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Reporter Needed to Cover New 'Fast Pitch' Service from Newswise

Newswise Fast Pitch is the first service to invite reporters and communications people to meet via video conference and pitch story ideas. Reporters are highly satisfied with the results.

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Could Growing Internet Use Inspire More Democratic Uprisings?

While events like the Arab Spring brought hope that the internet could inspire the growth of democracy in authoritarian countries, a new study offers a reality check.

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Computer Sketches Set to Make Online Shopping Much Easier

A computer program that recognises sketches pioneered by scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) could help consumers shop more efficiently.

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You Are Not as Anonymous as You Think Online

Hiding online is harder than you'd think

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SEISE Tool Uses Semantic Gaps to Detect Website Promotional Attacks

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By detecting semantic inconsistencies in content, researchers have developed a new technique for identifying promotional infections of websites operated by government and educational organizations.

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Phoney Protection for Passwords

Corporate data breaches seem to be on the rise, rarely a week passes without a company revealing that its database has been hacked and regrettably usernames, passwords, credit card details and its customers' personal information has been leaked on to the open internet. A new protection, nicknamed Phoney, is reported in the International Journal of Embedded Systems.

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Chances Are You Don’t Remember What You Just Retweeted

Research at Cornell University and Beijing University finds retweeting or otherwise sharing information creates a “cognitive overload” that interferes with learning and retaining what you’ve just seen.

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How Families with Seriously-Ill Children Manage Social Interactions, How Migraines Affect the Family, Families with Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them, and More in the Family and Parenting channel

How Families with Seriously-Ill Children Manage Social Interactions, How Migraines Affect the Family, Families with Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them, and more in the Family and Parenting channel

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Magnifying Smartphone Screen Apps For Visually Impaired, Online Anti-Bullying Programs, A One Atom Engine and more in the Technology News Source

Magnifying Smartphone Screen Apps For Visually Impaired, Online Anti-Bullying Programs, A One Atom Engine and more in the Technology News Source

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Victorian Age Technology Can Improve Virtual Reality, Stanford-Dartmouth Study Finds

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Virtual and augmented reality have the potential to profoundly impact our society, but the technologies have a few bugs to work out to better simulate realistic visual experience. Now, researchers at Dartmouth College and Stanford University have discovered that "monovision" -- a simple technique borrowed from ophthalmology that dates to the monocle of the Victorian Age - can improve user performance in virtual reality environments.

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Yahoo Should Expand News Content, Not Tabloid Material

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Some Users Hit ‘Delete’ After Pledging Charitable Donations Online, Johns Hopkins Study Shows

Do charitable campaigns conducted on social media platforms actually “click” with the public? A new study by researchers from Johns Hopkins University suggests that such campaigns can draw the attention of social media users but not always their commitment to donate money.

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Expert Available to Discuss ISIS Recruiting Videos

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Northwestern University professor of screenwriting David E. Tolchinsky is available to comment on the emotional and physical power of ISIS recruiting videos.

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Why Sexual Harassment Is Worse Than Other Types of Abuse Online

While many women gamers can shrug off much of the name-calling and abuse they receive while playing online video games, sexual harassment sticks with them even when they’re offline.

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Speeding Recovery From Cyber-Induced Blackouts, Teaching with 'Big Data', Security Breach in 3-D Printing Process, and more in the Cybersecurity News Source

Speeding Recovery From Cyber-Induced Blackouts, Teaching with 'Big Data', Security Breach in 3-D Printing Process, and more in the Newswise Cybersecurity News Source.