Spammers are now using Facebook Events to trick users into completing online surveys, taking part in online contests and perform other tasks that allow spammers to generate commissions. In some cases, users are also tricked into giving up their mobile phone number, which is then automatically signed up for expensive premium services.
» via ReadWriteWeb
The new album is perhaps not their best , but their marketing certainly is…
oh my god
I am just going to reblog this all the time
It is actually the best thing I’ve ever seen
The End of Web Neutrality ?
ISPs have defended their right to operate a two-speed internet, at a key debate into the future of the web.
The debate was organised by the government, which is keen to see the principles of a free and equal net maintained.
ISPs are increasingly looking to prioritise
» via BBC News
US spy operation that manipulates social media
The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media using fake online personas designed to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda.
A Californian corporation has been awarded a contract with the US Central Command (Centcom) to develop what is described as an “online persona management service” that will allow one serviceman or woman to control up to 10 separate identities at once.
The contract stipulates each persona must have a convincing background, history and supporting details, and that up to 50 controllers must be able to operate false identities from their workstations “without fear of being discovered by sophisticated adversaries”.
The project has been likened by web experts to China’s attempts to control and restrict free speech on the internet.
KInda surprised it took this long.
Falling behind China in almost every single category.
SOCIAL MEDIA “LANDSCAPE” GRAPH
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