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Paper reveals a quarter of the world's internet users rely on infrastructure that is susceptible to attacks

About a quarter of the world's internet users live in countries that are more susceptible than previously thought to targeted attacks on their internet infrastructure. Many of the at-risk countries are located in the Global ...

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'I don't even remember what I read': People enter a 'dissociative state' when using social media

Sometimes when we are reading a good book, it's like we are transported into another world and we stop paying attention to what's around us.

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Digital inequality: Why can I enter your building, but your website shows me the door?

When people hear the term "accessibility" in the context of disability, most will see images of ramps, automatic doors, elevators, or tactile paving (textured ground which helps vision impaired people navigate public spaces). ...

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Crypto's $270 billion meltdown gives way to an uneasy calm

Even by the white-knuckle standards of the cryptocurrency universe, it was a standout week.

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An algorithm trained to detect unhappiness on social networks

Researchers have developed an algorithm that can identify the basic needs of users from the text and images they share on social networks. The experts hope this tool will help psychologists to diagnose possible mental health ...

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Google is remaking search, maps for the TikTok generation

Alphabet Inc.'s Google unveiled a series of planned upgrades to its search and maps services revealing the company's augmented reality ambitions—and its appeal to a generation of internet users drifting away from the company.

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Language matters when Googling controversial people

One of the useful features of search engines like Google is the autocomplete function that enables users to find fast answers to their questions or queries. However, autocomplete search functions are based on ambiguous algorithms ...

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Running Twitter may be much harder than Elon Musk thinks

On Tuesday, Elon Musk said he would reverse Twitter's ban of former President Donald Trump, who was booted in January 2021 for inciting violence at the U.S. Capitol, should he succeed in acquiring the social platform for ...