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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...

80 percent of fake news in Twitter came from “supersharers”

A very small number of users produced and consumed a massive amount of fake news during the 2016 election, according to a new report. Study coauthor Kenny Joseph, a computer...

Negative side of social media affects to our lives much more than the positive...

Positive interactions on social media are not making young adults feel more connected, whereas negative experiences increase the likelihood of them reporting loneliness, scientists with the University of Pittsburgh...

Youtube is not only a screen but a mirror as well

An amusing commercial shows someone having a bad day, and how that person's mood affects each person down the line, with more bad moods. This emotional "contagion" may be...

How much would you charge for disconnecting from Facebook?

Facebook users would require an average of more than $1,000 to deactivate their account for one year, according to new research. How valuable is Facebook to its users and how...

YouTube Rewind 2018 is already the most disliked video in history

Beat a record on your own platform sounds positive. The problem is when that record is for having the most dislikes video in history, something YouTube just got. Everything pointed...
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What years of playing football do to brain’s white matter

Scientists have discovered a link between dementia, white matter in the brain, and the neurodegenerative disease CTE in former American football players. When it comes...
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Do our electronic devices make it tougher to grasp science?

Excessive interaction with electronic devices may be related to weaker activity in areas of the brain that are key to understanding scientific texts, say...
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How can businesses benefit from translation and interpretation services?

Interpreters and translators play a significant role in the realm of global business. They enhance communication by conveying information correctly and accurately from one...
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WhatsApp works on a boomerang style tool such as Instagram’s

One of the advantages of owning several mobile applications is that if a function succeeds in one of them, you can apply it to...
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Upgrade your move: The best apps to help with house moving

Who says house moving has to be unbearable? While house moving in itself needs a lot of time and effort - especially during the...
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Team cracks mystery of Dead Sea summer ‘snow’

New research may solve the mystery behind the the Dead Sea’s salt crystal “snowfall.” It’s summertime at the Dead Sea, and for locals and visitors...
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Quicker method to track outbreaks from poo in the pool

Whole genome sequencing technology may give scientists and health care workers a powerful weapon in tracking—and possibly controlling—outbreaks of serious diseases, researchers say. In a...

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