As Americans spend more of their lives online, companies are finding an increasing number of ways to follow our data trails and find out all sorts of things about our spending habits, our likes and our dislikes.The information is being used to determine things like a person’s access to credit, emplo
Senate Democrats have turned back a Republican effort to repeal federal rules designed to prevent Internet service providers from discriminating against those who send content and other services over their networks.Republicans argued that "net neutrality" rules announced by the Federal Communication
Netflix has figured out that people are very upset about its decision to split streaming video and DVD delivery — a decision that got it in huge hot water earlier this year. Customers who had previously gotten both streaming and DVDs for a single price would now have to pay separately.
Americans spend more money on music at Apple's iTunes store than any other music retailer, yet some people are being left out of the party.For the large group of consumers without a home computer, an iTunes account is out of reach.
Cable and Internet provider Comcast is launching a new initiative aimed at bridging the digital divide, offering discounted web access and home computers to families that meet income requirements.The plan, called Internet Essentials, will be available wherever Comcast offers Internet services — whic
The e-commerce website Silk Road is being called the Amazon.com of illegal drugs.The goods it sells include cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and marijuana. The products are delivered through regular mail and shipping services to a buyer's front door.The site is not legal, and it is hard to find."
A new Northwestern University study says minority youth ages eight to 18 spend more than half their day consuming media content – a rate that's 4.5 hours greater than their white counterparts.The Children, Media and Race: Media Use Among White, Black, Hispanic and Asian American Children re