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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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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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