With its epic privacy fail spree still going, Facebook has hired three prominent privacy advocates over the last few weeks, who are all critics of the company, as part of ongoing attempts to reform. And Google is still working on its quest to reduce phishing and other online fraud by overhauling how browsers display URLs.
An Arty Adventure Locks on American Consulate General Lucknow University to teach American Studies 129 Indian students have been arrested by US authorities for enrolling at a fake university allegedly to stay in that country. (Representational image) Expressing its concern over the detention of Indian students in connection with their enrolment in a fraudulent university in the United States, India on Saturday issued a demarche to the American Embassy and sought immediate consular access to them. US Embassy has also confirmed the same.The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said India continues to closely monitor and take proactive measures to address the situation arising out of the detention of several Indian students in the US.
For anyone hoping that foreign operations are no longer using social media to try to meddle in and influence debate and policy in the US and all over the world, Thursday should be a wakeup call.
The Washington Post reported Monday that Trump enjoys giving impromptu talks to visitors mdash; and on one occasion baselessly claimed that his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, watched a lot of sports from the private dining room off the Oval Office. ”He just sat in here and watched basketball all day, ” Trump said, according to the publication, citing four people.
Nambi Narayan, ex ISRO scientist: After SC order, yes, I feel vindicated in some way Explained: Why Kalamsat V 2 is both a small step and a giant leap for India in space ISRO launches military satellite Microsat R Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kerala Governor P Sathasivam and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at the inauguration of the Mounded Storage Vessel at LPG Bottling Plant, in Kochi. (Photo: PTI) Days after the Centre announced Padma Bhushan for former ISRO scientist S Nambi Narayanan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday accused leaders of the Congress led United Democratic Front (UDF) of troubling the scientist for political reasons. He was speaking at a rally in Thrissur on the final day of the state convention of BJP s youth wing Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha. A few decades ago, a hardworking and patriotic ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan was implicated in a fake case just because a few UDF leaders were settling political scores. Imagine, for their own politics, they damaged national interest and troubled a scientist. It is an honour that our government had the opportunity to confer a Padma award on Nambi Narayanan, Modi said.
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Daniel Nemukuyu Senior Reporter United Family International Church leader Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa and his wife, Ruth, who were being sued for US$6,5 million over alleged fake prophecies; have been cleared of any wrongdoing.Harare based businessman Mr Upenyu Mashangwa and his spouse, Blessing, filed the lawsuit at the High Court in 2017 claiming the prophet in 2012 misrepresented that they would encounter a debt cancellation miracle and encouraged them to continue seeding .
To address the first two issues, Facebook says it;s introducing a new tab on Facebook Pages the ;Page Quality; tab which will inform those who manage the Page which content has been removed for violating standards and what was rated ;fake news.;The section will explain if content was removed for being "hate speech, graphic violence, harassment and bullying, and regulated goods, nudity or sexual activity, " or being "support or praise " of people and events that are not allowed to be on Facebook, the company explained today in a blog post detailing the upcoming changes.
The move is designed to keep page managers from skirting Facebook bans by using pages they already manage to re post the content Facebook removed from their shuttered pages and groups. Facebook;s crackdown on misinformation networks comes one week after it announced the the removal of 364 pages that originated in Russia and were engaged in ;coordinated, inauthentic behavior.;In a blog post, Facebook said it will enforce the policy by looking at "a broad set of information, " including whether the page has a similar name or the same administrators as a page that has been removed.
Facebook has historically played Whac a Mole when it comes to systems of fraudulent pages, even when they re run by the same person. If a troll runs two fake news pages but only one of them violates Facebook s policies, the company can t take down the other until it breaks the rules as well. That loophole has allowed propagandists to simply shift their efforts to other existing pages after Facebook closes down one arm of their operation. But starting today, the social network will begin removing entire factions of pages and groups, even when not all of them have individually met Facebook s criteria to be removed.
Also Read: WhatsApp 5 message forward limit won't rein in the fake news problemWith over 1.5 billion users, WhatsApp is the most popular messaging application in India and yesterday night's interruption had a lot of them confused. The issue was resolved within hours however; WhatsApp has not issued any statement related to the issue or the cause of the outage. The duration of the outage isn't clear either. Also, the technical issue did not seemingly affect every user, with some able to log onto both the app and its desktop and web versions.
Public cloud infrastructure has been extremely enticing for hackers over the past few years. The report states that the products developed by Tencent and Alibaba weren t actually compromised. Hackers gained full control and simply uninstalled the software, acting like a real administrator. The researchers add that this is the first instance when any malware managed to remove cloud security. The Rocky group achieved this by not displaying any malicious behavior and by using guides provided by the aforementioned companies on how to uninstall their products. In order to deliver the malware itself to the victim s computer, they exploited vulnerabilities in Apache Struts 2, Oracle WebLogic, and Adobe ColdFusion. It s high time for cloud based services to rethink their approach to security given that ordinary security products might not be doing enough in order to avoid malware intrusion.As U.Today reported earlier, Monero is linked to the lion s share of cryptojacking cases. In fact, more than 4 percent of the XRM total supply is attributed to malicious malware. From malicious Steam games to fake Adobe Flash installers that are used as a tool for cryptojacking Monero keeps ruling the roost when it comes to mining malware.
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The Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is providing a natural experiment in fighting fake news. Occurring in a conflict zone, amid a controversial presidential election, the epidemic has proved to be fertile ground for conspiracy theories and political manipulation, which can hamper efforts to treat patients and fight the virus s spread. Public health workers have mounted an unprecedented effort to counter misinformation, saying the success or failure of the Ebola response may pivot on who controls the narrative.
According to the History channel, it all started in 1947, when a man discovered some strange debris in his sheep pasture outside of Roswell. Officials from the local Air Force base insisted it was a crashed weather balloon, and 50 years later, issued a report linking the incident to a top secret project called Project Mogul which, per Encyclopedia Brittanica, used high altitude balloons as part of an attempt to detect Soviet nuclear bomb tests.Nonetheless, many people believed the debris were remnants of a UFO, and various conspiracy theorists have since tried to prove it was an alien crash site covered up by the U.S. government. Also per Encyclopedia Brittanica, Charles Berlitz and William L. Moore published The Roswell Incident, a widely disputed book supporting this cover up theory, in 1980; in 1984, documents surfaced that were alleged to be classified memos from President Harry S. Truman about the Roswell incident (they were later determined to be fake); and in 1995, a short show film purporting to show an "alien autopsy " from the incident was released, though its director later confirmed it was a hoax.
Android fans are being warned about dozens of Google Play Store apps which have infected millions of smartphones across the globe.Security experts discovered some 85 fake Android apps on the Google Play Store that were loaded with malware.