Hackers Demo Newstweek Wi-Fi Device
Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev built the device to show how easy it is to manipulate 'trustworthy' news.
Two hackers recently demonstrated a device that allows the user to manipulate news sites viewed at a hotspot.
"If a device called Newstweek is plugged in at a wireless hotspot, then people connected to that Wi-Fi can have all media content modified, changed or otherwise edited by a hacker who is operating from a remote location," writes Computerworld's Darlene Storm.
"Tech savvy Berlin-based artists Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev came up with the Newstweek project to address the potential of how 'trustworthy' news can be manipulated and controlled by the 'gatekeepers,'" Storm writes. "Newstweek is a fascinating yet terrifying reminder of how our trusted media content can easily be censored or modified to manipulate public perception of what is happening in the world."
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