Have Efforts to Create a Do-Not-Track List Derailed?

The brightly colored running shoes stare back at me from my computer screen. They’ve been following me from website to website — ever since I clicked on them while browsing an online store the week before. The shoes aren’t supposed to follow me like this. I’ve set my browser to send a message to each website I visit expressing my desire to opt out of such tracking. But here come the shoes again. And again. What happened to the online …

On Social Media, Do You Share With Your Kids or Snoop on Them?

Some parents have battled over technology use with their children since grammar school. First came the debate on what age to allow their own cellphones. Then we moved on to laptops in the bedroom, limiting computer time, blocking certain websites. Then texting during meals and conversations. Now we move on to social media, the alternate universe where young adults typically spend more than three hours daily on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, among other apps. >> Sign up for the AARP …

Reminder: AARP Networks Socially!

We know that everyone is using social networks these days – and that boomers are social networking more and more. A recent AARP study on the matter showed that more than a quarter of Americans age 50+ are on social networking sites. You are already on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube right? And you love to keep up with the great things that AARP is doing, and see what kinds of interesting tidbits AARP has to share, right? This is your …