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Because the world needs interactive denim. With the exception of activity trackers and smartwatches, it's fair to say that wearable technology hasn't really taken off just yet, but if Google and Levi's have their way, that could soon be about to change. The two companies are teaming up to ...
"Dad, what happens when you die?" "I don't know, son. Nobody knows for sure." "Why don't you ask Google?" Of course, Google isn't clever enough to tell us whether there is life after death, but the word "google" does crop up in conversation more often than either "clever" or "death", according to re...
A US House committee is set to vote today on whether to kill privacy rules that would prevent internet service providers (ISPs) from selling users’ web browsing histories and app usage histories to advertisers. Planned protections, proposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that would...
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It happened in history class. Heraa Hashmi, a 19-year-old American Muslim student at the University of Colorado, was supposed to be discussing the Crusades with the man sitting next to her. Within a few minutes, however, he was crusading against Islam. “Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all...
Just a few days after Google added live location sharing to Maps, now Facebook is doing something similar on Messenger. You could already share your location on the app, but it was basically just a quick snapshot of your location on a map. Now you can see where your friends are in rea...
New privacy concerns aren’t limited to smart TVs and phones. Seemingly innocent everyday items are also presenting new threats to our personal privacy. Case in point, a Canadian sex toy manufacturer agreed to hand over $4 million to settle a privacy lawsuit last week after a cu...
REDMOND, Wash., March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week, AOL shut down DMOZ.com, the official homepage of the DMOZ Internet Directory. However, the directory was quickly re-launched at DMOZLive.com. The new site represents the final iteration of the human-curated Internet direct...
The US Senate has voted to overturn consumer-friendly internet privacy rules that would have prevented internet providers from sharing your web browsing history without permission. The privacy rules, passed last year by the FCC, required internet providers like Comcast, Verizon, and A...
A mysterious group of hackers claim to be threatening to wipe up to 300 million iPhones and iCloud accounts – unless Apple pays a ransom in Bitcoin by April 7. The group – who describe themselves as ‘Turkish Crime Family’ – claim to have demanded $75,000 in Bitcoin or Ethereum cryptocurren...
AUSTIN — A keynote offering a sometimes-uncomfortable perspective on fake news at the South by Southwest Conference here started with a pitch suggesting a different story. description below a generic title on the conference’s website for Tuesday’s talk by Yasmin Green, director of researc...
On February 24, 2017, France’s highest administrative court (the “Conseil d’Etat”) submitted to the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) a series of questions raising serious issues with regard to the interpretation of the 1995 Data Protection Directive in light of the ECJ’s 2014 ruling i...
The public must reject misinformation and keep control of their own data Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, has expressed concern about the way the internet is being used and how it can fulfill its "true potential" as a tool that can help everyone, not just those who want to farm data ...
NETRALNEWS.COM - The number of internet users world-wide has roughly doubled in the past eight years to around 3.5 billion. The people who have come aboard in the past few years are spending their time in something that was overshadowed long ago in developed countries by apps: the mobile web br...
Legislators in Russia have seemingly had enough of major technology firms trying to skirt around its tough domestic data laws, threatening a controversial new penalty for noncompliance: forcing the loading speeds of their websites to a crawl. Multiple sources, including employees of internet firms a...
A "Google" website is promising to predict a user's future in order to make an important statement about a population whose future continues to be less and less clear. Called "Google Fortunetelling," the site, which is unaffiliated with the search engine, invites visitors to ask a question about th...
NEW YORK, U.S. - Amongst the many wide spread effects that Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning the entry of people from seven predominantly Muslim countries had - one of the prominent ones was the fall in demand for travel to the U.S. According to latest figures released by airfare ...
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) uses a special algorithm to help you find movies and shows based on what you have previously watched as well as what you regularly watch. But did you know that Netflix has thousands of hidden categories? You can secret codes to find movies from sub-gen...
Visitors from all over the world will soon be collecting in Southern Illinois for a few minutes of darkness. No, I’m not talking about Ozzy Osbourne. Of course, like the rest of this month’s SBJ, I’m talking about the 2017 solar eclipse that will have its longest point of duration right here ...
A beta version of Hoaxy, a search engine designed to track fake news, was released Wednesday by Indiana University's Network Science Institute and its Center for Complex Networks and System Research. Hoaxy indexes stories from 132 sites known to produce fake news, such as WashingtonPost.com.co ...
Did Fake News Sneak up on America? A recent Pew Research Center study reports that two-thirds of American adults get their news on Facebook, yet our legal and law enforcement systems have not kept up with the dramatic advances in communication technology. Just as these tools have the power to bring...
DMOZ — The Open Directory Project that uses human editors to organize web sites — is closing. It marks the end of a time when humans, rather than machines, tried to organize the web. The announcement came via a notice that’s now showing on the home page of the DMOZ site, saying it will close...
Kay Brown, PR and social manager at Leeds digital marketing agency Blueclaw, writes for Digital City about the phenomenon of ‘fake news’ and its impact on her industry. President Trump has brought the term ‘fake news’ into mainstream, with a 1000 per cent increase in Google searches for the ...
In a deeply divided country, it can be difficult to find consensus about anything other than the fact that we are living in a stressful time. While chaos and upheaval are nothing new, the way we find out about the world has changed. Instead of struggling to gather information, we are inundated with ...
  A pandemic is one of the world’s top three threats, and if not prepared for, could wipe out 30 million people in less than a year, philanthropist Bill Gates says. Microsoft’s co-founder said at the Munich Security Conference in Germany Saturday that we’re due for an apocalyptic sicknes...
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) --Social media never played a bigger role than it did in this past presidential election.Now as we settle into 2017 what role will these platforms play?Well, for all the talk about how divided this country is, the truth is that when it comes to technology, we've never been more c...
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