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Social Media Copies Gambling Methods 'To Create Psychological Cravings'
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Social media platforms are using the same techniques as gambling firms to create psychological dependencies and ingrain their products in the lives of their users, experts warn. From a report: These methods are so effective they can activate similar mechanisms as cocaine in the brain, create psychological cravings and even invoke “phantom calls and notifications” […]

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Homeland Security database would track bloggers, social media
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Fears about the potential effects of propaganda and fake news remain high, and American officials are determined to keep track of media outlets in a bid to curb these misinformation campaigns. The Department of Homeland Security has put out a call f…

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The Power of Social Media and the Coming Repeal of the 2nd Amendment
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One of the most powerful political organizations in the U.S. is the NRA. The president of the United States recently claimed he wasn’t afraid of the NRA, only to have an NRA spokesperson — not the president himself — later announce that the president had changed his mind. It was painful to watch the most […]

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Unstable climate forced early humans to be more social and creative
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Enlarge / images from the prehistoric site of Olorgesailie, Kenya (credit: Human Origins Program, Smithsonian) Three new studies suggest that early humans in East Africa started doing much more complex things—making more sophisticated tools, trading with neighboring groups for better stone, and maybe even using symbols to communicate—in order to survive rapid climate shifts 320,000 […]

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Russians Pose as Americans to Steal Data on Social Media
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Americans have been targeted on social media by Russian agents on a mission to harvest personal information. The agents pretended to work for organizations promoting African-American businesses as a ruse to obtain personal information from black business owners during the 2016 presidential election campaign. Using names like “BlackMattersUS” and “Black4Black,” the agents set up hundreds […]

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Disaffected Social Media Users Flock to Vero
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Vero has been enjoying a surge in user engagement in recent weeks, a trend that may be tied to growing user discontent over recent changes to Instagram’s algorithm, along with an assortment of other objections that have been driving users away from the leading social platforms. Vero has rapidly moved up in the App Store […]

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Canon's entry-level Rebel T7 DSLR targets social media users
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On top of its M50 mirrorless with 4K video, Canon also took the wraps of its latest DSLR, the Rebel T7. The successor to the two-year-old, 18-megapixel Rebel T6 now has a much bigger 24.1-megapixel sensor, making it more attractive next to excellent…

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US charges Russian social media trolls over election tampering     – CNET
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Special counsel Robert Mueller indicts 13 Russian nationals and the Internet Research Agency for a campaign of fake news and trolling during the 2016 election.

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Awkward! Why social media creates such cringeworthy moments     – CNET
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Ugh, is that really how my voice sounds? Melissa Dahl, author of “Cringeworthy,” has a theory about why we all feel so derpy.

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