Jan 12, 2014 — For some Americans, getting high-speed Internet can be a challenge. According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, consumers rate Internet service providers worse than airlines, the postal service and health insurance in terms of satisfaction.
Oct 30, 2013 — The Internet can offer support and encouragement to teens at risk. Public health authorities should enhance those resources while being on guard for negative information that can jeopardize the health of vulnerable young people.
Oct 23, 2013 — A NASA mission to the moon has completed the first high-bandwidth space-to-ground communication using a laser. This is a big upgrade from the radio systems now in use and could potentially revolutionize deep-space communication.
Oct 16, 2013 — Revelations about the NSA's online surveillance have upset many countries, and some want to exercise greater control over the Internet. But experts say the likely result would be greater surveillance worldwide.
Oct 15, 2013 — Globalization has opened the door to opportunities that didn't exist before. Its interdependent networks of people and machines produce goods and wealth unknown until now. But with the bounty comes a price: the possibility that systemic failures can cascade across the globe with devastating consequences.
Oct 4, 2013 — The two powerhouses are the most visited sites in the world, according to the U.K.'s Oxford Internet Institute.
Sep 10, 2013 — A new interpretation of existing law would make writing a defamatory post that's read by more than 5,000 people or shared by more than 500 punishable by up to 10 years in jail.
Aug 21, 2013 — Citing the billions of people worldwide who can't access the Internet, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other tech leaders launched an ambitious project to narrow the digital divide Wednesday. The plan focuses on widening Internet access via mobile phones.
Aug 19, 2013 — Multitasking is so very modern, what with mobile computing devices of all stripes constantly offering us the chance to "connect." But commentator Tania Lombrozo points to new research that suggests we may be doing ourselves, and others, more harm than good as we constantly shift focus.
Aug 16, 2013 — Google's announcement that users of Gmail have no "legitimate expectation" that their emails will be kept private is only the latest example of the erosion of personal privacy. This leads commentator Alva NoŽ to ask: if privacy is so important to people, why do we do so little to secure it?