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Australia Proposes New Law to Force Online Platforms to Out Internet Trolls

GizModo VR

Australia is trying to make it harder to be an internet troll, but at what cost? world wide web internet troll privacy scott morrison facebook computing cyberbullying terms of service internet privacy technology internet social information processing social media culture jamming articles

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How the pandemic jump-started mobile gaming’s social evolution

Venture Beast

We are now entering a new phase in the mobile gaming era where games are increasingly becoming social networks. Read More.

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Socialization on the verge of Web 3.0: Social computing

Dataconomy

Social computing is a branch of computer science that studies how people interact with computers and computational systems. Computing is inherently a social activity. Today, a computer that is not connected to the internet appears to be broken—what can we do.

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The FCC Wants to Hear How Bad Your Internet Sucks

GizModo VR

The FCC announced today that it’s started soliciting first-hand accounts from people who are forced to rely on crappy internet.

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Cops Want More of Our Social Media Data Than Ever Before

GizModo VR

Law enforcement doesn’t have much trouble getting access to data from social media companies. media social media software facebook instagram operating systems internet privacy technology internet apple inc apple id transparency report social information processing microsoft computing

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PlantLife Is the Purest Social Platform I've Ever Tried

GizModo VR

I’m not a fan of most major social platforms. So when I first heard about PlantLife —a plant-centric social platform that rolled… Read more.

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What Really Happened During Kazakhstan’s Internet Blackout?

GizModo VR

As protests erupted across the massive Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan on Wednesday, the government resorted to extreme measures, enforcing a wide-scale internet blackout lasting at least eight hours, blocking news and social media access in the former Soviet state.

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How Has Social Media Impacted Our Mental Health?

GizModo VR

The general consensus among the terminally online would seem to be that the internet is a miserable place just barely… Read more. social media mental health communication theory jacqueline nesi chris barry psychology problematic social media use mental distress behavioral addiction mizuko ito social networks digital media use and mental health human behavior mental disorder articles keith hampton social issues psychiatry

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How CIOs Can Use Social Media To Further Their Career

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to use social media to connect with other professionals Image Credit: Jason Howie. It turns out that the answer might be right before us: social media. From the outside, social media can look like a constant flurry of activity.

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Quicksave Interactive has raised $1.3M for HTML5 social games

Venture Beast

million to make HTML5-based social games that can reach users easily. Quicksave Interactive, a new game studio in Helsinki, has raised $1.3 Read More.

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'The Dark Magic of the Internet' That Brought Facebook to Its Knees

GizModo VR

Rumors and conspiracy theories soon spread that the social media giant had been hacked, or that it was… Read more.

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Linktree Raises $45 Million for Its 'Link in Bio' Social Commerce Service

GizModo VR

Between the endless conveyer belt of new social media platforms and the fact that most limit users to just one URL in their bio, it’s led to a growing demand for landing pages to house all those links.… “Link in bio.”

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Social Media Accounts Should Require Proof of ID According to Australian Govt Proposal

GizModo VR

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5 collaboration apps you can use without an internet connection

Tech Republic Cloud

Learn how to edit text, draw, chat, transfer files, and share social posts with apps that support local and peer-to-peer network connections

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Net Threats: Internet Openness in Danger

CTOvision

The study targeted thousands of Internet experts to measure their thoughts and concerns about the future of the Internet. Researchers at Pew identified four major themes among responses, and this post will discuss the third theme – Commercial pressures affecting everything from Internet architecture to the flow of information will endanger the open structure of online life. Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian also objected to Internet fast lanes. By Shannon Perry.

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If Comcast Can Increase the Speed of Its Internet Plans, It Can Get Rid of Data Caps

GizModo VR

Comcast is increasing the speed of its Internet Essentials package from 25/3 Mbps to 50/5 Mbps starting March 1, 2020 at no additional cost.

