The rise of the Internet has sparked a fascination with what The New Yorkers financial writer James Surowiecki called, in a book of the same name, "The wisdom of crowds": The idea that aggregating or averaging the imperfect, ...
A new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers predicts that a new generation of malware (software written for malicious purposes like identity theft) could steal data on human behavior patterns, which ...
Tweeters on the West Coast are considerably happier than those on the East Coast, and Twitter users are happiest on Sunday mornings and unhappiest on Thursday evenings.
(PhysOrg.com) -- A Scottish student who became worried about the lack of privacy on sites like Facebook has come up with a solution - he’s developed his own social networking program.
German hysicists at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have developed a quantum interface which connects light particles and atoms.
Facebook on Saturday said it plans to simplify privacy controls at the popular social-networking service to appease critics.
Facebook's evolution from online club house to Internet powerhouse is raising fears that the social network is trading privacy for profit.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Countless words have been put to paper over the years in attempts to describe the beauty of a tree -- including carefully crafted passages by the world?s most gifted writers. But those writings pale in comparison ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- Computer science professor says he only needs a mite of information to fill in Facebook users' personal data -- and he has created the algorithm to back it up.
While computers can replicate many aspects of human behavior, they do not possess our ability to recognize distorted images, according to a team of Penn State researchers.