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Companies are lazy and unclear sending alerts about data breaches

The notifications that companies send consumers about data breaches lack clarity and may add to customer confusion about whether their data is at risk, according to new research. Building on...

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...

Contrary to common belief, the majority of social media challenges remain confined to online...

Among young people associated with gangs on Chicago’s South Side, online confrontations don’t typically escalate to in-person violence and can even deter it, research finds. The menacing photos that Tevin,...

Facebook and Instagram will allow your friends to send messages to Whatsapp without having...

Until now, the applications belonging to Mark Zuckerberg's company - Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp - have worked separately. However, the executive director of Facebook has confirmed that he intends...

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...
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EA and Konami fight for the stars: ‘PES’ steals Juventus from ‘FIFA’.

Football is a sport, but today it is fundamentally a business. Football and money live a constant idyll. So those responsible for this sport do...

The best tools for a home woodworking shop

Setting up a home woodworking shop is a great way to continue this hobby.  However, to get the most out of your home woodworking...

Sea urchins aren’t just ‘bad guys’

Sea urchins play a more complex role in their ecosystems than previously believed, report researchers. Urchins have gotten a bad rap on the Pacific coast....

Why planting a flag on the moon was so hard

When Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the United States flag on the moon 50 years ago on July 20, 1969,...

Quantum control with light paves way for ultra-fast computers

Terahertz light can control some of the essential quantum properties of superconducting states, report researchers. Jigang Wang patiently explains his latest discovery in quantum control...

Joshua trees facing extinction

They outlived mammoths and saber-toothed tigers. But without dramatic action to reduce climate change, new research shows Joshua trees won't survive much past this...

The impact of insurance fraud in the US

Lauded by some as a ‘victimless crime’, the impact of insurance fraud in the US tells us that, in reality, it is far from...

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