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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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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

09-14-2014 | 0 | 0 | 1.0K

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.

06-09-2014 | 2 | 0 | 1.8K

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

06-09-2014 | 2 | 0 | 1.9K

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

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Mark Zuckerberg Pledges $120 Million

for Needy Bay Area Schools

There are some things on Facebook you just can't hide — and it appears your list of friends is among them. The social network allows you to set the visibility of your friends list, so if you want to keep that list private, you can do so by setting the list visibility to "Only Me." The problem is that other users can still see some of your friends even if they can't access th