News tagged with information networks

Social networks boosts election turnout

About one third of a million more people showed up at the ballot box in the United States in 2010 because of a single Facebook message on Election Day, estimates a new study led by the University of California, ...

Sep 12, 2012
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Disaster is just a click away

A Kansas State University computer scientist and psychologist are developing improved security warning messages that prompt users to go with their gut when it comes to making a decision online.

Sep 11, 2012
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A new kind of pub crawl

Web­sites like Face­book, LinkedIn and other social-​​media net­works con­tain mas­sive amounts of valu­able public infor­ma­tion. Auto­mated web tools called web crawlers sift through these ...

Aug 24, 2012
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Senate may go on break without passing cyber bill

The U.S. Senate could leave town this week for a monthlong break without passing legislation to protect the country's electrical grid, water supplies and other critical industries from cyberattack and electronic espionage.

Aug 02, 2012
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NIST updates guidance on network attacks and malware

Detecting and stopping malicious attacks on computer networks is a central focus of computer security these days. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is asking for comments on two updated guides on malicious ...

Jul 26, 2012
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Quantum entanglement with notification

(Phys.org) -- German scientists have demonstrated a method of heralding entanglement between distant stationary quantum systems without destroying this particular state. The experimental set-up paves the way ...

Jul 16, 2012
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Startup Cue aims to queue up your digital life

Cue wants to lessen data overload. The tech startup is offering a service that organizes and creates a visual daily snapshot of your online accounts - email, calendar, contacts, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, instant messages ...

Jun 22, 2012
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Making it easier to build secure Web applications

Two years ago, a fledgling social-networking site called Blippy accidentally posted the credit card numbers of its users online. While that was a particularly egregious example, such inadvertent information ...

Jun 19, 2012
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