From the archives: Fake it till you make it: meet the wolves of Instagram – podcast | News- Tempemail

We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2018: Their hero is Jordan Belfort, their social media feeds display super-rich lifestyles. But what are these self-styled traders really selling? By Symeon Brown Continue Reading

Anna X review – sound and vision steal the show in ‘fake heiress’ tale | Theatre- Tempemail

Damien Hirst’s conceptual art is mentioned more than once in Joseph Charlton’s play about a con artist who rips off a Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur. It seems appropriate because Anna X feels like a cool, cocky, high-wire stage equivalent. The story itself is a standard romantic sting but combines drama Continue Reading

Amazon blames social media for struggle with fake reviews | Amazon- Tempemail

Amazon has blamed social media companies for its failure to remove fake reviews from its website, arguing that bad actors turn to social networks to buy and sell fake reviews outside the reach of its own technology. The company says it removed more than 200m suspected fake reviews before they Continue Reading

Feds Secretly Ran a Fake Encrypted Chat App and Busted Over 800 Criminals – Tempemail

In a huge sting operation, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Australian Federal Police (AFP) ran an “encrypted chat” service called ANoM for almost 3 years to intercept 27 million messages between criminal gang members globally. Dubbed Operation Ironside (AFP), Operation Greenlight (Europol), and Operation Trojan Shield (FBI), Continue Reading

Overconfident of spotting fake news? If so, you may be more likely to fall victim | Digital media- Tempemail

Are you a purveyor of fake news? People who are most confident about their ability to discern between fact and fiction are also the most likely to fall victim to misinformation, a US study suggests. Although Americans believe the confusion caused by false news is all-pervasive, relatively few indicate having Continue Reading

Hackers Using Fake Foundations to Target Uyghur Minority in China – Tempemail

The Uyghur community located in China and Pakistan has been the subject of an ongoing espionage campaign aiming to trick the targets into downloading a Windows backdoor to amass sensitive information from their systems. “Considerable effort was put into disguising the payloads, whether by creating delivery documents that appear to Continue Reading

Facebook planned to remove fake accounts in India – until it realized a BJP politician was involved | Social media- Tempemail

Facebook allowed a network of fake accounts to artificially inflate the popularity of an MP from India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), for months after being alerted to the problem. The company was preparing to remove the fake accounts but paused when it found evidence that the politician was probably Continue Reading

Facebook removes over 16,000 groups trading fake reviews | Facebook

Facebook has removed more than 16,000 groups trading fake reviews after the UK’s competition regulator criticised the company for failing to make good on a previous promise to clamp down on the practice. In January 2020, the Competition and Markets Authority secured an agreement from Facebook to “better identify, investigate Continue Reading