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April 27, 2017

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New Survey: Snapchat and Instagram Are Most Popular Social Media Platforms Among American Teens

Apr. 21, 2017 — A new nationally representative survey of American teenagers age 13-17 finds that teens have shifted their favored social media platforms and are now most likely to use Instagram and Snapchat. The ... read more

Geeking out in the Golden Years

Apr. 20, 2017 — In the first known study of older adults learning computer programming, a cognitive scientist advocates coding skills for all ... read more

Online Preconception Health Education Tool Positively Impacts Patient Care

Apr. 19, 2017 — A research team has evaluated MyFamilyPlan and found that it enabled a significant increase in the proportion of women who reported discussing their reproductive health with their ... read more

Pinning Down Fraudulent Business Listings on Google Maps

Apr. 18, 2017 — A partnership between academic computer scientists and Google has allowed the search giant to reduce by 70 percent fraudulent business listings in Google Maps. The researchers worked together to ... read more

Apr. 14, 2017 — When trying to pick the most flattering pictures for online profiles, it may be best to let a stranger do the choosing, a study ... read more

Driver Privacy Can Be Compromised in Usage-Based Insurance Systems

Apr. 7, 2017 — An attacker only needs one part of the information provided to a UBI company to discover a driver's whereabouts, home, work, or who they met with, report ... read more

Wikipedia Articles on Plane Crashes Show What We Remember -- Or Forget

Apr. 6, 2017 — Disastrous current events trigger collective memory of certain past events, a new study of nearly 1,500 Wikipedia articles on airplane crashes and other incidents reports. The results, which provide ... read more

Can Artificial Intelligence Detect Fake News?

Mar. 27, 2017 — An artificial intelligence course has been launched that includes two projects focused on using AI to detect and combat fake news ... read more

Pharmacy Team Develops Online 'Calculator' to Predict Risk of Early Hospital Readmission

Mar. 27, 2017 — A new, novel web-based tool has been developed that predicts a patient’s 15-day readmission ... read more

Connected Dolls and Tell-Tale Teddy Bears: Why We Need to Manage the Internet of Toys

Mar. 23, 2017 — Action is needed to monitor and control the emerging Internet of Toys, concludes a new report. Privacy and security are highlighted as main areas of ... read more

Method Speeds Testing of New Networking Protocols

Mar. 22, 2017 — Researchers present a system for testing new traffic management protocols that requires no alteration to network hardware but still works at realistic speeds -- 20 times as fast as networks of ... read more

Having a Laugh With Recruitment

Mar. 21, 2017 — Can humour on social media help managers find the most appropriate candidates for the job vacancies they hope to fill? Researchers suggest that humorous recruitment campaigns can increase exposure ... read more

Better Policy Needed to Protect Privacy of Smart TV Viewers

Mar. 20, 2017 — Dutch and European policymakers should do more to protect media users’ privacy instead of leaving the matter entirely to data protection law and data protection authorities, recommend privacy ... read more

Tweeting in Times of Emergency

Mar. 20, 2017 — US researchers have assessed the impact of Twitter on the reach and efficacy of information sharing by a global disaster response organization, the Red Cross/Red ... read more

Computing: Is Fog More Secure Than Cloud?

Mar. 16, 2017 — Computer scientists are working on a new concept for remote and distributed storage of documents that could have all the benefits of cloud computing but without the security issues of putting ... read more

YouTube Users Be Aware: Your Viewing Habits Can Be Tracked

Mar. 15, 2017 — It's important to know that video encryption is not as secure as once thought. Google, YouTube's parent company, is not likely to patch the gaps, since it would be prohibitively expensive ... read more

Early Warning System for Mass Cyber Attacks

Mar. 15, 2017 — Mass attacks from the Internet are a common fear: Millions of requests in a short time span overload online services, grinding them to a standstill for hours and bringing Internet companies to their ... read more

New Extension Improves Inflight Wi-Fi

Mar. 14, 2017 — Inspired by the notoriously slow inflight Wi-Fi service, researchers have developed ScaleUp, an extension for the Google Chrome browser that drastically improves web browsing speeds at 30,000 ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — Sound waves could be used to hack into critical sensors in a broad array of technologies including smartphones, automobiles, medical devices and the Internet of Things, new research ... read more

Study Casts Doubt on Whether Internet Filters in the Home Protect Teenagers Online

Mar. 14, 2017 — A new study finds no link between household internet filters and the likelihood of the teenagers in those households being better protected from unpleasant online ... read more

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