Month: September 2018

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How to beat Google’s personalized ads

Posted By WildFyre

Google has created its own universe. If you wanted to, you could use nothing but Google products, and you could live a very fruitful digital life. You could buy a Chromebook, use Gmail and G Suite, post your videos to YouTube, and save every

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Biased News Media or Biased Readers? An Experiment on Trust

Posted By WildFyre

Gallup survey data indicates that Americans are increasingly distrustful about potentially biased news. But they should also worry about the partiality of their own judgment as well as how their news consumption habits may affect it.
The bias consumers bring with them distorts their rating

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Facebook security breach: Up to 50m accounts attacked

Posted By WildFyre

Facebook has said “almost 50 million” of its users were left exposed by a security flaw.
The company said attackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in a feature known as “View As” to gain control of people’s accounts.
The breach was discovered on

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New tech helps the disabled

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LONDON — Hadeel Ayoub slips a black glove onto her hand before beginning the swish of sign language that is meaningless to the untrained observer. Then she pushes a button on her wrist, and a small speaker relays the message drawn in the air:

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Who Gets Their News From Which Social Media Sites?

Posted By WildFyre

THOUGH ONLY A third of Instagram users say they get news from the app, 60 percent of those who do are nonwhite, whereas on Twitter, 60 percent of news consumers are white. Of people who rely on Snapchat for news, 63 percent are women. Yet

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This is the ‘world’s first rollable tablet PC’ and I want it

Posted By WildFyre

A fold-up computer screen has been unveiled by a group of researchers in Canada.
Dubbed the ‘MagicScroll’ it’s being billed as the world’s ‘first rollable tablet PC’.
The flexible display unrolls from around a cylindrical spindle into a 7.5-inch that can then be laid

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Focus groups are the solution to improving marketing results

Posted By WildFyre

One of the main reasons why many new products fail is because marketers fall prey to the concept of “one-size-fits-all.” It simply doesn’t work in marketing. 65 to 75 percent of new products have failed to generate the anticipated revenue or profit due to a one-size-fits-all approach.
So

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It’s Time to Make Social Media More Responsible

Posted By WildFyre

The average person spends about two hours a day on social media platforms. If that sounds like a lot, it’s nothing compared to the nine daily hours the average teenager devotes to social media. As a society we’re becoming more and more addicted to posting,

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