

    You sign into YouTube and see messages (replies to your video comments) in the bell drop-down dialogue.

    One of those messages is from a scammer, impersonating a channel owner. But YouTube has shadow banned that message because of its content. You can see it, but nobody else (not even the channel owner) can see it. Good thing for the scammer that nobody else can see it, since the scammer is impersonating the channel owner. It's effectively a private message between the scammer and
    you, whether or not you are aware of shadow banning.

    The scammer, impersonating the channel owner, using the channel owner's ID and picture, also using some messaging matching messaging ID from someplace like "telegram@carsonmiller" (the name part is a copy of the channel owner's name, they just need to find some messaging service that channel owner isn't using) says you are the winner of a giveaway.

    The scammer proceeds to ask for all of your personal contact information, promising to send a really great giveaway prize. Then, the scammer suggests you need to pay some outrageous amount for shipping, and asks for your payment information. By that time, most people should be aware they are being
    scammed.

    There might be variations on that coming soon. The tangled webs we weave...
    Twitter and Facebook steal our private phone numbers, locking accounts over and over, asking for personal phone number to unlock them.

    can u help ?

    I use Twitter, Facebook for contacting state-owned agencies, living on Twitter, Facebook, via messanger, so no social, public activity.

    Otherwise I need to use email, but gmail mail is all about spam and my email box is flooded by 8,000 spam mails and my spam box is flooded by 8,000 spam messages every month, so no way to read or send mail, since it doesn't make any sense to go through
    hundreds of spam emails.

    can u help ?


    FTC fines Twitter $150 million for deceptive targeted advertising tactics Published: May 25, 2022 at 6:06 p.m. ET
    By Denny Jacob
    comments

    Referenced Symbols

    TWTR
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    The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that Twitter Inc. must pay a $150 million penalty for deceptively using account security data for targeted advertising.

    Twitter TWTR, +0.22% asked users to give their phone numbers and email addresses to protect their accounts and then profited by allowing advertisers to use this data to target specific users, the FTC said. The agency said Twitter’s tactics violated a
    2011 order that explicitly prohibited the company from misrepresenting its privacy and security practices.

    More than 140 million Twitter users provided their phone numbers or email addresses from 2014 to 2019, according to a complaint filed by the Department of Justice on behalf of the FTC. Twitter failed to mention that the information would also be used for
    targeted advertising, the FTC alleged.

    In addition to the $150 million penalty, Twitter is banned from profiting from its deceptively collected data, the FTC said. Other provisions of the proposed order include notifying users that it misused phone numbers and email addresses, and allowing
    users to use other multi-factor authentication methods.

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/ftc-penalizes-twitter-150m-for-deceptive-targeted-advertising-tactics-271653516413?mod=mw_latestnews

    To contact Twitter, Facebook or Federal Trade Commission I need a realiable communication means

    can u help ?

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  • From Jack Webb@21:1/5 to corvid on Thu Aug 4 22:08:35 2022
    XPost: free.spam

    A bizarre nym-shifting troll...

    see also...
    =?UTF-8?Q?C=c3=b6rvid?= <bl ckbirds.org> =?UTF-8?B?8J+QriBDb3dzIGFyZSBOaWNlIPCfkK4=?= <nice cows.moo>
    Banders <snap mailchute.com>
    Covid-19 <always.look message.header>
    corvid <bl ckb.ird>
    Corvid <bl ckbirds.net>
    Corvid <bl ckbirds.org>
    Cows Are Nice <cows nice.moo>
    Cows are nice <moo cows.org>
    Cows are Nice <nice cows.moo>
    dogs <dogs home.com>
    Great Pumpkin <pumpkin patch.net>
    Jose Curvo <jcurvo mymail.com>
    Local Favorite <how2recycle palomar.info>
    Sea <freshness coast.org>
    Standard Poodle <standard poodle.com>
    triangles <build home.com>
    and others...

    --
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    Spam.

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    From: Jack Webb <myopinion@least.com>
    Newsgroups: sci.electronics.design
    Subject: OT: YouTube/Google shadow banning is enabling scammers
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  • From Edward Hernandez@21:1/5 to All on Fri Aug 5 01:10:02 2022
    See also these Jake Isks (aka John Doe) troll nym-shift names:

    John Doe <always.look@message.header>
    John <look@post.header>
    Judge Dredd <always.look@post.header>
    "Edward's Mother" <always.see@post.header>
    "Edward's Father" <always.see@post.header>
    Edward Hernandez Loves Porn <always.view@post.header>
    Edward Hernandez Smells Funny <view@post.header>

    Jake Isks (aka John Doe troll) claiming it has never nym-shifted on
    Usenet: http://al.howardknight.net/?ID=165248158300

    John Doe stated the following in message-id <svsh05$lbh$5@dont-email.me> (http://al.howardknight.net/?ID=164904625100) posted Fri, 4 Mar 2022
    08:01:09 -0000 (UTC):

    Compared to other regulars, Bozo contributes practically nothing
    except insults to this group.

    Yet, since Wed, 5 Jan 2022 04:10:38 -0000 (UTC) John Doe's post ratio to
    USENET (**) has been 76.1% of its posts contributing "nothing except
    insults" to USENET.

    ** Since Wed, 5 Jan 2022 04:10:38 -0000 (UTC) John Doe has posted at
    least 3610 articles to USENET. Of which 176 have been pure insults and
    2571 have been John Doe "troll format" postings.

    The Troll Doe stated the following in message-id
    <sdhn7c$pkp$4@dont-email.me>:

    The troll doesn't even know how to format a USENET post...

    And the Troll Doe stated the following in message-id <sg3kr7$qt5$1@dont-email.me>:

    The reason Bozo cannot figure out how to get Google to keep from
    breaking its lines in inappropriate places is because Bozo is
    CLUELESS...

    And yet, the clueless Troll Doe has itself posted yet another
    incorrectly formatted USENET posting on Thu, 4 Aug 2022 22:08:35 -0000
    (UTC) in message-id <tchg12$2trm4$4@dont-email.me>.

    This posting is a public service announcement for any google groups
    readers who happen by to point out that John Dope does not even follow
    the rules it uses to troll other posters.

    Kig8by2BEqcM

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