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.
The Truth About Cloud Storage and Its Future
5 Ways to Keep Your Information Secure in the Cloud
Are my files really safe if I store them in the cloud?
Kazakhstan Is the Latest Country to Shut Down the Internet; Here's How
Can the Internet Break From Overuse?
Could an Attack on Undersea Cables Take Down the Internet?
How To Recall An Email in Outlook or Gmail
What Does CC Mean in Email?
How to End an Email
Web3: The Next Phase of the Internet Is Coming
It's Time to Enter the Doodle for Google Contest!
How to Access the Dark Web
How to Enable Google Chrome Dark Mode on All Your Devices
How to Delete a Gmail Account
How Websites Use 'Dark Patterns' to Trick You Online
An Expert Explains Why Mastodon Won't Be the New Twitter
Twitter Is Finally Getting an Edit Button
Doomscrolling Is Messing With Your Mind, But You Can Break the Habit
Google Easter Eggs: Sweet Treats Hidden in Plain Sight
10 Reasons Why You Should Care About Net Neutrality
Does Weather Mess With Your Internet Connection?
6 Reasons Your WiFi Keeps Disconnecting and How to Fix It
What's the Difference Between a Modem and a Router?
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With the COVID-19 pandemic causing people to stay at home and use their devices way more than usual, some are wondering whether the internet could actually stop working from overuse.
Need ways to stay in touch with your family and friends while you're quarantined during the coronavirus pandemic? We've got several simple apps so you can reach out virtually.
By Wendy Bowman
Sometimes referred to as the "backstabbing carbon copy," the BCC feature in email allows a sender to copy someone on a message without the recipient knowing. But is there a way for the recipient to find out? And should you really use BCC?
Ever found yourself signed up for a newsletter or paying for travel insurance you didn't want? It's no accident. Websites use 'dark patterns' to get you to do things you hadn't planned on. How do they do that?
Ever clicked on a web article with a broken link and wondered what was at that link? You can travel back in time and see that old webpage, thanks to the Wayback Machine.
If you're looking at a news story or website in an unfamiliar language, there is an easy way to have Google Chrome translate it for you.
Its very existence has been debated for years, so what is shadowbanning, and how can you avoid it?
Since Google launched as a privately held company on Sept. 4, 1998, it's evolved from a two-man enterprise into a multibillion-dollar corporation. How did a Ph.D. project become one of the most influential companies in the world?
Some browsers make it easier than others to delete your search history. We've got step-by-step instructions for removing your Google search history from your laptop and mobile devices for all major browsers.
And boy it's come a long way since 1989.
It's a lot more complicated than you might think. And it's not going anywhere.
By Greg Fish
How in the world did a search engine company like Google become synonymous with a fun form of art? It all started with Burning Man.
By John Donovan
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.
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
Online dating apps are aiding social integration because people are interacting with others to whom they previously had no access.
By Alia Hoyt
Having a tough time breaking up with Facebook? Then at least be sure your private information is secure and protected.
By John Donovan
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.
By Dave Roos
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.
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
And those satellites could provide you with crazy fast internet service.
Trying to get verified on Twitter? It's way more random than you think.
Because that always works out so well.