June 16, 2011 In the first case of its kind in the U.K., a woman was convicted of contempt of court because she reached out to one of the defendants on Facebook. The clash between social media and the courtroom continues.
May 13, 2011 Eighty percent of adults who use the Internet have looked online for health info. Two-thirds have looked up a specific disease or medical problem. More than half have checked for info on a particular treatment, drug or procedure.
April 1, 2011 Welcome to April Fools' Day in the Internet age! Ever since last year's April 1st, when Google changed its name to Topeka for the day, I have been anxiously awaiting this year, to see what kind of shenanigans the web's most popular sites would pull.
March 2, 2011 The revolutions in the Middle East signal a new world order where the Internet is the main force for social change.
March 1, 2011 Beyond information, many people in the midst of a medical crisis search for and find emotional support online. A survey shows people with rare disease are some of the most sophisticated Internet surfers
February 21, 2011 "Write, don't think," could well be the tag line for the Internet generation as everyone rushes to publish their thoughts before even considering whether what they're saying makes sense.
February 15, 2011 "I urge countries everywhere to join us in a bet we have made — a bet that an open Internet will lead to stronger, more prosperous countries," she says. Read her policy address.
February 15, 2011 And in a line that's already getting into headlines, Clinton will pledge that the U.S. will work to promote Internet freedom — but caution that: "There is no silver bullet in the struggle against Internet repression. There's no app for that."
January 19, 2011 There were 457 million Internet users in China by the end of 2010, according to a new report from the China Internet Network Information Center. That's more than one-third of the Asian giant's population.
December 22, 2010 Participants on both sides of the "net neutrality" debate have criticized the FCC's vote in favor of new rules governing how content travels across the Internet. But Sen. Al Franken sees hope in the new rules.
November 24, 2010 Think keeping embarrassing photos of you off the Internet, un-tagged on Facebook, will keep you safe? Not anymore, warns Wired's Scott Brown. Thanks to the Internet, a personal scandal caught by hidden means can go global in an instant.
October 4, 2010 China's Premier Wen Jiabao defended his country's internet policy on CNN. His defense was not the strongest defense ever made.
July 1, 2010 Ian finds false information on the internet.
June 29, 2010 Why do we care so much about what people think of our musings on social networking sites? How selfish are we? A neurologist tackles the issues.