This ‘CRYPTO’ movie trailer is the best thing about cryptocurrency

March 17, 2019

KICKBACKS . Image: screenshot/ “crypto” With all the exit victimizes, strange meat obsessions, and cantankerous fan-boy culture, the nations of the world of cryptocurrency is kind of a drag. And that’s without even touching on the current and continue bear market. But all that has changed, denizens of the internet. Cryptocurrency is good now, and we owe it all to the trailer for the upcoming crypto-themed action flick starring none…

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Co-parenting app raises privacy questions when courts get involved

March 10, 2019

CoParenter is a logistics and communication app for custody arrangements. Image: Vicky Leta/ Mashable Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of- and deal with- the kids in their own lives. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2019 and we have the entire internet to contend with. Legally mandated app utilization is officially now a thing. Say hello…

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Here’s how WhatsApp is fighting fake news in India

March 3, 2019

What’s up with fake news on WhatsApp ? Image: HAYOUNG JEON/ EP-AEFE/ REX/ SHUTTERSTOCK WhatsApp is on the offensive. In New Delhi on Wednesday, Facebook-owned WhatsApp comprised a news conference to share how it is tackling fake reports and the spread of misinformation on its platform of 1. 5 billion consumers. The conference was especially urgent because India will maintain its elections in April — and India, site of WhatsApp’s…

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This space heater mines bitcoin while keeping your house warm

March 2, 2019

Ethereum’s fork has travelled as planned . Image: Jordan Mansfield/ Getty Images A big upgrade for decentralized app platform Ethereum has proceeded as projected on Thursday. After a failed try in January, which was postponed simply one day before the scheduled upgrade date due to a security issue, Ethereum has now been upgraded to a brand-new version called Constantinople. Another, smaller upgrade called St. Petersburg, was rolled out as well…

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Facebook is full of anti-vaxxers spreading fake information

March 2, 2019

What should Facebook’s role be in countering anti-vaccination plot beliefs ? Image: BSIP/ UIG via Getty Images In the incidents of anti-vaxxer activity on Facebook, “going viral” can be deadly. A brand-new investigation from The Guardian has unveiled how Facebook is a hotbed of anti-vaxxer plot assumptions. It went inside private Facebook groups with hundreds of thousands of members to see how anti-vaxxers peddling fake redress to manipulate worried parents…

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What does it actually take to hack an election? Technically Speaking

March 1, 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg no showed an international committee hearing in the UK where it was unveiled that Facebook knew of Russia data issue in 2014. Lawmakers from nine two countries openly mocked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for not attending a hearing in the UK. On Tuesday, two dozen lawmakers from nine international parliaments convened in London for the inaugural “International Grand Committee on Disinformation.” The intended purpose of the…

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Why every politician should stream their own State of the Union response

February 28, 2019

The future of the State of the Union response is streaming . Image: Al Drago/ CQ Roll Call History will be made following President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night. Stacey Abrams will build history as the first black female to deliver the official response to the State of the Union for either major party. The progressive Georgia Democrat, who also made history last year as…

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Xbox Live is coming to the Nintendo Switch and more

February 24, 2019

A Microsoft cybersecurity expert is urging customers to stop using Internet Explorer as a web browser and simply default to it as a “compatibility solution.” Image: Alexander Hassenstein/ Getty Images Believe it or not, there are still people using Internet Explorer — and Microsoft would like them to stop. Microsoft cybersecurity expert Chris Jackson recently published a post on the official Windows IT Pro blog, named “ The jeopardies of…

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Teens are cyberbullying each other on Tellonym, a new anonymous messaging app

February 24, 2019

Teens gonna teen. But apps don’t is therefore necessary to make it easier for them . Image: Getty Images/ Maskot An app is once again stimulating it easier for teens to talk junk about each other. There is growing worry among parents, digital watchdog companies, and schools about an app called Tellonym. The app lets users ask and answer questions about one another anonymously — a idea that the app…

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YouTube promises to stop recommending conspiracy theory videos

February 23, 2019

YouTube says it will roll out important updates to its recommendation algorithm in order to exclude problematic content . Image: Miguel Candela/ SOPA Images/ LightRocket via Getty Images Even without Alex Jones, harmful conspiracy hypothesi videos were extending rampant on YouTube. Now, the company says it’s going to take action. In a blog post be issued on Friday, YouTube said it would be stirring the revisions to general recommendation algorithm…

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Nick Clegg announces Facebook will open another ‘war room’ to combat fake news

