According to The Washington Post, 37 million Americans — the poor, the old, and the uneducated — have never been online. The data reveals that class, race, and income play a significant role on the ability of being online.
Mostly they're poorer, older and undereducated, according to the Pew Research Center's latest figures. Fifteen percent of U.S. adults, or about 37 million people, by the Census Bureau's latest count, don't use the Web. But break it down by race and class, and suddenly the numbers look very bleak: A fifth of black Americans are disconnected. Same goes for the 25 percent of Americans who make less than $30,000 a year and a quarter of all adults who live in rural areas. And among those who've never finished high school, a third never use the Web.
Judging by the number of times personal information has been exposed to hackers, perhaps these individuals are better off staying off-line.
Half of American adults had their personal information exposed to hackers last year alone. In a recent attack at the federal Office of Personnel Management, hackers stole the most sensitive personal data for 21.5 million people.
|"A platform secretly run by the U.S. government could not become a major social network in Cuba without being exposed at some point."|
|Snapchat Images Don't Actually Disappear|
|Internet Speeds and Costs Around the World|
|P-Hold: Simple Placeholder Image Service Powered by Flickr's CC-Licensed Images|
|Why there will never be a Web 3.0|
|“Astronomers have sent a radio message to a neighbouring star system.”|
|“When automation starts displacing lawyers, accountants and bankers, then we might see some push-back.”|
|“A photograph of the last male northern white rhinoceros.”|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|“A fraudster poses as an attractive woman and encourages a man to masturbate in front of a webcam.”|
|“Semis, not personal cars, are the smartest use of autonomous technology.”|
|“Facebook has contributed to, and profited from, the erosion of democratic norms in the United States.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|Short Story of Similar Objects|
|“The homemade airplane does indeed fly!”|
|“The company’s ambition, its ruthlessness, and its lack of a moral compass scare me.”|