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Here Are The Real Fake News Sites

Here Are The Real Fake News Sites

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The internet is teeming with fake news sites. That's not a political statement, but the conclusion of a new study by DomainTools, a security analysts company. The new study analyzed some of the top media outlets in the U.S. to determine their susceptibility to domain-squatting and spoofed domains. The bogus URLs may spread disinformation or malicious code, according to DomainTools. “As distrust of traditional media continues to grow, protecting the public from disinformation campaigns has become pertinent to the democratic process,” says Corin Imai, a senior security advisor of DomainTools. So which news sites have the highest fake scores? And what does it mean for the average news consumer? You'll probably be surprised by the answers. Why study fake news sites? Authenticity an
How India can position itself as a global startup hub in 20…

How India can position itself as a global startup hub in 20…

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Startup India has achieved a level of widespread name-recognition—anyone involved with starting a new business is likely to have heard of it, and a Google News search for the keywords “Startup India” will yield over 20 million results. Along with this name recognition has come some early successes for the various specific schemes and programmes associated with Startup India. While some of the early numbers are promising, as with any large-scale and ambitious programme in a country like India, Startup India could benefit from further grassroots implementation, education, and marketing to ensure benefits reach a larger number of startups. In this article, I’ll be diving into areas where Startup India has had early successes, as well as areas for possible change based on my conversations w
North Carolina to hold new congressional election after tam…

North Carolina to hold new congressional election after tam…

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The North Carolina State Board of Elections voted 5-0 on Thursday to hold a new election in the 9th Congressional District. The board did not immediately set a schedule. Following last November’s election, Republican Mark Harris had held a slim lead over Democrat Dan McCready in unofficial results from the district running from Charlotte through several counties to the east. But the state refused to certify the win because of absentee-ballot irregularities. Harris said Thursday during the hearing that he thought a new election should be called, despite his lawyers arguing in recent legal filings to the state board that he should be certified the winner. The Republican said he was still struggling from health problems caused by a blood infection that landed him in a hospital and le
Here’s What People Google Before Going to the Hospital

Here’s What People Google Before Going to the Hospital

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Image: Don Ryan (AP)Accepting medical help in this country is often no easy task, especially given rising health care costs. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that plenty of people in need of emergency care first turn to Dr. Google for advice, according to a new study out Thursday.The study found that more than half of patients who visited an emergency room and were willing to share their Google search history searched for information related to their health problems in the week before their visit.Between March 2016 to 2017, the study’s authors, based at the University of Pennsylvania, asked more than 700 patients who visited a nearby emergency room if they had a Google account. Around 300 of them said they did. And, in what might be the most shocking part of the study, 119 people add
AMP up your dental practice’s website for better mobile sea…

AMP up your dental practice’s website for better mobile sea…

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Instant satisfaction is the standard today. Customers anticipate quicker access to relevant online content, especially from mobile phones. The speed with which your page loads and your mobile optimization can affect how your dental website's content performs in search engine results pages (SERPs). Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) program can help increment your website’s load speed and enhance its user experience (UX).   According to Googledxzzuqurezxuccrdbxufzedewavytb, 40% of users will leave a site if it takes more than three seconds to load. Nonetheless, the average page load speed for mobile content is at least eight seconds! Moderate page load speeds debilitate the UX. Your patients simply won’t stick around for your website to load on their mobile
Where’d My Website Go? – IFEX

Where’d My Website Go? – IFEX

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Online expression is blocked, filtered and throttled in a variety of ways by those seeking to suppress it. What does developing a basic technical understanding of how this censorship is implemented have to offer you? For expression and human rights defenders, knowing the basic options will both make your policy advocacy with those imposing the censorship more targeted and effective, and help you identify the appropriate censorship evasion technology for getting around the censorship you're facing. This explainer will equip you with this core understanding of the many technical strategies used to deny access to websites and applications, from keyword filtering to deep packet inspection. BlocksBlocking and filtering are amongst the most common web censorship techniques. Some cen...
What’s Covered Under Medicare? A New App May Leave You Stil…

What’s Covered Under Medicare? A New App May Leave You Stil…

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Millennials, beware: Your grandparents are about to start calling you for help downloading the new Medicare smartphone app.The iPhone and Android app, which launched Feb. 6, is called “What’s Covered,” and true to its name, it mostly answers one simple, yes-or-no question: Is this medical procedure covered by traditional Medicare?Milt Roney, a 71-year-old retired government worker in a well-to-do suburb of Washington, D.C., agreed to check out the app with me, though he was skeptical from the outset.“I wouldn’t use an app like that,” Roney said. “[My procedures are] going to be covered, and I’m not going to worry about it.”Still, the app, available free from the Google Play and Apple App stores, is part of a broader Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ initiative, called eMedic
Shoshana Zuboff on Kara Swisher podcast: Google and Faceboo…

Shoshana Zuboff on Kara Swisher podcast: Google and Faceboo…

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Beginning with Google’s development of targeted online ads, the most successful companies in the world have been powered by “surveillance capitalism” — a term popularized by the guest on the latest episode of Recode Decode, Shoshana Zuboff. “All of the economic imperatives now that define surveillance capitalism are aimed at, how do we get better and better prediction products?” Zuboff told Recode’s Kara Swisher. “How do we win the most lucrative prediction products, so that not only are we predicting the future, but really increasingly, our prediction products are equal to observation.” There are just a couple problems: One, when customers are fully informed about how their data is being used, they don’t like it. So, companies like Google and Facebook have decided to “take without a
Why The Faroe Islands Are Saying No To Tourists For A Weeke…

Why The Faroe Islands Are Saying No To Tourists For A Weeke…

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Horizontal scenery image of Faroese landscape with idyllic village Gjogv, most northern village on the island of Eysturoy in foreground and high mountains in background covered with beautiful clouds.Getty Welcome to the Faroe Islands. Here in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean somewhere between Iceland, Norway and the UK is one of the world's rainiest places. There are more sheep than people, and the national dish is wind-dried fermented mutton. Yet tourists do come here, and not just from the self-governing islands' parent country Denmark. It's hard to find a hotel room in the summer and although new accommodation is under construction in the capital Tórshavn, tourism numbers look set to outpace capacity. Atlantic Airways has announced a new high season ro