November 21, 2019

Surprise! Facebook is reportedly still tops when it comes to disinformation

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By Marcus Gilmer From Mashable The number of countries waging disinformation campaigns has more than doubled since 2017. And for most of them, the weapon of choice remains Facebook.  A new study, “The Global Disinformation Order” [PDF], from researchers at Oxford University, says that the number of countries pulling off disinformation campaigns increased from 28 […]

A sonic cyberattack could hijack a device’s speakers

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By Rachel Kraus From Mashable Weapons that injure crowds of people by emitting dangerous sounds may seem like the stuff of science fiction. Unfortunately, malicious hackers might be able to do just that — but with Bluetooth- or WiFi-capable smartphones, headphones, speakers, or laptops. Researcher Matt Wixey is unveiling research at the Def Con hacking […]

Gadget of the week

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Roku’s new remote lets your dog control the TV for (almost) no reason at all By Stan Schroeder From Mashable How many times have you sat in front of the telly and thought to yourself: Man, I wish I could just let my dog flip through the channels? Zero times, right? Still, Roku’s got a […]