Malware may knock thousands off Internet on Monday
Despite repeated alerts, tens of thousands may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ...
Economic growth in China has not meant greater life satisfaction for Chinese people: long-term study
Despite an unprecedented rate of economic growth, Chinese people are less happy overall than they were two decades ago, reveals timely new research from economist Richard Easterlin, one of the founders of the field of "happiness ...
Looks do matter, particularly when it comes to neighborhoods
It's an unfamiliar neighborhood and you find yourself in the middle of a bunch of streets and buildings you've never seen before. Giving the environment a quick once-over, you make a snap decision about whether you're safe ...
Latvia's ask.fm to 'mature' after teen suicide uproar
Caught in a storm over a British teenager's suicide, Latvia's huge social networking website ask.fm has pledged to make changes and "mature", though supporters say it's being made a scapegoat.
Nextdoor renovates before taking on the world
Neighborhood social networking service Nextdoor.com rolled out home improvements on Tuesday along with word it is flush with new funding and eyeing community-minded cultures around the world.
Can voting, trusting others reduce traffic fatalities?
(Phys.org)—CCNY study relates social capital to crash deaths, finds more killed in states scoring low on voting, community involvement and trust.
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?
Exceptional upward mobility in the US is a myth, international studies show
(Phys.org)—The rhetoric is relentless: America is a place of unparalleled opportunity, where hard work and determination can propel a child out of humble beginnings into the White House, or at least a mansion on a hill.
Teaching teens safety in the virtual world
A new cyber safety program on the dangers of social networking is being developed by Flinders University, in light of an alarming report which shows children as young as 12 are meeting internet strangers in ...
Spanish brickie finds Facebook hacking flaw
A Spanish builder stumbled on an online loophole that enables users to send Facebook messages in other users' names, prompting an alert by authorities, he said Wednesday.
2008 crisis spurred rise in suicides in Europe
The financial crisis that began to hit Europe in mid-2008 reversed a steady, years-long fall in suicides among people of working age, according to a letter published on Friday by The Lancet.
Myth-busting the cybersafety debate
We know that most fears originate from a lack of understanding. We also know that social networking is a mystery to many people outside of Generation Y. So it should not come as a surprise that many people - parents in particular ...
GM joins the networking revolution with Facebook voice to text via Onstar
Facebook unveils revamped online safety site
(AP) -- Facebook is unveiling a revamped internal site designed to help people stay safe while surfing online.