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Price Highs, Bull Runs, and Thieves: Bad Crypto News of the Week

Another good week for Bitcoin last week. The dollar price rose more than 5 percent, taking it to around $11,700. That rise wasn’t smooth. A flash crash took $1,500 off the price at one point, although investors remain bullish and the VIX volatility index, which is based on the S&P 500, is “extremely bullish.” Other …

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Google tightens its ad misinformation policies ahead of the election

JHVEPhoto via Getty Images Google has announced it’s strengthening its ad policy in an attempt to counter inaccurate information ahead of the November election. Under the policy changes, advertisers who work together to conceal their identities and distribute misinformation and those who use illegally obtained information will be banned on Google and YouTube, said Google …

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YouTube will offer 100 kids movies and specials for free

YouTube YouTube is throwing parents who can’t take watching Frozen over and over anymore a lifeline. Over the next month until August 31st, YouTube Kids will release over 100 movies and specials as part of the platform’s “After School” experience project. In an announcement, Don Anderson, YouTube’s Head of Family & Learning Partnerships, explained that …

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Bitcoin Giveaway Scam Hits Popular Indian Youtuber

Ajey Nagar, a Popular Indian YouTuber with 6.7 million subscribers, is the latest victim of the ongoing BitCoin giveaway scam on Youtube. The hack happened on Nagar’s second Youtube channel- CarryisLive where he streams himself playing video games with YouTubers and celebrities.   Two Bitcoin giveaway scam promotional videos were reportedly posted on the channel. Both …

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YouTube Seeks to Dismiss Ripple Lawsuit Over XRP Giveaway Scams

In a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Ripple, YouTube argues it isn’t liable for crypto scammers using its platform.  The motion filed on Monday in the  U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, argues that under  Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, “interactive computer services,” like YouTube, cannot be treated …

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Crypto Scammer on the Prowl as YouTube and Twitter Become Central to Bitcoin Scams

Over the years, it has become a known fact for anyone dealing with cryptocurrencies that scams are running rampant. However, as more novice players enter the market, more scammers up their tactics to take advantage of unsuspecting Bitcoin enthusiasts with fake Bitcoin giveaways and other elaborate schemes.  Recently, a new bout of scammers has emerged …

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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Sues YouTube Over Bitcoin Giveaway Scams

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is suing video-sharing giant YouTube and its parent company Google for allegedly allowing bitcoin giveaway scams that use his likeness to thrive on its platform.  Wozniak was one of 18 plaintiffs that filed the lawsuit on Tuesday, which seeks punitive damages, a trial by jury and demands YouTube remove all bitcoin …

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Mozilla project exposes YouTube’s recommendation ‘bubbles’

Tomo Kihara We’ve all seen social media posts from our climate change-denying cousin or ultra-liberal college friend, and have wondered how they came to certain conclusions. Mozilla’s new project, “TheirTube,” is offering a glance at theoretical YouTube homepages for users in six different categories — fruitarian, doomsday prepper, liberal, conservative, conspiracist and climate denier.  Through …

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Youtube Helps Scammers Steal $130,000 in Bitcoin From Investors Daily: Report

Bitcoin Entrepreneur Brock Pierce Joins the 2020 US Presidential Election Blockchain entrepreneur and former Disney child actor, Brock Pierce, is running for President of the United States this election. Pierce announced he was running during America’s Independence Day celebration on July 4, the same day Kanye West revealed his candidacy. … read more. 700,000 Expedia …

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YouTube Kids app is now on Amazon’s Fire TV

Francesco Carta fotografo via Getty Images Families now have a new way to watch YouTube’s kid-friendly videos on their TVs: YouTube Kids is now available as a dedicated app for Amazon’s Fire TV. The app, which is rolling out to Fire TV devices now, comes a year after the regular YouTube app made its return …

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