Communities Benefit From Digital Inclusion

Today, almost everyone in the United States has the option of purchasing an Internet connection. Yet tens of millions of Americans do not share in many of the social and economic benefits that Internet use affords. An increasing number of communities are taking action to address this issue. Beyond the digital divide The term “digital divide” first appeared 20 years ago to describe the gap between those who have access to the Internet and those who do not. The goal …

Tendencias en la búsqueda de trabajo en la era digital

Internet es un recurso clave para los estadounidenses en la búsqueda de trabajo, pero un mediano porcentaje carece de confianza en su conocimiento digital a la hora de buscar empleo. De acuerdo con una nueva encuesta realizada por el Pew Research Center, la mayoría de los adultos en Estados Unidos (54%) ha estado en línea buscando información de trabajo; 45% ha postulado a un trabajo en línea, y quienes tratan de conseguir empleo tienen las mismas probabilidades de haber recurrido …

Tracking Cookies Hard to Stomach? How to Stop Them

You know the drill: You visit a website — to price sneakers, view kitchen countertops, whatever — and when you continue to surf the Internet, you’re stalked by advertisements for Nikes and granite. This happens because of browser-tracking cookies, small files that websites store on your computer about you and your preferences. Cookies not only track your online activity (in theory, for more efficient future website visits) but also create a profile of you that is sold to advertisers. Get …

Conoce las ciudades donde funciona más rápido la conexión móvil

La ubicación es el factor número uno al elegir el mejor servicio de internet y servicio inalámbrico, según indica un reciente estudio sobre las mejores y peores ciudades para el desempeño de la telefonía móvil. Lo más probable es que sean altas las expectativas de tener un buen servicio si vives en una de las principales ciudades en Estados Unidos, o cerca de ellas, de acuerdo con RootMetrics, una compañía independiente de investigación inalámbrica, que analizó el desempeño de las redes de …

10 Tips to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi

En español | When you access the Internet at any of the world’s 6 million public Wi-Fi hot spots — at airports, parks, businesses, hotels, wherever — assume that anything you are sending or receiving is up for grabs: your emails, photos, files, passwords, credit card numbers. According to some estimates, up to 95 percent of public hot spots are insecure because their wireless networks do not encrypt users’ Web traffic. Without encryption, which scrambles data so it’s not accessible …

AARP Expands Reach to Close Tech Gap Among Older Adults

It seems unbelievable that in 2015 there are so many Americans who don’t use the Internet.  A recent Washington Post article describes why this is the case. Of the next six adults you meet, chances are one of them has never sent an email. By the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest count, 15 percent of U.S. adults, or about 37 million people, don’t use the Web. For the most part, they are poorer, older and undereducated, according to the Pew Research …