Linked – Fake Obama speech is the beginning of the end of video evidence
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Linked – Fake Obama speech is the beginning of the end of video evidence

I don’t think we are quite at the point where video evidence is dead, but the “fake” Obama video is pretty realistic and would take some serious analysis to show that it is a fake, and when we can’t even be bothered to read news articles before they go viral, how much damage could be…

Linked – New App Lets You Find Strangers on Facebook Just By Taking Their Picture
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Linked – New App Lets You Find Strangers on Facebook Just By Taking Their Picture

Oh sure, this won’t end badly: “”Facezam could be the end of our anonymous societies,” Kenyon told the London Telegraph. “Users will be able to identify anyone within a matter of seconds, which means privacy will no longer exist in public society.” But Kenyon thinks this serves some greater purpose than simply allowing shy guys…

Linked – Social Network Algorithms Are Distorting Reality By Boosting Conspiracy Theories
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Linked – Social Network Algorithms Are Distorting Reality By Boosting Conspiracy Theories

“The problem is that social-web activity is notorious for an asymmetry of passion. On many issues, the most active social media voices are the conspiracist fringe. The majority of people know that vaccines don’t cause autism, and that 9/11 was not an inside job. They don’t dedicate hours to creating content or tweeting to reinforce…

Lying Liars and the Lies We Spread – A Roundup
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Lying Liars and the Lies We Spread – A Roundup

I’ve been hanging on to a couple of articles recently that talk about some of the misinformation that gets spread online. Specifically, not just that the information is false, but that we don’t really seem to care. For example, did you know that the Washington Posts “What Was Fake on the Internet This Week” column…

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Timely Phishing

As many of you know, I am currently in Norway due to a work engagement. I arrived yesterday morning, after a day of traveling and an overnight flight. Obviously, as an iPhone and iPad user, I was making good use of free wi-fi when it was available in airports and at the hotel after my…