Cybercriminals gang up to pull off a job, then disband

"...the ones causing the most damage are loose groups of individuals who come together to do one thing, do it really well... then disappear."

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture crimes hackers internet security

A.I. amplifies ‘help speech’ to fight hate speech online

Artificial intelligence can help fight hate speech online by boosting social media comments that support marginalized groups, researchers say.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture internet languages refugees rhetoric social-media

Your phone isn’t making you less social

An expert explains how personality shapes how we use our phones rather than the other way around, particularly when it comes to socializing.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford | Jan. 8, 2020 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture internet mobile-devices social-lives

Laser-linked satellites could deliver ‘internet from space’

A new design could pave the way for using thousands of satellites connected with lasers to deliver "internet from space" to remote regions.

ETH Zurich | Dec. 18, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology internet satellites space

‘Compass’ matches people’s and job’s personality traits

A new "vocation compass" uses the personality of a person's tweets and that of a job to make better matches.

U. Melbourne | Dec. 17, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture internet jobs personality social-media twitter

Black teens experience daily racial discrimination

A survey about racial discrimination finds that "Black adolescents are forced to face antiblack microaggressions on a daily basis."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Dec. 16, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine depression discrimination internet race-and-ethnicity teenagers

4 ways to ditch your phone this holiday season

'Tis the season for friends and family, but your phone is probably a draw on your attention, too. Here are some tips to deal with the distraction.

UT Austin | Dec. 16, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture family holidays internet mobile-devices social-lives social-media

How to train computers faster for ‘extreme’ datasets

A new machine learning method is a faster way to train computers for extreme classification problems, like sorting the millions of products on Amazon.

Mike Williams-Rice | Dec. 12, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology internet machine-learning

‘Dark patterns’ trick you into spending more online

Researchers have created a website to call out the "dark patterns" internet-based retailers are using to get people shopping online to spend more.

Robert Mitchum-Chicago | Dec. 12, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture business consumers internet money

Trying to read the ‘mind of a group’ shapes our decisions online

When we try to make decisions in a group, our predictions about how the "mind of the group" will react to our actions shape what we choose, researchers say.

U. Washington | Dec. 5, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture artificial-intelligence decisions internet social-lives social-media

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