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New Algorithm Finds You, Even in Untagged Photos

New Algorithm Finds You, Even in Untagged Photos

A new algorithm designed at the University of Toronto has the power to profoundly change the way we find photos among the billions on social media sites such as Facebook and Flickr. This month, the United States Patent and Trademark Office will issue a patent on this technology.   Developed by Parham Aarabi, a professor [...]

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Facebook for Molecules

Social media has expanded to reach an unlikely new target: molecules. Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created networks of molecular data similar to Facebook’s recently debuted graph search feature. While graph search would allow Facebook users to find all their New York-living, beer-drinking buddies in one quick search, the [...]

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Why People Quit and Come Back to Facebook

Why People Quit and Come Back to Facebook

With more than a billion active accounts worldwide, it can be easy to forget that some people don’t use Facebook.   A study by Cornell University researchers to be presented this week in Paris suggests that “non-use” of the social networking site is fairly common — a third of Facebook users take breaks from the [...]

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Security Protocol for Online Banking and Facebook Has ‘serious Weaknesses,’ Say Researchers

Security Protocol for Online Banking and Facebook Has ‘serious Weaknesses,’ Say Researchers

The protocol that provides security for online banking, credit card data and Facebook has major weaknesses, according to researchers at Royal Holloway University. The Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol is used by millions of people on a daily basis. It provides security for online banking, as well as for credit card data when shopping on [...]

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The Jacket That Talks to Facebook in an Emergency

The Jacket That Talks to Facebook in an Emergency

In an emergency situation, we cannot expect rescue crews to do their jobs while fumbling with a tiny mobile phone when they need to read and send messages. Instead the scientists decided to create a prototype jacket that could communicate with Facebook. The jacket sleeve has a display sewn into it, showing a line of [...]

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An Algorithm for Identify the Source of Viruses and Facebook Rumors

An Algorithm for Identify the Source of Viruses and Facebook Rumors

A team of EPFL scientists has developed an algorithm that can identify the source of an epidemic or information circulating within a network, a method that could also be used to help with criminal investigations. (Credit: Photos.com) Investigators are well aware of how difficult it is to trace an unlawful act to its source. The [...]

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What happens to your online presence when you die?

What happens to your online presence when you die?

Most people assume that a family member or another designee will handle our physical belongings and liquid assets when we die. But what about our online affairs? Who will respond to important emails, pay our online bills and deactivate our Facebook account so it stops notifying friends every time a birthday comes around? In the [...]

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Is Stealthmode a Good Strategy?

Is Stealthmode a Good Strategy?

To stay in stealth mode, or not to stay in stealth mode? That is the question many have been asking recently in the startup community. While many successful startup artists have backed discussing their businesses or ideas in front of as many people who will listen, there are also many advantages to keeping your startup [...]

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Facebook’s ‘Like’ button: Free speech?

Facebook’s ‘Like’ button: Free speech?

Recently, a federal judge in Virginia made an important ruling that could have a deep and lasting impact on Facebook users, and more importantly, the First Amendment.           Judge Raymond Jackson of Virginia ruled that six former employees of the Hampton, Va. Sherriff’s office, who were fired for hitting the “like” [...]

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Why Google and Facebook Might Completely Disappear in the Next 5 Years

Why Google and Facebook Might Completely Disappear in the Next 5 Years

With the rate that the tech world is moving these days, some feel that giant tech companies Facebook and Google might be completely gone in 5 – 8 years. The author of this selection, Eric Jackson from Forbes.com, presents two schools of thought. The first is that senior teams and directors have an outsized influence [...]

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