April 15, 2021

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The global business of professional trolling

Professional political trolling is still a thriving underground industry around the world, despite crackdowns from the biggest tech firms.

Why it matters: Coordinated online disinformation efforts offer governments and political actors a fast, cheap way to get under rivals’ skin. They also offer a paycheck to people who are eager for work, typically in developing countries.

  • “It’s a more sophisticated means of disinformation to weaken your advisories,” said Todd Carroll, CISO and VP of Cyber Operations at CybelAngel.

Driving the news: Facebook last week said it had uncovered a massive troll farm in Albania, linked to an Iranian militant group.

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Realme claims to be the fastest growing cellphone brand in the world

It is undeniable that as a newcomer, Realme immediately reaped success. It’s no wonder that in a short time they were able to enter the ranks of the big global vendors.

The Counterpoint research institute places Realme in seventh position as the vendor that shipped the most smartphones during the third quarter of 2019.

This position rose from tenth place in the second quarter of 2019. This increase was driven by shipments of more than 10 million units from July to September 2019.

The growth from the previous year reached 808%. That is why Realme dares to claim itself as … Read More

Why DeFi will be the next big thing in global finance

The term “decentralization,” or rather, “décentralisation,” was first used by French aristocrat, Alexis de Tocqueville, in the mid-1800s to describe the French Revolution. Tocqueville sought freedom against a tyrannical monarchy; today, people seek freedom from the centralized entities controlling their financial lives. 

“Decentralization” continues to exude the same revolutionary connotation it did long ago. The term most recently achieved mainstream notoriety when popularized accounts and communities, such as Reddit’s WallStreetBets, exposed Wall Street hedge funds for having centralized ownership on stock trading. Hedge funds and Wall Street were quick to shut down Robinhood, an app known for giving power back

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Global Business Seen Facing $53 Billion Hit From Deforestation

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Analysts Say ‘Buy the Pullback’ in These 3 Stocks

The savvy investor knows that the best time to buy is when a stock is priced low – it’s just the old game of ‘buy low and sell high,’ the age-old advice on how to make money. But with the S&P at near record levels, it’s hard to tell when a stock is priced low. The key is just to take them as individuals. The stock market is the world’s greatest real-time experiment in averaging over large mass numbers. The markets as a whole can go up, while a few

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U.S. tells G7 that it is back at the table to help with global recovery

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration told allies on Friday it was re-engaging with them to help steer the global economy out of its worst slump since the Great Depression, a contrast with the go-it-alone approach of Donald Trump.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told her peers from the Group of Seven rich democracies that Washington was committed to multilateralism and “places a high priority on deepening our international engagement and strengthening our alliances.”

Yellen spoke to the G7 in a virtual video meeting, chaired by Britain, at which she called for continued

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