social media

facebookThe Feudal-age of Social Networks Is Over – Here’s What’s Next

There are over 3.484 billion active social media users on scores of social networks. The major share of these users are active on Facebook as it has 2.3 billion users. It is the most popular social network, but there always …

artificial intelligenceA Tsunami of Fake News is On Its Way and Here is How

The Elon Musk funded OpenAI non-profit has created a breakthrough system for writing high-quality text. It can write text, performs basic reading comprehension, machine translation, question answering, and summarization and all without task-specific training. The system is able to take …

internetFacebook Spies on Everything – Confirmation of Pure Evil

A UK Parliamentary report on internal Facebook documents and found that Facebook was not satisfied with just your information and activity on the social media site and spied on everything you do on your phone. Facebook Used All of Their …

blockchainBlockchain based Social Networks: State of the field and how to profit from them

One of the main promises of blockchain technology is a vastly improved social media experience. The benefits many entrepreneurs envision include, among other things, greater data sovereignty, the ability of users to profit from ads, censorship resistance, robust online identity …

entertainmentRussian operatives increased Star Wars Last Jedi fan divide

Morten Bay of University of Southern California Center for the Digital Future has written a non-satire academic paper claiming that Russian internet trolls increased the Star Wars fan divide over the Last Jedi. This was not written for the Onion. …

ecommerceHow will Google and Facebook be regulated in response to fear of the tech giants?

For a few years there has been growing calls to curb the monopoly power of Amazon, Google and Facebook. Previously Republicans have been against monopoly regulation. Recent developments could cause Republicans in the House and Senate to support the White …

militaryFacebook and WhatsApp activated mobs resulting in murders and ethnic violence

Increased social media anti-refugee activity was correlated to increased anti-refugee crime. A research paper “Fanning the Flames of Hate: Social Media and Hate Crime” identifies the link between social media and hate crime in Germany. There is linkage between social …

facebookWith Smartphones and social media everyone is distracted all the time

Many younger technologists (some who were involved in creating likes at Facebook) are weaning themselves off their own products, sending their children to elite Silicon Valley schools where iPhones, iPads and even laptops are banned. They appear to be abiding …

artificial intelligenceChina to get first 4 Su-35 Fighter Jets from Russia in 2016 and they will reverse engineer the AL-117S engine

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army-Air Force (PLAAF) is slated to receive the first four out of 24 Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35 multirole fighter jets, the governor of Khabarovsk Krai, a federal subject located in the Russian Far East, said in a …

machine learningGene-regulating RNA molecules could help treat early-stage breast cancer tumors before they spread

The spread of malignant cells around the body, known as metastasis, is the leading cause of mortality in women with breast cancer. Now, a new gene therapy technique being developed by researchers at MIT is showing promise as a way …