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Larry Sanger, co-founder of Wikipedia, calls for a social networks strike to regain privacy

Larry Sanger, one of the founders of Wikipedia, has summoned Internet users around the world to a two-day social networking strike. His goal is to decentralize the network again...

Beware of what you tell us on Facebook: they create an algorithm capable of...

Social network users tend to tell some of their personal secrets there, even without knowing it. A group of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has created an algorithm...

Facebook announces its Libra crypto currency for use in WhatsApp and Messenger

Facebook and 27 other organizations formally announced on Tuesday the creation of a new crypto currency, Libra, which can be used for both transactions between individuals and purchases in...

Facebook cannot manage deepfakes?

Last month, Facebook did not want to remove from its platform somee obviously false videos of the president of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, but said it...

Lonely teens actually prefer face-to-face interactions to social media

New research finds that some teens, especially when they feel lonely, prefer face-to-face interactions to social media. The findings are encouraging given that 80 percent of teens say they constantly...

Facebook closed last quarter 2.19 billion fake accounts

The social network Facebook has announced that last quarter closed 2,190 million false accounts, a record figure. This account closure comes at a time when the company has opted...

Homemade sunscreens recipes at Pinterest: sunburn guaranteed

Social media and other online tools have changed the way people seek and share health information. Recent consumer interest in natural, organic, and ethically-made personal care products has led...

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...

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...
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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...

How a private investigator can help your divorce case

Going through a divorce is a tough experience for any couple, and difficulties are compounded when children or other dependent relatives are involved. Regardless...

How much water do snowpacks hold?

Oregon State University researchers have developed a new computer model for calculating the water content of snowpacks, providing an important tool for water resource...

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