• Ripple rejects YouTube arguments
    Ripple

    Ripple: YouTube ‘setting aside common sense’ as it tries to throw out lawsuit

    The video-sharing site is accused of being ‘willfully blind’ when it comes to giveaway scam videos, as the payments firm rejects YouTube’s attempts to get the suit dismissed

    The international payments firm took legal action against Google-owned YouTube in April. At the time, Ripple’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse said his team had spent six months unsuccessfully trying to get the social media giant to shut down videos using Ripple logos and Garlinghouse’s likeness that aimed to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars in XRP from unsuspecting users.

  • Wozniak sues YouTube
    Bitcoin

    Wozniak lawsuit tells YouTube: Be more like Twitter on bitcoin giveaway scams

    Citing Twitter’s fast response to a huge and humiliating hack the Apple co-founder accused YouTube of deliberately allowing the fraudulent ads to remain online for profit

    Noting Twitter’s rapid response to the high-profile June 15 hack of 130 accounts of celebrities, tech leaders, and politicians, Wozniak announced on July 23 he was suing YouTube over its failure to police these fraudulent ads.

  • Bitcoin blamed for Twitter hack
    Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  Politics

    Bitcoin blamed for devastating Twitter hack?

    As the dust settles from one of the worst cybersecurity breaches in recent memory, many are focused on crypto giveaway scams, not social media’s security failings

    The FBI has launched an investigation into Wednesday’s widespread Twitter hack, which saw attackers hijack 130 high-profile accounts to promote crypto giveaway scams.

  • Bitcoin.com YouTube takedown
    Cryptocurrencies

    Roger Ver-y angry over Bitcoin.com YouTube takedown

    Bitcoin Cash founder Roger Ver announced that his Bitcoin.com streaming video site would migrate to Lbry.tv after YouTube banned its channel for two days without explanation.

    In a video uploaded to Reddit’s r/BTC subreddit late Sunday night, Ver revealed that the day before, on June 13, YouTube had "banned the official Bitcoin.com YouTube channel, for basically no reason.”