Social media users are more likely to believe bunk COVID facts

People who get most of their news from social media are more likely to have misperceptions about COVID-19, a new study shows.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
July 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: social-media covid-19 internet journalism society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Photo tweaks could protect your privacy from algorithms

"It is too late to stop people from posting photos on social media in the interest of digital privacy. However, the reliance on AI is something we can target..."

National University of Singapore • futurity
July 27, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: social-media artificial-intelligence internet privacy faces science-and-technology photos

Your top 3 ideal qualities in a partner aren’t so unique

"...we want partners who have positive qualities, but the qualities you specifically list do not actually have special predictive power for you."

Karen Nikos-UC Davis • futurity
July 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: internet personality relationships society-and-culture

Filter protects against deepfake photos and videos

Adding a protective filter to videos or photos people upload online could prevent them being turned into "deepfakes" that alter their meaning.

Jeremy Schwab-Boston University • futurity
July 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: machine-learning social-media internet video algorithms featured science-and-technology images

Nanosatellites could beam ‘quantum internet’ to Earth

Tiny satellites could be the key to a global quantum internet network. That could mean internet from space on Earth, and communication between spacecraft.

National University of Singapore • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: nanotechnology internet satellites quantum-physics science-and-technology

Fake news may increase trust in government

While consuming online misinformation cuts trust in mainstream news media, for some, it actually boosts trust in the federal government.

Megan Schumann-Rutgers • futurity
June 19, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: politics internet journalism trust society-and-culture

Autocomplete serves up more bad COVID info in Spanish

Inaccurate or misleading autocompletes are more common when searching for COVID-19 information in Spanish than in English, researchers find.

Megan Schumann-Rutgers • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 internet health-and-medicine languages

How you can avoid ‘Zoom fatigue’

Many of us are using Zoom to stay connected with coworkers, family, and friends during the coronavirus pandemic. But too much an lead to "Zoom fatigue."

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: internet communication jobs fatigue society-and-culture social-lives perception

How you can avoid ‘Zoom fatigue’

Many of us are using Zoom to stay connected with co-workers, family, and friends during the coronavirus pandemic. But too much an lead to "Zoom fatigue."

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: internet communication jobs fatigue society-and-culture social-lives perception

People think they’re too smart to fall for phishing scams

People tend to think other people are more vulnerable to phishing scams online. But that actually makes you less safe, researchers say.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
May 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: internet privacy security society-and-culture crimes

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