Journalism’s value to consumers has decreased dramatically, even as its role in society has become increasingly important. Traditional media companies are struggling to get by, as they compete to stay relevant in the attention economy dominated by social media giants.
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“Breaking News: Scientists discover inhaling steam is a cure for coronavirus.” A few weeks ago, this message appeared on my phone’s screen. It was a forwarded message on WhatsApp from a relative in India. A quick Google search revealed that
In the words of the World Health Organization’s director-general, the world is currently fighting not only a pandemic, but also an “infodemic.” Approximately 46,000 tweets per day were linked to inaccurate information in March 2020 alone. With anger and anxiety
Your data isn’t private, even if it’s anonymous. In 2006, AOL publicly released 20 million anonymized search logs. That same year, Netflix released 100 million anonymized movie ratings of its users. In both cases, researchers were able to re-identify the
Alfred Lerner Hall, where Real World Crypto 2020 took place. The Real World Crypto Symposium (often abbreviated as RWC) is an annual, 3-day conference for applied cryptography research organized by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR). It strives to bring
You’re sitting in your room, browsing your favorite website. A Buzzfeed Tasty video sits at the top of your feed, and the thumbnail intrigues you, so you spend a few minutes watching the creation of French Toast Roll-Ups 4 Ways.