Inc. has an interesting story about how startup Distil Networks is attempting to detect bots online. This passage was particularly illuminating: To determine who on the internet is real and who is fake, Distil's system studies a range of variables. Does the actor's cursor wander around the page like a person's would, for example, or does it make a beeline for its target? When … [Read more...] about How One Company Detects Bots Online
Rick Falkvinge over at the Private Internet Access blog makes an interesting point. He notes that when we complain about paywalls, we typically think of them in terms of the impact they have on journalism and the news industry. I would also add that in academia we debate about paywalled research articles and the wider social, cultural, political, and economic implications this … [Read more...] about Putting IT Standards Behind Paywalls Jeopardizes Our Security
A list of the top 10 cyber and privacy related stories shared online in the last 24 hours. The NSA Officially Has a Rogue Contractor Problem USA Liberty Act: New ‘Foreign’ Intelligence Law Will Legalize Spying On Americans Mozilla to launch Firefox Cliqz Experiment with data collecting The Surveillance State Will Not Save Us EU to implement … [Read more...] about Top Cyber & Privacy News – 7 October 2017
When it comes to cyber threats, the United States has been "thinking and looking in the wrong direction," according to one expert at the recent Cambridge Cyber Summit. ThreatPost reports: The nature of cyberattacks is changing and increasingly leveraging social media as they take aim at new targets. That’s the consensus of cybersecurity experts discussing the evolving nature … [Read more...] about On Cyber Threats U.S. Has Been “Looking In The Wrong Direction”
Bottom Line Up Front The first person to tweet about the Las Vegas shootings is likely a real estate agent from Antioch, California. It is possible that he was on vacation in Las Vegas at the time. Background Earlier today, Caroline Orr (rvawonk on Twitter) tweeted a screenshot of what she claims are the first two tweets to mention the shootings in Las … [Read more...] about Who Was The First Person To Tweet About the Las Vegas Shooting?