Parents on Reddit skirt shame with ‘throwaways’

"Throwaway" accounts offer parents on Reddit a way to ask about tough topics. Posts from throwaways even tend to be more popular.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture internet parents shame social-media stigma

What does Disney+ mean for the future of streaming?

With the launch of Disney+, how will the battle between streaming services change? An expert digs into the competition and how it affects viewers.

Julian Cardillo-Brandeis | Nov. 11, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business consumers internet video

Cynical voices online cut trust in journalism

Our trust in journalism can take a real hit because of cynical views online, research suggests.

Megan Schumann-Rutgers | Nov. 6, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture internet journalism politics social-lives social-media trust

Imposters could pose as a relative using your DNA info

Malicious users could use a site called GEDmatch to get your genetic identity and use it to impersonate family.

Sarah McQuate-Washington | Oct. 31, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture dna families internet privacy security

The right ‘noise’ can get around one of WiFi’s limits

A new way to get around one of the flaws of WiFi takes advantage of the "wireless noise" that fills our houses.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL | Oct. 29, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology data-science internet sensors wifi

Privacy and security threats lurk in these everyday choices

"We provide online service, app, and content providers with detailed information about our whereabouts, our thoughts, our feelings, our moods, and our life patterns."

Boston University | Oct. 28, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology society-and-culture crimes hackers internet mobile-devices privacy security social-media

Stealthy tool detects malware in JavaScript

A new tool called VisibleV8 can protect you against malware in JavaScript programs on your favorite sites.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Oct. 22, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology hackers internet malware security software

Fake news is no match for big brands

Consumers' skepticism about "fake news" may help them sniff out suspicious online stories about brands, research finds.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Oct. 16, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture branding consumers internet social-media

Conspiracy theories aren’t true but they are important

Some conspiracy theories, such as Pizzagate and the anti-vaccine movement, have real-world consequences. The author of a new book explains their appeal.

James Devitt-NYU | Oct. 7, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture internet journalism politics russia

Can social media predict when you’ll die?

Social media data can reveal all sorts of health info, but could it also predict your death? In this video, an expert weighs in on whether it's possible.

Boston University | Oct. 1, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine science-and-technology algorithms death internet prediction social-media

Page 1 of 9