The Internet of Things and Future Shock: Too Much Change Too Fast?
Lee Rainie spoke on May 10, 2017, to the American Bar Association’s Section of Science and Technology Law about the rise of the Internet of Things and its implications for privacy and cybersecurity.
The public and cybersecurity practices and knowledge
Lee Rainie presented the Center’s findings about public practices and knowledge related to cybersecurity to the advisory board of the National Cybersecurity Alliance on May 5, 2017.
Tech Adoption Climbs Among Older Adults
Nearly two-thirds of those age 65 and older go online and a record share now own smartphones – although many seniors remain relatively divorced from digital life.
Shareable quotes from experts on the future of online public discourse
Predictions from experts about the online social climate in 2026, from @pewresearch and @ImagineInternet.
The Future of Free Speech, Trolls, Anonymity and Fake News Online
Many experts fear uncivil and manipulative behaviors on the internet will persist – and may get worse.
Cybersecurity Knowledge Quiz
A majority of online adults can identify a strong password and know the risks of using public Wi-Fi. Yet, many struggle with more technical cybersecurity concepts.
What the Public Knows About Cybersecurity
A majority of internet users can answer fewer than half the questions correctly on a difficult knowledge quiz about cybersecurity issues and concepts.
Digital Divides – Feeding America
Lee Rainie, director of Internet, Science and Technology research at the Pew Research Center, discussed the Center’s latest findings on digital divides based a survey conducted from Sept. 29 to Nov. 6, 2016. The presentation was to the board of Feeding America. Rainie looked at differences tied to internet access, home broadband ownership, and smartphone ownership by several demographic measures, including household income, educational attainment, race and ethnicity, age, and community type. He also discussed the Center’s research related to “digital readiness gaps” among technology users.
Code-Dependent: Pros and Cons of the Algorithm Age
Algorithms can save lives, make things easier and conquer chaos. But experts worry about governmental and corporate control of the data, and how algorithms can produce biased results and worsen digital divides.
Vast Majority of Americans Say Benefits of Childhood Vaccines Outweigh Risks
While most Americans support requiring childhood vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella, parents of young children rate the risks of the vaccine higher and the benefits lower.