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Marketplace Tech Report for Monday, April 2, 2012
Apr 2, 2012

Marketplace Tech Report for Monday, April 2, 2012

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A security company is charting the rise of spam in the 2012 election cycle. And it's not spam for Viagra advertisements, or replica handbags and fake Rolex watches -- but political-themed messages that are either pumping up a candidate or denigrating a particular candidate. It's happening through methods like fake accounts on Facebook or news websites that do nothing but post suspiciously similar comments. Also, teaching bonobos how to use tablets.

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Full interview: Tablet computers for bonobos

Apr 2, 2012
A chat with Dr. Ken Schweller of the Great Ape Trust sanctuary in Des Moines, Iowa, where they are hoping to put an Android tablet in the hands of each bonobo.

Spamming the 2012 election; tablets for bonobos!

Apr 2, 2012
Web security firm Impermium is charting the role of social media spam in the 2012 race for president. And researchers in Iowa are about to find out what happens when you give apes tablet computers. (Planet of the Apes, anyone?)

A security company is charting the rise of spam in the 2012 election cycle. And it’s not spam for Viagra advertisements, or replica handbags and fake Rolex watches — but political-themed messages that are either pumping up a candidate or denigrating a particular candidate. It’s happening through methods like fake accounts on Facebook or news websites that do nothing but post suspiciously similar comments. Also, teaching bonobos how to use tablets.

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