These days, it seems like everyone's on the Internet, from consumers of all ages to celebrities. This is because the Internet has grown from a smattering of Web pages to an overarching platform on which people can accomplish things like shopping, connecting with family and friends and paying bills. There isn't a lot individuals can't do as long as they're armed with a solid Internet connection.
Avec les médias sociaux, il est facile de discuter avec les amis et la famille, de retrouver d'anciennes connaissances et même de faire de nouvelles rencontres !
Online courses have become more popular in recent years. Thanks to the growth of the high-speed Web and streaming technologies, among other advancements, nearly half of college students now take at least one course online. That figure has doubled in the past five years, according to Campus Technology.
We no longer live in a time when, if an organization needs to raise money, workers go door-to-door asking for donations. While individuals might still see nonprofit employees with clipboards asking for signups in public areas or commercials for fundraising events on television, it seems as if charities are jumping on the bandwagon and joining the rest of the world in the Digital Age.
Every few months, it seems that new reports emerge outlining the latest virus or other hacking strategy that has the potential to affect Internet users across the globe. In fact, these have become so common there's a worry that individuals are becoming desensitized. For instance, take the recent Heartbleed bug. While many people are sure to have changed their passwords in the wake of the situation, chances are good that others decided not to, thinking that if they didn't see any evidence of identity theft on their bank statements, they didn't have to worry about anything.
To say that the Internet has revolutionized the way that people connect, communicate and do business on a global scale would be putting it lightly - the movement is still gaining momentum as more people plug into the Web via a range of personal devices every day. But the functionality of this worldwide phenomenon doesn't stop there. According to Dynamic Business, the Internet of Things is quickly becoming the new standard of connectivity, synchronizing everything from smartphones and tablets to household appliances, family vehicles and even wearable tech such as watches and glasses.
Parents still rule the roost, there's no question about it. It's mom and dad who decide bedtimes, pick out what's for dinner, set curfews and so on. However, at this point, especially because we live in such a connected, digital age, there's not a lot they can do to stop kids from going online.
As anyone who's even been interested in commerce - whether they're shopping for movies, clothes, electronics, furniture or almost anything else - knows, trends are constantly changing. Overall preferences shift every couple of months, adding up to considerable changes every few years.
The Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled recently that the ubiquitous Google had to take down entire domain listings from its search engines. This has caught the attention of free speech advocates around the world. At issue was a trade secret battle between two companies involving design thefts and sales. The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently outlined the suit and said the complainant blamed Google for the sale of the proprietary product by allowing it on the search engine. The judge agreed and ordered Google to take down the offending domains, not just across the provinces but around the world.
In a landmark decision, Canada's highest court ruled that police must obtain a warrant to uncover citizens' anonymous activities on the Internet. The ruling bars Internet Service Providers from unveiling personal customer information to cops making a verbal request for such data. CBC News reported that the information is provided regularly now and has been throughout the recent past.