Internet industry

How can social media users be protected from hackers?

| Al Jazeera | It may seem safe enough to post your phone number and date of birth on social media. But that information could end up being shared all over the web. The personal details of more than half…

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Cyber Censors. What’s the future of the internet?

| RT Documentary | What’s the future of the internet? Digital reality will soon face a tough challenge. A war of platforms is breaking out in the virtual world, and it seems to be beyond the reach of any government….

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Fraud: how I was scammed and you could be too

| Financial Times | Authorised push payment frauds, where people are tricked into transferring money into criminal-controlled accounts, are growing fast, with £354mn stolen last year. FT journalist and fraud victim Joe Sinclair talks to readers about how they’ve been…

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Why Amazon Has So Many Counterfeit Goods

| CNBC | Seizures of counterfeit products at U.S. borders have increased 10-fold over the past two decades as e-commerce sales have boomed. The total value of seized goods – if they had been real – reached nearly $1.4 billion…

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Rats & Slaves

| VPRO | In de 3LAB-documentaire Rats & Slaves onderzoekt filmmaker Anthony van der Meer de levendige digitale handel in gehackte computers. Hij infiltreert op een hackersforum voor ‘RATters’; hackers die mensen bespioneren, bestelen of afpersen. Deze slachtoffers worden ‘slaves’…

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The Cleaners

| VPRO | Twee jonge Duitse filmmakers slagen er in om toegang te krijgen tot een van de beter bewaakte geheimen van Facebook.The Cleaners geeft een inkijk in de verborgen wereld van de digitale schoonmaak waar wordt verwijderd wat ‘men’…

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WannaCry, the Marcus Hutchins Story

| Tomorrow Unlocked | One day in May 2017, computers all around the world suddenly shut down. A malware called WannaCry asks for a ransom. The epidemic suddenly stops, because a young, British researcher finds a killswitch, by accident.

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The Fantasy Sports Gamble

| Frontline | An investigation with The New York Times into fantasy sports and online sports betting. With law enforcement cracking down, the film traces the growth of these booming businesses and goes inside their operations at home and abroad.

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