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Facebook secretly experimented with the moods of 700,000 of its users

In an experiment it conducted earlier this year, Facebook injected the feeds of nearly 700,000 of its (unknowing) users with negative content to see if it would make the posts they wrote more negative.<p>The researchers believe that it did. The mood of the posts seen in the news feeds of the …

Facebook Responds to Negative Reactions to Its Experiment on Users

The furor surrounding Facebook's decision to conduct an experiment that secretly manipulated the News Feed of some users to study emotion contagion …

New water-based organic battery is cheap, rechargeable and eco-friendly

Lithium-ion batteries have made portable, rechargeable electronics commonplace. Unfortunately, they do have some glaring drawbacks, including heat …

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Facebook Doesn't Understand The Fuss About Its Emotion Manipulation Study

<b>* Updated since first published.</b><p>This weekend, the Internet discovered a study published earlier this month in an academic journal that recounted how a Facebook data scientist, along with two university researchers, turned 689,003 users’ New Feeds positive or negative to see if it would elate or …

Boot up: Facebook's emotional paper, OnePlus many?, Google and trust

Plus Apple kills iPhoto and Aperture, Google Glass goes to the opera, the real test for wearables, and more<p>A burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>About that PNAS paper... - Adam D. I. Kramer >> Facebook<p>Adam Kramer was one of the authors of the Facebook paper:<p>OK so. …

Here’s How UK Spy Agencies Justify Snooping On Brits’ Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Use

Some new details about UK government thinking regarding mass surveillance of domestic Internet users have emerged today, in a witness statement made by Charles Blandford Farr, Director General of the UK Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism.<p>The statement was made in response to a legal …