AmiMoJo writes: A man in Japan used GPS spoofing to fake 2.7 million visits to shops in the Aeon Kyushu chain. Each visit rewarded him with two “WAON” points, with the total worth around 5.3 million yen ($45,000). The man used 45 laptops to continually spoof GPS readings and launch the Aeon Kyushu app, collecting […]
Bad cell service can be a plus when personal messages from the president go over the top. Plus, inside the GOP locker room, and Pete Davidson slams Kanye West.
It seems like everyone’s curious about how the Apple Watch 4 detects falls. The Washington Post reports: In the interest of science, I’ve tried jumping off ledges and throwing myself onto furniture. The thing never went off. (The feature is on by default only for people older than 65, but I turned mine on.) It’s […]
A new informal study shows that 58 percent of tech employees from companies like Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft feel like frauds.
Google’s Unskippable Ads team has been testing ad effectiveness in a compelling new way: It created a fake pizza brand called Doctor Fork, used stock footage to create 33 ads and then served them up on YouTube and reached 20 million impressions. Ben Jones, creative director at Unskippable Labs, explained that there are certain axioms […]
Journalists regularly weigh in on what platforms like Facebook and Google are and aren’t doing to stop the spread of viral misinformation. But what do Americans at large think? From a report: Nothing good, according to a new survey published by Gallup and the Knight Foundation on Wednesday. The report, based on web surveys from […]
An anonymous reader shares a report: Martin Vassilev makes a good living selling fake views on YouTube videos. Working from home in Ottawa, he has sold about 15 million views so far this year, putting him on track to bring in more than $200,000, records show. Mr. Vassilev, 32, does not provide the views himself. […]
Britain’s MPs take on the social network and other US tech giants.
Unsubstantiated comments by Alex Jones against Robert Mueller are allowed to stand, says Facebook