We look to the Internet for news, socializing, shopping, research and more. From HTML code to instant messaging, we'll break down what's really going on whenever you log on, send an e-mail, visit a popular Web site or post to a blog.
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Zero Views: Unseen Video You Can’t Stop Watching
Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: What a Tangled Web They Weave
10 Reasons Why You Should Care About Net Neutrality
Data Sent via Infrared Light Could Make WiFi Hundreds of Times Faster
When was the last time you felt different? What childhood memory shaped your world? If you like discussing questions like this, you'll love being able to be part of The Question Booth podcast.
By Kathryn Whitbourne Jun 7, 2018
Whether you love or hate Facebook, the Cambridge Analytica scandal exposed major flaws in the online platform. So where do we go from here?
By Diana Brown May 11, 2018
Online dating apps are aiding social integration because people are interacting with others to whom they previously had no access.
By Alia Hoyt Apr 5, 2018
Having a tough time breaking up with Facebook? Then at least be sure your private information is secure and protected.
By John Donovan Mar 26, 2018
Twitter bots seem to be with us to stay, but how do they work? And are they all bad?
By Patrick J. Kiger Mar 1, 2018
The popularity of neighborhood social networks keeps exploding. But building community comes with some unintended consequences.
By Dave Roos Feb 27, 2018
Those little pics that people use to represent their feelings or avoid misunderstandings have been around since the 1990s but have been picking up steam in the 21st century. Why's that?
By Nathan Chandler
The undersea cables that transmit the internet across the world are largely unprotected from terrorist or military attack.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jan 4, 2018
The idea behind net neutrality is for people to be able to access the same websites and services equally. Does that no longer hold true for U.S. residents?
By Jonathan Strickland & Kathryn Whitbourne Dec 15, 2017
To paraphrase John Oliver, "net" and "neutrality" are two spectacularly boring words. But here's the annoying truth: You should care about net neutrality. Learn why.
By Dave Roos
The very future of the internet will be decided by a five-person panel from the Federal Communications Commission.
By John Donovan Nov 28, 2017
And those satellites could provide you with crazy fast internet service.
By Tracy Staedter Sep 15, 2017
More than half of people who post comments on news articles haven't read the articles. Is the point of online article to inform, or to provide a forum for discussion?
By Patrick J. Kiger Aug 22, 2017
Trying to get verified on Twitter? It's way more random than you think.
By Michelle Konstantinovsky Aug 7, 2017
Because that always works out so well.
By Jonathan Strickland Aug 3, 2017
Do we portray a consistent self across different social media platforms? A new study examines the faces we share.
By Chris Opfer May 24, 2017
New research out of the Netherlands suggests a way to rethink how we get the data we need from the internet and other networks to our devices — at super-fast speeds.
By Patrick J. Kiger Mar 27, 2017
Google's CAPTCHA will use browsing habits to predict your humanity, only relying on the irritating jumble of letters for suspicious, potential bots.
By Patrick J. Kiger Mar 22, 2017
President Trump is an avid tweeter, and not always the best speller (remember unpresidented?). Can he delete his tweets or are they now public property?
By John Perritano Feb 9, 2017
Your college professors probably told you not to use Wikipedia for papers. But they might have been wrong.
By Kathryn Whitbourne Jan 13, 2017
A recent cyberattack targeted the heating systems of two apartment buildings in Finland and left residents temporarily without heat. Thanks, internet of things.
By Jonathan Strickland Nov 9, 2016
Friday's widespread Internet outages hit companies such as Twitter and Spotify hard. Are any systems safe from distributed denial-of-service attacks like these?
By Jonathan Strickland Oct 24, 2016
Bummed out by the Internet and how much more fun everyone else seems to be having? Seeking out better times offline may ease your FOMO.
By Lauren Vogelbaum Oct 19, 2016
The caustic tone of the 2016 presidential race is powerfully affecting ordinary social media users. Will that destroy a lot of social media relationships?
By Patrick J. Kiger Oct 14, 2016
News organizations have been dropping their commenting sections for years, and NPR has recently joined them. But not everyone thinks ditching comments is the way to go.
By Kate Kershner Oct 4, 2016
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