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Man Spoofs GPS To Fake Shop Visits For Profit, Gets Caught
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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 […]

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SNL mocks presidential alert texts in fake Cricket Wireless ad     – CNET
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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.

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Stunt Woman Tests Apple Watch With Violent Fake Falls
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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 […]

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Impostor Syndrome leaves most tech workers feeling like a fake     – CNET
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A new informal study shows that 58 percent of tech employees from companies like Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft feel like frauds.

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Google created a fake pizza brand to test out creative strategies for YouTube ads
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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 […]

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Americans Don't Think the Platforms Are Doing Enough To Fight Fake News
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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 […]

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The Flourishing Business of Fake YouTube Views
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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. […]

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Facebook should be held liable for fake news, say UK politicians     – CNET
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Britain’s MPs take on the social network and other US tech giants.

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Facebook, defending fake news, gives platform to another right-wing conspiracy     – CNET
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Unsubstantiated comments by Alex Jones against Robert Mueller are allowed to stand, says Facebook

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