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Despite limited access, online habits in the developing world aren't that different from ours

Porn and cat videos are universal

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Surveilling strangers. Social media data can set insurance rates. Girl Guides and Scouts can now earn STEM badges. Online habits of people in the developing world.

Why the trend of surveilling strangers online proves we are horrible

Posting embarrassing pictures of strangers is a way of policing individuality

Girl Scouts introduce 'cybersecurity' badge

Girl Guides and Scouts increase focus on STEM

Your social media data could be used to set your insurance rates

AIs use Instagram too

Latest scandals suggest it's time to build a better YouTube

Moderation woes urge radical redesign

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Designing a safer YouTube, self-harm on social media, an embroidered computer and how to embrace your 'inner elder' at work.

Computer made of cloth challenges our concept of technology

Embroidered electronic tapestry beautifully illustrates the workings of computers

In a work culture that idolizes youth, embrace your 'inner elder'

Retreat helps mid-lifers adapt in the digital economy

Banning images of self-injury could harm people in recovery

Social media platforms need to find a balance between protecting and silencing

New AI makes it harder to detect what's real online

You won't believe these faces aren't real

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A special look at some surprising - and pretty scary - uses for Artificial Intelligence.

Brewers are using AI to perfect their beer recipes

A look at artificial intelligence and beer today

Online shopping could get more expensive thanks to colluding AI

New research has shown that the algorithms used to price goods and services online can work together to keep prices high, rather than compete and risk a price war.

What's the real danger of relying on Huawei's 5G technology?

Telecommunications companies around the world are looking to use equipment from Chinese firm Huawei to build their new 5G mobile networks, but several countries have banned, or are considering banning, Huawei out of fears it could facilitate espionage by the Chinese government.

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Robot reporters, menstruation emoji and security in a 5G world.

How the new blood drop emoji could help destigmatize menstruation

The battle for the period emoji.

AI reporters are here. What that means for the future of work

Aspiring news reporters should probably get a liberal arts degree.

'Never punish somebody for making a mistake': Canadian cybersecurity head on online dangers

What you should know about protecting your personal data.

In the era of smartphones, why would anyone still need a paper map?

Road trip! Get ready to unfold! And fold. And unfold.

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Memes grow up, Man vs AI debate, robot decisions, hanging on to the landline and the case for paper maps.

AI debater uses arguments and emotions to challenge human opponent

Be it resolved that your next debating opponent may be ... beyond human!

Memes move into the political mainstream

I can haz politics?

Robotic AI weighs risk and reward in hostile environments

If I go into that basin and never come out, at least you'll have the pictures!

"It's about hanging on to my past": Why this man refuses to give up his landline phone

Siri, what's a landline?