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Squashing Cyberbullying
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Squashing Cyberbullying

Researchers at University of Colorado Boulder use computing tools to scan social media data and alert administrators or parents when abuse has occurred.

Internet Digital Divide Shows Signs of Giving Way
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Internet Digital Divide Shows Signs of Giving Way

The digital divide is showing signs of giving way as more Americans from all walks of life connect to the Internet. Several historically disadvantaged groups showed...

Apple's Plans to Bring Artificial Intelligence to Your Phone
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Apple's Plans to Bring Artificial Intelligence to Your Phone

Apple describes its mobile devices as designed in California and assembled in China.

The Psychosocial Toll of Our Increasingly Online Lives
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The Psychosocial Toll of Our Increasingly Online Lives

As people become more dependent on computer technologies, their physical, mental, and social health may suffer, says UNLV sociologist Simon Gottschalk.

How One Apple Programmer Got Apps Talking to Each Other
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How One Apple Programmer Got Apps Talking to Each Other

Just six months after joining Apple, Sal Soghoian's job was already on the line.

USB-IF Publishes HID Standard for Braille Displays
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USB-IF Publishes HID Standard for Braille Displays

USB Implementers Forum has released a new standard for braille displays to improve accessibility for blind or low-vision users across different operating systems...

The G.D.P.R., Europe's New Privacy Law, and the Future of the Global Data Economy
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The G.D.P.R., Europe's New Privacy Law, and the Future of the Global Data Economy

They're curious messengers, these ants in your in-box.

Smarter People Don't Have Better Passwords, Study Finds
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Smarter People Don't Have Better Passwords, Study Finds

A study by Asia Pacific College in the Philippines shows that students with better grades use bad passwords in the same proportion as students with bad grades. ...

Popular Encrypted Email Standards Are Unsafe - European Researchers
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Popular Encrypted Email Standards Are Unsafe - European Researchers

European researchers have found that the popular PGP and S/MIME email encryption standards are vulnerable to being hacked, leading them to urge people using them...

Facebook Adds A.I. Labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh, Pressuring Local Universities
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Facebook Adds A.I. Labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh, Pressuring Local Universities

At a conference in Silicon Valley this week, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive, vowed that his company would "keep building" despite a swirl of questions...

Amazon Blocks Domain Fronting, Threatens to Shut Down Signal's Account
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Amazon Blocks Domain Fronting, Threatens to Shut Down Signal's Account

Last week, Amazon announced a change to an Amazon Web Service designed specifically to end the use of domain fronting—the exploitation of a content delivery network's...

Despite Backlash, Loot Boxes Could Be Essential to Gaming's Future
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Despite Backlash, Loot Boxes Could Be Essential to Gaming's Future

With all the controversy, scrutiny, and international regulation randomized video game loot boxes are facing these days, you might think the practice of charging...

Virtual-Reality Applications Give Science a New Dimension
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Virtual-Reality Applications Give Science a New Dimension

As I put on a virtual-reality (VR) headset, the outside world disappears.

Disney Unveils a Prototype Virtual-Reality Jacket to Simulate Hugs, Punches and a Snake Slithering Across Your Body
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Disney Unveils a Prototype Virtual-Reality Jacket to Simulate Hugs, Punches and a Snake Slithering Across Your Body

A big, green snake slithers up your body, squeezing your rib cage, but you're not afraid. It's strangely exhilarating.

The Surprisingly Simple iPad Apps Pilots Use to Make Your Flight Better
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The Surprisingly Simple iPad Apps Pilots Use to Make Your Flight Better

As you queue anxiously on the jet bridge, you pull out your tablet to see how much battery you've got left.

Who Controls Your Data?
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Who Controls Your Data?

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will change how companies and individuals collect, store and share data.

Chips Down: China Aims to Boost Semiconductors as Trade War Looms
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Chips Down: China Aims to Boost Semiconductors as Trade War Looms

Now, as a trade war with the United States looms, a government decision to accelerate the development of the domestic chip industry underlines how far those goals...

Russia Blocks Google, Amazon IP Addresses in Bid to Ban Telegram
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Russia Blocks Google, Amazon IP Addresses in Bid to Ban Telegram

Russia's state communications regulator on Tuesday said it had blocked IP addresses owned by Google and Amazon, saying they were being used by the Telegram messaging...

Hackathons Are Usually Dominated by Men; This One Was Just for Girls
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Hackathons Are Usually Dominated by Men; This One Was Just for Girls

"HeartOnSleeve," "Too Tired to be Tired," "Moodchanger," "Food for Less Thought." If these apps sound like something a teen girl would love, that's because they...

Facebook Ad Feature Claims to Predict User's Future Behaviour
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Facebook Ad Feature Claims to Predict User's Future Behaviour

Facebook has been criticised for hiding an advertising product that claims to be able to predict users' future behaviours and target messages at them in an attempt...
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