Technology Black teens most active on social media apps
Teenagers and their technology are inseparable, but a new poll shows Black teens are the most likely to have access to smartphones—which could explain why they’re the biggest and most frequent users of mobile-friendly social media apps Snapchat and Instagram.
Updated Apr 28, 2017 - 12:33:45 PM
Technology Young Africans putting digital tech to use
JOHANNESBURG - A solar backpack that powers a lamp at night and a tablet loaded with a school’s curriculum are two ways that innovative young Africans are putting digital technology to use.
Updated Sep 17, 2015 - 12:01:39 PM
Technology Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers
WASHINGTON - Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies February 26, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.
Updated Mar 3, 2015 - 9:32:39 PM
Technology Twitter, Internet increasingly popular for Blacks
WASHINGTON - Young, college-educated and higher-income Blacks are just as likely as their White counterparts to use the Internet, and Twitter seems to be a favorite place in cyberspace, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.
Updated Jan 15, 2014 - 9:46:02 AM
Technology Social Media & Social Consciousness: 2013 in Review
Social media has become a weapon in the hands of people seeking to spread relevant information, sparking revolutionary action. Others have continued to engage in perpetual “dumbing down” of the public by disseminating the latest gossip and happenings from scandalous television shows.
Updated Dec 24, 2013 - 10:45:43 AM
Technology YouTube hit with unusual outage
YouTube, the popular Internet video site which accounts for half of downstream Internet traffic in North America, crashed early Monday evening.
Updated Nov 18, 2013 - 5:45:02 PM
Technology ACLU reveals FBI hacking contractors
BERKELEY, California - James Bimen Associates of Virginia and Harris Corporation of Florida have contracts with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation to hack into computers and phones of surveillance targets, according to Chris Soghoian, principal technologist at the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project.
Updated Sep 9, 2013 - 8:23:37 AM