The first great Internet Slowdown on September 10 is a concerted effort by some of the Web’s largest companies to protest the FCC and the U.S. government’s handling of net neutrality. A spinning, loading wheel will appear on many websites to remind people that they will be left in the slow lane if they do not pay their ISPs extra money, according to the new rules.
Teaching kids how to code is great, but it is more important to give them a basic understanding of how technology and software work. Digital literacy, not just for students, will be crucial for future careers.
Research conducted at Darmouth College in the UK and Harvard University in the U.S., shows that people are more likely to perceive life in inanimate objects when feeling disconnected from society. Researchers say people starved for social contact begin attributing human characteristics to objects such as a doll or a robot.
According to Cisco, malicious advertisements intended to spread malware have been popping up on YouTube, Amazon and Yahoo. The advertisements redirect users to more than 700 websites set up to download and distribute malware.
Google and privacy and freedom of information experts met Tuesday to come up with a definition for the “Right to be Forgotten” the European Union now requires. At the center of discussion is the question of when to remove search result links that might include outdated or irrelevant data.
Like so many others, Mark Cuban, startup investor and star of the TV show Shark Tank, has to think twice before tweeting anything. To remedy the situation, he created Cyber Dust, an application that makes text disappear after a follower reads it.
If you are using Google’s search engine and various other products, you are likely giving away your personal data to advertisers in return for good service. There are other viable options, though, that can at least give you email service without ads.