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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

How Instagram Imagery Is Transforming

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In the world of social media, "celebrity" is a combination of social status and social media presence. The more likes you receive, the more "popular" you appear to friends and followers. Up until its acquisition by Facebook, Instagram was the current site of social media celebrity. As it becomes...
How Instagram Imagery Is Transforming
FIPEL wonder-light: Where are the numbers?

Researcher uses NFC to attack Android, Nokia smartphones

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Expert finds flaws in NFC implementations in Android and Nokia that could be used to compromise smartphones. [Read more]...
Researcher uses NFC to attack Android, Nokia smartphones

Researcher: Face.com iOS flaw could have allowed Facebook, Twitter account hijacking

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Facial recognition start-up Face.com patched a vulnerability in its KLINK iOS app that could have allowed attackers to hijack the Facebook and Twitter accounts of its users, according to Ashkan Soltani, the independent security researcher who claims to have found the flaw....
Researcher: Face.com iOS flaw could have allowed Facebook, Twitter account hijacking

File-Sharing Is Linked to Depression, Researchers Find

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Nearly every day we write about negative associations towards file-sharing, and today is no different. A new academic paper now reveals how file-sharing is linked to depressive symptoms. The paper carries the self-explanatory title “Associating Depressive Symptoms in College Students with Internet Usage Using Real Internet Data” and will be...
File-Sharing Is Linked to Depression, Researchers Find

Facebook's Gay Marriage Map

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If you’re a certain kind of person, with a certain kind of circle of friends, you are completely aware that a whole lot of Facebook users changed their profile picture this week. That’s the result of a very effective viral campaign, kicked off by the Human Rights Campaign, to show...
Facebook's Gay Marriage Map

Microsoft investigating possible IE mouse-tracking flaw

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All versions of the Web browser are vulnerable to flaw that allows attackers track cursor movements on the screen, a security researcher warns. [Read more]...
Microsoft investigating possible IE mouse-tracking flaw
Unsecured passwords, photos, and other files found on Amazon's cloud

Researcher: Apps meant to spot skin cancer are inaccurate

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An assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine finds that three out of the four apps she tested incorrectly described cancers as harmless at least 30 percent of the time. [Read more]...
Researcher: Apps meant to spot skin cancer are inaccurate

Regulation is only way to stop social networks from learning more than we want, says researcher

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Online social networks are gathering information about their users that those people never intended to disclose, and government regulation may be the only way to stop the practise, a researcher said Tuesday....
Regulation is only way to stop social networks from learning more than we want, says researcher

Penn researcher sees a future where 'consumer electronics' becomes 'consumer photonics'

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University of Pennsylvania researchers are touting their creation of an all-optical switch that uses nanowires to transmit and process information using light pulses rather than electricity....
Penn researcher sees a future where 'consumer electronics' becomes 'consumer photonics'

Researcher Says Face.com iOS Flaw Left Facebook, Twitter Vulnerable

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UPDATE: Facial recognition start-up Face.com patched a vulnerability in its KLINK iOS app that could have allowed hijacking of Facebook and Twitter accounts....
Researcher Says Face.com iOS Flaw Left Facebook, Twitter Vulnerable

Cybercriminals are increasingly abusing .eu domains in attacks

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Cybercriminals are increasingly using .eu domain names in their attack campaigns, according to data from multiple security companies. "Numerous malicious .eu domains have been registered during November which are being used to infect PCs with malware via the Blackhole exploit kit," said Fraser Howard, principal virus researcher at security...
Cybercriminals are increasingly abusing .eu domains in attacks

SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 9, 2012

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Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Four Seriously Cool Information Resources As a librarian, researcher and frequent blogger, I’m constantly coming across incredibly useful online information... Please visit Search Engine Land for...
SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 9, 2012

Facebook phone number lookups now limited, but you should still tweak this privacy setting

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Facebook says it has patched a security hole related to a little-known phone number search within Facebook. Specifically, the social network now limits the number of phone number lookups that any given IP address can perform on Facebook. Last Friday, independent security researcher Suriya Prakesh published a blog post...
Facebook phone number lookups now limited, but you should still tweak this privacy setting

How Google Translate Works Its Magic

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Google Translate has reached a milestone of 200 million users on translate.google.com. Ordinarily, we wouldn’t report a basic usage statistic like that, but this one deserves to be celebrated. Google's scale could someday make it possible for all human beings to understand each other. Here's how. Translating the Web into...
How Google Translate Works Its Magic

