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Facebook Secret Crush: a private list of people you want to be “more than...

Facebook continues to add services focused on relationships and matchmaking within its social network. Secret Crush is an add-on that adds possibilities to the Facebook Dating dating section, which...

Deceased people will outnumber living ones on Facebook in 50 years. Is it time...

Deceased people may outnumber living ones as Facebook account holders within half a century, something that could have serious implications for how digital heritage is addressed in the future. This...

Facebook and Twitter close accounts of terrorist group New IRA

Facebook and Twitter have removed accounts from the political group Saoradh for its alleged relationship with the terrorist group Nuevo IRA, responsible for the death of journalist Lyra McKee...

Facebook will stop alerting you of the birthdays of friends who have died

It is one of the most useful things for many of the Facebook users: the social network reminds you of your friends' birthdays saves you on many occasions and...

Twitter limits the number of accounts we can follow in one day to 400

Twitter has reduced from 1,000 to 400 the number of accounts a user can follow throughout a day. And no, it's not a whimsical choice. What those responsible for...

Researchers find dozens of groups dedicated to scams in plain sight on Facebook

Talos, a team of cybersecurity researchers from Cisco, has published this Friday a report on dozens of scam groups it has been tracking over the last few months on...

Less politically engaged Twitter users avoid politics more and more

While partisan users form highly partisan social networks on Twitter, moderate users—or those less politically engaged—continue to avoid politics, potentially creating a void on social media. “We are not necessarily...

Selfies detract from the enjoyment of the experience

While other studies have focused on the emotions—often of pride and joy—that result when we see likes and comments on our Facebook or Instagram posts, a new study in...

Do you think your travel photos are anything special or do you #instatravel?

There is an epidemic of people trying to brag through social networks about everything good that supposedly happens in their life, as part of a search for acceptance, likes,...

If you leave Facebook you will be happier, or so the Stanford scientists say

A study by scientists at Stanford and the University of New York says that if we move away from the social network we will be happier. To reach this...
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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,...

After augmented reality, the virtual world still affects you

New research digs into how augmented reality affects people’s behavior—in both the physical world and a digitally enhanced one. Researchers found that after people had...

What is the economic rationale as to whether we should impose a tax on...

Soda taxes offer a “net good,” according to an analysis of health benefits and consumer behavior. The two working papers point to advantages similar to...

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...

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...

Google Play may be still used on Huawei devices

Google, the technological giant on which android operating systems depend and which has announced its rupture with Huawei, announces that users will be able...

When price is the first factor in the purchasing decision, consumers make poor choices

A new framework to enable retailers to better position their products to consumers has been devised by Tamer Boyaci and Frank Huettner at ESMT...

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