The Download: Trolling text scammers, and China’s social media censorship

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology.

The people using humor to troll their spam texts

The other night, I received a mysterious WhatsApp message. “Dr. Kevin?” it began, the question mark suggesting the sender felt bad for interrupting my evening. “My puppy is very slow and won’t eat dog food. Can you make an appointment for me?”

I was mystified. My name is not Kevin, I am not a veterinarian, and I was in no position to help this person and …

Why people are trolling their spam texts

The other night, I received a mysterious WhatsApp message. “Dr. Kevin?” it began, the question mark suggesting the sender felt bad for interrupting my evening. “My puppy is very slow and won’t eat dog food. Can you make an appointment for me?”

I was mystified. My name is not Kevin, I am not a veterinarian, and I was in no position to help this person and their puppy. I nearly typed out a response saying “Sorry, wrong number” when I realized this was probably a scam to get me to confirm my number.

I did not respond, but many others …

What Is Software Program Development?

Anna’s algorithm design is inspired by statistical strategies with possible applications spanning laptop science, engineering, and economics.Dr. Stefanie Roos Dr. Stefanie Roos is an assistant professor for distributed systems at TU Delft and the Delft Blockchain Lab. Her work deals with trade-offs between privateness, safety, and performance in decentralized methods. Hardware thus consists of essentially the most basic physical elements of a computer, and software applications hardware and allows it to be operational.

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The function of HR division is mostly administrative and common in all organisations. It could make copy of all info saved on a disk and restore either …