Tag Archives: Beware

From star ratings to video views, beware fake internet stats

Experts caution that much of the web’s traffic is manipulated, from app downloads and YouTube views, to ad engagement and Yelp reviews. (Monster Ztudio/Shutterstock) 16 comments Most of us know by now that we can’t trust everything we see online. But just how much of the internet is fake? It’s more than you might expect. Fabricated content stretches far beyond just fake news, viral ... Read More »

Beware, flu season is on and as bad as 2009 swine flu

The flu has further tightened its grip on the US. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A report out on Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor in the US last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in ... Read More »