Date Archives May 2016

This is what it’s like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing

“I don’t feel like a child anymore” she says. “I’m not doing anything childish. At the end of sixth grade” — when all her friends got phones and downloaded Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter — “I just stopped doing everything I normally did. Playing games at recess, playing with toys, all of it, done.”

This article probably should have been titled “How Technology is Stealing Our Kids Childhoods”

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How images can be lifted from screens and turned into pornography  | Daily Mail Online

These so-called ‘revenge porn’ sites house images of now-spurned former partners who once voluntarily posed in private with someone they thought they could trust.

Some images are lifted from social media sites and manipulated on-screen to turn them into pornography. Others are stolen using sophisticated spyware, which can switch on and then control cameras on a victim’s computer or ‘smart’ TV

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The sad reason many people love their Apple Watch – CNET

People sit in meetings with laptops in front of them and talk over the top of them. They go to dinner, place their phones on the table and pick them up at least every five minutes to see whether something vital has happened in the (ir) world.

Does the Apple Watch really make it better? Or will it finally destroy any concept we have of eye contact?

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