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Huge Chunk of the Internet Goes Offline Thanks to One Company

GizModo VR

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The Self-Sovereign Internet

Phil Windley

I spoke on DIDComm and the Self-Sovereign Internet. The foundation of the self-sovereign internet is built on autonomic identifiers. DIDComm messaging has several important properties that, taken together, provide a generative, secure network overlay for the Internet.

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Detailed stats: Social networks dominate Internet usage, Australia still #1

Trends in the Living Networks

Research company Nielsen has just released detailed statistics on online activity , focusing on social networks and blogging, which at 22.5% of time spent online dominate Internet usage, with more than twice the next category games, at 9.8% Facebook completely dominates the social networking and blogging space, with over 70 times the next most prominent social networking site. The proportion of social networking done on mobile devices will undoubtedly continue to rise.

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How the internet is fighting Russian disinformation about Ukraine

Venture Beast

Data DataDecisionMakers Security Social technology category-/Sensitive Subjects disinformation russia Ukraine ukraine cyberwarThe world has started to take innovative steps with online tools to fight the disinformation and fake news Russia spreads about Ukraine. Read More.

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In Ron's Gone Wrong, the Social Network Has Been Roboticized

GizModo VR

instead of phones, their social lives were conducted through adorable robots called B-Bots? Those kids today. Always on their phones ! It seems like they’ve stopped talking to each other except through Instagram and TikTok and the Whozit and Whatevers. But what if.

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6 Internet Security Tips For 2020

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - 6 Internet Security Tips For 2020 - Information Technology Blog. Let’s take a look at some popular internet security tips for 2020. Follow these basic internet security tips and your computer should be safer from malware and hacker attacks.

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Facebook expands its internet infrastructure projects

CTOvision

While you may mostly think of Facebook as a social network, the company started launching infrastructure projects for connecting bringing more people online (and onto its network) many years ago. Like every year, Facebook is using MWC Barcelona to focus on its infrastructure projects. These projects include things like the (now-canceled) solar-powered Aquila drone and plenty […].

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Report finds social casino apps have generated nearly $1B during pandemic

Venture Beast

A report from Liftoff and GameRefinery reveals that gamers were spending record amounts on social casino apps during the pandemic. Read More.

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Don't Share Your Vaccine Card on Social Media

GizModo VR

As more people receive the vaccine, we’re also seeing more of them post photos of their vaccine cards to social media. entertainment_culture human interest technology_internet biotechnology vaccination articles life sciences biology

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Internet backbone provider shuts off service in Russia

The Verge

Cogent Communications, an internet backbone provider that routes data across intercontinental connections, has cut ties with Russian customers over its invasion of Ukraine, as first reported by The Washington Post. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

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Social Engineering and Phishing

CTOvision

Social engineering is one of the most problematic attack techniques to combat. User education is most effective at stopping a social engineer. Users who are aware of the potential for social engineering attacks and learn to recognize them can use simple methods to thwart these attacks successfully. Phishing is a type of social engineering that’s executed through unsolicited email messages. Stu Sjouwerman.

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Ukraine internet outages spark concerns of broader blackout

The Verge

As Russian media attempts to cast the invasion as a response to Ukrainian aggression , on-the-ground reporting has played a crucial role in countering the propaganda, with footage coming from both professional journalists and amateurs on social media.

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Pew Report: Speaking Up or Staying Silent on Social Media

CTOvision

Hope has been placed on the Internet (particularly on social media) to expose users to more sources of information and diverse points of view. Put another way, most people are unwilling to “stick their neck out” in social situations. The Pew project attempted to examine the truth behind claims that social media will actually expose individuals to more diverse sources of information and opinions, in a shift away from the spiral of silence. By Shannon Perry.

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Unchecked social media use can damage career opportunities

Computer Weekly

Allegedly tech-savvy millennials are letting social media stand in the way of job prospects as potential employers turn to the internet for background information

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The surprising link between Covid-19 deaths and. internet access

Vox

The case for treating internet access as a health necessity. One of the more surprising answers to this question is one that appears to have a relatively straightforward solution: internet access. Why does internet access seem to be protective?

