Squashing cyberbullying: New approach is fast, accurate
Jun 11, 2018
Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have designed a new technique for spotting nasty personal attacks on social media networks like Instagram.
What's trending in fake news? Tools show which stories go viral, and if 'bots' are to blame
May 17, 2018
Researchers at the Indiana University Observatory on Social Media have launched upgrades to two tools playing a major role in countering the spread of misinformation online.
'Squadbox' uses 'friendsourcing' to better support targets of cyberbullying
Apr 05, 2018
Harassment has become ubiquitous on social media and in the online world- Twitter has been under fire for how it handles harassment, YouTube's trending algorithm has occasionally promoted offensive videos, and reporting abuse ...
DNS service announced, puts privacy first
Apr 02, 2018
A new service that is offering privacy protection when you browse the web was announced Sunday. The security company Cloudflare is delivering a consumer DNS service called 126.96.36.199.
On Twitter, fake news travels faster than true stories: study
Mar 08, 2018
A new study by three MIT scholars has found that false news spreads more rapidly on the social network Twitter than real news does - and by a substantial margin.
Ethereum responds to eclipse attacks described by research trio
Mar 05, 2018
In a nutshell, three researchers have described in a paper "Low-Resource Eclipse Attacks on Ethereum's Peer-to-Peer Network" that it is possible to carry out an eclipse attack on the Ethereum network. As important, maintainers ...
Background-swap technology suitable for mobile phones announced
Mar 04, 2018
Video creators: Want to swap backgrounds? Knock yourselves out. Google researchers have been working on a way to let you swap out your video backgrounds using a neural network—no green screen required. It's rolling out ...
Tracker finds nearly half of last year's ICO offerings bit the dust
Feb 27, 2018
ICO stands for initial coin offering. A startup sells its own crypto token to raise money.
Facebook patent talk: Seeing who is rich, poor, in the middle
Feb 06, 2018
"Socioeconomic group classification based on user features," is a title that evokes an uh-oh just as much as an oh-really.
Love actually: Computer model may decode Facebook emoticons
Feb 06, 2018
While the trusty "like" button is still the most popular way to signal approval for Facebook posts, a computer model may help users and businesses navigate the increasingly complicated way people are expressing how they feel ...