As ownership of mobile phones, especially smartphones, spreads rapidly across the globe, there are still notable numbers of people in emerging economies who don't have access to mobile phones. And even phone owners struggle with connectivity, costs and security issues.
Majorities of U.S. adults believe their personal data is less secure now, that data collection poses more risks than benefits, and that it is not possible to go through daily life without being tracked.
Fifty years after the first computer network was connected, most experts say digital life will mostly change things for the better in coming decades. But they say this will require reforms toward better cooperation and security, basic rights and economic fairness.
A majority of U.S. adults can answer fewer than half the questions correctly on a digital knowledge quiz, and many struggle with certain cybersecurity and privacy questions
In recent years, computer-driven image recognition systems that automatically recognize and classify human subjects have become increasingly widespread. These algorithmic systems are applied in many settings – from helping social media sites tell whether a user is a cat owner or dog owner to identifying individual people in crowded public spaces. A form of machine […]
Researchers from Pew Research Center used a multistep process to produce the findings of this study. These steps included: Creating eight distinct datasets from existing image corpora. Constructing a deep learning gender classification model that could be retrained repeatedly. Drawing random samples of equal-sized and gender-balanced images from each or all of the image corpora […]
The ability of governments and law enforcement agencies to monitor the public using facial recognition was once the province of dystopian science fiction. But modern technology is increasingly bringing versions of these scenarios to life.
Smartphone users in emerging economies – especially those who use social media – tend to be more exposed to people with different backgrounds and more connected with friends they don’t see in person.
Many Americans think declining trust in the government and in each other makes it harder to solve key problems. They have a wealth of ideas about what’s gone wrong and how to fix it.
As the share of Americans who say they own a smartphone has increased dramatically over the past decade – from 35% in 2011 to 81% in 2019 – a new Pew Research Center survey finds that the way many people choose to go online is markedly different than in previous years. Today, 37% of U.S. […]