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How Blockchain Could Fix Facebook’s Fake News Problem

After the 2016 United States presidential election, Facebook started to receive flak for its possible role in Donald Trump’s victory. The usage of Facebook profiles for data analysis by Cambridge Analytica, the immense number of fake news articles on the site and the impact of confirmation bubbles meant that Facebook’s platform was being used to drastically misinform users about the ...

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Another Fake Partnership as Samsung Denies CopPay Crypto Payments Deal

On July 20 reports circulated that a partnership between electronics giant Samsung and Lithuanian crypto payment and blockchain startup CopPay was in the works. The deal was set to make it possible for Samsung customers in three Baltic states — Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania — to pay for in-store purchases with cryptocurrencies. In surprising news, it appears as though the collaboration could ...

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Blockchain Network Raises $3 Million to Combat Fake News With Decentralization

In this age of disinformation, misinformation and fake news, information vetting has become a highly anticipated subject and recently, another startup emerged with plans to use a decentralized blockchain system to filter out the noise and get to the truth. Dirt Raises $3 Million for Blockchain-Based Information Vetting Platform The team at Dirt Protocol announced today that it has assembled ...

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Cybercrime Firm Warns of Rising Reports of Fake WannaCry Ransomware

Cybercrime involving cryptocurrencies is on the rise. Today, the U.K.’s national reporting center for fraud and cyber crime, Action Fraud, has issued warnings about a new phishing campaign using the infamous WannaCry ransomware. Increase in Ransomware Action Fraud claimed last Friday that it had already received 300 reports over the previous two days about the scam emails, which attempt to ...

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Four Arrested for Running Fake Crypto Exchanges

Ukrainian police have arrested a group of four men suspected of running six fake cryptocurrency exchanges, Bleeping Computer reported June 21. Four men between ages 20 and 26 allegedly launched at least six digital currency exchanges, where they deceived users, subsequently stealing money from them. The alleged culprits lured users by promoting the exchanges with fake positive ratings and online ...

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AdBlock Plus Jumps Aboard the Blockchain to Spot Fake News

Open Positions at CCN: Full Time and Part Time Journalists Wanted. The popular ad blocker launched a new product called TrustedNews which tells the user if the news they’re reading are trustworthy or fake. TrustedNews is the new Chrome extension from AdBlock Plus which spots fake news for users as they navigate the web. At the moment, it’s only available ...

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Adblock Plus to Use Blockchain to Detect Fake News

Adblock Plus developer eyeo GmbH will use blockchain technology in its browser extension Trusted News, TechCrunch reports June, 13. Trusted News has been launched in beta and so far is only available for Chrome. The project’s website states that the browser add-on labels fake news media while marking trustworthy sources and stories. Once added to the browser, the extension displays ...

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Ethereum (ETH) Fake Twitter Giveaways Take Over

Ethereum (ETH) – We’ve all seen it, the pinned posts from most cryptocurrency leaders on Twitter stating that they “are not giving away or accepting digital assets.” Mostly, it revolves around the world’s second largest cryptocurrency Ethereum [ETH], but it has made its way to other digital tokens as well. As a public announcement, I will never ask you to send ...

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Sorry Donald, Fake News Busted by Blockchain Based Platform

Alternative facts, disinformation, lies, whatever people are calling it at the moment, fake news existed long before Donald Trump began using the term as verbal white out but now there is a blockchain based platform developed to vet information and filter out the hyperbole. Blockchain Platform Seeks the Truth Civil, which is described by its creators as a “decentralized marketplace for sustainable ...

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Crypto Scams, Fake ICOs Cost Australians Over AU$2 Million in 2017: Consumer Watchdog

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. In its annual report on scams, Australia’s national consumer watchdog has revealed that cryptocurrency-related fraud has cost Australians over AUD $2.1 million in losses last year. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has published its annual ‘targeting scams’ report on Monday, revealing accumulated total losses ...

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