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.
|News Networks in Favour of SOPA Fail to Mention Legislation During Their Evening Newscasts|
|Chrome Plug-In That Will Click on Every 'Like' on a Facebook Page|
|Facebook Spreads STDs|
|Pointer Pointer: Photos That Point to Your Cursor|
|Digital Currency BitCoin Now Trading at More than $33|
|Fake Name Generator|
|“Are the puppets coming for our jobs?”|
|“Research that could engineer dinosaurs back into existence within the next five to 10 years.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|“A man-powered machine that creates scarfs in 5 minutes.”|
|Google Map Shows You the Most Photographed Areas of the World|
|“A machine meant to hurl rockets into space.”|
|“The only thing worse than assuming that carbon removal will save the day is assuming it will save the day.”|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|What Computers See When They Watch a Movie|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|