State lawmakers in Illinois are trying to make it safer for people to use online dating sites.The Decatur Herald & Review reported Sunday that legislation aiming to do that passed the Illinois House last week.It would require Internet dating services operating in Illinois to post discla
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