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Only 20pc teen victims report online sexual abuse to provider

US News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 15:54
Only 20pc teen victims report online sexual abuse to provider

Washington D. C, Feb 12 : About 1 in 5 adolescent victims of sexual harassment on the social media, especially Facebook, reported the abuse to the provider, but in nearly half of those cases the provider took no action, according to a new study.

In the article, the findings show that the more negative emotions such as anger and shame victims experience, the less they feel in control of the situation. Public visibility of the sexual content and the inability to remove it from the site add to these feelings, increasing the likelihood that the adolescent will report the incident.


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'Indian sites prone to cyber-attacks by Pak during key events'

US News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:31
'Indian sites prone to cyber-attacks by Pak during key events'

Washington - India-Pakistan rivalry has spilled over into cyberspace through hacktivism and even "state-sponsored" attacks with popular Indian websites more prone to such strikes during high-profile events like cricket matches and Independence Day, a CIA-backed threat intelligence company has said.

Analysing patterns of cyber-attacks around several events like Independence Day, 26/11 and cricket matches, Boston-based Recorded Future in its report suggested many possible motivations and objectives of the cyber activities between India and Pakistan, ranging from loosely- affiliated hacktivist groups defacing symbols and institutions to more coordinated state-sponsored attacks.


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Adele accused of normalising sexual harassment with 'Hello'

US News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 12:35
Adele accused of normalising sexual harassment with 'Hello'

Los Angeles - Members of a US university group have accused Adele's smash hit song 'Hello' of normalising sexual harassment.

The University of Oklahoma's Gender + Equality Center's members have distributed campaign posters featuring popular song lyrics to promote Stalking Awareness Month.

On the poster, they have used the Hello lyrics, "I must have called a thousand times" followed by slogan, "Even great songs can normalize sexual harassment."

Kathy Moxley, director of the Gender + Equality Center, explained that the song was chosen to raise awareness during 'Stalking Awareness Month'.


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Here`s why people `catch` smiles, frowns like flu

US News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 08:54
Here`s why people `catch` smiles, frowns like flu

Washington D. C, Feb 12 : Smiles and frowns are usually contagious - they tend to wind up on everyone's face and now, a new research has revealed why.

Growing evidence shows that an instinct for facial mimicry allows us to empathize with and even experience other people's feelings. If we can't mirror another person's face, it limits our ability to read and properly react to their expressions.

In their paper, University of Wisconsin's Paula Niedenthal and Adrienne Wood and colleagues describe how people in social situations simulate others' facial expressions to create emotional responses in themselves.


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ISIS opens new 'help desk' for militants to evade tracking

US News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 20:02
ISIS opens new 'help desk' for militants to evade tracking

Washington - ISIS has reportedly opened a new technical "help desk" that instructs terrorists on how to evade electronic surveillance and prevent them from committing security mistakes that could endanger their lives.

The Electronic Horizon Foundation (EHF) was launched on January 30 as a joint effort of several of the top ISIS cyber security experts, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) said in a new report.

While researchers have previously uncovered an ISIS "help desk" and 34-page manual that help extremists encrypt their communications, MEMRI said the EHF takes these services to a new level.

"Jihadis have long sought technical information, which has been confined in the past to various password-protected jihadi forums," The Hill quoted the MEMRI report as saying.


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Now, world's most accurate clock ever

US News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 13:12
Now, world's most accurate clock ever

Washington D. C, Feb 11 : A team of physicists in Germany has built the most accurate timepiece on Earth, achieving unprecedented levels of accuracy with a new atomic clock.

Atomic clock experts from the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) are the first research group in the world to have built an optical single-ion clock which attains an accuracy which had only been predicted theoretically so far.

As early as 1981, Hans Dehmelt, who was to be awarded a Nobel Prize later, had already developed the basic notions of how to use an ion kept in a high-frequency trap to build a clock which could attain the then unbelievably low relative measurement uncertainty in the range of 1E-18.


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4 relationship patterns that determine if you'll get hitched

US News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:59
4 relationship patterns that determine if you'll get hitched

Washington D. C, Feb 11 : With a new study finding four distinct patterns of commitment, predicting the fate of a relationship has become easier.

University of Illinois's Brian Ogolsky said that the four types of dating couples that they found included the dramatic couple, the conflict-ridden couple, the socially involved couple and the partner-focused couple.

The researchers developed these categories after studying graphs created by 376 dating couples in their mid-twenties. Over a nine-month period, participants tracked how committed they were to marrying their partner and why. Ogolsky asked participants to explain their reasoning when their commitment level had gone up or down.


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HRW questions Sri Lanka on sending ex-army chief to parliament

US News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:55
HRW questions Sri Lanka on sending ex-army chief to parliament

New York, Feb. 11 :The Sri Lankan government's appointment to parliament of a former army chief whose forces were implicated in widespread abuses contradicts pledges to investigate alleged war crimes, Human Rights Watch said today.

On February 9, 2016, the United National Party of Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe appointed Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka to parliament as a national list member for a seat vacated by the death of an incumbent.


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Why you likelier to skimp on V-Day gift

US News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:43
Why you likelier to skimp on V-Day gift

Washington D. C, Feb 11 : On Valentine's Day, cupid is going to bring love and your lover may bring an inferior gift, but don't despair as according to a new study, people tend to skimp on their V-Day gifts only if they really feel close to their partner.

The University of Chicago study found that if a store is offering a free gift with a slightly inferior box of chocolates, you are more likely to go for it instead of the best chocolates in the store.

In the study, Professor Ayelet Fishbach, University of Florida's Yanping Tu and University of Chicago's Alex Shaw found that people are more likely to take from a close other than a distant other.


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Natalie Portman joins 'The Death and Life of John F Donovan'

US News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 15:33
Natalie Portman joins 'The Death and Life of John F Donovan'

Los Angeles - Natalie Portman has joined Jessica Chastain in "Mommy" writer-director's "The Death and Life of John F Donovan".

Nicholas Hoult and Thandie Newton have also joined the cast of Dolan's first English-language film, which stars Chastain as a villainous gossip columnist, said The Hollywood Reporter.

"Game of Throne" actor Kit Harington stars as an American TV star in his late 20s and his correspondence with a young actor-to-be living with his mother in England.

Their lives take a dramatic turn when the existence of their pen-pal relationship is publicly exposed by a gossip columnist. A decade later, the younger actor revisits the events over the course of an interview. Other actors set to star in the indie film include Kathy Bates and Susan Sarandon. (PTI)


Steven Spielberg delays film to avoid clash with 'Star Wars'

US News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 15:23
Steven Spielberg delays film to avoid clash with 'Star Wars'

Los Angeles - Filmmaker Steven Spielberg has pushed the release date of his movie 'Ready Player One' to March 30, 2018 so that it avoids a box-office clash with 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' on December 25, 2017.

'Ready Player One' is the director's adaptation of Ernest Cline's best-selling fantasy novel.

The shift happened after Disney announced it was moving the 'Star Wars' sequel from May 2017 to December 15 of that year, the date where 'Ready Player One' was situated.

The new date of 'Ready Player One' coincides with Easter, and there are no major movies scheduled to open in April 2018, save for an animated film from Laika, giving the movie a wide berth.


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Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon visit Babulnath temple for the success of film Heropanti
Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon visit Babulnath temple for the success of film Heropanti
Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon visit Babulnath temple for the success of film Heropanti
Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon visit Babulnath temple for the success of film Heropanti