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'Throwaway' Social Profiles May Have a Place on Some Platforms, With Some Topics

'Throwaway' social media profiles are known to cause trouble on social media sites, but U-M School of Information is finding that these profiles are useful for adults for practical purposes. November 11, 2019. #5-15mins #Information #web-article #SchoolofInformation #Society #Technology #SocialMedia #TawfiqAmmari ​​​​​​​​


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Using Swarms of Drones to Map and Help Fight Wildfires

Michigan Aerospace Engineering Professor and Autonomous Aerospace Systems Director Ella Atkins advised research working to monitor and prevent the spread of wildfires through the use of UAVs. November 15, 2019. # #Engineering #video #MichiganEngineeringCenters-Other #Technology #Society #Innovation #Safety #EllaAtkins ​​​​​​​​​


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Opportunities and Challenges of Autonomous Vehicles; Role of Governments?

School of Public Policy is hosting Christopher A. Hart, the founder of Hart Solutions LLP, which specializes in improving safety in a variety of contexts. He discusses the government's role in regulating autonomous vehicles. #60+mins #PublicPolicy #Lecture #FordSchoolofPublicPolicy #GovernmentandPolitics #Technology #Policy #AutonomousVehicles ​​​​​​​​

 02-10-2020 | 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM ET


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Eating and Tweeting: What Social Media Reveals about Neighborhood Attitudes on Food

An interdisciplinary group of U-M researchers are conducting a study to determine if social media sites, such as Twitter, can give insights to public health researchers about what people are consuming. November 20, 2019. #5-15minutes #Medicine #web-article #HealthLab #HealthandWellness #Technology #SocialMedia #Food/Drink ​​​​​​​​


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Logging in: Using Patient Portals to Access Health Information

U-M National Poll on Healthy Aging reveals trends for older adults' attitudes towards patient portals, including their comfort level with the services and opinions towards its helpfulness and usefulness. May 30, 2018. #5-15mins #Medicine #web-article #MichiganMedicine #HealthandWellness #Technology #healthcare #SarahClark ​​​​​​​​​


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Pregnancy Loss Awareness - Sharing Stories of Loss on Social Media

School of Information Professor Nazanin Andalibi talks about how social media can be a comforting resource to those who have faced miscarriage by allowing people to share and hear other people's stories. October 14, 2019. # #Information #video #SchoolofInformation #Society #Technology #SocialMedia #Parenting #NazaninAndalibi ​​​​​​​​​


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Computer Science Classes Can Break Down Cultural Differences, Study Shows

School of Information Professor Kentaro Toyama emphasizes the social benefits of collaboration in computational classes in his co-authored paper: "Computing Education for Intercultural Learning: Lessons From the Nairobi Play Project." October 22, 2019. #5-15mins #Information #web-article #SchoolofInformation #Technology #ComputerScience #Relationships #Research #KentaroToyama #MelanieLefkowitz ​​​​​​​​​​ #Featured #FeaturedSociety ​​


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A Laser Pointer Could Hack Your Voice-Controlled Virtual Assistant

In a collaborative study between the University of Michigan and the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo, researchers have learned that lasers can trick voice-command technologies from long distances, highlighting a potential issue in security. November 5, 2019. # #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #MichiganNews #Technology #Society #Privacy ​​​​​​​​


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Offensive Vehicle Security Toolbox Makes Car Hacking Easier

Computer Science Professor Kang Shin et al developed a system that can translate most CAN messages in cars to determine how attacks can be made against a variety of cars. October 31, 2019. # #Engineering #web-article #MichiganEngineerNewsCenter #Technology #Security #Automotive #KangShin ​​​​​​​​ #Featured #FeaturedTech ​​


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Researchers Take Control of Siri, Alexa, and Google Home with Lasers

College of Engineering Professor Kevin Fu has found that Siri, Alexa, and Google Home can all be hijacked through the use of inaudible commands delivered by the use of lasers. November 4, 2019. #5-15mins #Engineering #web-article #MichiganEngineerNewsCenter #Technology #Research #Security #KevinFu ​​​​​​​​ #Featured #FeaturedTech ​​​