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Teens Build Double Lives Under Social Media Pressure

Posted August 18th, 2017 at 11:43 am (UTC-4)
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Young internet users are leading double lives as social media increasingly shapes their behavior, often trapping them in a vicious cycle that experts say is detrimental to their health. Likes, followers, “friends,” instant internet stars, and viral content have become the new measure of social status, particularly with young people between 10 to 20 years old, […]

Decades Later, Governments Still Wary of Social Media

Posted July 28th, 2017 at 11:35 am (UTC-4)
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Social media has become a rallying ground for global citizens at odds with their governments. And while many governments have learned to coexist with this new reality, others still see it as a potential threat. Things used to be simpler with early digital communications back in the ’70s and ’80s. Members of early pioneering social hubs […]

‘OMG!’ How Technology Is Changing Personal Interaction

Posted June 23rd, 2017 at 11:40 am (UTC-4)
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Snippets of text, emojis, likes and dislikes are upending social interaction. While offering immediacy and convenience, they are taking away face-to-face body language and nonverbal cues, crucial for human communication. Technology is changing the way we communicate, “dramatically” shifting the way people relate to each other to channels like social media – a “2-dimensional medium […]

China Loves Social Media; Wikimedia’s Use of Donor Funds Questioned

Posted June 7th, 2017 at 1:30 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Study Shows Chinese Okay With Social Media Being Bad for Health An overwhelming majority of Chinese social media users – nearly 90 percent – are unperturbed by the negative effects of excessive online use, according to a national study from research group Kantar. Despite loss of sleep and privacy and other negative […]

India Mobile Use on the Rise; China’s New Law Expands ‘Great Firewall’

Posted June 1st, 2017 at 12:35 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Internet Trends Report: India Is Definitely World’s Next Major Tech Market Thanks to cheaper smartphones and data plans, India now has 355 million internet users. That’s about 27 percent of its population of 1.3 billion – up from 277 million in 2015. That means mobile internet use is also on the rise, […]

‘Invisible’ Malware Circulating Globally; China to Control Citizens’ Apps

Posted February 8th, 2017 at 10:46 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: ‘Invisible’ Memory-based Malware Is Infiltrating Organizations Worldwide Kaspersky Lab’s cybersecurity researchers have discovered that hackers are using legitimate software and tools to hide malware in the memory of targeted computers to infiltrate organizations. The attacks are thought to have targeted 140 organizations, including banks, telecommunications companies and government organizations as criminals search for […]

How to Secure an IoT Device; Rise of the Immigrant Robots

Posted January 25th, 2017 at 12:45 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Top 5 Ways to Secure Your IoT Internet of Things (IoT) devices rely on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies to connect to the internet and other gadgets within range, which renders them vulnerable to hackers. Writer Tom Merritt offers a few tips to help improve IoT security. Middle-aged Americans Beat Millennials in Social Media […]

The New Face of Social Media; India’s Apple Manufacturing Dilemma

Posted January 19th, 2017 at 1:04 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: How Social Media Is Crippling Democracy Writer Jason Perlow argues that increased use of technology at home and work disconnects Americans from face-to-face relationships while amplifying their bad habits. Meanwhile, their interpersonal skills decline. In this ecosystem, more people rely on social media for their news, regardless of the legitimacy or truthfulness […]

Grocery Shopping, According to Amazon; Beware This New Email Scam

Posted January 12th, 2017 at 11:58 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Why Amazon Go Presages New Era of Smart Supermarkets Technology is changing everything we do, and that could soon include the way you shop at the grocery store next door, if Amazon has its way. The company is testing Amazon Go, cashier-free stores that use apps and cameras to keep track of […]

The IoT Home Invasion; Apple Pulls New York Times Apps in China

Posted January 5th, 2017 at 12:32 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Like It or Not, ‘Internet of Things’ Is Going to Invade Your Home Let’s face it, there will come a time when you will not be able to avoid buying that smart fridge that orders your groceries or the digital assistant that listens to your every word at home or in your […]