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India drops ban on online porn after backlash

India has reversed a controversial order banning hundreds of porn websites, a government official said Wednesday, after accusations of heavy-handed censorship in the world's largest democracy.

dateAug 05, 2015 in Internet
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Do people want to talk to bots?

Humans are so passe. Facebook now wants to expand your social circle in its messaging app, Messenger, beyond friends to include robots - or chatbots - that are powered by artificial intelligence, and designed to shop, search ...

dateMay 05, 2016 in Internet
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For a happier life, give up Facebook, study says

Always envious? Got a non-existent social life and struggle to concentrate? All this might be down to Facebook if you believe a study showing those who go a week without using the social network feel happier than others.

dateNov 10, 2015 in Internet
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Researchers study nuances of social media 'likes'

The simple act of pressing a "like" button on a social media site can speak volumes about a user's preferences, relationships and behavioral patterns, according to Penn State researchers, and such findings about a user could ...

dateJun 24, 2016 in Internet
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The vibrant tapestry of social networks

It takes two human beings to create another human being. Known as a dyad, the smallest possible social unit, it is the first social network we are acquainted with. As we grow up, the networks we develop from school, work ...

dateSep 15, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Israel takes on Facebook in battle against incitement

Nine months ago, Dareen Tatour posted a poem to Facebook about her frustration over spiking violence between Israelis and Palestinians. Days later, Israeli police banged on her door in the middle of the night and arrested ...

dateJul 21, 2016 in Internet
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