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The "War On Consciousness:" Ethical Measures or Suppression of Free Speech?

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...
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Spit!

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...
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Wearable Computers Make It Easy to Spy on You

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...
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Facebook Can Be a Pain in the Neck

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...
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How the Internet Changes Your Brain

Lots of things change our brains (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show). We know that reading changes the brain--according...
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Internet Catches Criminals With Words

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.
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Data Collected to Use Against You

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...
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Putting Controls on the Internet

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...
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Wifi Spy

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...
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What Do YOU Do in Bed?

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...
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Beware of Ipad Insomnia

One of the main causes of insomnia is watching TV in bed, but turning off the TV and picking up a book doesn't help, if the book you're reading is on a back lit e-reader.

A...
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Why We're So Rude on the Internet

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.
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Twitter Can Detect Psychopaths

So if you're corresponding with someone online who uses certain words and phrases, cut off the contact--FAST! There are more of these folks around than you might suspect. This might also be something to pay...
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How to Tell if You're Depressed

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.
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YOU'RE a Dissident Now

When you watch the "Arab Spring" protestors on the nightly news, there's something you should know: our own government plans to monitor activity on social networks in order...
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Is Email Evil?

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...
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Catching Facebook Fibs

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, "...
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Internet Routers Down Worldwide

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...
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You Can Become Addicted to the Internet

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.
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Proposed Ban on Internet Whale Meat Sales

Amazon.com customer Melissa Sehgal has created a petition calling for the world's largest online retailer to permanently ban the sale of whale and dolphin meat on...
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Internet Dating is Now the Norm

Online dating 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....
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People Lie When Texting

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....
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The Government Can Attack Us on the Internet

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...
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Why Online Dating Doesn't Work

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...
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A Worm is Stealing Your Facebook Facts

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...
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People Lie on the Internet

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-...
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Spotting Terrorists Before They Strike

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...
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How to Check Out that Online Date

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...
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The Ultimate Nightmare: Machines That Think

If we create these, it could definitely become a horror story--IF they take over! When the Master of the Key burst into Whitley Strieber's hotel room in 1998, Whitley asked him if he was an intelligent machine. MOTKE replied (naturally) that "If I was, I wouldn't tell you." Are scientists planning...
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The Government is Spying on Your Internet Activity

Social scientists are tracking the things we do on the internet, including website searches, Twitter messages, Facebook and blog posts, as well as the digital...
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