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MP list for 2012-15 shows dodgy websites run by journalists got Rs 14 crore in govt ads - Indian Express At least 26 websites got advertisements worth Rs 10 lakh or more, of which at least 18 are run by journalists or relatives of journalists. At least 81 websites, many of them run by relatives of journalists, got advertisements worth Rs 5-10 lakh. *** The blockchain is a threat to the distributed future of the Internet - El Correo de las Indias Because blockchain is consensual, after a certain point of centralization, the rules of the system depend on very few users. For example, the bitcoin “update” would be unviable if the two more Chinese mining organizations had refused to implement it. A network of nodes designed this way has a power structure with clear centralizers—the owners of infrastructure—that in the end presents a threat to the distributed future of the Internet. *** Fake orders: The dark side of China’s booming ecommerce business - Internet Retailer The Shanghai based flower e-tailer Shanghai Aishang Flowers Co Ltd spent $113,690 to hire individuals who placed 163,676 fake orders on marketplaces in the first 7 months of 2015, representing 42.02% of its total orders. *** How our Fake Food Business ended up winning an Award thanks to Online Marketing! - Digital Defynd So we bought a 24,000 strong Twitter following. This took us 30 minutes and cost $30 (But big deal right, everyone knows people have been stupidly buying social followings for years…yeah,…

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