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Help Net Security: Researchers develop algorithm to detect fake users on social networks

Help Net Security: Researchers develop algorithm to detect fake users on social networks. “Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and University of Washington researchers have developed a new generic method to detect fake accounts on most types of social networks, including Facebook and Twitter.”

Research & Opinion

American view on NZ

I was watching a clip of a guy in a NY cap talking about J-Day in Wellington NZ (2017 ?). The clip was under ‘The NY Nomad 420’. 194 more words

The advantages of going loopy

One of the attractions of Elon Musk’s hyperloop is that it is “significantly less expensive than conventional rail infrastructure”, according to former Conservative transport minister Steven Norris. 49 more words

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Facebook begins fact-checking news for users in India, one of its largest markets

(Source: www.theverge.com)

Facebook is introducing third-party fact-checking in India, with a pilot program first starting in the state of Karnataka. Facebook says the fact-checking program is aimed at fighting “the spread of false news,” and the company has partnered with independent journalism initiative BOOM, which is certified by the International Fact-Checking Network. 348 more words

Technology

BuzzFeed: How To Spot A Deepfake Like The Barack Obama–Jordan Peele Video

BuzzFeed: How To Spot A Deepfake Like The Barack Obama–Jordan Peele Video. “Don’t be embarrassed if you were fooled, even if only briefly. Technology to trick our eyes and ears is advancing rapidly. 89 more words

Useful Stuff

Monopolies

The conspiracy against Hemp, was to my mind, an anti-competitive & monopolising strategy, by certain industries, to get rid of their main opposition/competitor. I have seen similar ‘strategies’ in other products (mostly from USA) but they don’t use the criminal justice system to enforce them.. 267 more words