Social media can help auto manufacturers find vehicle defects, researchers say
Can social media postings by consumers be a source of useful information about vehicle safety and performance defects for automobile manufacturers?
Hi-fi single photons
Many quantum technologies—such as cryptography, quantum computing and quantum networks—hinge on the use of single photons. While she was at the Kastler Brossel Laboratory (affiliated with the Pierre and Marie Curie University, ...
Gordon supercomputer used in 61-million-person Facebook experiment
(Phys.org)—A recently published study led by the University of California, San Diego in collaboration with Facebook and done in part using large-scale simulations on the San Diego Supercomputer Center's ...
Facebook 'poke' gets out the vote
A single Facebook message on a congressional election day in 2010 prompted about a third of a million more Americans to cast their vote, scientists said on Wednesday.
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, ...
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.
Study reveals extent of social connections in shaping boardroom appointments
Early findings from a University of Bristol study that investigated school, college and club connections in the boardrooms of the UK's top companies has found that social connections – through membership ...
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 ...
Too many Facebook friends bad news for charities: study
New research suggests the more friends we have on Facebook, the less likely we are to share information about charitable causes.
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.
Google: Didn't delete Street View data after all
After being caught spying on people across Europe and Australia with its Wi-Fi-slurping Street View cars, Google had told angry regulators that it would delete the ill-gotten data.
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 ...
Too many cyber attacks hushed up, US panel says
US cybersecurity efforts are hampered by attacks that go unreported by victims unwilling to divulge confidential information, a research panel said Thursday.
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 ...