Internet

Truth Or Lies? This Disinformation Plague Is Upending The World

As a new round of U.S. elections approach, accusations of electronic interference are flying around like crazy bats on a Halloween night! In early September, Facebook revealed it had identified more than $100,000 worth of divisive ads on controversial issues purchased by a shady Russian company with ties to the Kremlin. And that’s after other

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Beware Parents: Internet Creeps Are The New Halloween Monsters

If you are a parent, you likely know all about the tricks and treats of a festive Halloween. Costumes, candy, and energetic sugar rushes can be a lot of fun for everyone, but most adults with kids also have some real concerns about safety during this special night of trick or treating. Darkness, strangers, traffic,

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You Need To Know Why The ePayment Industry Is Risking Your Money

If you’ve had the pleasure of traveling abroad during the last 15 years, maybe more, you’ve also most likely experienced the decidedly unpleasurable situation of your credit or debit cards “not working” or not being accepted unless you did some pre-emptive setup work with your bank. Yes, that’s when you insert your card into, say,

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This Is Why Your Internet Browser Is Actually A Gateway To Danger

The internet is a pretty interesting place, where we can conduct research, handle business, connect with people, and even save ourselves a trip to the grocery store. It can also be a place fraught with dangers lurking behind every pixel—because when we open a browser window, the gateway to all things digital and sparkly on

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Will Machine Learning Win The Battle Of The Bots?

Pat Benatar once said “Love is a battlefield.” That may or may not be true, but one thing is for sure— the digital landscapes of corporations and governments around the world are certainly the new battlefield. Cyber-warfare has been a thing for at least a few decades, but today, instead of people fighting with guns

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THIS IS A TEST Of The National Wireless Emergency Alert System, OK?

Last Wednesday, on October 3 at 2:18 PM ETC, millions of U.S. cell phone users received a text message that caught them by surprise, setting off waves of concern and myriad questions—was it an Amber Alert? A national crisis warning? No. It appeared to be a harmless alert from the White House: THIS IS A TEST of the

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This Is How California’s Privacy Law Has Left The GDPR In The Dust

When the European Union’s (EU’s) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became law on May 25, 2018, it set an impressive precedent for data privacy and digital rights—but it also sent shockwaves throughout the tech industry. Consequently, some web services such as Klout, which measures one’s social media influence, had to shut down, while other companies

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Death and Learning: This Is How Virtual Reality Is Helping Life

In this techno-fuelled, 21st-century world, Virtual Reality (VR) is quickly becoming actual reality. And with our limited degree of human awareness, VR is penetrating multiple aspects of our lives, from online education to social interaction to live events to attending funerals. At the click of a button, live-streamed happenings can now be accessed all day,

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How To Vaporize Online Abuse From Internet Trolls

Who are internet trolls and what do they want? Why are they always starting online fights, upsetting chat rooms, and throwing inflammatory torches wherever and whenever possible? They’re not the scary characters living under a bridge you may remember from childhood—they’re actually worse because they’re real.     According to the slang definition, an internet

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