YouTube bans all content related to hacking/phishing; content creators react

Must Read

Howdy, Modi! : World media reactions on Modi-Trump’ grand Houston Event address

New Delhi, Sep 23: United States President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on late Sunday shared...

Howdy Modi : Modi-Trump mark history in US-India relationship with great show at Houston

Houston, Sep 22:  Modi, delivering his speech at the historic event, talks about the development underwent over five years...

ECI announces dates of Maharashtra & Haryana elections; Single Phase Election on October 21; Result on 24th

Election Commission of India has announced the dates of much-awaited state elections. According to the Chief Election Commissioner, Sunil...

San Francisco, July 4 (IANS) YouTube’s recent policy update has added a list of “harmful or dangerous content”, including the addition of “instructional hacking and phishing” videos to the list and the changes have left content creators puzzled, the media has reported.

The video-sharing platform has been facing flak for building a business on other people’s copyrights and in recent years for its vacillating policies on irredeemable content.

“Lack of clarity about the permissibility of cybersecurity-related content has been an issue for years. In the past, hacking videos in years past could be removed if enough viewers submitted reports objecting to them or if moderators found the videos violated other articulated policies.

“Now that there’s a written rule, there’s renewed concern about how the policy is being applied,” The Register reported on Wednesday.

A security researcher and educator named Kody Kinzie who uploads hacking videos to YouTube’s “Null Byte” channel, on Tuesday reportedly said a video created for the US July 4 holiday to demonstrate launching fireworks over Wi-Fi couldn’t be uploaded because of the new change.

“I’m worried for everyone that teaches about infosec and tries to fill in the gaps for people who are learning. It is hard, often boring, and expensive to learn cybersecurity,” he tweeted.

Kinzie clarified that YouTube had problems with three previous videos, which got flagged and are either in the process of review or have already been appealed and restored, according to The Register.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Amala Paul overwhelmed on working in Telugu version of Netflix’s Lust Stories

Amala Paul is a well established name in the Telugu cinema who is known for her work in successful...

‘Syria offensive to resume if Kurds don’t withdraw’

Ankara, Oct 22 (IANS) Turkey has threatened to resume its offensive on the northern Syrian border if Kurdish militias do not clear the area...

Federer celebrates match No. 1500 with a win

Basel (Switzerland), Oct 22 (IANS) Roger Federer registered a commanding straight sets victory over German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk in what was the Swiss legend's...

Happy with SC order, manufactured apprehensions laid to rest: Anirudh Chaudhry

By Baidurjo BhoseNew Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Hearing the BCCI matter, the Supreme Court bench comprising Justices S.A. Bobde and L. Nageswara Rao on...

Election Commission: Bypolls to 51 assembly seats and two Lok Sabha seats in 18 states witness 57 percent voting turnout

In the by-polls of Monday, the states witnessed a moderate turnout of around 57 percent. Bypolls to 51 assembly seats and two Lok Sabha...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This