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Why social networks need better blocking tools

The Verge

million to launch Block Party , an anti-harassment startup that helps people filter abuse out of their social media experiences. Behind all these stories, I think, is a kind of despair over what public social networks have done to public debate. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

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7 safety rules in social networks

Galido

Now, in the era of the Internet, it’s hard to imagine a person who does not use at least one of the social networks. Social networks are used by everyone – both young and old. In addition to ordinary people who want to find friends or coworkers, in Internet there is a huge number of hackers, scammers and thieves, who wish to warm their hands on inattentiveness of social resource users. Treat social networks with the utmost care.

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Good internet service is still a luxury in the US

Vox

Broadband has become increasingly important for everything from how we work to how we socialize to how we pray. That’s due to the high cost of internet in the United States — about $60 a month — which is more than many Americans can afford.

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The Riskiest Social Media Habits

IT Toolbox

It was discovered that teens spend up to nine hours a day on social media websites and 60% of this time is spent using mobile devices with access to the internet. So, the younger generation literally has the internet at their fingertips In today?s s world, it is rare to go to a mall, restaurant, or even school without finding one or more teens on their cell phones.

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These volunteers are building cell towers to bring the internet to everyone – and they need help

GeekWire

Seattle Community Network volunteers and Black Brilliance Research members work on an internet network installation at the Oromo Cultural Center in Seattle. Internet access became essential after COVID-19 hit. Civic Broadband cell tower connectivity Internet Seattle volunteers

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Mozilla highlights AI bias and ‘addiction by design’ tech in internet health report

CTOvision

Mozilla today released the 2019 Internet Health Report, an analysis that brings together insights from 200 experts to examine issues central to the future of the internet. ll calls “addiction by design” tech, like social media apps and […]. This year’s report chose to focus primarily on injustice perpetuated by artificial intelligence; what NYU’s Natasha Dow Schu?ll

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Business Internet Access

Galido

Do you need Internet access for your business? Commercial Grade Internet Access. Commercial grade Internet access is dedicated, (not shared), symmetrical (download & upload @ same speed), full duplex (simultaneous download & upload w/o collision), with SLA included (Service Level Agreement -for uptime reliability, RT latency, 4hr MTTR). Retail/Consumer Grade Internet Access. General web, streaming, email, social media. Internet: T1, EoC, Fiber Ethernet.

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The Social Internet: findings on how countries and regions engage differently with the web

Trends in the Living Networks

One of the topics that interests me the most is the variety with how different countries and cultures engage with social media, so I was very please to see in the current issue of Harvard Business Review a great spread on Mapping the Social Internet. Up to 45% of internet users blog in some form, often for close friends, and micro-blogging is highly prominent in China and India (as well as Brazil and Russia). Global economy Social media Social trends Web 2.0

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The Internet's Carbon Footprint Issue Isn't Tied to Individuals

GizModo VR

Video conferencing is putting a lot of stress on us, forcing us to show our colleagues the insides of our apartments, learn new social norms (is “mute yourself” a rude thing to say?),

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Bezos’ Amazon: from bookstore to backbone of the internet

The Verge

to found an internet-based bookstore. In 1998, Amazon bought the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) for approximately $55 million, in the company’s first major acquisition. The two acquisitions further expanded Amazon’s control over internet commerce. Credit: Jeff Bezos / Twitter.

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Yes We Can Have A People-Centered Internet (PCI): Join the PCI Digital Future Event 10 Dec in San Jose

CTOvision

People-Centered Internet works to ensure that the Internet delivers economic, social and political empowerment for all. PCI is an international coalition of positive change agents created to ensure that the Internet continues to improve people’s lives and livelihoods and that the Internet is a positive force for good with helping people achieve their goals and aspirations. […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Cyber War Government Internet of Things News

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How Snapchat became the forgotten social platform

Vox

Fame, it seems, is not a viable currency on the app unless the user is already internet famous. Snap is, in its own words , a camera company sustained on intimacy and existing social networks. Is Snap a joke of a social platform or is it the future?

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