40% of Web Users Have Been Harassed

(CNN) — New research is giving a detailed look at abusive behavior on the Web. Seventy-three percent of adult Internet users have witnessed someone be harassed online, and 40 percent have personally experienced it. That’s according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. The group used responses from more than 2,800 Web users. … Continue reading »

Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo

(CNN) — In a big win for broadcasters, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that streaming TV service Aereo violates the U.S. Copyright Act. The major TV networks were among those who put up a united front and filed suit against Aereo back in 2012. The companies argued that their signals were being sold illegally by … Continue reading »

Study: 15% of U.S. Adults Aren’t Online

(CNN) — It might seem like everybody is using the Internet these days, but a new report finds that’s not true. According to a Pew Internet and American Life Project survey, 15 percent of adults in the U.S. aren’t online, and nearly all of them said they have no desire to be. Respondents cited many … Continue reading »

Less Than Half NFL Venues Have Wi-Fi

(CNN) — In May 2012, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced an initiative to outfit all 31 NFL stadiums with Wi-Fi. But with the start of the 2013 regular season just days away, less than half of the NFL’s venues are Wi-Fi enabled and no stadiums have launched new Wi-Fi systems this year. Paul Kapustka, the … Continue reading »

Legislature Protects Students’ Privacy

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon college students can breathe easy knowing their universities will not have access to their social media accounts after a bill passed almost unanimously Monday. The Legislature voted 57 to 1 in favor of barring colleges and universities from having access to students’ social media accounts and passwords. “I’m glad they’re not … Continue reading »

House Approves Social Media Bill

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Legislature approved a bill that protects the privacy rights of college students. The bill prevents colleges and universities from demanding access to private social media pages maintained by current or prospective students. Schools are still allowed to request information in the course of investigating possible illegal activity. The bill now … Continue reading »

House Passes Cyber Security Bill

A controversial cyber security bill passed by the U.S. House Thursday, now rests in the hands of the Senate. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, CISPA, would allow voluntary information sharing between private companies and the government in the event of a cyber attack. If, for example, the government detects a cyber attack that … Continue reading »

GM, AT&T Team Up to Make Cars Wi-Fi Hots

(CNN) — Forget the coffee shop, your car could be your next favorite Wi-Fi hot spot. General Motors and AT&T are teaming up to add 4G wireless service to several vehicles in the U.S. and Canada. Starting next year, the system will be available on 2015 model Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac cars and trucks. … Continue reading »

Intel TV Deal Hits Snag

(CNN) — Intel’s rumored venture into television service may have hit a road block. The Wall Street Journal reports the tech giant is having trouble coming to agreements over licensing content. According to the paper, that could delay the launch of its TV service to later this year. Intel is said to be developing a … Continue reading »

Sen. Wyden Opposes Internet Sales Tax

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of local entrepreneurs told U.S. Senator Ron Wyden Thursday they want Internet sales kept free of taxes. More than a dozen businesses owners met with Wyden in Eugene to express concern over a push by some in Congress to unravel the Internet Tax Freedom Act. If that happened, some Eugene … Continue reading »