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Twitter’s new rules on how it polices hacked materials could leave a “yawning gap” for hackers to exploit, a cybersecurity expert told Business Insider.

Twitter announced two changes to its rules on “Hacked Materials” on Thursday, after its decision to block users from sharing a contested New York Post story about Joe and Hunter Biden provoked uproar.

First, it will no longer remove hacked content unless it is directly shared by hackers or people “acting in concert” with them.

Secondly, instead of blocking links to hacked materials, it will add context labels to Tweets.

Professor Alan Woodward, a cybersecurity expert at the University of Surrey, told Business Insider hackers may have plenty of room to exploit the new boundaries.

“The danger seems to be that hacked material could easily be leaked by a third party who could at the very least be sympathetic to the hackers. By reserving the ban to hackers and those acting in ‘concert’ with the hackers it leaves a yawning gap that is bound to be exploited,” he said.

“By having this fudge, Twitter are also giving themselves the ability to use their discretion: It is they who will decide who is acting in concert with the hackers. I …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Tech


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