Internet

New research puts your online privacy preferences to the test

When it comes to privacy, you've probably heard some say they "don't care about privacy if there's nothing to hide." Typically, someone who says this is not taking into account that you may have strong beliefs on the very ...

Internet

Researcher creates free comment moderation software for YouTube

As an expert in building a safer and fairer internet, Rutgers Assistant Professor Shagun Jhaver long suspected that digital content creators from minority groups suffered disproportionate online harassment. But when he heard ...

Machine learning & AI

Do recommendation algorithms on social networks promote inequality?

Online social networks claim to make connections and bring people together. But the ranking and recommender algorithms that suggest for instance whom to connect with, or who the most relevant scientists in a field are, are ...

Business

Alibaba earnings down as China tech giants face turmoil

Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group said Tuesday that it posted lower profit but maintained steady revenue growth, indicating that a government crackdown on the country's tech giants was having little impact on its core ...

Internet

Scientists release report on the impact of online communities

The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering released a report, "The Power of Virtual Communities," which examines the role online groups play in creating opportunities for people to build new kinds ...

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