Internet Technology

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.


Wikipedia is one of the most popular sources of knowledge on the internet. But more than 80 percent of its contributors are men. And that shapes the content, often in negative ways.

Gmail is one of the most popular email suites out there today. But if you're not backing up your data, you could be in for a huge loss if the site goes haywire.

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.

Whether you love or hate Facebook, the Cambridge Analytica scandal exposed major flaws in the online platform. So where do we go from here?

Online dating apps are aiding social integration because people are interacting with others to whom they previously had no access.

Having a tough time breaking up with Facebook? Then at least be sure your private information is secure and protected.

Twitter bots seem to be with us to stay, but how do they work? And are they all bad?

The popularity of neighborhood social networks keeps exploding. But building community comes with some unintended consequences.

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?

The undersea cables that transmit the internet across the world are largely unprotected from terrorist or military attack.

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?

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.

The very future of the internet will be decided by a five-person panel from the Federal Communications Commission.

And those satellites could provide you with crazy fast internet service.

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?

Trying to get verified on Twitter? It's way more random than you think.

Do we portray a consistent self across different social media platforms? A new study examines the faces we share.

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.

Google's CAPTCHA will use browsing habits to predict your humanity, only relying on the irritating jumble of letters for suspicious, potential bots.

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?

Your college professors probably told you not to use Wikipedia for papers. But they might have been wrong.

A recent cyberattack targeted the heating systems of two apartment buildings in Finland and left residents temporarily without heat. Thanks, internet of things.

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?

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.