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How Mariah Carey’s Twitter account was hacked

How Mariah Carey’s Twitter account was hacked

Talk of social media account security in 2020! On New Year’s Eve, Mariah Carey’s Twitter account was hacked.

Various reports indicated that the hack began in the afternoon of Pacific Time, and more than 50 tweets were posted containing vulgarities and the use of the N-word. There were also posts about rapper Eminem. The last tweet appeared to show a photo of a shirtless teenager.

The hacker also exhorted Carey’s followers to follow specific handles to get follows back after they were “done.”

The news outlet reported that some of the boorish tweets posted to Carey’s compromised account referred to the Chuckling Squad, a hacker group that was responsible for the August hacking of the account of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

The inappropriate tweets posted to Dorsey’s account — posted and deleted within minutes — included the use of the N-word, other loutish comments and one message claiming there was a bomb at Twitter’s headquarters.

At that time, Twitter confirmed the hack and regained control of the account within 30 minutes, saying that it had found “no indication” that Twitter’s systems were compromised. A company spokeswoman would also later say that Twitter had “looked into” the bomb threats and could confirm that they were “not credible”.

Eventually, the company attributed fault for the hack to Dorsey’s mobile phone company.

“The phone number associated with the account was compromised due to a security oversight by the mobile provider. This allowed an unauthorized person to compose and send tweets via text message from the phone number. That issue is now resolved.”

Since the hack, all tweets have been erased from Carey’s account.

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Netflix is looking to hire a new Head of Public Policy for Sub-Saharan Africa

Netflix is looking to hire a new Head of Public Policy for Sub-Saharan Africa

Netflix is seeking a Head of Public Policy for the Sub – Saharan Africa region. This is a full-time position located at the company’s Amsterdam Office and will report directly to the Director of Public Policy, Middle East, Turkey & Africa.
The Head of Public Policy for Sub – Saharan Africa will work to ensure that the policy and regulatory environment remains conducive to the growth of our business in the region’s priority markets.
This will include educating and raising the awareness of stakeholders, providing thought leadership on policy issues of concern to us, advocating for our position with policy stakeholders by collaborating with industry partners and associations.

In this role you will:

  • Identify, monitor and analyze relevant policy trends, legislative proposals, relevant news, and developments of the government which may have an impact on Netflix. Gather and analyze intelligence on policy and regulatory developments in priority markets in the region
  • Help colleagues across Netflix understand the impact that potential changes to policies in the Sub – saharan region, and our priority markets, may have on our business and their respective functions, and work cross functionally with key relevant stakeholders, including Legal, & Communications, to strategically align on various policy objectives
  • Develop and maintain relationships with a diverse set of public and private sector stakeholders to educate them about Netflix and build support for our policy positions
  • Communicate Netflix’s public positions on key policy issues to policymakers, and to external stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain relationships with public policy representatives across the technology and media community, and serve as a representative of Netflix in relevant trade groups or other industry bodies

To be considered for this role, you must have:

  • Proven experience in a policy-related role in either a government organization, legislative body, policy consulting firm, policy research institute or in-house government relations department
  • Strong industry knowledge – an in-depth understanding and keen curiosity of the internet, media and entertainment industries
  • Demonstrated and thoughtful business judgment, strong research and analytical skills, ability to work well under pressure, and ability to collaborate with multiple teams simultaneously
  • An ability to cover a broad range of issues and work with a network of consultants, lawyers, and other partners
  • Track record of successfully executing cross-functional projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English Language

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