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Submission + - One of the biggest Fake News producers uncovered (npr.org)

Gunstick writes: Npr inteviewed the owner of a fake news company called Disinfomedia. They produce fake news to highlight the extremism of the white nationalist alt-right: "The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could kind of infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right, publish blatantly or fictional stories and then be able to publicly denounce those stories and point out the fact that they were fiction," also interesting: "writers have tried to write fake news for liberals — but they just never take the bait." there's somewhere around 25 domains that are currently managed by Disinfomedia.

Comment should be legal to DDoS companies with own gear (Score 1) 47

There should be a legal exception that it is allowed to make your, and other people's, devices phone home to the original manufacturer with Gbit speeds.
The less they patch or the more they produce shitty hardware, the bigger they need to invest in anti DDoS measures.
At some point it will be cheaper to simply patch the stuff.

Comment no fear of skynet yet, because no self-refueling (Score 1) 265

I'm not aware that drones or robots are able to refuel themselves without any human action. So the moment they run out of energy, the robot revolution will be dead. Same goes for weapons, I'm not aware of a factory building bombs fully automated and auto-delivering them to an airfield to be robot-mounted onto the drones.
We just need to keep virus away from the nuclear weapons, but I doubt there's today a virus spreading via 8" floppy disks.

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