Visible to the public "YouTube’s Policy on Hacking Videos Makes Everyone Less Safe"Conflict Detection Enabled

Instructional hacking videos were deemed harmful or dangerous by Youtube's updated policies, despite the value of such videos to the security community. According to those within the security community, blocking content on instructional ethical hacking reinforces the idea that anyone who discovers security vulnerabilities in products and raises awareness about how these vulnerabilities work, is a malicious actor or criminal. Blocking such videos can also leave the identified vulnerabilities unaddressed. This article continues to discuss the updates made to Youtube's policies to block instructional hacking videos, the purpose of such videos, and how blocking this type of content impacts the security community.

Slate reports "YouTube's Policy on Hacking Videos Makes Everyone Less Safe"