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How to reduce the chance of clicking through to a phishing link?

New research compares different kinds of warnings alerting email users to potential phishing scams. Just when we think we have a handle on the tricks data thieves have up their...

What is Google Translatotron?

Google Translate goes a step further with 'Translatotron', a service that translates without the need for text. The translator converts your audio to another language, preserving the tone of...

China completely blocks Wikipedia

The digital encyclopaedia Wikipedia, which had already been blocked in Chinese since 2015, has also been censored by the regime for users in China and in all languages. As of...

Cyber attack exposes data from more than 460,000 Uniqlo online customers

The data of more than 460,000 customers of the Japanese online sales platforms owning the clothing brands Uniqlo and GU could have been stolen in a recent computer attack,...

Some 24 million people use Netflix for free by sharing the account with other...

Netflix continues to grow. The platform for streaming films and series continues to add content from its own production, which in some ways has also led to an increase...

Nobody signed for YouTube Originals: now it will be free, but with (many) ads

YouTube Originals is the original audiovisual service of the famous video portal. Through YouTube Premium it was possible to subscribe to original and exclusive content. And yes, you had to...

CC Search: Creative Commons’ new search engine with over 300 million images

CC Search allows you to search through 19 different collections ranging from museum cultural works, to graphics and art from sites like Behance or DeviantArt, to Flickr photos, and...

Amazon employees listen to your conversations and know where you live

Echo smart speakers revolutionized the market with their new technology: the virtual assistant called Alexa, which listens to users when it detects their name and interprets messages. But there are...

Godaddy cancels 15,000 subdomains accused of spamming and selling counterfeit products

After 2 years of research by Palo Alto Networks security researcher Jeff White, GoDaddy, web hosting provider and domain registrar, has removed more than 15,000 subdomains that were being...

23 million users worldwide use the password ‘123456’

It's incredible, but 23 million people worldwide use the password '123456' on their online accounts despite the obvious security risks. The data is provided by the UK National Cyber...
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Google and Facebook track the porn users see even when they use incognito browser...

Researchers at Microsoft, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that Internet giants Facebook, Google, and Oracle track the porn their...

Minecraft teaches young people how to lead

A whole generation of young people have been teaching themselves skills in leadership and community-building online, according to a new study on the game...

New York signs historic law to slash climate pollution

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo today signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), a law codifying some of the strongest climate pollution...

Ohioans have lost more than 1 million years of life due to drug overdose...

The drug addiction epidemic continues to plague the country, and thousands of lives are cut short each year due to overdose. Tragically, when a...

Legalized recreational marijuana a substitute for alcohol, but not tobacco

New Marketing Science Study Key Takeaways: Research shows once recreational marijuana is legalized, the number of online searches for tobacco increase by 8%, while...

Could the heat of the Earth’s crust become the ultimate energy source?

In a world where energy consumption is on the rise, our only hope is the development of new energy-generation technologies....

Artificial intelligence resolves Rubik’s cube in less than a second

Researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm that can solve a Rubik's cube in less than a second. The system, called DeepCubeA, was the...

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