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Social Media


Crackdowns on Social Media Accounts Backfire by Driving up Demand

NBCNews.comNBCNews.com - Apr 17, 2017
Prices for other fake social media accounts — which, like fake Facebook accounts, are created either automatically by programmers in places like Russia, or are registered manually by humans in "farms" in countries like India, where labor is cheap ...  

Social Networking


Narcissism and social networking -- ScienceDaily
Science Daily - Apr 18, 2017

Social networks are an ideal stage for narcissists to showcase themselves. Accordingly, a lot of people with narcissistic traits are drawn to these platforms as a ...  

Web Browser


Edge of 17(03): Microsoft's Web Browser is Still Lacking

Thurrott.com (blog)Thurrott.com (blog) - Apr 17, 2017
It's become a regular refrain: Microsoft releases a new version of Windows 10 that includes many improvements to Edge. But despite these improvements, I still can't use this browser. I find this frustrating. I also find it vaguely emblematic of the ...  

Search Engines


New "Drop United" Tool Blocks The Airline From Travel Search Engines

Refinery29Refinery29 - Apr 14, 2017
If you want to deny United Airlines your business, there's now an Chrome extension that'll help you avoid booking a flight with the company. Drop United removes all United flights from well-known travel search engines like Kayak, Expedia, and Google ...  

Network Protocol


Flexplane from MIT Improves Network Protocol Testing
Electronics360 - Mar 22, 2017

Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have created a system for testing new network traffic management protocols that requires no alteration to network hardware but still works at realistic speeds—20 times as ...  

Microsoft Office


Apple's Microsoft Office Killer Is Free Again (If You Dare)

GizmodoGizmodo - Apr 18, 2017
We've been talking a lot lately about the perks and perils of Microsoft Office, especially the program you begrudgingly used to write your college papers: Word. In what appears to be an unrelated move, Apple just made a whole host of productivity apps ...  

Iphone Apps


9 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now – BGR

BGRBGR - Apr 13, 2017
Hurry! No, seriously... hurry! We've got an awesome list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for you today, and you're not going to want to miss a single ...  

Android Apps


Best Android Apps — Secure Messaging — April 2017

Android HeadlinesAndroid Headlines - Apr 13, 2017
Online privacy has been a topical subject in the United States in recent weeks following President Trump's approval of a polarizing bill that repealed broadband Internet privacy rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under the ...  

 
 
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