Tag: Internet

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Is the internet making us ill?

Reports of internet-related medical conditions are on the rise. From cyberchondria to cyber hoarding, many of these techno-age disorders are thought to be digital versions of analogue conditions. Whilst most internet usage is not dangerous to health, specialists are interested in understanding whether these new conditions are likely to be short or long-term issues, and…

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Facebook knows more than we think

A Google Chrome extension has revealed the enormous scale of Facebook’s data collection from its users.  It is reported that the social media giant can track an individual’s activity in order to deliver targeted advertising. This is done by recording as wide an array of information about the user as possible, including their location, page…

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