Microsoft reckons its AI can read your emotions. The company's putting its money where your mouth is and is letting anyone upload their face to its emotion-detecting API. Part of Project Oxford, it uses "world-class machine learning" to interpret how people are feeling. The project caused offence earlier this year by trying...
Governments around the world are increasingly asking Facebook to cough up personal data on its users. The social media giant said Wednesday that government requests for account data increased by 18 percent in the first half of 2015 over the same period last year, from 35,051 requests to 41,214. Countries are...
It can be tempting to only interact on social media by posting meticulously crafted marketing messages. However, user-generated content tends to lead to better engagement, and engenders brand trust among consumers. An infographic from Social Media Link shows how impactful online reviews can be in the early stages of the...
Changing stars to hearts might seem like one of Twitter's most controversial decisions yet, but the change is actually a lot more popular than you may think — at lest, according to Twitter. Speaking at the Open Mobil Summit conference is San Francisco Tuesday, Twitter's product chief Kevin Weil said...
Facebook board member and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen has sold almost half his personal holdings in the giant social network. From Oct. 30 until Nov. 6, Andreessen sold more than 900,000 shares of Facebook FB for more than $90 million, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The sales, which...
Wi-Fi — oh so convenient, yet oh so dangerous. Here are seven ways you could be giving away your identity through a Wi-Fi connection and what to do instead. Using free hotspots They seem to be everywhere, and their numbers are expected to quadruple over the next four years. But many...
The White House launched a Facebook (FB.O) page on Monday for President Barack Obama and used the social media platform to send a message on climate change. Organizing for Action, the political organization that helped elect Obama, has long used an account under the name "Barack Obama." But the new...
New york-based designer Blank William has reinterpreted the familiar features of star wars stormtroopers as a series of wild animal armor. Three species — a rhino, hippopotamus and elephant — have each been sculpted with the same aesthetic qualities as the fictional film soldiers, characterized by glossy surfaces and gilded...
If you thought old people don't "get" social media, you may want to think again. According to a report by Pew Research Center last month, 35% of all adults aged 65 and older said they're on social media. That's more than triple what was reported in 2010, when only 11% said they...
A year in cybersecurity can seem like an eternity.  But despite the rapid changes, many things remain constant.  Check Point’s top three predicted security threats for 2015 were the rapid growth in unknown malware, in mobile threats, and in critical vulnerabilities in commonly used platforms (Android, iOS and others). These were...