Davey Alba

Davey Alba

@daveyalba

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@nytimes reporter / tech, disinformation, etc / https://t.co/H4dJcV4GkJ / ask for my secure email address or Signal number / I take tips in Tagalog 🇵🇭

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Joined on April 11, 2008
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Quoted @issielapowsky

And now Google has added an update to their blog post https://t.co/N1ihyQ8vLz https://t.co/RXjZCu0hNB

And now Google has added an update to their blog post https://t.co/N1ihyQ8vLz https://t.co/RXjZCu0hNB

https://t.co/Mq2oMWTrE8

And now Google has added an update to their blog post https://t.co/N1ihyQ8vLz https://t.co/RXjZCu0hNB

And now Google has added an update to their blog post https://t.co/N1ihyQ8vLz https://t.co/RXjZCu0hNB

Quoted @ShaneHuntley

@davetroy @ngleicher @alexstamos @daveyalba @JaneLytv There’s a huge gap between “not caring” and claiming signs of foreign influence without any evidence. Throughout 2020 dealing with every random baseless claim that something was foreign interference ended up being a real distraction from chasing the real stuff.

aye https://t.co/1BwC7Czngs

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Quoted @ngleicher

@alexstamos @daveyalba @JaneLytv @davetroy Agree -- logically it makes sense that state-backed IO teams would be watching this (DPRK is a good call given their previous ops). But I haven't seen any evidence of foreign involvement at this point, and it's important to be careful about fueling speculation there.

like yes, this is an interesting internet organizing tactic to keep an eye on! but as @alexstamos and @ngleicher said, no evidence so far of anything like foreign involvement https://t.co/kk0uAsAbgp

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Quoted @alexstamos

@daveyalba @JaneLytv @davetroy I don't think there is any evidence of foreign involvement in this specific situation, but if I was in charge of a state-aligned info-op team that was expected to self-support or turn a profit like DPRK's hackers, I would be taking notes right now.

you know how like 5 years ago everyone was always reaching for "Well, WhAt Is ThE TeCh AnGLe?" now it's "WhAt Is ThE DisinFo AnGLe" — and it's important to be cautious to distinguish b/w what is *possible* and what there is *real evidence* for https://t.co/Zy5J11jjlg

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Quoted @nicole_hong

NEW arrest in a very unusual case: Douglass Mackey, who operated an influential far-right Twitter account, is accused of spreading misinformation in 2016 in memes that urged people to cast their ballot for Hillary Clinton by sending a text message. https://t.co/e0glcl5jFl

NEW: A person familiar with the investigation has confirmed that one of the unnamed co-conspirators in this case is Anthime Gionet, the far-right media personality known as "Baked Alaska" who was arrested after the Capitol riot. https://t.co/bgmUESvnne

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i mean what is the difference between this and the pump and dump bitcoin stuff that was happening like 3 years ago

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I deeply do not care about GameStop 😬

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Every word of this is true. https://t.co/n51b4Dsgwp

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Quoted @JessicaWakeman

This piece by @jenzerb breaks my heart. It breaks my heart that she went through this, and it breaks my heart that woman after woman after woman after woman goes through this and nothing ever changes. https://t.co/Z4IpBC3pct

Very moving, heartbreaking piece https://t.co/SEpAhCWtds

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Sounds a lot like "disinformation as a service"... (H/T @btdecker) https://t.co/kK7vuSMT9Z

Sounds a lot like "disinformation as a service"... (H/T @btdecker) https://t.co/kK7vuSMT9Z

Snap told me it does let traffic pass through Saudi Arabia but it's "public content" not "communication content" (the latter is like one-on-one Snaps). 

Wish Google could clarify too if something was misunderstood in the letter from @accessnow—instead of deleting the mention. https://t.co/ryPrHsYuqK

Snap told me it does let traffic pass through Saudi Arabia but it's "public content" not "communication content" (the latter is like one-on-one Snaps). Wish Google could clarify too if something was misunderstood in the letter from @accessnow—instead of deleting the mention. https://t.co/ryPrHsYuqK

New arrest this AM of a social media influencer—on charges of conspiring with others in the 2016 election to "disseminate fraudulent messages" encouraging people to vote by text or social media, a legally invalid method of voting. https://t.co/Ivyxpo4DYt

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Quoted @daveyalba

Snap is the leading social network in Saudi Arabia, so @vivekdotca and his group were concerned. Today @vivekdotca told me that rather than respond to the questions they raised, Google just... deleted its blog post to remove references to Snap. 👀👀 https://t.co/f6REw2GlE9

Snap is the leading social network in Saudi Arabia, so @vivekdotca and his group were concerned.

Today @vivekdotca told me that rather than respond to the questions they raised, Google just... deleted its blog post to remove references to Snap.  👀👀 https://t.co/f6REw2GlE9

Wow. https://t.co/IRlSXavI1w

And. If you haven't watched The Dissident, the documentary that Netflix & Amazon won't stream, I highly recommend it on iTunes. Covers a lot of ground that I didn't know myself. And I'm a tech reporter, I followed the Twitter/Amazon/Saudi stuff closely! https://t.co/FuAFIifLAk

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"We are...concerned that storing content data or metadata relating to Snapchat’s users places these within reach of gov demands under local law, w/ little ability for you to resist.

The Saudi authorities could leverage this access to further restrict dissenting voices." https://t.co/ZRR4rhFQGN
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"We are...concerned that storing content data or metadata relating to Snapchat’s users places these within reach of gov demands under local law, w/ little ability for you to resist. The Saudi authorities could leverage this access to further restrict dissenting voices." https://t.co/ZRR4rhFQGN

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