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Sham news sites make big bucks from fake views

Sham news sites make big bucks from fake views

Technology
Forbes and Business Insider are both well-known news sites. So is forbesbusinessinsider.com a new spin-off?No. It has nothing to do with either Forbes or Business Insider.In fact, it's a site that copies and pastes entire articles from other publishers and reposts them with very slight changes. There are 350 million registered domain names on the internet. Experts say it's impossible to count how many are sham news sites.But just like legitimate websites, they earn money from the major tech companies that pay them to display ads. Billions of dollarsAmazon and Google are two of the world's biggest players in the digital advertising industry.They bring in billions of dollars a year from selling access to ad space across the internet. When the BBC recently v...
UFC news: Jon Jones’ next fight, Dustin Poirier wants Conor McGregor rematch, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson to meet in April

UFC news: Jon Jones’ next fight, Dustin Poirier wants Conor McGregor rematch, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson to meet in April

Sports
talkSPORT.com brings you the latest news from the world of mixed martial arts… Bones is back Jon Jones will defend his light-heavyweight title against Dominick Reyes on February 8 2020 in Houston, Texas. The UFC officially announced the two unbeaten fighters will headline at the Toyota Center and tickets for the event will go on sale December 13. Jones (25-1) has fought twice in 2019 and has successfully defended his title against Thiago Santos and Anthony Smith, having beaten Alexander Gustafsson to win the vacant belt at UFC 232 at the end of last year, while Reyes is coming off the back of a first round knockout win over former middleweight holder Chris Weidman in October. Fight me Dustin Poirier has called for a rematch with Conor McGregor and said the fight would make perfect sense.
Facebook launches news tab to support journalism

Facebook launches news tab to support journalism

Technology
Facebook has launched "Facebook News", the latest attempt by the social media giant to support journalism on its site.The section will appear alongside the familiar news feed in a special "news tab", dedicated solely to journalism. After being tested internally with Facebook staff, the tab will be rolled out today to "a subset of people in the US," before becoming more widely available over the next year.Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg first announced the plan in April, saying he wanted the tech giant to support struggling news outlets. Image: Mark Zuckerberg first announced plans for the news tab in April However, the project has already run into controversy, after Mr Zuckerberg confirmed that right-wing website Breitbart would be on...
BBC News launches ‘dark web’ Tor mirror

BBC News launches ‘dark web’ Tor mirror

Technology
The BBC has made its international news website available via the Tor network, in a bid to thwart censorship attempts.The Tor browser is privacy-focused software used to access the dark web.The browser can obscure who is using it and what data is being accessed, which can help people avoid government surveillance and censorship.Countries including China, Iran and Vietnam are among those who have tried to block access to the BBC News website or programmes. Media playback is unsupported on your device Instead of visiting bbc.co.uk/news or bbc.com/news, users of the Tor browser can visit the new bbcnewsv2vjtpsuy.onion web address. Clicking this web address will not work in a regular web browser.The dark web copy ...
Boxing news: Patrick Day dies aged just 27 after suffering traumatic brain injury Saturday’s defeat to Charles Conwell

Boxing news: Patrick Day dies aged just 27 after suffering traumatic brain injury Saturday’s defeat to Charles Conwell

Sports
Patrick Day has died at the age of just 27 after suffering a traumatic brain injury in his knockout defeat to Charles Conwell on Saturday night.Day was beaten in the final round of their ten-round super-welterweight battle at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago and never regained consciousness from the KO. Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA Patrick Day has died at 27 He underwent emergency surgery and was in a coma until passing away today. A statement from his promoter Lou DiBella said: “Patrick Day passed away today, October 16, 2019, succumbing to the traumatic brain injury he suffered in his fight this past Saturday, October 12, at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL. “He was surrounded by his family, close friends and members of his boxing team, including his