How video gaming can be beneficial for the brain
‘Video gaming causes increases in the brain regions responsible for spatial orientation, memory formation and strategic planning as well as fine motor skills. This has been shown in a new study conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Charité University Medicine St. Hedwig-Krankenhaus. The positive effects of video gaming may also prove relevant in therapeutic interventions targeting psychiatric disorders.
‘In order to investigate how video games affect the brain, scientists in Berlin have asked adults to play the video game “Super Mario 64” over a period of two months for 30 minutes a day…’
Things the NSA Has Not Yet Hacked
‘In light of the most recent NSA revelations-a new Washington Post report just revealed the agency can tap into Yahoo! and Google’s data servers and access any data we transmit on the cloud-you’d be forgiven for just giving up. They’ve got access to our phone logs, our email correspondences, and, now, any information we saved online. What else even is there, at this point?
‘Plenty. Here is a complete guide to everything the NSA has not yet hacked:…’
Digital Revolution in Reverse
Syria’s Media Diversifies Offline
‘During the first year and half of the uprising in Syria, citizen media activists used digital platforms and tools to coordinate their actions remotely – setting up efficient organisations of people who had never physically met. Skype rooms were created where hundreds of people shared and verified information before passing it to international journalists. This “all-digital” model worked as long as the objective was to leak information out of Syria and to an international audience.
‘Today, citizen journalists are now are making efforts to switch their audience from an international one to a domestic one…’
Google’s online safety tips [Infographic]
How not to get tricked
Whether it’s defending yourself from identity thieves or removing bad software from your family’s computer, it’s important to know how to stay safe online. Over the course of the past few months, we’ve explored the simple steps you can take to help keep yourself, your family and the web safer. And in celebration of October’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, for the past 30 days we’ve posted a daily tip on how to #staysafe online.
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