While most are optimistic, a survey of more than 1,400 experts revealed that security, surveillance and commercialization are significant threats to the future of the Internet.
Despite the growing threats, less than 30 percent of Internet users are concerned with the security of their data online.
Two-thirds of adult Americans online use Facebook, but just 8 percent of non-users are interested in joining the social network, while 61 percent of current users have at some point walked away from the site for a period of several weeks or more, according to a Pew Internet study.
For positive high tech news, head to your favorite blog, social media site or Twitter. That’s the advice from a new Pew study that found social media has a vastly different, more positive set of attitudes towards technology than mainstream media. A yearlong review of technology news coverage by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism found that blogs, social media sites and social networking sites report more excitement about technological advancements and the businesses behind the developments.