Monthly Archives: February 2020

Arresting People for Spreading Fake News about Corona Virus

  Fake news is a big problem for many reasons. The spread of the deadly Corona virus highlights the threat of fake news to public health. On social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, conspiracy theorists have promoted hoaxes and false information about the Coronavirus. People are confused over what to believe and what […]

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Popularizing Blockchain: Strides in the NBA    

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies have dominated headlines and generated a great deal of discussion in recent years. However, they have not yet permeated deeply into mainstream applications and consumer use. Adoption by popular vendors is an important step for the entry of blockchain into the mainstream.  The NBA is taking steps in this direction. Back in […]

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Ransomware Attacks That Made a Mark

On the New Year’s Eve, attackers used Sodinokibi ransomware to attack Travelex, a UK-based foreign exchange company. The hackers asked the company to pay $6m ransom in exchange for the release of its stolen data. Although ransomware has been around since the late 1980s (!), it has increased vastly in recent years. Some major cyber-attacks […]

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Fake Accounts and AI

Facebook recently shut down many fake pages, accounts and groups for spreading misinformation and fake news. It also removed hundreds of accounts that used artificial intelligence (AI) technology to generate fake profile pictures. Removing photo-sharing accounts Facebook also removed fake accounts from its photo-sharing application, Instagram. Instagram is a photo-sharing app that is popular among […]

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