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Facebook news use declining, WhatsApp growing: study

News consumption is increasingly shifting from social media like Facebook to messaging applications like WhatsApp, according to a study published Thursday which also found high levels of international public concern about ...

dateJun 14, 2018 in Internet
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Digital addiction—how technology keeps us hooked

The World Health Organisation is to include "gaming disorder", the inability to stop gaming, into the International Classification of Diseases. By doing so, the WHO is recognising the serious and growing problem of digital ...

dateJun 12, 2018 in Internet
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Swiss vote to block foreign-based gambling sites

Swiss voters overwhelmingly approved Sunday blocking foreign-based betting sites in a high-stakes referendum on a new gambling law designed to prevent addiction, but which opponents said amounted to internet censorship.

dateJun 10, 2018 in Internet
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Facebook shared user data with select companies

Facebook shared personal information culled from its users' profiles with other companies after the date when executives have said the social network prevented third-party developers from gaining access to the data, the company ...

dateJun 09, 2018 in Internet
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Sites want your (anonymized) social media data

Social media sites' responses to the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal and new European privacy regulations have given users much more control over who can access their data, and for what purposes. To me, as a social media ...

dateJun 06, 2018 in Internet
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Smart app to diagnose Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a slow, progressive disorder of the central nervous system affecting between 7 and 10 million people worldwide. In Europe, there are 1.2 million people living with the disease, most of them over ...

How can criminals manipulate cryptocurrency markets?

Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are based on systems that are supposed to be inherently protected from fraud. Yet the U.S. Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into manipulation of bitcoin prices. How is ...

Telegram accuses Apple of blocking updates

Secure messaging app Telegram accused Apple on Thursday of blocking its updates for users worldwide after Russian authorities imposed a ban on Telegram for refusing to hand over keys to decrypt messages.

Papua New Guinea mulls 'temporary' ban on Facebook

Papua New Guinea said Wednesday it was mulling a temporary shutdown of Facebook to uncover false accounts and block fake news in the Pacific nation, which hosts a major global summit later this year.

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