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Free Internet access should be a basic human right -- study

University of Birmingham

Free internet access must be considered as a human right, as people unable to get online - particularly in developing countries

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11-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST
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USC Annenberg 2020 Survey Explores What People Will Tweet, Tattoo, Stream and Share Next Year

USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

A survey in the USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations’ 2020 Relevance Report reflects what brands, apps, politicians and influencers will be most relevant to U.S. consumers.

Channels: All Journal News, Apps, Arts and Entertainment, Internet Trends, Marketing, Social Media, Technology,

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8-Nov-2019 12:10 PM EST
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Older Adults Find Greater Well-Being in Smaller Social Networks, Study Finds

American Psychological Association (APA)

Are younger adults who cultivate numerous connections with friends, families and acquaintances through online social networks any happier than older adults who have smaller circles of face-to-face relationships? The answer may be no, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Apps, Behavioral Science, Family and Parenting, In the Home, In the Workplace, Internet Trends, Psychology and Psychiatry, Seniors, Social Media, Technology, Staff Picks,

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7-Nov-2019 4:10 PM EST
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How Russia's online censorship could jeopardize internet freedom worldwide

University of Michigan

Russia's ever-tightening grip on its citizens' internet access has troubling implications for online freedom in the United States and other countries that share its decentralized network structure, according to a University of Michigan study.

Channels: All Journal News, Internet Trends, Social Media, Technology, Internet Policy, Russia News,

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6-Nov-2019 2:40 PM EST
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Precision mapping with satellite, drone photos could help predict infections of a widespread tropical disease

University of Washington

An international team has discovered a cheap and efficient way to identify transmission hotspots for schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease that is second only to malaria in its global health impact. The research uses rigorous field sampling and aerial images to precisely map communities that are at greatest risk for infection.

Channels: All Journal News, Environmental Health, Food and Water Safety, Infectious Diseases, Internet Trends, Nature, Poverty, Public Health, Technology,

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24-Oct-2019 1:50 PM EDT
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Experts Optimistic About the Next 50 Years of Digital Life

Pew Research Center

Experts say digital life will mostly bring positive changes over the next 50 years, but they warn these benefits will only happen if people embrace reforms allowing better cooperation, security, basic rights and economic fairness, according to a new report by Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center.

Channels: Internet Trends, Technology, Cybersecurity,

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28-Oct-2019 12:00 PM EDT
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Tackling weak WiFi with noise

Washington University in St. Louis

WiFi protocols have a limit to how little data will be transmitted, after which, communication is cut off. Now researchers, including the McKelvey School of Engineering's Neil Patwari, have found a way around this limitation.

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23-Oct-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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