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How to protect your Facebook privacy – or delete yourself completely

If the revelations that Cambridge Analytica acquired the records of 50 million Facebook users has you wondering how to protect your own personal information, you may already have discovered the maze of privacy settings the social networking site offers.<p>First, the good news: the feature that allowed …

Privacy

How Social Media Is Killing Your Relationship

Are there Social Media Rules for Relationships?

Delete your Facebook

Facebook has been caught allowing the personal data of fifty million users — 50,000,000 — get siphoned off by political data company Cambrige …

Social Media

'Silicon Valley' Confronts a "Darker Side" of Tech Culture (and T.J. Miller's Messy Exit)

The Hollywood Reporter goes on set with season 5 of HBO's savage startup satire as Mike Judge, Alec Berg and their stars explore the suddenly …

Comedy

Has dopamine got us hooked on tech?

We are abusing a useful and necessary system. We shouldn’t do it, even though we can<p>In an unprecedented attack of candour, Sean Parker, the 38-year-old founding president of Facebook, recently admitted that the social network was founded not to unite us, but to distract us. “The thought process …

Neuroscience

Here's What Happened When I Quit My Phone for a Week

Everyone seems to be talking about "kids these days" and their addiction to technology. Yet, where's the accountability for adults? With many of us …

Social Media Matters For Baby Boomers

The explosion of the internet has affected the entire global population. Today, more than 3 billion people use the internet on a regular basis and more than 2 billion are active social media users. Interestingly, teens and millennials are not the only ones hooked to the web, and Gen Xers aren’t the …

Social Media

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

<i>“Comparison is the thief of joy.” — Theodore Roosevelt</i><p>Who do you most frequently compare yourself to?<p>If you’re not sure, try this question: Who have …

Social Media

Threatened with 'acid, rape, abuse': Protesting Iran's compulsory hijab law

<i>Editor's Note: CNN is committed to covering gender inequality wherever it occurs in the world. This story is part of As Equals, a year-long series.</i><p>A young woman stands on top of a utility box, holding a white headscarf aloft in front of a crowd of one-eyed monsters, her medusa-like hair cascading …

Your quote tweets make bad tweets worse. Do this instead

If you have a large audience, with that comes responsibility.<p>Jennifer Grygiel, professor, Syracuse University

Retweets Are Trash

A modest proposal to improve Twitter—and perhaps the world<p>Acouple of months ago, I made a small tweak to my Twitter account that has changed my experience of the platform. It’s calmer. It’s slower. It’s less repetitive, and a little less filled with outrage. All of these improvements came about …

The NRA faces a new kind of opponent: Kids who understand social media

This time, the debate is different.<p>The Feb. 14 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 dead, has …

Move over, Millennials: Generation Z is stealing the spotlight in 2018. Here's what typifies iGen.

What do Chloe Kim, Logan Paul and the Florida school shooting survivors all have in common?<p>Yes, they've all made headlines in 2018 (although some headlines are better than others), but they are also all members of the generation following Millennials: Generation Z or iGen.<p>Jean Twenge, a professor …

Social Media

Watch teens organize against guns in their native language: Snapchat

Across the US today, Feb. 21, high school students have been organizing walkouts over gun control, a week after a gunman opened fire at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 students and teachers.<p>Survivors have been outspoken on the issue of furthering gun …

Social Media

Regular people who went undercover at a high school found cell phones pose a bigger problem than adults can imagine

High school isn't what it used to be.<p>In fact, rapidly changing technology has made the typical American high school experience nearly unrecognizable for the average adult.<p>No technological advance has changed the game more than smartphones, according to seven young adults who relived their …

A large study has found excessive alcohol consumption is strongly associated with developing early-onset dementia

If you have a habit of drinking to drown your sorrows, be careful not to overindulge.<p>A new study — the largest of its kind — has found that heavy alcohol use could increase one's risk for all types of dementia, and especially for the early-onset of dementia before 65 years of age.<p>The report …

How cyberbullies overtly and covertly target their victims

We hear a lot about cyberbullying, but we hear less about what it actually constitutes. Cyberbullying is defined as an aggressive, intentional act …

A child porn video is spreading on Facebook. Here’s what you should do if you see it, police say

Law enforcement officials are warning people to immediately stop sharing a video of child pornography that has been circulating across Facebook for …

Ex Facebook, Google Employees Join Forces to Save Kids From Social Media

They created the Center for Humane Technology, which serves to inform kids about — and protect them — from social media and screen time.<p>A group of …

Social media's early creators are banding together to fight tech addiction

I’m young by most standards but I’ve been around long enough to witness some significant moments in human history. Many of them happened in an …

Social Media: Too Much of a Good Thing? | Samia Khan | TEDxTerryTalks

Is Social Media Hurting Your Mental Health? | Bailey Parnell | TEDxRyersonU

Mental health after pregnancy - social media made my anxiety and post natal depression worse

I have this really vivid memory lurking in my mind, it has been well over a year since this day yet I remember it all as if it happened this morning. …

This is how social media helped me deal with my mental health issues

Social media has been a major player in blasting open the conversation surrounding mental health. This week alone has seen millions of tweets of …