In-Browser Cryptocurrency Mining is Exploding Across the Web

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Cryptocurrency mining is exploding across the web and rapidly spreading beyond the Pirate Bay.

The post In-Browser Cryptocurrency Mining is Exploding Across the Web appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257786-browser-cryptocurrency-mining-exploding-across-web?source=Computing

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More than 10 million people saw the political ads Russia bought on Facebook last year

Remember when Facebook was so quick to dismiss the reports saying fake news spreading on the social network may have played a crucial role in last year’s presidential election?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/03/more-than-10-million-people-saw-political-ads-russia-bought-on-facebook-last-year.html

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Oculus founder Palmer Luckey confirmed as anonymous backer behind pro-Trump memes

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Oculus founder Luckey Palmer has admitted to funding a group dedicated to spreading pro-Trump, alt-right memes and self-described “shitposts.” This is not the kind of publicity Facebook is likely to want for its Oculus Rift VR platform.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/236198-oculus-founder-palmer-luckey-confirmed-as-anonymous-backer-behind-pro-trump-memes

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A Future Without Work?


Periodically, a blatantly silly idea gains currency, spreading throughout society, and it has one of two effects: Either it scares the heck out of people, or they become enraptured with its seeming plausibility. Last week, The New York Times published a piece titled, “A Future Without Jobs?” I thought it fell into the silly category. There has been a great deal of speculation lately about dwindling job prospects as automation has replaced many blue-collar jobs and is now threatening white-collar jobs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83246.html?rss=1

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Mobile Device Hijacking Costs Advertisers $1B a Year


A type of fraud spreading through the mobile universe could cost advertisers more than $1 billion globally this year, according to a July 2015 study released by Forensiq.
The fraud, called “mobile device hijacking,” uses installed apps to rapidly load ads that no one sees — but the fraudsters collect money for the ads as if they had been viewed. “Mobile advertisers are losing 13 percent of their ad spend to mobile device hijacking,” the report estimates.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82305.html?rss=1

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