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Consultant: Despite Hacks, Info Leaks, Americans Still Lax On Digital Security

Despite news of Internet hacking and scamming incidents, Americans continue to take a relaxed approach to protecting their personal information, especially when on computers and mobile devices. Several experts discuss the potential ramifications of the nation’s generally lax approach to protecting one’s digital information and identity, and the need for increased education and awareness on the matter.

01/09/2014

The first lady and the vice president are among the latest public figures to have their private information posted on a mysterious website, and the Secret Service has joined the investigation into the postings that include documents from people ranging from rapper Jay-Z to the head of the FBI.  (Photo credit SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Bye Bye, Bile? Websites Try to Nix Nasty Comments

Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL CAPS. Top it off with a violent threat. And there you have it: A recipe for the worst of online comments, scourge of the Internet.

12/26/2013

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Gallup: Most American Internet Users Not Very Worried About NSA Snooping

A recent survey found that the majority of people in the United States are not especially concerned about spying conducted by the government.

10/25/2013

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Study: More Time Spent Online Means Less Work, Sleep

The steady increase of time spent on sites like Twitter and Facebook has been found to inversely correlate with the time spent on many daily duties and tasks.

10/24/2013

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Pew: 21 Percent Of Uninsured Americans Do Not Use Internet

According to the Pew Research Center, 21 percent of those who are uninsured do not use the Internet.

10/02/2013

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Google Retools Internet Search Engine

Google says it recently overhauled the closely guarded formula that runs its influential Internet search engine to give better answers to the increasingly complex questions posed by Web surfers.

09/26/2013

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Survey: 15 Percent Of Americans Don’t Use Internet, Email

Fifteen percent of Americans are definitely not reading this article.

09/25/2013

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Internet Speeds to Get Put to the Test in Va. Public Schools

The Virginia Department of Education is encouraging the state’s public schools to participate in a statewide test of Internet connection speeds next month.

09/11/2013

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Starbucks, Google Partner for ‘Dramatically Faster’ In-Store Internet

Starbucks says it’s reached a deal to partner with Google that will allow it to offer its customers dramatically faster Wi-Fi service.

07/31/2013

The foreign relations and defense commission of Brazil's lower house has authorized an official trip by legislators to go to Moscow to interview National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden about spying on Brazil. (Photo by The Guardian via Getty Images)

NSA Revelations Re-frame Digital Life For Some

In Louisiana, the wife of a former soldier is scaling back on Facebook posts and considering unfriending old acquaintances, worried an innocuous joke or long-lost associate might one day land her in a government probe. In California, a college student encrypts chats and emails, saying he’s not planning anything sinister but shouldn’t have to sweat snoopers. And in Canada, a lawyer is rethinking the data products he uses to ensure his clients’ privacy.

07/22/2013

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