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A Third of US Social Media Users Creating Fake Accounts

Fake social media accounts are usually associated with bot networks, but new research shows that many social media users are creating their own fake accounts for a variety of reasons.

Stat Firm Reports Less Than 1% of Subscribers Playing Netflix Games

Some analysts contend that Netflix made a big mistake getting into gaming in the first place, and the initiative is destined to fail. Others are less concerned, calling the move "cautious and measured."

Top Universities Exposing Students, Faculty and Staff to Email Crime

Nearly all the top 10 universities in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia are putting their students, faculty and staff at risk of email compromise by failing to block attackers from spoofing the schools’ email domains.

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Denmark Tops in Digital Quality of Life, US in Fifth Place

If you’re looking for the best digital quality of life in the world, Denmark appears to be the place to go. South Korea finished second in the overall rankings, although it captured the top spot in internet quality and both broadband and mobile speed growth.

Meta Moves To Back Off Removing Covid Misinformation From Platforms

Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, is asking its Oversight Board for an advisory opinion on whether measures taken to squash dangerous Covid-19 misinformation should continue or be modified.

Amazon Lawsuit Fingers Facebook Groups Recruiting Fake Reviewers

Amazon alleges that the administrators of more than 10,000 Facebook groups have attempted to orchestrate the placement of bogus reviews on Amazon in exchange for money or free products.

Luxury Consumers Dismiss Inflation, Say ‘Full Shopping Ahead!’

Inflation may be forcing many Americans to reduce their discretionary spending, but shopping still appears to be strong among the luxury set.

Security Pros Lured to Bug Bounties by Big Pay Days

As criminal activity on the internet continues to accelerate, bug hunting for cash has begun to attract more and more security researchers. In its latest annual report, bug bounty platform Intigriti revealed that the number of analysts signing up for its services has increased 43% from April 2021 to...

Digital Devices of Corporate Brass Ripe for Hacker Attacks

Digital devices and home networks of corporate executives, board members and high-value employees with access to financial, confidential and proprietary information are ripe targets for malicious actors, according to a study released Tuesday by a cybersecurity services firm. The connected home is a ...

Attacks on Cloud Service Providers Down 25% During First 4 Months of 2022

New research from Atlas VPN shows that cloud-native exploits on major cloud service providers (CSPs) declined during the first four months of 2022. Cloud-native exploits dropped by 25%, from 71 exploits in the first four months of 2021 to 53 exploits in the first four months of this year, Atlas rese...

Third-Party Risk Could Cost E-Commerce Sites Millions

Plugins or other software dependencies can inadvertently or maliciously introduce vulnerabilities or data leaks that can expose e-commerce site users to risk.

New EU Law Will Force Google, Meta, Others To Expose Algorithms

Among the provisions of the Digital Services Act approved in an agreement between the European Council and European Parliament are transparency measures on the algorithms used by online platforms and services to recommend content and products to users.

PII of Many Fortune 1000 Execs Exposed at Data Broker Sites

Research by a cybersecurity services provider reveals how widespread the risks are to executives and the organizations they ramrod from data brokers collecting sensitive data about them. "We see corporate executives targeted all the time in their personal lives," BlackCloak Founder and CEO Chris Pie...

Forrester Pegs B2B Fraud, Cyber Insurance Complacency as Top Threats in 2022

Forrester also called out the work-from-anywhere trend as a major threat in 2022. It explained that an anywhere-work model presents an opportunity to create new kinds of sensitive data.

PC Shipments Decline, Revenues Rise During Q1 2022

Despite the first decline in PC shipments since 2020, computer revenues increased 15% during Q1 of 2022. Desktop computers performed strongly, with shipments increasing 13% during the period.

Crypto Firms Offered Insurance To Cover Cloud Crashes

Nothing strikes fear into a cryptocurrency trader like being forcibly disconnected from the cloud. Technology downtime insurance provider Parametrix would like to make traders less fearful by offering cloud downtime insurance for crypto companies.

Wing Picks DFW for First Commercial Drone Deliveries in Major US Metro Area

Delivery drones will be buzzing the Texas skies beginning Thursday, April 7. Wing, which is operated by Google's parent company Alphabet, will launch the first commercial drone delivery service in a major U.S. metropolitan area.

Forrester Predicts Net Loss of 1.42 Million US Jobs to Automation by 2032

Automation will claim more than 11 million U.S. jobs over the next decade, according to a new report by Forrester. That's the bad news. The good news is that at the same time automation will create 9.63 million new jobs, for a net job loss for the period of 1.42 million jobs. The report noted that f...

Credit Ratings Could Cool Hot ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Market

A move by Equifax to enable buy now, pay later vendors to report their customers' "pay-in-four" loans to the credit rating agency could dampen consumer enthusiasm for the popular payment method.

US Shoppers Spent $1.7T Online During Pandemic, Another Trillion Forecast for 2022

During the first two years of the global pandemic, U.S. consumers spent US$1.7 trillion online, $609 billion more than the previous two years, according to an economic report released Tuesday by Adobe. More spending is to come in 2022, with Adobe forecasting shoppers will spend more than $1 trillion...

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