News tagged with information networks

Putting a number on opinion dynamics in a population

Opinion formation in a large population is influenced by both endogenous factors, such as interaction with one's peers—in-person and via social media—as well as exogenous factors, such as the media, of which mainstream ...

May 22, 2014
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Reading privacy policy lowers trust

Website privacy policies are almost obligatory for many online services, but for anyone who reads these often unwieldy documents, trust in the provider is more commonly reduced than gained, according to US researchers.

May 20, 2014
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US Senate says firms must protect against malicious ads

The U.S. Senate warned Google, Yahoo and other leading technology companies Thursday they need to better protect consumers from hackers exploiting their lucrative online advertising networks or risk new legislation that would ...

May 15, 2014
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How 'social contagion' begins and escalates

Understanding the roots of a global, contagious spread of online information may help better predict political revolutions, consumer behavior, box office revenues, public policy debates, and even public health ...

Apr 11, 2014
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Don't let personal data escape your smartphone

(Phys.org) —Two EPFL researchers have developed an application that automatically secures shared information on a mobile phone. The Android app should be available in late summer 2014.

Mar 26, 2014
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