The Digest: Video games don’t cause violence… and 5 other things people are talking about today

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US study finds no links between violent video games and violence | The Independent "A new long-term study into violent media in the US could help settle the long-standing argument of whether or not violent films and video games are to blame for violence in society. The research, led by psychologist Christopher Ferguson…

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The Digest: Elon Musk’s next mission… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Elon Musk's next mission: internet satellites | The Wall Street Journal "Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk shook up the automotive and aerospace industries with electric cars and cheap rockets. Now, he is focused on satellites, looking at ways to make smaller, less-expensive models that can deliver Internet access across the globe, according to people…

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Facebook launches new chatroom app … funnily enough, called Rooms

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Facebook has launched a new app, called Rooms, that lets you create anonymous chatrooms and post about anything you want - without having to give your real name. Yes, because that is just what the internet needs at the moment - more anonymous loons. "Rooms, a Facebook Creative Labs app, is available today on iOS…

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Now Facebook will pay users to experiment on them

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Facebook appears to have learnt its lesson from the recent outcry over experiments that it carried out on its users. Sky News reports that Facebook is offering actual money to people who are willing to test out its new photo-messaging app, Slingshot. “Calling all Slingshot fans! Join our hand-picked group working to make the app…

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William Shatner is not a fan of Facebook Mentions

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It's Facebook, Jim, but not quite as you like it. Canadian actor William Shatner — variously famous as eccentric lawyer Denny Crane on Boston Legal, beat cop TJ Hooker, womanising starship captain James T Kirk and a "singer" — is, unlike most 83-year-olds, quite a dab hand at social media. And he's not backward in…

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INTERVIEW: Kaspersky Lab's Costin Raiu on Android security, Twitter and cyber wars

Gerald Lynch Computer Security, Facebook Applications, Features, Interview, Interviews, Mobile phones, OS X Leopard, OS X Lion, Social Media, Software, Tablet, Tech Digest news, Twitter, Websites, Windows 7, Windows 8 Leave a Comment

Cybercrime is no longer exclusive to PCs and Macs, with hacks, spam, malware and trojans hitting smartphones, tablets and cloud storage services too. No-one knows this better than Costin Raiu of the security specialists at Kaspersky Lab. As the…

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Facebook adds "I've Voted" button for General Election

Gerald Lynch Facebook, Facebook Applications, Tech Digest news, Web 2.0 5 Comments

If you're a UK resident and haven't been living under a stone for the last month, you'll know that today is vote-casting day in one of the most closely run General Elections in recent history. Facebook, recognising its platform's ability…

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Facebook Lite closes its doors

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Facebook Lite has been shut down by Facebook, after going live just recently in September of last year. The service was intended to offer a low-bandwidth version of the social network. It stripped Facebook back to its basics (status updates,…

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MWC 2010: Facebook drops a dress size, goes "Zero" for mobile-lite version

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Facebook has announced that it will be releasing a text-only, low bandwidth version of their social network called Facebook Zero, designed specifically with mobile phones in mind. It should please users and network operators alike; Facebookers get a super-fast version…

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