• Eighty four per cent of American teenagers use the internet to research health problems

    Eighty four per cent of American teenagers use the internet to research health problems

    A new survey has shown that 84 per cent of American teenagers use the internet to research health problems. Ellen Wartella, a professor at Northwestern University, said “the nationwide survey is the first initiative after more than 10 years to tackle how media tools are being put to use by young people.” The survey looked
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  • Number of internet trolls continuing to rise

    Number of internet trolls continuing to rise

    New figures have shown a significant increase in the number of prosecutions of internet trolls over the past ten years. In 2014, over 1,200 people were found guilty of internet trolling under Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003. This is significantly higher than the number of prosecutions in 2004, which was 143. Internet trolling
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  • US to study online presence of extremist groups

    US to study online presence of extremist groups

    The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded a study grant of $585,719 to Michigan State University to look into social media’s role in furthering the cause of extremist groups such as ISIS and the far right movement. “There is currently limited knowledge of the role of technology and computer mediated communications (CMCs), such as
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  • IoT devices could hit 25 billion by 2020

    IoT devices could hit 25 billion by 2020

    Devices linked to the internet are expected to eclipse the human population on Earth by more than three-fold in 2020, according to Gartner, a US-based IT research and advisory company.

  • Guests at luxury hotels targeted by hackers

    Guests at luxury hotels targeted by hackers

    Kaspersky Lab discovered that a group of cyber criminals has been systematically hacking company executives who stay at luxury hotels since 2009, according to media reports.

  • Moms getting fed up with social media

    Moms getting fed up with social media

    A significant percentage of mothers have considered taking a hiatus from the social media scene, according to an online survey carried out by Impulse Research and published by Current Lifestyle Marketing.

    Their study found that 53 per cent of 1,004 moms have entertained the idea of taking a break from their online networks, while 60 per cent of mothers between the ages of 18 and 24 have contemplated temporarily silencing their Facebook and Instagram accounts.