Over the past five years, more than three million American homes have canceled their cable subscriptions while plenty more have signed up for online streaming services to control when, where and how they watch their favorite shows. Now, some of the biggest players in television are looking beyond cable by offering services that bundle and stream programs without a cable or satellite hookup. NewsHour’s Jeff Greenfield reports. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are getting their chance this week to weigh in on the “net neutrality” debate that has pitted Internet activists against big cable companies and prompted a record number of public comments filed to U.S. regulators. Continue reading
Social media, email and bank accounts often remain active even after their owner dies, meaning valuable information can become vulnerable — especially when estate managers can’t access these accounts. While digital estate planning has its own set of complications, the drive to increase awareness for social media users of all ages has led to legislative action. And now, Facebook has introduced its own solution to the problem. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading
Avi Flombaum started teaching himself HTML and CSS when he was in fifth grade, in 1995. Three years later, he designed a website for his local YMCA. Today, he’s the co-founder and dean of the Flatiron School, a 12-week coding academy. All the while, though, he’s had to confront parents skeptical of his coding and entrepreneurial ambitions. Continue reading
Pew found that the way in which people retrieved local news varied, particularly when it came to how they used the Internet.
In our news wrap Thursday, communications regulators approved new net neutrality rules, meaning Internet service providers must act in the “public interest” and can’t slow or block online traffic. Also, National Intelligence Director James Clapper announced that Russia has become the leading cyber-threat to U.S. national security, displacing China. Continue reading
Children’s entertainment giants like Jim Henson TV, DreamWorks, Sesame Street and programs like Thomas the Tank Engine are partnering with YouTube to push content on the new app. Educational programs like National Geographic Kids and YouTube stars like vlogger Hank Green, executive producer of SciShow and SciShow Kids, will also provide content via the app.
President Barack Obama said Friday that he probably leans more toward strong computer data encryption than many in law enforcement, but added that he understands investigators’ concerns over the matter because of their need to protect people from attacks. Continue reading