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Tinder-style apps score as online dating grows

The age-old quest for love is moving inexorably online for young and old Americans alike—whether this means swiping on their phone for a hot date, or using matchmaking sites to find the perfect mate.

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With restraint, YouTube rolls out original programming

Michael "Burnie" Burns hears a discrepancy. Before greeting moviegoers at the debut of his film, the writer-actor is eavesdropping on all the big-budget movie trailers playing ahead of his much smaller crowdfunded concoction, ...

dateFeb 09, 2016 in Internet
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The future will be built on open data – here's why

Data has the power to revolutionise and disrupt the way societies are governed. None more so than open data, which is free to access, free to use and can be shared by anyone. It's non-personal and can be used to identify ...

dateFeb 08, 2016 in Internet
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Mobile ads get a useful twist

In the fast-changing world of mobile advertising, staples like banner ads, pop-ups and ads disguised as news stories aren't cutting it anymore.

dateFeb 05, 2016 in Internet
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EU and US reach new data-sharing agreement

The European Union and the United States struck a deal Tuesday over data-sharing that will allow the likes of Facebook and Apple to continue sending people's information across the Atlantic—but a legal challenge to the ...

dateFeb 02, 2016 in Internet
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Kids are opting out of online social media

When my digital media students are sitting, waiting for class to start and staring at their phones, they are not checking Facebook. They're not checking Instagram, or Pinterest or Twitter. No, they're catching up on the news ...

dateFeb 02, 2016 in Internet
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EU says US data deal 'close' despite missed deadline

The EU's top justice official on Monday said a deal towards sealing a new transatlantic data-sharing pact was close, despite a missed deadline that could mean a crippling blow to American online giants including Facebook ...

dateFeb 01, 2016 in Internet
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US, EU hopeful on Internet data pact but deadline looms

US and EU officials expressed hope Monday on sealing a new transatlantic data-sharing pact before a looming deadline expires to avert a potentially crippling impact on American online firms including Facebook and Google.

Spotify readies to launch video

Spotify said Monday it will imminently launch video content as the music streaming leader seeks ways to build an audience in the increasingly competitive sector.

Internet set to cut cord with US government this year

A plan to end a key US government oversight role on the Internet is on track for completion this year, the head of the online address gatekeeper said, in a symbolic move towards asserting the independence of the web.

Most internet anonymity software leaks users' details

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are legal and increasingly popular for individuals wanting to circumvent censorship, avoid mass surveillance or access geographically limited services like Netflix and BBC iPlayer. Used by ...

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.

Review: YouTube Music keeps the video groove going

If you were going to reinvent MTV for a mobile generation, you'd probably come up with something like YouTube Music. It's a video-first music service that also plays in the background like you'd expect a music app to do. ...

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