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Digital in 2016 - We Are Social UK. Today, we’re very excited to share our huge new Digital in 2016 report: We Are Social’s comprehensive study of digital, social and mobile usage around the world.

Digital in 2016 - We Are Social UK

Last year’s global report has already been read almost 2 million times on SlideShare, but we’ve also had many requests for information on other countries, so this year we’ve decided to produce a report in three distinct parts: 1. Digital in 2016: the main report, which you can read in the SlideShare embed above (or on SlideShare by clicking here), containing all the digital data, social stats and mobile numbers you need to understand the state of digital around the globe, as well as in-depth studies of 30 of the world’s key economies. 2. 2016 Digital Yearbook: an additional document which contains headline digital, social and mobile data and statistics for 232 countries around the world. 3. So what does this year’s report reveal? Science Says Women Need More Sleep Than Men Because Their Brains Work Harder. Great news, ladies!

Science Says Women Need More Sleep Than Men Because Their Brains Work Harder

Science has shown that because the brain of a woman is more complex than the brain of a man, she needs more sleep. Director of the Speech Research Centre at England’s Loughborough University Professor Jim Horne explains: “For women, poor sleep is strongly associated with high levels of psychological distress and greater feelings of hostility, depression, and anger.” He goes on to add that inversely, “These feelings were not associated with the same degree of sleep disruption in men.” twenty20 While we now know that the 8-hours-every-night-model is not the ideal template for everybody, most people need to get around 7 hours in order to function like a productive/normal member of society.

Regardless, Professor Horne says women need more zzz’s than men because their "brains are wired differently from men’s and are more complex, so their sleep need will be slightly greater. " Getty He notes an exception: Apple’s Next Encryption Battle Is Likely Playing Out in Secret in a Boston Court. Apple's next big encryption battle with the federal government appears to be unfolding in a largely secret court case in Massachusetts involving an FBI bust of a gang called the Columbia Point Dawgz.

Apple’s Next Encryption Battle Is Likely Playing Out in Secret in a Boston Court

Thursday, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a motion to unseal a list of documents in the case (embedded below), in which the government appears to be trying to use the controversial All Writs Act of 1789 to force Apple to help it decrypt what is believed to be an iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 9.1. We now know there are at least 63 occasions where the US government has used the All Writs Act, thanks to unsealed court documents compiled by the ACLU.

Digital in 2016 - We Are Social UK. The First Cyborg. The First Cyborg. Personal Data of 50 Million Turkish Citizens Leaked Online. Personal details of nearly 50 Million Turkish citizens, including the country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have been compromised and posted online in a massive security breach.

Personal Data of 50 Million Turkish Citizens Leaked Online

Traffic From Streaming Web Video Expected to Grow by at Least 1300% That streaming videos makes up a huge percentage of the Internet's traffic is by now well-known.

Traffic From Streaming Web Video Expected to Grow by at Least 1300%

Netflix alone makes up nearly 30% of all downstream traffic and we're now accustomed to hearing about the extraordinary amount of bandwidth eaten up by videos streaming during major news events. For example, during President Obama's inauguration, content delivery network Akamai delivered 7 million simultaneous streams of video, with traffic surpassing two terabytes per second (Tbps), which broke records. The next year, Akamai's network traffic peaked at about 3.45 Tbps. If you think we're eating up a lot of bandwidth streaming video now, just wait. That 3.45 Tbps figure from last year will be blown out of the water within five years, according to a detailed report put together by Akamai, Harvard University and University of Massachusetts. This growth is not guaranteed to be smooth, either. via New TeeVee. The Billionaire King of Techtopia: Critical Eye. When Peter Thiel ventures outside for a run, typically in the early-early morning, when the fog drifts low and slow into the San Francisco Bay, he's often drawn to what the poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti called "the end of land and land of beginning.

The Billionaire King of Techtopia: Critical Eye

" That means the San Francisco waterfront—especially the one-and-a-half-mile stretch of pathway hugging the marshy shoreline from Crissy Field to the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. Aesthetically, the appeal is obvious—a postcard view of the bridge and the bay, the lapping tidal rhythm, that sort of thing—but for Thiel, a 43-year-old investor and entrepreneur whose knack for anticipating the next big thing has yielded him a $1.5 billion fortune and an iconic, even delphic status in Silicon Valley, there's a symbolic angle as well. This waterline is precisely where the Western frontier ended, where unlimited opportunity finally hit its limit. It's also where, if Thiel is betting correctly, the next—and most audacious—frontier begins. Justin Timberlake - Culture - Hollywood - Idea Lab.