New Zealand Herald: Woman exposes Tinder date’s double life using X-rated pic and Google. “It can be difficult to tell the Romeos from the love rats when it comes to online dating but one woman managed to expose her date’s double life using two simple tools — a d**k pic and Google.” When I first started reading this story I was worried that she had done some kind of reverse image search with the picture. Not the case, and an interesting story about researching with all the evidence at your disposal.
Ars Technica: Dear Ashley Madison user. I know everything about you. Pay up or else.. “Four years after hackers dumped the intimate details of 32 million Ashley Maddison subscribers, criminals have revived an extortion scheme that targets people who used the dating website to cheat on their partners.”
ESPN: How the internet helped crack the Astros’ sign-stealing case. “During MLB’s three-month investigation, the public scrutiny was unprecedented, a baseball scandal — itself about technology — unfolding in real time, with more incriminating evidence seemingly uncovered on Twitter by the hour. Not just fans and journalists but players — and league officials — noticed. The internet’s social media sleuthing skills played a crucial role in shaping the investigation, dramatically reducing the time the league needed to comb through video for evidence, league sources tell ESPN. While the activity online shot a jolt of adrenaline into the baseball fan community, it was also helping to shape MLB’s first uniquely 21st century scandal.”
The Verge: Justin Bieber told fans to game Spotify and iTunes to give him a chart-topping song. “Last night, several people noticed that Justin Bieber reposted a fan’s guide to his Instagram that detailed how to game various platforms in order to boost his new single ‘Yummy.’ It’s unclear if the post was created by Bieber himself or someone on his team, but it has since been deleted.”
Shabelle Media Network: Somalia Cancels National Exams After Vast Social Media Leaks. “The National secondary exams in Somalia have been canceled by authorities after papers were leaked on social media platforms, the Minister of Education confirmed late Monday.”
WCET Frontiers: Research Dispels Myth that Adult Students Don’t Cheat in Online Classes. “I shared the results of a study my colleagues and I conducted, examining 9 sections of a popular online course; we varied which of the four exams, all taken from the same exam pools, that were proctored and looked at the effects of proctoring and the amount of time students took to complete the tests. This controlled for teacher effects and exam difficulty effects.”
Chronicle of Higher Education: How Twitter Hooks Up Students With Ghostwriters. “It used to be that if students wanted someone to write an essay for them, they had to track someone down themselves. But these days an overwhelmed or desperate student can unintentionally summon legions of eager essay ghostwriters by merely venting frustration on Twitter.”