News Stories relating to "internet"
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
United Airlines and the New York Stock Exchange have both announced that they have shut down operations due to computer problems. United shut down on Tuesday, and the FAA said at 9 a.m. yesterday that an automation problem had been resolved and that it had given the airline permission to begin flying again. Delays are continuing as the airline...
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Now that we know that the ‘feeling of being watched’ is not a paranoid delusion, and that we actually are being watched all the time – even through the walls of our homes –isn’t it about time you built your own Internet?
That’s what techno-activists and growing communities of users are doing at...
Monday, October 20, 2014
There can be no doubt that the variety of information available on the internet is incredibly wide and varied, and limited only by the imagination of its users. As with all aspects of life, this diversity of subject matter encompasses all extremes, from the lightest and most positive to the darkest and most vile of pursuits, and all shades of grey...
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Take a breathalyzer test
to find out why you're fat--Take a spit test to find out why you're violent.
A new study indicates that a simple saliva test could be an effective tool in predicting violent behavior such as bullying, since there's a link between...
Friday, March 29, 2013
The latest thing in technology is wearable computers: wristbands, watches
and glasses. Google has invented glasses that incorporate both a computer screen and a camera, so that we can call up information with voice commands and capture an image of something just by...
Monday, March 4, 2013
In today’s technology-thirsty society, it’s rare to not see someone with their head down texting on their cell phone or reading the latest status updates on Facebook.
However, too much texting and tilting your head down can become a pain in the neck for some people. An excessive amount of leaning your head forward and...
Friday, January 11, 2013
Covert agencies--as well as corporations--are searching email files for words and phrases that may reveal incipient (or ongoing) criminal activity. The 911 terrorists
knew this, which is why they emailed one another in code.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Spying has changed in the internet age--Now we leave a record of what we're doing and what we're interested in every time we click on a website, post on a social network or purchase something online. Homeland Security and police are tracking this information, and so are AD AGENCIES.
In the December 13th edition of the Financial Times...
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The internet is the worldwide voice of freedom and this makes some governments and institutions nervous. But other people are still fighting to keep it free: An international meeting has been scheduled to redraft the 1988 treaty that governs the UN's International Telecommunications Union (ITU). These delegates are trying to EXPAND the regulations...
Friday, November 30, 2012
Just because you're "borrowing" your neighbor's wifi signal because you don't have your own doesn't mean that the police can't subpoena your internet files without a search warrant.
The fourth amendment of the constitution protects us against unreasonable government searches when suspects have a reasonable expectation of...
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
More people than ever before are working from home and a lot of them are using their laptops in BED.
In a recent poll, half of 1,000 workers said they read or respond to work emails from bed. A British study of 329 workers found that nearly 1 in 5 of them spends two to 10 hours a week working from bed.
This is partly...
Friday, October 5, 2012
Most people join social networks like Facebook
in order to MAKE friends, but in the process, they often end up LOSING them instead, because people tend to become surprisingly nasty to each other online, texting things they would never say to someone face to face.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Check your internet usage. Do you check your e-mail compulsively? Watch lots of videos? Switch frequently among multiple Internet applications--from games to file downloads to chat rooms? Yep, you're depressed, all right.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Is email evil? People are doing so much texting that they're getting arthritis in their thumbs. One French internet executive has banned internal email, starting in 2014.
In BBC News, Tom Chatfield quotes author Kevin Kelly as saying that the idea of "wanting is not just for humans. Your dog wants to play Frisbee. Your cat wants...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Online daters intent on fudging their personal information
have a big advantage: most people are terrible at identifying a liar. But new research is turning the tables on deceivers, using their own words.
Communications expert Catalina Toma says, "...
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Internet router hubs are down worldwide as if this afternoon. At present, routers are down in India, Iran, Singapore, Africa, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, the UK (Milton Keynes), California (Anaheim), Canada (Ontario and Vancouver), Georgia, Iowa, Mexico (Chihuahua), Michigan, Georgia, parts of Texas, New Jersey (Atlantic City) and other...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Internet addiction disorder (IAD) may be associated with abnormal white matter in the brain. The teen years are the time when many people become addicted to drugs--what about internet use? It turns out that teenagers who drink alcohol spend more time on their computers for recreational use, compared with their teens who don't drink.
Monday, February 13, 2012
has not only shed its stigma, it has surpassed all forms of matchmaking in the United States other than meeting through friends. According to one industry estimate, social networking attracted 25 million unique users around the world in April 2011 alone....
Friday, February 3, 2012
A new study reveals that sending a text message leads people to lie
more often than in other forms of communication.
The study involved 170 students performing mock stock transactions in one of four ways: face-to-face, or by video, audio or text chatting....
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The US has always advocated free speech, and the internet has become a forum for various ideas, to the extent that it is behind the revolutions in Russia, China and Middle Eastern countries such as Egypt
. But since Congress agreed to give...
Friday, January 20, 2012
It's because we LIE to OURSELVES about what turns us on--you have to meet that special one IN PERSON for your hormones (and your libido) to ramp up. Even the sexiest description just won't work. No matter how much people say they're looking for someone smart, who they can trust and laugh with, what they REALLY WANT is a sexually attractive partner...
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
We know there are spies on Facebook
, but worms too? A security firm warns that a computer worm has stolen 45,000 login credentials from Facebook, mostly from Facebook accounts in the UK and France. The same worm has been around since 2010 and is also responsible for stealing...
Friday, December 2, 2011
Don't believe everything you receive in an email or text message: A new study finds that communication using computers for instant messaging and e-mail increases lying compared to face-to-face conversations.
A study looked at 110 same-sex pairs of college students who engaged in 15 minute conversations either face-to-face, using e-...
Friday, November 18, 2011
How can we find home-grown terrorists who have been indoctrinated by (usually) internet propaganda, like Army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan, who opened fire at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009, killing 12 people and wounding 31 others?
The Defense Dept. intelligence Agency (DARPA) is asking scientists to look at the emails of groups of...
Friday, November 18, 2011
Internet dating can now be enhanced thanks to the latest upgrade of an online test relying on latest findings in neuroscience. This scientific test, now called BrainDesire, helps singles make better choices by tapping into their OWN BRAINS in order to find a compatible romantic partner. It lets you compare possible dating partners by giving a...