Internet & Tech Jul. 3, 2014

Threats to the Internet Loom in Near Future

Tech experts hope the open structure of the internet will prevail in the coming decade. But they also fear threats to the internet’s connectivity arising from efforts by nations to restrict content, increased surveillance, and commercialization of too much online activity.

Fact Tank May. 19, 2014

32 years ago, experts foresaw much of today’s digital world

In 1982, researchers studying the impact of nascent electronic-information services predicted much of what has since become commonplace.

Internet & Tech May. 14, 2014

The Internet of Things Will Thrive by 2025

Experts predict the rise of embedded and wearable computing will enhance our health, productivity, safety and access to information. But it will also bring challenges to personal privacy, over-hyped expectations and tech complexity that boggles us.

Fact Tank Apr. 23, 2014

Americans keen on space exploration, less so on paying for it

Americans are consistently more likely to say that the U.S. spends too much on space exploration than too little.

Fact Tank Apr. 8, 2014

In India, few use social media to share political views

While half of Indian internet users regularly access social media sites, such as Facebook or Twitter, only about a third of these users share views about politics on these social networks.

Internet & Tech Mar. 13, 2014

Two-Thirds of Americans Actively Engage with Libraries

Three-in-ten Americans are highly engaged with public libraries, and an additional 39% fall into medium engagement categories. Just 14% do not frequent libraries for personal use.

Fact Tank Mar. 12, 2014

How U.S. tech-sector jobs have grown, changed in 15 years

How many people work in the U.S. tech sector? A simple question with a complicated answer.

Internet & Tech Mar. 11, 2014

Digital Life in 2025

Experts foresee an ambient information environment where accessing the Internet will be effortless and most people will tap into it so easily it will flow through their lives “like electricity.”

Internet & Tech Feb. 27, 2014

The Web at 25

The World Wide Web, which turns 25 years old this March, is embedded in the lives of Americans: 87% now use the internet, up from just 14% in 1995. This explosive adoption has changed the way Americans get their news, perform their jobs, engage with their government and communicate with friends and family.

Fact Tank Feb. 20, 2014

Behind Facebook’s WhatsApp purchase: A global appetite for texting

A median of 78% of mobile phone owners in emerging countries used their devices for texting.