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Is Social Media a Gateway to Hard Drugs? Study Suggests It Is

Is Social Media a Gateway to Hard Drugs? Study Suggests It Is

Dealing with an addiction of any kind is an uphill battle for anyone that struggles with it. Regardless of what that addiction is, deciding to kick it to the curb is one thing, but to actually do it is another.  When it comes to social media addiction, however, just how serious is it? There are studies that have suggested that[Read More…]

Tech Firms Are Creating Mind-Reading Technology

Tech Firms Are Creating Mind-Reading Technology

Internet users are increasingly finding that the ads that they see online are of products which they are interested in.  It appears that the internet companies are reading the minds of the internet users to show them relevant products.  Many people are confused about how internet giants like Google, Facebookand Amazon are getting this information, and some are also worried. [Read More…]

Raffaela Spone used deepfakes to frame her daughter's cheerleading rivals

US Woman ‘Used Deepfakes to Blackmail Cheerleading Rivals’

Deepfakes were used to frame a group of cheerleaders, it has been revealed. According to a Pennsylvania police report, Raffaela Spone used deepfake videos to frame her daughter’s cheerleading rivals.  As a result, she was charged late last week with misdemeanour counts of cyber harassment of a child and related offences, according to the affidavit of probable cause for her[Read More…]

Facebook’s Libra: Questions and Objections Loom Large Over Launch

Facebook’s Libra: Questions and Objections Loom Large Over Launch

The Libra is Facebook’s new attempt at breaking into the world of cryptocurrency, however, new hurdles may be facing the social media company. Questions loom over how Facebook’s new currency will affect markets – and whether in fact the “Libra” is actually a cryptocurrency at all. Cryptocurrencies by their very nature are decentralized, and the Libra is not. The only[Read More…]

MPs call for a clampdown on alternative news

MPs call for a clampdown on alternative news

An influential parliamentary committee has pushed for new laws to ban alternative news sites, it has been revealed. The interim report from the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has recommended that British regulators should be given more control over Facebook and Google to stop the spread of whatever they consider to be “fake news”. In the[Read More…]