Call of Duty’s anti-cheat system can now make players invisible to cheaters
According to VCG, Activision has announced a new Call of Duty: Pioneer and Warzone anti-cheat solution that will keep casual players from being detected by cheaters.
The new cheat-restriction technique called “Hidden” not only makes ordinary players “invisible”, but honest players cannot be detected by bullets and sounds. .
Previously, Activision introduced an anti-cheat technology called “harm shield” that disables a cheater’s ability to harm other players if the server detects dishonesty.
This week, Activision also said it had imposed a new round of bans on 54,000 accounts suspected of fraud. The company last banned more than 90,000 accounts in mid-March.
Malicious page views soar, Facebook blames system
Facebook uses “downgrade” techniques to limit problematic content on its platform, but what if the system crashes?
According to The Verge, the company’s engineers first discovered the issue in October 2021, when fake news appeared in news feeds. Instead of removing articles from fake news publishers, the News Feed went viral, resulting in a 30% increase in global views. Unable to find the source of the problem, engineers remained on duty until March 11 when the problem was resolved.
In addition to third-party certified posts, Facebook’s internal investigation found that Facebook’s systems were unable to downgrade violent, nudity content during errors. Facebook internally assigns events a Tier 1 SEV label – this label is only used for high-priority tech crises, such as the recent Russian blockade of Facebook and Instagram.
Facebook spokesman Joe Osborn confirmed to The Verge. According to the document, the technical issue arose in 2019 but did not have a noticeable impact until October 2021. “We were able to track software bugs and apply the necessary patches,” Osborne said. and added that it didn’t. Affects social network metrics in the long run.
For years, Facebook has used downgrades to improve the quality of News Feed. It is used in situations of war, political disputes, etc. However, the company has not disclosed its impact on what users see in the news feed.
Facebook leaders often “show off” how AI systems have improved over time when proactively detecting content such as hate speech, underscoring the importance of technology in curating content at scale. Facebook said that by 2021, it will start downgrading all political content in its news feed. It’s part of CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to restore the Facebook app to its original shape.
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