Internet & TechJune 6, 2017

The Internet of Things Connectivity Binge: What Are the Implications?

Despite broad concerns about cyberattacks, outages and privacy violations, most experts believe the Internet of Things will continue to expand successfully the next few years.

Internet & TechMay 17, 2017

Tech Adoption Climbs Among Older Adults

Nearly two-thirds of those age 65 and older go online and a record share now own smartphones – although many seniors remain relatively divorced from digital life.

Media & NewsApril 27, 2017

Searching for News: The Flint water crisis

Many Americans turned to Google to learn about the Flint water crisis. An analysis of aggregated searches over time illustrates how, in today’s digital environment, public interest shifts as a story unfolds.

MethodsApril 27, 2017

Q&A: Using Google search data to study public interest in the Flint water crisis

Read an interview with Director of Journalism Research Amy Mitchell, who helped author the study.

GlobalApril 20, 2017

Not everyone in advanced economies is using social media

Many in Europe, the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan do not report regularly visiting social media sites. But majorities in all of the 14 countries surveyed say they at least use the internet.

Internet & TechMarch 29, 2017

The Future of Free Speech, Trolls, Anonymity and Fake News Online

Many experts fear uncivil and manipulative behaviors on the internet will persist – and may get worse.

Internet & TechMarch 22, 2017

Cybersecurity Knowledge Quiz

A majority of online adults can identify a strong password and know the risks of using public Wi-Fi. Yet, many struggle with more technical cybersecurity concepts.

Internet & TechMarch 22, 2017

What the Public Knows About Cybersecurity

A majority of internet users can answer fewer than half the questions correctly on a difficult knowledge quiz about cybersecurity issues and concepts.

GlobalMarch 16, 2017

China outpaces India in internet access, smartphone ownership

India and China have long had a competitive relationship and have emerged as major economic powers. But in the digital space, China has a clear advantage.

Internet & TechMarch 15, 2017

Many smartphone owners don’t take steps to secure their devices

More than a quarter of owners say they don’t use a screen lock or other security features to access their phone, but most are taking at least some steps for security.