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.
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.
A recent survey found that the majority of people in the United States are not especially concerned about spying conducted by the government.
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.
According to the Pew Research Center, 21 percent of those who are uninsured do not use the Internet.
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.
Fifteen percent of Americans are definitely not reading this article.
The Virginia Department of Education is encouraging the state’s public schools to participate in a statewide test of Internet connection speeds next month.
Starbucks says it’s reached a deal to partner with Google that will allow it to offer its customers dramatically faster Wi-Fi service.
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.