February 15, 2013 When you live out in the middle of nowhere, you can feel like you're in the Internet slow lane because broadband just isn't available. Residents in rural Lancashire in England created their own high-speed Internet connection because they felt no major supplier would do it for them.
The Future Orientation index shows a strong correlation between Internet activity and its gross domestic product. Countries in blue are deemed forward-looking.
Suzy Moat and Tobias Preis
February 7, 2013 Germany was the world's most future-oriented country in 2012, followed by Switzerland and Japan, according to the "Future Orientation Index," which is based on Google searches. Scientists say the index is "strongly correlated" to economic health.
September 5, 2012 Can the Internet bring you immortality? The answer is yes, as your words and images will remain present for as long as digital archives are preserved.
Activist Alexandra Volgina (right) accepts the Red Ribbon Award at the 19th International AIDS Conference for her grassroots group Patients in Control, which has worked to improve HIV treatment programs in Russia.
July 26, 2012 When Russian officials downplayed shortages of HIV drugs, activists turned to the Web to raise awareness about the problem. Since 2004, the AIDS epidemic has worsened in Russia, despite a law that requires drug treatment people with HIV.
ICANN President and CEO Rod Beckstrom unveiled nearly 2,000 proposed new "top-level" domain names during a press conference in London Wednesday.
June 14, 2012 The corporation that regulates the Internet plans to increase the number of "top level" domains from the current 22 to 1,000 domains starting in early 2013. The proposed domains offer a cross-section of the Internet — what we use it for, and where the money is.
June 6, 2012 A new Internet protocol system launched Wednesday, adding trillions upon trillions of new Internet addresses that can now connect almost everything you own to the Web. Here's what you need to know about all that extra digital real estate.
Former Vice President Al Gore.
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April 25, 2012 For being "a key proponent of sponsoring legislation that funded the expansion of and greater public access to the Internet," the former vice president is among the first honorees.
April 10, 2012 Iran isn't ready to cut off the Internet, its communications ministry says. Iranian officials are rebutting stories about the nation turning off access to the Internet — in part by suggesting that the original story, which came out April 1, was a hoax.
March 20, 2012 "I want the Iranian people to know that America seeks a dialogue to hear your views and understand your aspirations," he says in video marking Nowruz.
Getting a teenager online may sometimes be the healthy thing to do.
March 1, 2012 Online cognitive behavioral therapy worked much better than office visits for teenagers with chronic fatigue syndrome, according to a new study. The convenience of online behavioral therapy may be one big reason why.
Who's watching you?
February 10, 2012 Who's watching you? Commentator Dave Pell says just about everyone — at least if, by everyone, you mean businesses looking to sell you something. Should you be worried?
This is what a Tumblr news feed looks like today.
November 16, 2011 Google, Facebook, Twitter, AOL and eBay are among those urging Congress to ditch a piece of legislation they say will cause great harm to the Internet. The legislation, the companies argued, amounts to censorship.
November 7, 2011 As an alternative to vaccinations, a Tennessee woman offered lollipops smeared with chickenpox virus. Health officials said that the chickenpox vaccine is much safer, and that mailing pathogens is both illegal and dangerous.
Those who search for drug information online may be "drowned out in a sea of rogue results."
August 12, 2011 People searching online for information on prescription drugs have a 1 in 3 chance in being secretly hijacked to an online pharmacy instead, according to new research. Legitimate health information sites are being crowded out of search results by these search-redirection attacks.
August 5, 2011 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.
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