STUDY: Using Facebook for ‘Surveillance’ Can Lead to Envy, Depression


Want to avoid feelings of envy that might lead to depression? Be careful how you use Facebook.


A ProPublica story getting a lot of attention today around the ‘net, and for good reason. Read the rest

Twitter’s chief executive officer Dick Costolo has openly admitted that the company has a major problem with abuse and trolls on its platform, and hasn’t done a particularly good job of tackling it.

In an internal memo obtained by The Verge, Costolo speaks frankly about Twitter’s ongoing battle with abusive behaviour on its network, and how he takes full responsibility for their failure to stop it.

Twitter is constantly moving. That’s part of the allure of the social network. But sometimes you want to dig up a tweet you saw and of course you go to the place where you search for everything: Google.

Here’s something that will leave you speechless: Singles who use emoji are having more sex than those who prefer to use their words.


FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: This Is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality


FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: This Is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality

I am proposing the FCC use its Title II authority to implement and enforce open internet protections, banning paid prioritization, and the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services.


Huge Win for the Open Internet! FCC Officially Embraces Title II


Well done, Team Internet.  After a year of intense activism, we may have finally convinced the Federal Communications Commission to change course and craft clear, bright-line rules to protect the open internet, based on legal authority that will actually survive the inevitable legal challenge.

Although Amazon was first to propose drone delivery tests, Alibaba, China’s biggest retailer, beat the company to the punch. Tech in Asia reports the trial will last three days, limited to specific areas within a one-hour radius from its distribution centers.


From the credit card hacks of recent years, to the Sony hack that revealed gigabytes of data, it’s clear the country needs to get more serious about online security. To wit, the White House is requesting billions in funding for an updatedComprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative.


Whistleblower John Kiriakou, only person jailed over CIA torture program, is out of prison


He exposed the Bush-era war-on-terror torture program, and for that act of bravery became the only American to serve time in connection with it. Read the rest

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