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Forbes forced readers to remove advertizing disablers, and then advertized malware

1 year, 11 months ago
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Several last weeks the famous Forbes.com portal did not allow readers to get acquainted with the materials if on user side the advertizing disabler is switched on. So, if the reader with AdBlock or uBlock visited Forbes.com, he was asked to move away the disabler. Otherwise to get acquainted with portal content just there was no opportunity. It is difficult to find other opportunity as the same Google does not cache data of a portal correctly.

But a problem not in advertizing and not in disablers. As it appeared after the disabler of advertizing was switched-off by the user, malware under the guise of the normal program was at once offered to it. It was found by the information security specialist Brian Baskin (Brian Baskin) who zaskrinshotit a similar case.

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University of Kaspersky 2020 — the application for increase of level of information security of users of a social network of VKontakte

1 year, 11 months ago
In article operation of application University of Kaspersky 2020 for a social network of VKontakte is considered: target audience, features of work, the considered subjects.

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Social networks, finance and robots: As the trader earned $2,4 million in 28 minutes by means of one tweet

1 year, 11 months ago


A few years ago one London hedge fund started the new project so-called "Twitter fund". The special computer system read 100 million tweets a week and defined a situation with the current economic trends on their basis.

If the general tonality of the message was positive, the fund took shares and if negative — that the probability of falling of stock market increased and it was necessary to think of sale of shares.

Invention it was awful — the fund warmed up in two years. However, perhaps, the idea was not so bad — managed to earn by spring of 2015 of one their traders in only 28 minutes more than $2,4 million, using a microblog service as a source of news.

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IBM Watson: Show me the account in social networks, and I will tell you who you are

1 year, 11 months ago

Example of the analysis of the personality from IBM Watson

The cognitive IBM Watson system the other day studied the identity of the journalist of the NPR edition Aarti Shakhani (at its personal request). For the analysis accounts of the journalist in Facebook and Twitter, and also such resource as Personality Insights API were used. According to Aarti, results turned out very exact.

At first the journalist did not even want to publish the acquired information, but then nevertheless made up the mind to this step. So, Shakhani published an example of results of the computer analysis of her personality in the form of the chart where the main features of character of the person are specified.

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Twitter can lift a limit in 140 characters for a tweet

1 year, 11 months ago


According to the website re/code, Twitter already in the first quarter this year is going to give to users the chance to add posts more long than usual 140 characters. Sources of the website report that the amount of messages will be limited 10000 characters – the same restriction affects private messages (direct messages) at present.

At present the company tests the new version of service in which tweets in a tape of messages will look the same as now. From all message the first 140 characters will be by default visible, and click on it will show its complete version.

In such a way Twitter tries not to inflate individual messages in the amount of not to frighten off users. Last tests showed that the involvement of users falls with increase in the visible size of individual tweets (for example, with increase in the size of preliminary versions of the attached photos).

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Forev Elon 2015/2016 (a meeting of New year in a network)

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Cloudy technologists of Microsoft helped to cope with the botnet Dorkbot

1 year, 11 months ago
We welcome readers of the blog iCover! In December of this year the group on fight against cybercrime integrating specialists of Microsoft Cybercrime Center, the Polish bureau CERT, the ESET company, representatives of FBI, Interpol, Europol and other services Computer Emergency Response from several countries performed large-scale operation on neutralization of the botnet Win32/Dorkbot which struck computers of users from more than 200 countries of the world. In article you will find the reference to a small applet of ESET which will allow to check the computer and, if necessary, to delete a malware.

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Children of the virtual street

1 year, 11 months ago
Parents, if you still sleep, then wake up and at least you will look out in windows. Look where there your child. Houses? You are absolutely sure of it? Double-check all windows, and at the same time all Android and Apple.

Glanced in the virtual Toy Store? The most terrifying beheld horrors and Gehenna Fiery? There is in general an advantage of this devilish invention? I found it and decided to share.

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Simple against free: we compare Moodle and Teachbase

1 year, 11 months ago
Many school and university teachers develop the direction training online with use of open LMS platforms. Today we will consider one of to what, perhaps, most often compare TeachBase: known around the world, but the solution Moodle which is ridiculously sounding only in Russian.


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Income of online training in the USA remains at the high level despite the lack of growth

1 year, 11 months ago
The itbusinessnet.com portal devoted to the corporate IT segment published the overview of research of Ambient Insight agency which considers the possibilities of the market of online training in 2015-2020.


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