New York City -
It may terrify or please you to learn that researchers are teaching computers to recognize sarcasm, purportedly so computers can make more sense of human communications, according to an article published today in techxplore.com.
Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act, so said George Orwell, author of "1984."
Computers and the Internet have not only made the most significant advances in our lives possible, it has also been an unwitting betrayer.
The UK government has said its intelligence service GCHQ can carry out surveillance on UK citizens' use of Facebook, Google web searches, YouTube and Twitter uses without an individual warrant because the social networks are based overseas.
Facebook made the default setting public for a period of five years. It has now reversed its policy to make it a private profile initially after criticisms about publicity of people who do not want to be public.
German lawmakers are once again coming at Facebook over privacy issues. This time the country's data protection officers say Facebook's requirement of its members to use their real names violates German laws.
Approximately 60% of internet users 'social network.' What is 'privacy' in the social networking world when people share numerous personal details over the internet. Have the general public given up privacy rights? Pew Research Center investigates.
Facebook keeps getting in to the news for all the wrong reasons. The latest is a study of Facebook cookies, which indicates that the cookies and Facebook buttons on websites can still track you- after you log off, wherever you are.
The front page of the website "youarewhatyoulike.com" gives you a brief description on what and how the website works, but you have to dig further into the site to see that your data and that of all your friends are being stored without them even knowing about it.