dave

Latest from dave

  • Around 47 million Americans do not use the internet, study says

    Around 47 million Americans do not use the internet, study says

    Approximately 15 per cent of Americans still do not use the internet, according to a new study conducted by the Pew Research Center. This equates to around 47 million people.

  • Cybersecurity firm warns of Android security flaw

    Cybersecurity firm warns of Android security flaw

    Cybersecurity company Zimperium warned of a flaw in Android, the world’s most popular smartphone operating system, that allows hackers to gain control via a simple text message.

  • Texting and walking involves new skills

    Texting and walking involves new skills

    Researchers have discovered that people who text while walking along have developed new skills to keep them safe.

  • Google Maps can now track where users have been

    Google Maps can now track where users have been

    Google Maps has released a new feature that enables users to view all the places they have been. The feature, called “Your Timeline”, provides accurate information on which locations users have visited throughout the day. However, Google Maps users need not worry about their movements being public, as the feature will only work if they have shared their location with Google.

  • Internet trolling is now illegal in New Zealand

    Internet trolling is now illegal in New Zealand

    Internet trolls in New Zealand may now face up to two years in prison and a $50,000 (£21,339) fine under the new Harmful Digital Communications Act. The law is intended to help tackle problems such as cyberbullying and other “harmful digital communications.” New Zealand’s Crimes Act has also been changed, which means that internet trolls who tell other online users to commit suicide could be imprisoned for up to three years.

  • Can Facebook help couples stay together?

    Can Facebook help couples stay together?

    Couples who make regular posts about their relationship on Facebook are more likely to stay together, results from a new study has shown. The study, which was carried out by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studied the online behaviour of 180 undergraduates, all of whom were in a relationship, to see what they posted about their partners.