Thursday, February 16, 2017

How Twitter Helps Malware Sites by Blocking Those Who Alert Other Users to Them

By Nicholas Stix

Earlier today, I tweeted,

Suspicious site alert: (possible malware site).

Twitter blocked me!

“This request looks like it might be automated. To protect our users from spam and other malicious activity, we can't complete this action right now. Please try again later.”

I then responded,

Stupid, stupid, stupid Twitter! It just blocked me from warning about a suspicious site. [I included the Twitter "explanation."]

Several hours later, I tried again:

Suspicious site alert: The following site may spread malware.

Same old, same old, from Twit:

“This request looks like it might be automated. To protect our users from spam and other malicious activity, we can't complete this action right now. Please try again later.”

So, there you have it. Twitter is aiding and abetting malware sites. I wonder if its censors’ misconduct is actionable, by their victims.

I am aware that the blocking and moronic “explanations” are on auto-pilot, but a real person at Twitter sets up such programs, and another real person ordered him to do so.


Anonymous said...

jerry pdx
Stanley Wilson II, an ex NFL player was shot in the stomach by a homeowner when he attempted to burglarize a home in SW Portland. He had stripped off his clothes and was stark naked while trying to enter the home. (Sadly) He survived the shooting and will make a full recovery, looks like that football (rape?) career is still a possibility. He had also broken into 4 other homes and was spotted roaming naked at another home. According to the article he has a history of meth use and was likely high at the time. Maybe, but then again maybe he's another sexually deviant black man looking for white women to rape. He's supposed to pay 2,500 dollars in restitution, write 4 letters of apology to the homeowners and spend 10 days in prison. Wow, with punishment like that I'm sure he's terrified to be caught doing his perverted shit again.
Also in the article is this quote from the prosecutor:

"This (drugs) is his primary problem, and we want him to focus on his primary problem," said prosecutor Glen Banfield."

Aren't prosecutors the ones who want to get dangerous criminals off the street for us citizens? This guy sounds more like his defense lawyer. Is this prosecutor black or some pencil neck white liberal geek?

This article is a little reminiscent of the sympathy given to Quanice Hayes, the 17 yr. old armed (with a fake gun) robber who recently got himself shot by police. Sympathy and "understanding" that white criminals don't get. BTW The vomit inducing campaign to make St. Quanice a holy martyr is still ongoing:

I should mention that the area Wilson was committing burglaries in is SW Portland, an exclusive and upscale neighborhood. Very few negroes live around there but in his primitive mind he probably realized "dat where de money and rich white bitches are".

Of note, Wilson father Stanley Wilson I, had drug problems in his NFL years and was sentenced to 22 years for burglary in California. At least diversity sentencing wasn't in force when he got caught.

Anonymous said...

jerry pdx
To put this in perspective, does anybody remember Robert Downey jr. when he was sentenced to 3 yrs. in prison for a similar offense? Now, Downey had been struggling with drug issues and had been caught carrying drugs and an illegal weapon in his car previously but had only entered one home and not stolen anything. Wilson entered multiple homes and stolen items, plus had a history of drug offenses. The enormous disproportion between the two cases doesn't exactly reinforce the notion that blacks always receive the unfair sentences and whitey gets off scot-free.