Yale researchers cannot feel the punch in Facebook fight to tag fake news
Sep 15, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Earlier this year Facebook put its fake-news boxing gloves on and announced it was going to fight the good fight by turning to third-party fact checkers and show findings below the original post, in a battle ...
Burger King Russia makes Waves, presents Whoppercoin
Aug 29, 2017
When burgers are served with sides of their very own cryptocurrency, well, watch out for news headlines. Burger King Russia is in the news with an initiative involving their signature Whopper.
Cryptocurrency: Feedback is invited for estcoin idea
Aug 24, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Cryptocurrencies are being talked about worldwide and now it looks as if Estonia could be one actor to take them to the next level. Estonia is thinking about issuing its own crypto token and holding an ICO.
Follow the Bitcoin to find victims of human trafficking
Aug 16, 2017
A team of university researchers has devised the first automated techniques to identify ads potentially tied to human trafficking rings and link them to public information from Bitcoin - the primary payment method for online ...
Wikipedia-academia collaborations benefit both parties
Aug 16, 2017
Wikipedia has been through many changes since its inception in 2001. Now that it dwarfs all previous encyclopedias in scope and depth, collaborations with expert contributors are aiding the increased focus on content quality.
Robot aide expands in consumer tool for luggage woes and more
Jul 17, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Joshua Browder, founder, DoNotPay, has expanded a "robot" initiative to cover more categories and provide not only guidance and letter formats for communicating complaints.
Interdisciplinary team to construct computer program to identify fake news
Jun 12, 2017
A University of Texas at Arlington-led team is building computer tools to detect social bots within the worldwide web that create and spread fake news.
Facebook patent explores smartphone camera emotion detection to deliver relevant content
Jun 09, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Think about it, that so-important entity in your life, Facebook, getting to know your emotional state and delivering content suited to how you feel.
New extension improves inflight Wi-Fi: ScaleUp loads websites up to four times faster
Mar 14, 2017
To air travelers who waste precious time inflight staring blankly as your browser struggles to load a page, relief may be a quick download away.
Algorithm identified Trump as 'not-married'
Mar 06, 2017
Scientists from Russia and Singapore have created an algorithm that predicts user marital status with 86 percent precision using data from three social networks instead of one. While testing, the program identified Donald ...