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AntiSocialMedia with Judd Bagley

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Analysis of the abuse of social media — blogs, Wikipedia, message boards, etc — for the purpose of enabling illegal stock market manipulation.

The Register weighs in on our crusade

Recently, I revealed a few details of a security flaw I had discovered on the Yahoo! message boards, which made it possible to determine a user's IP address and username. This would have been nothing more than a curiosity but for the fact that stock message boards are among the preferred venues for short selling hedge funds seeking to spread disinformation about targeted companies.