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UK Politician Urged Facebook to Tackle Fake News before General Election Damian Collins, the chairman of the Commons culture, media and sport select committee claimed that Facebook must intensify its fight against fake news before the UK general election. He suggested the social network to start blocking or issuing warnings about content containing falsehoods, because fake news could pose a threat Wikipedia Founder Will Address the Problem of Fake News Jimmy Wales has announced the launch of Wikitribune – a new online publication intended to fight fake news by pairing professional journalists with volunteer community contributors. In other words, the reporters will be paid with the crowdfunded money. Young Hackers Don’t Break Code for Money According to a recent study, young hackers are not motivated by money, but rather break into systems to impress their friends. The National Crime Agency interviewed 12- to 17-year-olds who had been arrested or cautioned for computer-based crimes. Scottish Police Claim Kodi Boxes Are Sold by “Criminal Gangs” The Scottish Police College hold a lecture telling how “criminal gangs” have entered the IPTV and Kodi box market, which resulted in the increase of this type of piracy by 143% in the past year alone. The lecture was attended by Trading Standards, HM Revenue & Customs and the UK Intellectual Property Office Facebook Blocked Thousands of Fake Accounts to Fight Spam The social network has got rid of tens of thousands of fake accounts in its attempt to dismantle a sophisticated global spam operation. Facebook confirmed that it had been working to disrupt a network for 6 months, cracking on “inauthentic likes and comments”. The company found out that accounts allegedly operated by users from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and other countries, which liked and commented on publishers’ pages, were part of the same coordinated spam operation. Content Providers Target Pirate Kodi Streaming Tools Satellite and cable TV systems remain too vulnerable to consumers who watch content without paying for it. These days, pirates have developed lots of solutions that can enable consumers to watch premium content for free, using the modified receivers, replacement or hacked smart cards Cisco Investigated the Market for Pirate IPTV Networking company Cisco made it clear that IPTV became an issue of growing concern. The company has spent many years investigating all kinds of piracy, and now it concludes the momentum in the area due to illicit IPTV. Cisco called the worldwide web a “great equalizer” and said that some unauthorized IPTV services could Happy "National Get a VPN Day"! Australia's mandatory data retention scheme comes into effect today, with Internet Service Providers (ISP) expected to retain and store their customers' Internet usage metadata. In response, privacy advocate group Digital Rights Watch has declared this event National Get a VPN Day, vowing to equip citizens with the VPN services they need to avoid surveillance. Kodi Invites Rightsholders to Provide Legal Content and DRM Kodi developers do not really like the current sentiment around their software, because it is associated with piracy no less than BitTorrent. While copyright owners are asking Kodi to block certain pirate add-ons, the team believes that it would be ineffective. Instead, Kodi developers are inviting copyright holders to join Google Will Show Fact-Checking Labels to Detect False News Joining the common efforts to tackle the spread of misinformation and fake news, Google will now display fact-checking labels in its search results in order to highlight vetted news and information and inform users whether
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