• On this NeXT computer, British scientist Tim Berners-Lee devised the basic principles of the World Wide Web, while working at CERN in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
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    A new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project shows Americans generally feel the internet has made a positive impact on their lives and personal relationships. Continue reading

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    January 20, 2014  

    Even before President Obama outlined his proposed changes in how the NSA should collect data for surveillance, many tech giants were vocal in their criticism. Gwen Ifill discusses what’s at stake with Christian Dawson of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition and Nuala O’Connor of the Center for Democracy and Technology. Continue reading

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    January 13, 2014  

    It’s estimated that about half of Americans over the age of 65 use the Internet. But for the other half, increasing societal dependence on digital technology threatens to leave behind those who don’t go online. NewsHour correspondent Mary Jo Brooks reports on efforts to teach elders how to stay connected through computers. Continue reading

    October 27, 2013  

    A report on new potential uses of ‘crowdfunding’ – raising a large pool of money from many small contributions online. Thanks to the bipartisan JOBS Act entrepreneurs will soon be able to use this method. Supporters think the it could be a key to spurring economic growth and job creation. But is it a good idea for investors? Continue reading

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    Photo courtesy of Jdate and ChristianMingle In a national survey of dating and relationships, Pew found that one in 10 Internet users–which is only nine percent of all American adults–have used an online dating site. That number is up from … Continue reading

  • October 4, 2013  

    Bitcoin, a digital currency, has appealed to high-tech skeptics of government-issued money, as well as global criminals who are eager and able to capitalize on a totally free market. But mainstream investors are taking notice. Paul Solman reports on the potential, advantages and risks of this crypto-currency. Continue reading

  • September 12, 2013  

    When the 9/11 attacks occurred, Americans flooded the Internet to seek news and feel connected. Danny Lewin was a tech entrepreneur who had developed algorithms to ensure the Web wouldn’t crash from high traffic. He was also the first victim on Sept. 11. Molly Knight-Raskin joins Ray Suarez to discuss her new book about Lewin. Continue reading

  • September 5, 2013  

    Wireless devices let us control our household appliances through the Internet with ease, but do they also make it easier for hackers to disrupt our daily lives? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Kashmir Hill of Forbes on a recent finding by the Federal Trade Commission of inadequate security protections for some products. Continue reading

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    At the Internet Cat Video Festival in Oakland, Calif., around 6,000 people gathered on a late spring afternoon to celebrate all things feline and to watch nearly 70 minutes of hilarious cat web videos projected on a 10-story building after the sun went down. Continue reading

  • May 14, 2013  

    Author Nicco Mele’s new book, ‘The End of Big,’ explores how technology has made the world a smaller place, opening up new opportunities for local politics, small business and average citizens to wield influence. Political editor Christina Bellantoni talks to Mele about his work and the ways technology impacts our democracy. Continue reading