Online romance scams: Research reveals scammers’ tactics – and how to defend against them

Sometimes, true love is too good to be true. kate3155/iStock via Getty Images Fangzhou Wang, University of Texas at Arlington In the Netflix documentary “The Tinder Swindler,” victims exposed notorious con artist Simon Leviev, who posed as a wealthy diamond mogul on the popular dating app Tinder to deceive and scam numerous women out of […]

Social media can in fact be made better: Research shows it is possible to reward users for sharing accurate information instead of misinformation

We feel rewarded by reactions to information we share, and that can lead to good and bad habits. Linka A Odom/DigitalVision via Getty Images Ian Anderson, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences; Gizem Ceylan, Yale University, and Wendy Wood, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Is social media designed to reward […]

Elon Musk’s X Logo Shines and Strobes at Ex-Twitter HQ, Resembling Post-Apocalyptic Bandit Lair

This, nerdies and gentlegeeks, is the new X logo that Elon Musk had installed on the top of the ex-Twitter headquarter. Don’t stare at it for too long, else you might end up burning your retina. It also strobes in the most annoying way possible. Hope there are no epileptics around! Now try to imagine […]

Gliding, not searching: Here’s how to reset your view of ChatGPT to steer it to better results

Thinking of ChatGPT as a glider you pilot can help you use it more effectively. Colin Anderson Productions pty ltd/DigitalVision via Getty Images James Intriligator, Tufts University ChatGPT has exploded in popularity, and people are using it to write articles and essays, generate marketing copy and computer code, or simply as a learning or research […]

META’s Twitter Killer “Threads” is Here, and It’s Promising so Far!

Facebook Meta’s Twitter alternative, Threads, is finally here, and so far, I quite like it! The company has a standalone app for the platform, but fortunately, it comes integrated with Instagram, which means you won’t have to start from scratch if you already have an IG account! That’s a HUGE headstart for the service if […]

Billionaire Brawls: Musk and Zuckerberg’s Epic Tech Showdown Explained in Five Minutes

Get ready for the ultimate showdown, geeks! Elon Musk, the brain behind Twitter, and Mark Zuckerberg, the mastermind behind Meta, are taking their battle to a whole new level: a cage match! These tech titans aren’t just fighting over users and money, they’re duking it out over their ideologies too. In one corner, we have […]

How scammers use psychology to create some of the most convincing internet cons – and what to watch out for

Scammers are blending different types of fraud to persuade people to hand over their cash. Pixel-Shot/Shutterstock Stacey Wood, Scripps College and Yaniv Hanoch, University of Southampton Online fraud is today’s most common crime. Victims are often told they are foolish for falling for it, but fraudsters use psychological mechanisms to infiltrate the defences of their […]

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Banning TikTok Could Weaken Personal Cybersecurity

Banning TikTok could unintentionally pose a cybersecurity risk. SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Robert Olson, Rochester Institute of Technology TikTok is not be the first app to be scrutinized over the potential exposure of U.S. user data, but it is the first widely used app that the U.S. government has proposed banning over privacy and […]