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Thursday, November 26 2020

Facebook traveled in the internet’s grey areas and now it faces a reckoning

OTTAWA — If you like being spooked, go to Google’s privacy settings and poke around in all the information the company knows about you. It’s the digital equivalent of walking...

Who Likes Whom in The Middle East

A forced-network visualisation of key players & notable relationships in the Middle East created by David McCandless & UniversLab. Part of the Knowledge is Beautiful project. Powered by VizSweet. Understandably,...

As algorithms take over, YouTube’s recommendations highlight a human problem

YOUTUBE is trying to get you to spend as much time there s they can, no matter what it takes and how they deceive you. YouTube is a supercomputer working...

Center for Humane Technology

Technology is hijacking our minds and society. Technology that tears apart our common reality and truth, constantly shreds our attention, or causes us to feel isolated makes it impossible to...

No hugging: are we living through a crisis of touch?

Strokes and hugs are being edged out of our lives, with doctors, teachers and colleagues increasingly hesitant about social touching. Is this hyper vigilance of boundaries beginning to harm...

A Myers-Briggs Compatibility Breakdown for Friendship

t took me a long time to have an interconnected group of friends, even longer to understand the interpersonal dynamics at play between us, and the longest to appreciate...

Why Are Millennials So Into Astrology?

In a stressful, data-driven era, many young people find comfort and insight in the zodiac—even if they don’t exactly believe in it. “Over the past two years, we’ve really seen...

Google Lens

A preview of Google Lens, which lets you use your phone's camera to search for info, will be available in the Google Photos app for iOS this week.   READ MORE...

The man with 16 million fans

Yemeni influencer Hashem Al-Ghaili has created a massive online following by spreading his love of science with followers around the world.   READ MORE HERE  

The strange power of the ‘evil eye’

When it comes to warding off the mystic malevolent forces of the world, there is perhaps no charm more recognised or renowned than the ‘evil eye’. Ubiquitous in its...