The tech landscape has changed dramatically over the past decade, both in the United States and around the world.
How many ad preferences Facebook lists for its U.S. users – and how accurate they are – depends on how often, and for how long, they've used the platform.
As Americans integrate smart speakers into their homes, many owners express concerns over data collection and personalization. Here are five key findings.
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.
In 1969, a team of UCLA graduate students led by professor Leonard Kleinrock connected computer-to-computer with a team at the Stanford Research Institute. It was the first host-to-host communication of ARPANET, the early packet-switching network that was the precursor to today’s multibillion-host internet. Heading into the network’s 50th anniversary, Pew Research Center and Elon University’s […]
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 computer can be trained to predict whether an image shows a man or a woman. Can you identify which parts of the face are most essential to the computer’s decision?
A median of 65% across 11 emerging economies say it is the government’s responsibility to ensure equal access to reliable internet service.
Well before the 2020 election, many U.S. social media users are already exhausted by how many political posts they see on these platforms.
For example, about four-in-ten of those who used mail-in DNA testing say they were surprised by results for where ancestors came from.