Tag: internet

Scammers seize on COVID confusion

Scamming has skyrocketed in the past year, and much of the increase is attributed to COVID-related scams, more recently around vaccines. Why it matters: The pandemic has created a prime opportunity for scammers to target people who are already confused…

/ February 28, 2021
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Editors’ Picks: 17 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From Printed Matter’s Virtual Art-Book Fair to Amy Sedaris Impersonating Marcel Dzama

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting events in person and digitally, as well as in-person exhibitions open in the New York…

/ February 23, 2021
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Big Names Get Behind India Farmers’ Protest As Government Silences Supporters

As hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers charge ahead with their monthslong protests of new agricultural laws on the outskirts of New Delhi, the movement has spilled over to the internet.  Like on the ground where police have arrested at least eight journalists and dozens…

/ February 12, 2021
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In photos: Myanmar protesters confront police with roses and placards in massive rally

Myanmar's military appeared to have broadened its crackdown on internet access Saturday amid protests over the coup that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected civilian government, AP reports.What's happening: Netblocks, a U.K.-based site that tracks internet disruptions worldwide, tweeted Saturday…

/ February 7, 2021
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The old news business model is broken: making Google and Facebook pay won’t save journalism

The federal government is talking tough about making Google and Facebook pay Australian news businesses for linking to, or featuring, these publishers’ content. The digital platforms have been talking equally tough. Facebook is threatening to remove Australian news stories and…

/ January 29, 2021
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The Takedown of a Dark-Web Marketplace

You could buy pretty much any contraband you desired on DarkMarket, an online marketplace that was shuttered last week: illegal drugs, counterfeit passports, malware. The site, a kind of eBay for the dark Web, ran on Tor, the encrypted software…

/ January 23, 2021
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Fringe right plots new attacks out of sight

Domestic extremists are using obscure and private corners of the internet to plot new attacks ahead of Inauguration Day. Their plans are also hidden in plain sight, buried in podcasts and online video platforms. Why it matters: Because law enforcement…

/ January 17, 2021
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Feeling Betrayed, Far-Right Extremists Have A New Message For Trump: ‘Get Out Of Our Way’

ILLUSTRATION: REBECCA ZISSER/HUFFPOSTFor months, President Donald Trump’s message to his supporters was clear:The election was being stolen from him, and they needed to fight to take it back.So on January 6, during a Trump-promoted rally to “Stop the Steal,” thousands…

/ January 17, 2021

Peru: Empowering mountain communities | Global Ideas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0mQT5wpYAQVillagers in the Manu Biosphere Reserve are actively engaged in protecting the environment while developing ways to make a sustainable and decent living. New crops, new farming methods, new kinds of jobs, and the arrival of the Internet are all…

/ January 13, 2021
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25 Of The Funniest Tweets About Cats And Dogs This Week (Jan. 2-8)

Woof — it’s been a long week.If you feel like you’ve been working like a dog, let us offer you the internet equivalent of a big pile of catnip: hilarious tweets about pets.Each week at HuffPost, we scour Twitter to…

/ January 11, 2021
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Amazon’s Parler ban sets off a free speech showdown for Big Tech

Amazon's decision to boot conservative chat site Parler from its hosting platform, on the heels of Twitter and many other services banishing President Trump, brings three decades of hot argument over online speech to a boil. Why it matters: Four…

/ January 10, 2021