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How to best analyze big social data

Big data is big, as it were, and the buzz phrase is often accompanied by associated terms such as data mining, machine learning, computational intelligence, the semantic web, and social networks. Research published in the ...

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Web-tracking 'cookies' meant to protect privacy: inventor

The data-tracking "cookies" at the heart of concerns over online privacy were meant to shield people, rather than serve as cyber snoops, their inventor told AFP.

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Is AI ageist? Examining impact of technology on older users

Researchers from the University of Toronto and University of Cambridge are looking into the ways ageism—prejudice against individuals based on age—can be encoded into technologies such as artificial intelligence, which ...

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Google pushes new plan to overhaul web-tracking cookies

Google on Tuesday announced a new plan to stop using small files known as cookies to track people's web browsing habits, after its previous proposals were roundly criticized.

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French court says Twitter must reveal measures on online hate

A Paris court on Thursday ruled that Twitter must reveal its measures for fighting hate speech, in one of several cases thrashing out whether the French justice system has jurisdiction over the US social media giant.

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Nigeria ends Twitter ban after 7 months

Nigeria lifted a seven-month ban on Twitter Inc. in the West African country, after the social network agreed to various conditions.