Fact Tank Apr. 29, 2014

Mobile apps collect information about users, with wide range of permissions

The Supreme Court will hear two cases this term about whether police can search the contents of a mobile device without a warrant.

Mar. 4, 2014

More than half of Millennials have shared a ‘selfie’

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 55% of those ages 25 to 32 have posted a “selfie” on a social media site; no other generation is nearly as inclined to do this.

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.

Fact Tank Feb. 18, 2014

Which developing nation leads on mobile payments? Kenya

A majority of Kenyans make or receive payments using cell phones.

Global Feb. 13, 2014

Interactive: Technology Use and National Income

Technology usage is strongly correlated with national income across the countries surveyed.

Internet & Tech Jan. 16, 2014

E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps

The proportion of Americans who read e-books is growing, but few have completely replaced print books for electronic versions.

Fact Tank Nov. 15, 2013

Texting while driving may be common, but it’s illegal in most states

Number of states that ban texting while driving.

Internet & Tech Oct. 21, 2013

Quiz: Online Dating: What’s Your View?

Technology, including online dating, is fundamentally changing the nature of relationships in America. See how your views about online dating stack up with the rest of the population.

Internet & Tech Oct. 21, 2013

Online Dating & Relationships

Attitudes about online dating have become more positive in recent years. Currently, one-in-ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app. However, many users also report negative experiences.