Fakespot and ReviewMeta help identify the degree of fakeness and misinformation in their reviews.
Apparently the FakeSpot app, however, basically superimposes itself over the Amazon web pages to insert app review information. Users make purchases via the FakeSpot app interface which passes the information through to the Amazon API. While Amazon says they dispute the “fake reviews” analysis, the grounds for their requesting the app be removed appears to be the potential for information security problems with an app acting as an interface to the Amazon services.
Last year, contact tracing found 60-70% of contacts had been in homes, either through family members or close social contacts (could be biased as they were the easiest to trace). Of course, no one wears N95s masks inside their own home, 24 x 7.
The other problem, I have noted, is that public health “experts” said to use “facial coverings” made of random bits of cloth. Indeed, as of July 2021, the Oregon Health Authority still says the public should use “cloth face coverings” (made of anything) and specifically says the public should NOT USE N95s OR MEDICAL GRADE MASKS. There will be a separate post on this soon.
Macron announced that from 21 July, anyone visiting a theatre, cinema, sports venue or festival with an audience of more than 50 people would need a health pass proving they were either fully vaccinated, had tested negative or were immune.
The same requirement will be extended to bars, cafes, restaurants, shopping centres (though not supermarkets), hospitals, long-distance trains, coaches and planes from 1 August, he said – including for children aged between 12 and 17 from 1 September.
People unable to present a valid health pass risk up to six months in prison and a fine of up to €10,000 (£8,500), according to the draft text of the law,while owners of “establishments welcoming the public” who fail to check patrons’ passes could go to jail for a year and be hit with a €45,000 fine.
There are numerous videos on Youtube of anti-scam hobbyists successfully scamming or destroying scam call centers in India.
This video is mind blowing in the sophistication of the scammers and the even more sophistication of the hobbyists who began taking down their U.S. network of “mules”.
This is a bit long, very complex – but in the end, one of the U.S. based scammers is arrested. There is much more to come over the coming year – they are now working with police, the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and others.
This video has been watched over 40 million times as I post this.
Trustwave said the ransomware “avoids systems that have default languages from what was the USSR region. This includes Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Tajik, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Turkmen, Uzbek, Tatar, Romanian, Russian Moldova, Syriac, and Syriac Arabic.”
When these attacks become so large, at some point this will be seen a declaration of war, no different than bombing a country’s infrastructure:
The hacker gang behind an international crime spree that played out over the Fourth of July weekend say they’ve locked more than a million individual devices and are demanding $70 million in bitcoin to set them all free in one swoop.
The gang, the Russia-connected REvil, is best known for previously hacking JBS, one of the world’s largest meat suppliers, and briefly halting its operations across much of North America. But this attack’s potential scope is unprecedented, according to some cybersecurity experts.
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