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AI to customise cyber threats, predicts cybersecurity firm Gen
Fri, 8th Dec 2023
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cloud services
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
Gen predicts AI will customise and escalate cyber threats by 2024, making cybersecurity a daily life necessity.
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Australian firm Kismet acquires Media.com to combat fake news
Sat, 14th Oct 2023
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web development
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financial results
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clickbait
Kismet Group acquires Media.com to offer a platform combating misinformation and protecting users' reputation.
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Mandiant researchers uncover significant new disinformation campaign
Tue, 9th Aug 2022
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cloud services
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ddos
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advanced persistent threat protection
Chinese Government conducts disinformation campaign following Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, say researchers. 72 websites are reportedly involved.
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Surfshark releases fake news filter for Chrome and Firefox
Mon, 7th Mar 2022
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cloud services
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vpn
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privacy
In a bid to prevent the spread of misinformation, Surfshark has announced the release of its fake news warning (FNW) extension for Chrome and Firefox.
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The three horsemen of cyber risks: misinformation, disinformation, and fake news
Thu, 4th Nov 2021
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cybersecurity
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misinformation
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fake news
Misleading information has emerged as one of the leading cyber risks in our society, affecting political leaders and the economy, says new study.
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New detection tool aims to catch Twitter bots in real time
Thu, 21st May 2020
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twitter
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norton
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bots
New bot-detecting tool, BotSight, helps Twitter users spot fake accounts in the fight against disinformation.
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From fake cures to 5G conspiracies: Fake news explodes during COVID-19 pandemic
Tue, 21st Apr 2020
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5g
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wireless networks
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warwick business school
Fake news websites can be identified by their video streaming and advertising partners, according to research from Warwick Business School.
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Kiwi ambivalence to fake news leads to millions lost to cyber criminals
Wed, 18th Dec 2019
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cybersecurity
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nztech
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cios
NZTech warns: Kiwis struggle to discern fake news, risking $3.8m to scams.
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Adobe, New York Times and Twitter announce content authenticity initiative
Tue, 5th Nov 2019
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creative technologies
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martech
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adobe
Adobe is developing an opt-in system that will allow creators and publishers to securely attach attribution data to content they choose to share.
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Blackbird.AI launches solution to fight disinformation campaigns
Wed, 30th Oct 2019
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ai
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cios
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blackbird.ai
Technology, regulation, and education must work hand-in-hand to tackle disinformation threats now seen as the new normal.