Monthly Archives: July 2019

Fake News, Education and a Game

  Researchers at Cambridge University have recently come up with a new weapon in the battle against fake news and misinformation which is spreading through social networking sites. That weapon is not an algorithm or a new feature, but a game.  In fact, it’s a video game which will help people who play it learn […]

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Zuckerberg Accepts that Facebook Was Slow to Act against Deepfake Video

  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a recent statement that his company made a mistake when it wasn’t quick enough to act against a deepfake video of Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. A doctored video of Pelosi was being shared on Facebook last month and the company took more than […]

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Can Facebook’s Libra Reach Where Banks Don’t?

      There are places in developing countries where banks are out of reach for people, and Facebook hopes its digital currency, Libra, developing in those places and reach where banks don’t. Millions of people live far from any money transfer center or bank, which is why they have to wait a long time […]

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Libra, Facebook’s Venture into Cryptocurrency

The social media giant Facebook has been working on building its own cryptourrency, called Libra,  for almost a year and there have been reports that it could reveal the much-awaited venture into cryptocurrency anytime now. A recent report by the Wall Street Journal reveals the list of backers of the cryptocurrency. Supporters of Facebook’s Venture […]

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Data Breach Exposes Travelers’ Photos and License Plate Information

In a recent statement, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) revealed that a malicious cyber-attack caused a data breach of one of its subcontractors which had stored copies of traveler images and license plate images that the CBP collected. The data breach leaked the license plate information and photos of the travelers, highlighting the […]

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