For most millennials, Facebook is No 1 gateway to keep in touch with news
For most millennials, Facebook is No 1 gateway to keep in touch with news

A new study has given insight into the news habits of America's first digital generation, suggesting that Millennials are anything but "newsless," passive, or uninterested in civic issues.

Vint Cerf warns 21st century may become 'information black hole' for future generations
Vint Cerf warns 21st century may become 'information black hole' for future generations

The chief internet "evangelist" and Vice President at Google Vint Cerf has warned that the 21st century may become an "information black hole" to future generations because of a lack of proper storage of digital records in a format that can be read and understood in the years to come.

Obama to promote sharing of cyber security threat information

Amid increased cyber threats from overseas, US President Barack Obama is set to put in place measures aimed at encouraging and promoting sharing of cyber security threat information.

Facebook, Yahoo and other firms unveil alliance on cybersecurity
Facebook, Yahoo and other firms unveil alliance on cybersecurity

Facebook, Yahoo and other technology firms announced the creation of a "ThreatExchange" to share information to help thwart cyberattacks.

Govt brainstorms on sharing information through media

Stressing the importance of government's connect with public through media, Union minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said ministers, even those unfamiliar with the art of dealing with press, have to take lead and along with bureaucrats ensure that authentic information reaches people.

This is the reason you keep forgetting things

  A new study has recently revealed that just seeing or hearing something isn't going to help people remember it.

Emotional events can bolster past memories

 A new study has found that our memories can not only travel back in time to retrieve events from the past but can also update past memories with important new information or details.

Facebook sharing boosts involvement with news and information
Facebook sharing boosts involvement with news and information

Sharing and discussing news content on social media sites such as Facebook can drive greater involvement with news and information, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found.

'Internet users must ask right questions for sensible response'

 Internet users must learn to ask the right questions to get sensible responses as the pool of information is constantly evolving, said scientist Jayant R. Haritsa.

Ministries asked to stop info leaks to media

Various ministries, including Home and Defence, have been asked to take necessary steps to prevent leakage of classified information to the media and fix responsibility in case the leakage takes place.

Now, hackers may eye your cars' safety features to steal information, extort money

 Motoring experts have warned that hackers can exploit one's car by attacking the safety features to steal information, extort money or even control vehicles.

Now, system to allow computers, human collaboration for better decision-making

 MIT researchers have recently developed a new computer that encompasses different abilities of processing information so that technology and humans can make better use of each other.

Why autistic people see faces differently

 People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) gain different perceptions from peoples' faces as the way they gather information - not the judgement process itself - is different from those without the disorder, says a study.

Curiosity primes the brain to learn

 Curiosity may put the brain in a state that allows it to learn and retain any kind of information, a new study suggests.

China tightens control over mobile Internet

In the cat-and-mouse game of free flow and control of information, China has made its move against the latest information-sharing technology.

Ukraine pro-Russian leader has no information on missing OSCE observers

The pro-Russian "prime minister" of the self-declared Republic of Donetsk said Thursday he had no information on the whereabouts of four OSCE observers missing in eastern Ukraine.

Information which could prove innocence should be given: CIC

Information which could help in proving innocence of a person in a criminal case should be provided to RTI applicants unless there is a legal provision barring disclosure, CIC has held.

ICRISAT launches website for sharing information

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics (ICRISAT), which conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, Thursday launched a website to make large volumes of scientific knowledge and information easily accessible by the public.

Reward for information on missing Indo-Canadian withdrawn

The family of an Indo-Canadian man who went missing in May this year in a national park in Australia has withdrawn the reward offered for finding him, but remain determined to continue searching.

Physicists successfully teleports information in electronic circuit for the first time

Researchers have managed to teleport information from A to B, for the first time in an electronic circuit, similar to a computer chip.