Study Shows Heavy Facebook Users have Less Grey Matter

If you're a heavy social media user, it might be because of a particular part of your brain being smaller than usual. A recent study showed the nucleus accumbens - a region which plays a big part in reward and addiction - was smaller in more frequent users of social media, particularly mobile visitors. The …

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The Imperative of Replacing Google and Facebook

Nations are beginning to take more seriously the control of their respective information space after years of allowing US-based tech giants Google and Facebook to monopolize and exploit them. Vietnam, according to a recent GeekTime article, is the latest nation to begin encouraging local alternatives to the search engine and social media network in order …

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Facebook is Abusive. It’s Time to Divorce it

And lament that early browsers gave up on web site authoring tools and created monsters Every relationship has its rough edges, places where actions scrape, and through constant repetition, rub raw. Those tender spots can heal if left alone and if the parties are wiling to listen. But where the irritation continues, this raw spot …

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Facebook Announces Mind-Controlled Computer Technology

On Tuesday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg dropped a stunner when he announced to the attendees of F8, Facebook’s annual developers’ conference, that the tech giant is developing technology that will allow users to communicate using only their minds. The technology will come in the form of implantable chips that will create a brain-computer interface (BCI). …

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How Facebook, Instagram, Google, and Twitter Use Censorship to Kill Free Speech…

Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter play an increasingly important role in our lives, but a brand new study into online censorship has revealed a number of developing trends regarding how social media platforms are attempting to regulate their users’ speech. While most readers have likely been lucky enough to evade Facebook jail, others …

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USA: Viewers Watch 15yo Girl Sexually Assaulted on Facebook Live, Fail to Call Police

Police in Chicago have revealed that a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by several young men while the attack streamed on Facebook Live. The incident was viewed by some 40 people, none of whom reported it to the authorities. The attack on Deahvion Austin, which was reportedly carried out by five or six teenage boys …

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If You Use Facebook Messenger, Here’s how You’re Being Recorded Even When You’re Not Using Your Phone

There are many ups and downs about improvements in technology. We have, undoubtedly, become more enamoured with its ability to make our lives easier, and more informed in ways we never thought possible. Everything has been digitized, and there are so many forms of communication, it’s no wonder the home telephone has collected dust. People …

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Facebook Doesn’t Tell Users Everything it Really Knows About Them

Facebook has long let users see all sorts of things the site knows about them, like whether they enjoy soccer, have recently moved, or like Melania Trump. But the tech giant gives users little indication that it buys far more sensitive data about them, including their income, the types of restaurants they frequent and even …

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