According to a recent study by internet security company McAfee, kids are witnessing and sometimes engaging in cyber bullying. Almost one in four of teens claimed to be a target of cyberbullying and two-thirds of all teens have witnessed cruel behavior online, notes the Teen Internet Behavior study.
The animated infographic below, created by bestedsites.com, shows just how far technology has come in the past decade.
Google's enabled a new function in its search engine, which will now hold onto your preferences, assigning them to your Google account and activating across all your web-ready devices and browsers. Saved settings include language preference, results per page and whether to enable Google Instant. It has also separated mobile and desktop options, to ensure your phone isn't clogged up with hundreds of results on a weedy 3G connection. Hit the settings tag on the Google search page to enable the feature. How to save settings to your account To get saved search settings, regardless of which computer or browser you’re using,Read More
This infographic from OnlineCollege.org details how often we confuse multitasking with actual distraction. For example, employees who use a computer for work are, on average, distracted every 10.5 minutes. Students who bring their laptops to class aren’t doing much better, since 62% of the web pages that they open during class are completely unrelated to the lecture. And what about the 67% of people who check their email or use a mobile web browser while on a date?
This country has experienced 3 Category 5 hurricanes since 1934, 58 T5 tornadoes since 1950, and 1,319 earthquakes with a 5.0 magnitude or higher since 1900. So consider this: What would happen if one of these monster forces of nature were to hit a major cloud data center? Here’s an examination of the potential impact, but to see just how influential some of these clouds are, it’ll be assumed that the respective cloud providers have no protocol for a power outage via
Online Education created this graphic detailing the nightmare that would be the world without Internet.
Teens are immersed in video, whether it’s using video chat applications, shooting and sharing video, or streaming video live for others to view. That said, with more video use comes more security risk. Let’s explore just how much teens chat, share, and stream, and look at a few simple steps you can take to protect yourself. The security software company ZoneAlarm recently pulled data from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project to produce the infographic below. Check it out for a snapshot of how much teens use web video to share their own lives and consume content, asRead More
Background Check compiled research on Internet scams from around the world to help you spot the red flags. Nearly 66% of complaints (predominantly phishing) with a known perpetrator location originated in the U.S. Meanwhile, despite having the world’s largest online population, China only accounts for 3.1% of those scams.
With IP addresses now depleted, the Internet Society is leading the launch of IPv6 to allow the web to continue growing. Without adopting IPv6, people surfing the web will have to go through a transitional gateway before entering a non-updated site using IPv4, making the experience slower. On launch day Wednesday, website owners are encouraged to permanently enable IPv6 — the next generation of Internet protocol. “World IPv6 Launch Day is a lot larger than people understand,” John Curran, president and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers, told Mashable in an email. “IPv6 is the single largest upgrade in theRead More