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Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion Has ‘Chilling’ Effects in Online Creative Publishing

A Georgia Tech study notes that copyright law is navigated on a daily basis by Internet users, and that for amateur creative types publishing on the Web’s largest creative venues, they often don’t trust the websites to safeguard their art.

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Amazon Robots Boost Efficiency – and Open New Job Possibilities

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The Right to Privacy in a Big Data World

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In the digital age in which we live, monitoring, security breaches and hacks of sensitive data are all too common. It has been argued that privacy has no place in this big data environment and anything we put online can, and probably will, be seen by prying eyes. In a new paper, a noted Washington University in St. Louis privacy law expert makes the case that when properly understood, privacy rules will be an essential and valuable part of our digital future.

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Teens Still Sending Naked Selfies

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A new study from the University of Utah confirms that substantial numbers of teens are sexting – sending and receiving explicit sexual images via cellphone. Though the behavior is widely studied, the potentially serious consequences of the practice led the researchers to more accurately measure how frequently teens are choosing to put themselves at risk in this fashion.

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Business Incubator Seeks Next Game-Changer in Big Data, the Cloud, and the Internet of Everything

The Chicago Innovation Exchange (CIE) and Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence (Cisco EIR) have created the “CIE + Cisco Innovation Challenge” to support early-stage startups building game-changing products in the Internet of Everything (IoE), Big Data, cloud computing, and other transformational areas.

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New Tool Makes Online Personal Data More Transparent

Roxana Geambasu and Augustin Chaintreau, assistant professors of computer science at Columbia Engineering, have developed XRay, a new tool that reveals which data in a web account, such as emails, searches, or viewed products, are being used to target which outputs, such as ads, recommended products, or prices. They are presenting the prototype, an open source system designed to make the online use of personal data more transparent, at USENIX Security on August 20.

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Digital Dangers Lurk as School Begins Again

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MSU experts say communication and supervision are essential to help children learn to safely navigate the Internet.

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Professors Provide Insight Into Online Dating Experiments

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Kids’ ‘Community’ Knowledge From Internet Leaves UF/IFAS Researcher Hopeful

Many parents assume the Internet leads to negative behavior in their children. But a UF/IFAS team of researchers found kids gained more of a sense of "community" by using the Internet in two after-school programs.

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First Pediatric Autism Study Conducted Entirely Online

UC San Francisco researchers have completed the first Internet-based clinical trial for children with autism, establishing it as a viable and cost effective method of conducting high-quality and rapid clinical trials in this population.

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