News tagged with information networks

Internet overload? No, survey says

Most people are happy with the Internet as a source of on-demand information, with only a small percentage hit by "information overload," a survey of US users showed Monday.

Dec 08, 2014
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Hacked emails slice spam fast

Spam spreads much faster and to more people when it is being propagated by hacked, or otherwise compromised, email accounts rather than legitimate accounts, according to research published in the International Journal of ...

Nov 26, 2014
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Hackers target CEOs in 'Darkhotel' scheme

Hackers have developed a scheme to steal sensitive information from top executives by penetrating the Wi-Fi networks of luxury hotels, security researchers said Monday.

Nov 10, 2014
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Sony attack shows shifting online security threat

The boundary between the online and physical worlds got blurry last week when Sony's PlayStation Network was disabled by an online attack, while simultaneously an American Airlines passenger jet carrying ...

Sep 04, 2014
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Science journal says Facebook experiment 'a concern'

The scientific journal that published a controversial Facebook experiment on mood manipulation said Thursday it was concerned that the company did not follow scientific ethics and principles of informed consent.

Jul 03, 2014
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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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