Pope Francis is getting ready to host his second video chat on Google Hangouts on Thursday. Sponsored by his educational entity Scholas, the Pope’s chat will feature questions from children with special needs and disabilities from Spain, Brazil, India and the US.
Beginning March 1, China will ban Internet accounts that impersonate people or organizations and will require all users to register their online accounts with their real names, according to the Cyberspace Administration of China. The move further tightens Beijing’s Internet control, which has accelerated since 2013, when President Xi Jinping assumed power.
It seems like every small mobile app developer wants access to all of your data these days. A new study from mobile security company Marble Security found that U.S. developers lead the pack with malicious and privacy-intruding applications, which challenges the conventional perception that Asian developers took the lead in that area.
A 2012 study of nearly 10,000 people aged 16-19 in Norway found that teenagers sleep fewer hours the more time they spend on computers, particularly before bedtime. The report, appearing Tuesday in the journal BMJ Open, argued that guidelines for use of electronic devices by youngsters should be reviewed based on the evidence.
A study from researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia based on a sample of hundreds of students suggests that people can make themselves unhappy if they compare their own accomplishments online against their acquaintances. Researchers said users experiencing feelings of envy in these situations could potentially exhibit depression symptoms.
Satya Nadella set the tone in his first year as Microsoft’s new CEO when he released Office for iPad users and tagged the company as “mobile-first, cloud-first.” But how far has he moved away from the legacy of his predecessor, Steve Ballmer?