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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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‘Phyjama’, the sleeping wearable

Scientists expect that in the future, electronically active garments containing unobtrusive, portable devices for monitoring heart rate and respiratory rhythm during sleep, for example,...
Facebook Libra

France warns that the EU will not authorise Facebook crypto currency

The French Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire, warned on Thursday that the European Union (EU) will not authorise the crypto currency Facebook wants to...
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More than twenty Android apps have been affected by a malware called Joker

New malware has circumvented the security of the Google Play Store and infected more than 20 applications with more than thousands of downloads worldwide. On...
Fitness gamification

A little competition improves the results of your exercise

Wearables might not offer enough motivation to get your daily steps, but a little competition might work. Researchers combined behavioral insights, gaming elements such as...
Professional gamers

Seating position and movements predict a eSports player’s skill level in 77% of cases

A group of scientists from Skoltech's Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering Center (CDISE) won the Best Paper Award at the prestigious 5th IEEE...
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How friction causes static electricity?

A new model shows how rubbing two objects together creates static electricity, the answer to a mystery that has confounded scientists for more than...
Backyard chicken poultry

Risks and advantages of raising chickens in your backyard

When it comes to backyard poultry farming, there are some basic do’s and don’ts for keeping both you and your animals safe. Backyard poultry farming...

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