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September 26, 2016

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September 26, 2016

Rise of the Internet Has Reduced Voter Turnout

Sep. 16, 2016 — During the initial phase of the internet, a “crowding-out” of political information occurred, which has affected voter turnout, new research ... read more

Promote Legal Alternatives to Stop Unlawful Downloading, Says Study

Sep. 15, 2016 — The promotion of legal alternatives, rather than the risk of prosecution, is more likely to change unlawful file sharing behavior, according to new ... read more

App Vs. Website: Which Best Protects Your Privacy?

Sep. 12, 2016 — Should you use the app -- or a web browser -- for that? That's the ques­tion that researchers ask in a new study that explores how free app- and web-based ser­vices on Android and iOS mobile ... read more

Political Inequality Leads to Digital Inequality

Sep. 8, 2016 — During the Arab Spring, the internet was frequently seen as a 'liberation technology.' According to this view, it fosters political transparency, political rights and democracy. New ... read more

Healthcare Corruption Taken to Task by Technology, Study Shows

Sep. 6, 2016 — Mobile phone technology could help to beat bad practices in healthcare delivery, research suggests. Innovations such as apps offer opportunities for improving governance in the healthcare sector, ... read more

Consumers May Search Online for 30 Days, but Buy Close to What They Found on the First Day

Sep. 6, 2016 — Retailers and advertisers are keen to influence the search and final purchase through better product recommendations and targeted advertising. A new article studies online search and purchase ... read more

FIND Offers Simple Guidance for Lost Person Searches

Sep. 2, 2016 — The new FIND software uses Lost Person Locator statistics of decisions and patterns made by lost individuals in over 150,000 past cases, known as lost person ... read more

One in Two Users Click on Links from Unknown Senders

Aug. 29, 2016 — Most people know that e-mails and Facebook messages from unknown senders can contain dangerous links. However, many users still click on them and researchers have investigated why. The results: up to ... read more

Digital Forms of Dating Violence Are on the Rise: What School Nurses Need to Know

Aug. 25, 2016 — Many teens experience physical or sexual abuse within their romantic relationships and now dating violence can also be perpetrated digitally by harassing, stalking or controlling a romantic partner ... read more

Aug. 22, 2016 — The Piton chip's architecture is scalable; designs can be built which go from a dozen processing units (called cores) to several ... read more

Aug. 16, 2016 — Scientists have revealed the network infrastructure used by Netflix for its content delivery, by mimicking the film request process from all over the world and analyzing the ... read more

Computer Scientists Reveal History of Third-Party Web Tracking

Aug. 15, 2016 — Researchers have presented the first-ever comprehensive analysis of third-party web tracking across three decades and a new tool, TrackingExcavator, which they developed to extract and analyze ... read more

How Racial Inequality Is Produced Online

Aug. 15, 2016 — Internet users tend to navigate between websites in a racially segregated way, despite pathways that provide equitable access to different sites, finds a new ... read more

New Hacking Technique Imperceptibly Changes Memory of Virtual Servers

Aug. 11, 2016 — For the first time ever a team of Dutch hacking experts managed to alter the memory of virtual machines in the cloud without a software bug, using a new attack ... read more

World Should Consider Limits to Future Internet Expansion to Control Energy Consumption

Aug. 11, 2016 — The world should consider ways to limit data growth on the internet to prevent run-away energy consumption and help limit carbon emissions, say leading computer ... read more

Aug. 10, 2016 — A wearable cloud make the design of mobile and wearable devices simple, inexpensive and lightweight by having mobile device users tap into the resources of the wearable cloud, instead of relying ... read more

Serious Security Threat to Many Internet Users Highlighted

Aug. 9, 2016 — Researchers have identified a weakness in the Transmission Control Protocol of all Linux operating systems since late 2012 that enables attackers to hijack users' internet communications ... read more

Aug. 9, 2016 — Visible Light Communication (VLC), sometimes also referred to as “Li-Fi”, uses standard off-the-shelf visible light LEDs to transmit data using the visible light spectrum. The idea is very ... read more

Towards a Better Screen

Aug. 8, 2016 — Researchers have designed more than 1,000 new blue-light emitting molecules for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) that could dramatically improve displays for televisions, phones, tablets and ... read more

Online Gaming Can Boost School Scores

Aug. 8, 2016 — Teenagers who regularly play online video games tend to improve their school results, according to new research. But school students who visit Facebook or chat sites every day are more likely to fall ... read more

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