Billionaires Really Are Smarter Than The Rest Of Us, Researcher Finds

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It's common knowledge that success is two-parts hard work and one-part luck. But what about smarts? Are the world's richest people really the most intelligent people around? Pretty much, yes, according to new research by Duke University's Jonathan Wai, sent to Business Insider and first reported by CNBC's Robert Frank....
Billionaires Really Are Smarter Than The Rest Of Us, Researcher Finds

Whoa! Did The Nook Have Better Sales Than The Kindle In March? (AMZN, BKS)

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While we focus on the iPad-Kindle war, another Kindle rival may have quietly eclipsed it. Barnes & Noble's Nook outsold the Kindle in March, according to DigiTimes research. DigiTimes researcher Mingchi Kuo based his report on "figures from upstream suppliers as indicating that the nook accounted for 53% of e-book...
Whoa! Did The Nook Have Better Sales Than The Kindle In March? (AMZN, BKS)

NC State researcher finds more efficient way to cool devices, looks to cut costs too

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Does your electronic device have you a bit hot under the collar these days? A researcher at NC State has developed a faster and less expensive method for cooling gadgets -- especially those that tend to crank the heat up. Dr. Jag Kasichainula, an Associate Professor of Materials Science...
NC State researcher finds more efficient way to cool devices, looks to cut costs too

Researcher finds 100K passwords, user IDs, on IEEE site

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A Danish graduate student said he was searching for research material on an IEEE FTP server last week when he stumbled upon the usernames and passwords of about 100,000 members of the professional association....
Researcher finds 100K passwords, user IDs, on IEEE site

Human After All: Why Nate Silver's Math Revolution Won't Kill The Pundits

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Editor’s note: Matt Baker is an engineer at Wealthfront, a software-based financial advisor that is democratizing access to high quality financial advice. Follow him on Twitter. In elections and finance, mathematical models take emotion out of the equation, but does the human element really disappear? Some people are using Nate Silver’s “triumph...
Human After All: Why Nate Silver's Math Revolution Won't Kill The Pundits

Facebook And Dropbox's Apps Are Seriously Vulnerable To Hackers Right Now (FB)

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A security researcher named Gareth Wright has uncovered an unpleasant security hole in the Android and iOS Facebook apps, reports The Next Web. A motivated hacker could copy a plain text file off of your mobile device that would grant him access to your entire account. The problem exists...
Facebook And Dropbox's Apps Are Seriously Vulnerable To Hackers Right Now (FB)
New zero-day exploits in industrial software channel the ghost of Microsoft Bob

Researcher breaks Pi calculation record using Nvidia GPUs

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A researcher has broken the record for calculating the mathematical constant Pi, by using a number of computers running with Nvidia graphics cards. Ed Karrels of Santa Clara University used the GPUs in the graphics cards instead of normal computer processors in order to calculate pi to eight-quadrillion places.......
Researcher breaks Pi calculation record using Nvidia GPUs

Researcher finds unsecured photos, data on Amazon S3 storage

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An investigation into Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3) discovered a sixth of data stores, known as buckets, on the service are left open to public viewing. Further examination showed that a number of items on open display were of a sensitive nature, including source code for mobile games, user log-in...
Researcher finds unsecured photos, data on Amazon S3 storage

File-Sharing Prospers Despite Tougher Laws

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Most probably due to Sweden’s historic connections with The Pirate Bay, many Swedes consider file-sharing to be an activity deeply embedded in popular culture. Determined to break the plundering habits of these misguided souls, the US movie and recording industries have continuously meddled in the country, lobbying for tougher responses...
File-Sharing Prospers Despite Tougher Laws

Instagram vulnerability on iPhone allows for account takeover

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A security researcher published on Friday another attack on Facebook's Instagram photo-sharing service that could allow a hacker to seize control of a victim's account....
Instagram vulnerability on iPhone allows for account takeover

Oracle knew about zero-day Java vulnerabilities for months, researcher says

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Oracle knew since April about the existence of the two unpatched Java 7 vulnerabilities that are currently being exploited in malware attacks, according to Adam Gowdiak, the founder and CEO of Polish security firm Security Explorations....
Oracle knew about zero-day Java vulnerabilities for months, researcher says

Microsoft to patch Windows bug called 'Holy Grail' by one researcher

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Microsoft on Thursday said it would ship six security updates next week, only one critical, to patch seven vulnerabilities in Windows and a pair of for-developers-only programs....
Microsoft to patch Windows bug called 'Holy Grail' by one researcher
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