February 21, 2019

Facebook is bringing its election’ war chamber’ to Europe . Image: NOAH BERGER/ AFP/ Getty Images Facebook will soon open another election “war room” to help its fight against fake report ahead of the 2019 European Parliament Elections. The move was announced in a speech by the social network’s new policy chief and former UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, who said the conflict room would open this spring at…

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Twitter turned this massive fried rice prank into a pretty great meme All the Memes

February 14, 2019

Twitter is experimenting a new direction to surface report . Image: Alvin Chan/ SOPA Images/ LightRocket via Getty Images Twitter is testing a new aspect that stimulates it easier to catch up on report first thing in the morning. The update, which is currently being tested in the company’s Android app, places report tales at the top of your timeline, together with with a prompt that says “catch up on…

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Crypto exchange QuadrigaCX sends 103 bitcoin to wallet it’s locked out of

February 14, 2019

And they’re travelled . Image: Malte Mueller/ getty When it comes to cryptocurrency, things can always get worse. Earlier this month, news transgressed that QuadrigaCX, a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange, lost access to $190 million worth of patron crypto after the founder died — taking sole knowledge of the report passwords to the mausoleum. Now, it looks like it screwed up again. According to a preliminary report filed by Ernst and…

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Snopes is done fact-checking for Facebook

February 10, 2019

Are we breakin’ up ? Image: BOB AL-GREENE/ MASHABLE Users aren’t the only people breaking up with Facebook. In a post published Friday, the fact-checking organisation Snopes announced that it would no longer working in collaboration with Facebook to fact-check narratives shared on the platform. “At this time we are evaluating the ramifications and costs of supplying third-party fact-checking services, and we want to determine with certainty that our efforts…

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New York will make selling fake followers and likes illegal

February 9, 2019

The fake follower business will get you in trouble in New York . Image: Getty Images/ iStockphoto Fake adherents, fake likes: they’ve inundated social media in the past few years. While companies have taken action against hoax reports, in New York, selling bots and fraudulent social media activity now could property you in hot water. In reality, it’s against the law. SEE ALSO: Despite ‘transparency’ contends, Facebook stops watchdogs from…

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Microsoft includes NewsGuard fake news warnings in Edge browser

February 1, 2019

Breitbart receives a "red" rating.Image: screenshot: rachel kraus/mashable How do you spot a fake? When users of Microsoft’s Edge mobile browser visit a news website with a dubious reputation, they’ll now get a warning to proceed with caution.  As spotted by The Guardian, Microsoft has partnered with the news watchdog organization NewsGuard to provide Edge users with more information about the news veracity of the site they’re visiting. SEE ALSO:…

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Facebook cracks down on Russian-based \

January 31, 2019

Russian 'Cozy Bear' hackers allegedly tried to access DNC computers following the 2018 Midterm elections.Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto New court documents filed by the Democratic National Committee unveiled a previously unknown infiltration attempt by Russian hackers. “On November 14, 2018, dozens of DNC email addresses were targeted in a spearphishing campaign,” claim the DNC in the documents, which were filed on Thursday night. “The content of these emails and their timestamps…

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Half of all Facebook monthly active users are fake, incendiary report claims

January 27, 2019

Hmm . Image: Christophe Morin/ IP3/ getty A long-running feud was thrust back into the spotlight today with a contentious report claiming that over half of Facebook’s monthly active customers are actually fake. The report, written by Facebook critic Aaron Greenspan, alleges that the social media giant has no way to accurately quantify its true-blue user base — or in other words, reports that are matched up to real people…

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Randi Zuckerberg’s podcast satirizes Silicon Valley with fairytales

January 26, 2019

Prince Charming who ? Image: ben arons In Randi Zuckerberg’s world of satirical fairytales, “happily ever after” is not a guarantee. On Friday, Zuckerberg and her longtime business associate Natasha Lewin announced the launch of a silly, yet astonishingly dark, family-friendly podcast called “Once Upon a Timestamp.” The podcast aspects, as they describe them, “woke/ depressing” and “feminist/ current” re-tellings of classic fairytales, with contemporary themes like politics, gender, and…

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Google phishing quiz will test your infosec prowess

January 25, 2019

Get those thumbs ready . Image: ambar Del Moral/ mashable So you fancy yourself something of a digital aborigine. The online scams, misinformation, and questionable investment possibilities that plague your parents’ generation are mere chaff to be brushed aside as you go about your business harvesting and ingesting that delicious internet content. But, and we know this is painful to even consider, what if you’re not the suave web-warrior you…

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