internet use

Researchers debunk findings about Facebook and depression


July 10th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) New evidence thrown up by researchers debunks the finding that spending time on Facebook and other social sites causes depression.The University of Wisconsin School of ... Read more...

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China’s search engine market reaches $877 mn


April 28th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) The size of China's search engine market hit 5.53 billion yuan ($877 million) in the first quarter of 2012, according to new statistics.The figure represents a ... Read more...

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New paper launched in Mexico


April 24th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 24 (IANS/EFE) Reporte Indigo Cinco Dias, a new Monday-Friday newspaper, was launched Monday in Mexico, with the twist that the print publication builds off a successful online ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Internet fosters pro-democratic attitudes


April 5th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) The net may have spurred democratic revolutions in the Arab world, but a new study suggests the it is most likely to play a role only ... Read more...

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Britain to introduce legislation to monitor internet use


April 2nd, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- The British government is to introduce new legislation next month which would allow intelligence agency GCHQ to monitor the calls, emails, texts and website visitors of everyone in ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Using internet most risky for middle-class kids


March 24th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 24 (IANS) Children belonging to middle-class families are more likely to be harmed by using internet in comparison to those living in poorer households, a British study has ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Software combo that turns computers impregnable


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) A triple combo of protective software on your computer foolproofs it against identity or password theft, snooping and malware installation, according to a criminology study.Computer users ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russians ignore parliament poll campaign: Survey


November 30th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Less than half of Russians -- about 47 percent -- are paying attention to the campaign ahead of the Dec 4 parliamentary elections, an opinion ... Read more...

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Internet can be crucial for teens’ development: Study


September 28th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 28 (IANS) Teenagers stay glued to Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, much to the chagrin of their parents. But all this time online can be beneficial too, says ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Norway attacker was careful while browsing on bomb making


July 24th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, July 24 (IANS) Norway twin attack suspect Anders Behring Breivik had researched well on the internet on bomb making and also exercised caution while doing so. In a 1,500-page ... Read more...

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Teen drinking linked to higher internet use


May 10th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) Teenagers who drink alcohol spend more time on their computers for social networking, downloading and listening to music compared to peers who don't drink.These results are ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Net privacy expert warns teachers not to befriend pupils on Facebook


April 25th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 25 (ANI): Teachers have been warned not to add pupils as "friends" on social networking sites like Facebook, as it might blur the boundaries between school staff's professional and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UK kids with own Internet profile are ‘vulnerable’ to grooming online


April 20th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 20 (ANI): A survey has found that nearly half of nine to 12-year-olds in the UK, who have an Internet profile of their own, are "vulnerable" to grooming and stalkers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smartphones ‘undermining parental tabs on kids’ Internet use’


April 11th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): A new study has suggested that although parents want their children to have a mobile phone for safety and social reasons, they now realise it leaves them powerless ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Facebook in talks to enter Chinese market


April 10th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr.10 (ANI): Popular social networking site Facebook is in talks with potential partners about how to enter the market in China."We are currently studying and learning about China, as ... Read more...

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Facebook time ‘hurting kids’ face-to-face time’


March 30th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 30 (ANI): A new study have found that more and more parents are concerned that increased amounts of time their children spend online, social networking, twittering and instant messaging ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

E-mails, not Internet use, encourage belief in political rumors


March 8th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 08 (ANI): A new study suggests that use of the Internet in general does not make people more likely to believe political rumors.However, one form of Internet communication - e-mail ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

China says US using Internet freedom pitch as pretext for interfering in others’ internal affairs


February 18th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb 18 (ANI): China has warned the United States not to intrude into other countries' affairs after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had urged the world community to allow online freedom, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Oz politicians to protect workers’ privacy from spying bosses


February 6th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 6 (ANI): It is no secret that a vast majority of employers monitor workers' Internet use or personal emails - a practice that goes almost completely unregulated.However, Australian politicians are ... Read more...

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Indian youngsters lag behind in mobile Internet use


January 13th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): Indian youngsters are less tech-savvy as compared to their global counterparts, if the recent research by Nielsen is anything to go by.The study on youth and cellphone usage ... Read more...

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Parents ‘limiting kids’ Internet access and TV use in identical ways’


December 19th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that parents are now restricting their kids' Internet access in much the same way as they limit television viewing as a form of ... Read more...

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Using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube ‘refreshes deskbound employees’


October 24th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 24 (ANI): A new Melbourne University research has concluded that Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites, as well as music and online video sites like YouTube, are the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Excessive Internet browsing affects mental health


September 26th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi Sep 26 (IANS) Excessive Internet browsing can lead to social isolation, insomnia, depression, anxiety and obesity thus affecting mental health of an individual, says a report. A study conducted by ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mobile phones users prefer using handsets for net surfing to PCs


September 21st, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 21 (ANI): The days are long gone when mobile phone use was restricted to just talking and texting, for it is now barging into the territory of PCs, so much ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oz MPs can now ‘officially’ view porn in the name of ‘research’


September 5th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 5 (ANI): Politicians at New South Wales Parliament House will now be able to access porn sites with prior permission and only if it's for 'research'.Last week, when an ... Read more...

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How to handle cyber bullying, sexting


August 22nd, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 22 (ANI): An expert has suggested that parents should be more involved in their children's online activities and know what to do if their child is being bullied in cyberspace ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Being online can boost your love life


August 17th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): A recent research has revealed that adults who have Internet access at home are more likely to be in romantic relationships than adults without Internet access."Although prior research ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Teen Internet addicts ‘more likely to suffer depression’


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that teenagers who use the Internet pathologically are more likely to develop depression than those who don't.Pathological (uncontrolled or unreasonable) ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US surfers prefer online gaming and socializing to e-mail


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:17 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Aug 3 (DPA) The Twitter generation doesn't have much time for e-mail. According to a survey released Monday by ratings firm Nielsen, internet users in the US spend more time ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Users ‘not willing to pay for Twitter’


July 25th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): A new study has revealed that Internet users would not like to pay for online services like Twitter.The study of the Internet on Americans by the Center for ... Read more...

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False Flag Cyber Attack In The US Threatens Internet Use


July 22nd, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US may limit access to such information which has been termed "critical" by various government agencies functioning within the borders of the United States. According ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Cyberbullies and their victims face physical, mental health problems


July 6th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): Adolescent cyberbullies and their victims may have physical and mental health problems, suggests new research.Cyberbullying is an aggressive, intentional, repeated act using mobile phones, computers or other electronic ... Read more...

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Cyber-bullies, victims face health problems


July 6th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Adolescent victims and perpetrators of cyber bullying tend to suffer from psychiatric and physical problems, says a new study. Cyber-bullying is an aggressive, intentional, repeated act using cellphones and ... Read more...

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Medical advice via internet injurious to health


July 5th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Patients using internet search engines to find a remedy for their injuries or illnesses may end up getting wrong or incomplete diagnoses. A report in the latest issue of ... Read more...

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Beware of Internet-based medicine info


July 3rd, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): A new study has found that the quality of online information about the most common sports medicine diagnoses varies widely.Therefore, patients who use the Internet to help make ... Read more...

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