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Artificial Intelligence Is Doomed if We Don't Control Our Data

Artificial Intelligence Is Doomed if We Don't Control Our Data

Machine learning is what's taking place with our personal data while we're passive players in the process. Personalization algorithms designed to know our intentions before we do form the backbone of the Internet Economy. And while these algorithmic systems may not fit all the criteria of..

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iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: Which Should You Buy?

As you may have heard, there are two new iPhone 6 devices available today. And as lines for Apple's new Jesus phone stretch into the stratosphere (or don't), there's a big question on plenty of would-be buyers' minds: Should I buy the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus? It's a good question and one that isn't limited to Apple smartphones. For the last few years, the chasm between

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10 Things We Learned About Social Media Users' Charitable Habits

Here are the most significant findings we observed in the results.

As the #IceBucketChallenge campaign showed us, social media can be a powerful medium for charitable organizations. However, the precise nature of the relationship between social good and platforms like Facebook and Twitter can often be unclear. Do social media users really absorb the message? Do people use activism on a social platform instead of actually donating money to a

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Social Media Users Are More Charitable Than You Might Think

There's no doubt that social media has made it easier for charitable organizations and nonprofits to spread their messages. The major press release or fundraiser can now be simplified into a series of tweets or Facebook posts. Organizations can stay top of mind with their own pieces of social media real estate. But just how powerful can these social networks be for social go

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This Is Your Brain on Social Media

Social media has had a profound and growing effect on the way companies, governments and advertisers operate. But it's having a pretty substantial effect on our brains as well. Here, AsapSCIENCE breaks down five fascinating ways our brains react to our activities on social media. For example, which do you prefer, sex or retweets? Turns out that both of these activities re

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The 100 Most Influential Books, According to Facebook Data

Facebook has discovered its users 100 most influential books by analyzing data from a viral meme. The year-old meme was a simple request: Ask friends to list, in their status, 10 books that have "stayed with in some way." SEE ALSO: 14 Books That Change When You Reread Them Later in Life "Don't take more than a few minutes and don't think too hard. They do not have to

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The Social Media Day 2014 Highlight Reel (Spoiler: GIFs Ahead)

The Mashable community flocked to the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club in Brooklyn on Sunday to celebrate Mashable’s fifth annual Social Media Day. This year’s NYC event boasted hundreds of attendees throughout the afternoon and fostered good spirits at the funky, retro-themed venue.

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Apple Finally Gets Social With Its Own 'Live Hub' for iPhone Event

Want more proof that Tuesday's Apple event is a big deal? Even Apple is getting in on the fun.

For the first time, the company has rolled out a Pinterest-style social hub to accompany its live stream page at Apple.com/live.

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Facebook's New Shazam-Like Tool

With the update, the Facebook app will use the phone's microphone to listen in on noise and sounds nearby. The feature is able to identify millions of songs and TV shows from 160 different stations, according to Aryeh Selekman, a product manager at the company. When the app identifies what you're listening to or watching, the content will either appear automatically in the p

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Iran Judge Calls Mark Zuckerberg to Testify in Court

A judge in Iran wants Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer privacy complaints related to Facebook-owned companies WhatsApp and Instagram, according to the news agency ISNA. The judge also reportedly ordered the Iranian government to block Instagram and WhatsApp, according to the Associated Press. This is the second time in less than a week that an Iranian court has t

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Facebook Cuts Down on Automatic Updates in Your Friends' News Feeds

If you've ever been shocked to find out that all your Facebook friends know what song you're listening to on Spotify, here's some good news. Facebook announced Tuesday that from now on fewer "implicit stories" will make it into the News Feed. That's Facebook's way of describing automatic updates from third-party apps. SEE ALSO: Facebook's News Feed: What Changed and Why

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Facebook Asks EU to Review WhatsApp Acquisition, Reports Say

The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook has asked the European Commission to review its acquisition of WhatsApp in an effort to pre-empt possible battles in any number of countries in the European Union. CNBC and others have since confirmed the report, citing anonymous sources. SEE ALSO: Facebook Cuts Down on Automatic Updates in Your Friends' News Feeds Facebook di

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Technology That Protects Your Children Online

Enter Private Mode

It's no secret that our kids are Internet savvy. Social-media profiles, e-mail and texts are as much a part of their daily lives as bikes and tree houses were to those of a generation before. That means parents are on the front lines, in 2014, when it comes to monitoring what their kids do online. It's not a one-size-fits all equation. While more than 50% of U.S. adolesce