My channels were hacked, streamed crypto scams, then deleted last night
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- My Channel Was Deleted Last Night
- Linus Tech Tips
- Mar 24 2023
I feel for them on this one. It’s good to see that there doesn’t seem to be lasting damage, and if there’s any silver lining it’ll be that YouTube will likely feel some real pressure to improve after something this high profile, but the stress in that 3am security camera footage was very real and it brought back a couple of less than pleasant memories!
I think most people have a broad understanding that third party platforms come with some risk of being affected by a direct breach in their systems, but I’d bet a lot fewer would think of the danger in not being able to choose how lenient they are about checking your own account credentials. And obviously when the platform is YouTube, there isn’t much of an option to take your business elsewhere, either - although LTT have tried a lot harder than most to do exactly that!
It feels strangely reassuring to see that I'm not the only one who has had to deal with naked 3AM security worries.
(TBH I really wished that LTT would join Nebula; I don't particularly care for Floatplane's pricing model)
What's their pricing model?
It’s nothing too bad, you just pay a subscription fee for every channel you want to subscribe to. The creators determine the price.
Honestly the biggest problem I have is that you can’t see anything without logging in.
I think until YouTube shuts down or they get banned for some ridiculous reason they won't have much reason to improve the site's discoverability, content volume, or lacking design polish. It's their backup plan.
My husband watches a Magic channel, EDH Deckbuilding, that had the same thing happen in December. I don't remember the exact timeline, but I think it was days or weeks before he was able to get his content restored.