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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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SEC Creates Fake ICO Website to Scare Investors – The Merkle

The SEC has taken an extra creative step to ensure investors are aware of the dangers of initial coin offerings (ICOs). To make their point, the SEC has launched their own pretend ICO site to demonstrate what investors should look for when considering an investment. The pretend ICO site is called Howey Coin, which emulates what an actual initial coin ...

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US Government Launches HoweyCoins Website to Showcase Fake ICOs – The Merkle

Educating the masses on potential risks associated with cryptocurrency and ICOs is a tedious challenge. Nefarious projects continue to dupe investors, mainly because people don’t always bother to conduct their own research. The US government has now launched a fake ICO website to demonstrate how easy it is to attract investors with a semi-professional website. HoweyCoins Serves an Educational Purpose For ...

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The SEC Launched a Fake ICO for Howey Coins

The SEC launched a fake ICO website called HoweyCoins to educate the public on how to keep an eye out for fraudulent initial coin offerings. The SEC Launched a Fake ICO, but Why? HoweyCoins is meant to be an “all too good to be true investment opportunity” that shows how easy it is for scammers to set up something that ...

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Texas Shuts Down ICO that Used Fake Jennifer Aniston Endorsement

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The Texas State Securities Board has shut down an initial coin offering (ICO) that it claims used fake endorsements from Jennifer Aniston and other celebrities to fraudulently promote its token sale. Filed on Wednesday, the emergency cease-and-desist order alleges that — in addition to illegally peddling ...

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