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Social networking sites could be used to monitor and respond to global disease outbreaks

Written on April 8, 2017

That social networking sites are a pervasive force won’t come as a surprise to the billions of users worldwide. But how effective are they when it comes to informing the public health response to disease outbreaks? To answer this question and provide clear, quantitative data on how social media supports disease monitoring and response, a Read more »

YouTube users be aware: your viewing habits can be tracked

Written on March 16, 2017

Despite YouTube’s attempts to safeguard user anonymity, intelligence agencies, hackers and online advertising companies can still determine which videos a user is watching, according to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) research. Ran Dubin, a doctoral student in the BGU Department of Communication Systems Engineering who is an expert in cyber security, presented this research Read more »

How to permanently delete your Facebook account

Written on December 30, 2016

“Had enough of Facebook? Here’s how to permanently remove your profile from the social network” “Facebook can be a great tool for staying in touch with friends and family but, for some people, the constant bombardment of updates, messages, likes, pokes and advertisements can all become a bit overwhelming.” “Ongoing questions over user Facebook’s privacy Read more »