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Study: Cyberbullying Is Far Less Frequent Than Traditional, Face-To-Face Bullying

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Despite the breathless headlines and TV news segments, researcher Dan Olweus of the University of Bergen, Norway, reported the results of a study that found that traditional bullying in schools and playgrounds is far more common than cyberbullying. Olewus studied 450,000 students in the U.S. from grade 3 to 12...
Study: Cyberbullying Is Far Less Frequent Than Traditional, Face-To-Face Bullying

Teenage Sexting Is Becoming The Norm

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“Under most existing laws, if our findings were extrapolated nationally, several million teens could be prosecuted for child pornography,” explains a new study on teen sexting, which finds that a whopping 28% of teenagers text fully-nude pictures of themselves. We took a deep dive into the much reported Pediatrics &...
Teenage Sexting Is Becoming The Norm

Android APK 4.2 teardown shows Google getting serious about security

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The folks at Android Police released part two of their Android 4.2 Alpha tear down today. The first edition revealed Android may soon have a Quick Settings feature available in the notifications panel. Now, it looks like Google is also turning its focus at beefing up security on the open platform....
Android APK 4.2 teardown shows Google getting serious about security

The one-night stand, quantified and visualized by Uber

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In the latest dispatch from the stuff-you-knew-about-human-behavior-but-still-love-to-read-about bureau, on-demand ride service Uber has calculated the prevalence of one-night stands (it calls them “Rides of Glory”) among its customer base, right down to the dates and neighborhoods in which they most frequently occur. It’s not a very scientific study, but it...
The one-night stand, quantified and visualized by Uber

BenchPrep Switches To Subscription Model As It Moves Toward Education-as-a-Service

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The growing prevalence of massively-open learning platforms and open education resources is bringing a sea change to the educational landscape. High-profile institutions have begun to adopt and launch open courseware initiatives (like EdX and Coursera) and, in so doing, are changing the ways we think about — and even define...
BenchPrep Switches To Subscription Model As It Moves Toward Education-as-a-Service

Verizon Sued For Promising Faster Broadband Than It Could Deliver

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Years ago, we used to joke about the prevalence of "up to" language in the marketing around any kind of broadband connection. You'd see claims of speeds that could be reached in huge letters, but right before that, in fine print, would be an "up to." So sign up now...
Verizon Sued For Promising Faster Broadband Than It Could Deliver

Opera: Strong iPhone 5 Adoption And Sticky iPad Usage Keeps iOS As Top Platform For Mobile Advertising

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Google may be the world’s largest mobile advertising company, but when it comes to devices that are driving the most advertising activity, it’s iOS and not Google’s Android that seems to set the heart racing. According to mobile browser and advertising company Opera Software, iOS devices like the iPhone and...
Opera: Strong iPhone 5 Adoption And Sticky iPad Usage Keeps iOS As Top Platform For Mobile Advertising
The App Stores Are Getting Full: Only 2% Of iPhone Top Publishers In U.S. Are Newcomers, 3% On Google Play

YouTube still protected under DMCA, says Judge, Viacom sent packing

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YouTube trends may have changed over the last few years, but the company's legal standing hasn't: according to a federal judge, the DMCA still protects the streaming site from Viacom's copyright claims. The ruling responds to Viacom's appeal of a 2010 case, which stated that YouTube couldn't be held...
YouTube still protected under DMCA, says Judge, Viacom sent packing

UK Copyright Industries Suddenly Become Fans Of Evidence-Based Policy Making

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Building on the solid work of the Hargreaves Report on copyright, the UK government took a surprisingly sensible attitude in its proposed implementation of most of Hargreaves' suggestions. The consultation period for those proposals ends shortly, and the panic among the copyright industries that the UK government might actually make...
UK Copyright Industries Suddenly Become Fans Of Evidence-Based Policy Making

The Future Of Shopping Could Look A Lot Like Booking A Plane Ticket

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Former America Airlines exec Jeff Katz thinks that shopping in the future will be a lot like booking a plane ticket.  Like booking a ticket on Kayak, Orbitz, or Priceline, shoppers could select and pay for "a package of services that we value most -- from an aisle seat ......
The Future Of Shopping Could Look A Lot Like Booking A Plane Ticket
Cobweb-scanning software can identify spider species

Real-Time Auctions Drive Rise in Online Tracking

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The prevalence of online tracking on the top 50 websites has risen exponentially since 2010 – driven in part by the rise of online advertising auctions, according to a new study by San Francisco-based data protection company Krux Digital Inc....
Real-Time Auctions Drive Rise in Online Tracking
Clean Water Charity Uses 'First World Problems' Meme to Guilt You Into Donating
Pew YouTube study shows user-uploaded news is some of the most popular

Should All Web Traffic Be Encrypted?

