The headline should read “Facebook sucks”

The story in question comes from the CBC. It's an increasingly common occurrence in India, where the use of smartphones has exploded over the past five years. Along with that technological trend came a dramatic increase in the use of social media platforms such as Facebook and, more particularly, its messaging service WhatsApp, which is encrypted and therefore … Continue reading The headline should read “Facebook sucks”

Nidhi Razdan doubles down on phishing claim

Flag of India, Wikipedia Nidhi Razdan — the Indian journalist who insists she was duped into believing she had been hired as a journalism professor at Harvard — has doubled down on her claim. In a lengthy blog post, Razdan states “my "appointment" to Harvard was all part of an elaborate and sophisticated phishing attack … Continue reading Nidhi Razdan doubles down on phishing claim

Important questions to consider in the Nidhi Razdan phishing claim

Flag of India, Wikipedia It’s increasingly difficult to believe Indian journalist Nidhi Razdan. She claims she was duped into believing she had an associate professorship waiting for her at Harvard University. Razdan took to social media on Friday, stating she had fallen victim to a phishing attack that had convinced her that she would be … Continue reading Important questions to consider in the Nidhi Razdan phishing claim

Indian journalist says she was duped into believing she had a teaching job at Harvard

Harvard Stadium, Cambridge, MA. Public domain photo. Something doesn’t add up. A prominent television journalist in India says she quit her job there because she was offered a faculty position at Harvard. The Boston Globe has the details. “While I was making preparations to take up my new assignment, I was later told that due … Continue reading Indian journalist says she was duped into believing she had a teaching job at Harvard