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The prevalence of free, open WiFi has made it rather easy for a WiFi eavesdropper to steal your identity cookie for the websites you visit while you're connected to that WiFi access point. This is something I talked about in Breaking the Web's Cookie Jar. It's difficult to fix...
Should All Web Traffic Be Encrypted?

YouTube's Missing Monetisation Makes Its Internet TV Prospects Patchy

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YouTube’s fortunes in the emerging internet TV space may be hampered because it cannot yet help partners monetise their content on the new platform. YouTube (NSDQ: GOOG) now has an app on several connected TVs from manufacturers like Samsung and LG (SEO: 066570), but some owners grumble that it...
YouTube's Missing Monetisation Makes Its Internet TV Prospects Patchy

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Search by sketch: Microsoft seeks patent on ‘MindFinder’

Autographer wearable camera takes the whole taking pictures thing out of taking pictures

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Sure, we've all got a camera on us at all times, thanks to the prevalence of smartphones and point-and-shoots, but these devices present an issue when it comes to that modern human desire to electronically capture everything that happens everywhere ever: having to actually take the pictures. That's why...
Autographer wearable camera takes the whole taking pictures thing out of taking pictures

30 million NFC-equipped phones shipped in 2011, could reach 700 million by 2016

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Those working on life-changing uses for NFC in phones will now find it even harder to explain why life still hasn't changed. According to Berg Insight, annual global sales of NFC-equipped handsets increased ten-fold to reach 30 million units in 2011 and are forecast to grow to 700 million...
30 million NFC-equipped phones shipped in 2011, could reach 700 million by 2016

Furniture Designer Fights Copying By Busting Up Some Chairs

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For the most part, furniture designs can't be copyrighted. Just like fashion, which thrives without copyright, the furniture industry serves as an excellent example of why intellectual property is not necessary to promote innovation and commercial success. Copying happens in these industries, and while it's sometimes fought on trademark grounds,...
Furniture Designer Fights Copying By Busting Up Some Chairs

comScore: Japan, An Early Mover In Mobile, Trails The U.S., Others In Smartphones

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Smartphones users are, country by country, starting to gradually outnumber those who are using feature phones, and at the same time, consumers have passed a different kind of penetration: a majority is now using mobile devices to do a lot more than just make phone calls. A lengthy annual report...
comScore: Japan, An Early Mover In Mobile, Trails The U.S., Others In Smartphones

YottaMark takes on $24 million to grow its food tracking system, HarvestMark

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Today YottaMark announced that it has completed a $24 million dollar Series D round of funding, led by Westbury Partners. The round was participated in by Fairhaven Capital and General Mills Ventures. Several prior investors participated as well. The fresh $24 million brings YottaMark’s total fundraising to the $53 million mark. YottaMark’s...
YottaMark takes on $24 million to grow its food tracking system, HarvestMark

LinkedIn's hacky, wacky Wednesday

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Site suffers two blows with separate revelations of severe privacy breaches as experts caution to expect more of the sameWith twin security breaches – one of which was self-inflicted – LinkedIn suffered a brutal one-two punch to its reputation on Wednesday. But analysts who watch the online privacy space caution...
LinkedIn's hacky, wacky Wednesday

Nintendo Wants to Hunt Down Game Pirates and Block Websites

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Every year copyright holders get the chance to hand over their list of anti-piracy recommendations for the U.S. Trade Representative’s Special 301 report. The review is published annually and highlights countries that in the eyes of the U.S. are not doing enough to deter copyright infringement. Games company Nintendo is...
Nintendo Wants to Hunt Down Game Pirates and Block Websites
Tale Of The Tape: Chromebook Pixel Vs. Surface Pro Vs. MacBook Air

IOVOX Takes Investment From VC Octopus To Scale Up In Europe

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IOVOX, a provider of telephony analytics which we’ve covered before, has secured investment from London-based Octopus Investment. Specifically from the Octopus Titan 4 Venture Capital Trust (VCT) and Octopus Titan 5 VCT. The cash will be used for expansion. Although terms were unreleased, we understand the investment allows the founders...
IOVOX Takes Investment From VC Octopus To Scale Up In Europe

Canalys: Android nabbed 75 percent of smartphone shipments in Q1

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Canalys is back with its latest worldwide estimates of mobile device shipments, and while the analyst group has a divisive way of combining figures, there's plenty of insight to discover in its breakdown of the smartphone and tablet realms. First off, Canalys reports that Android accounted for 75.6 percent...
Canalys: Android nabbed 75 percent of smartphone shipments in Q1

The Engadget Interview: Mike Hickey, CEO of Wolfson Microelectronics

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Look at the prevalence of Wolfson's audio chips today, in everything from audiophile DACs to smartphones like the Exynos-powered Galaxy S III and Galaxy S 4, and it's hard not to be impressed. Factor in the company's humble beginnings in 1984 as a university offshoot in Edinburgh, Scotland, and...
The Engadget Interview: Mike Hickey, CEO of Wolfson Microelectronics
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