Internet http://nwpr.org en Online, Researcher Says, Teens Do What They've Always Done http://nwpr.org/post/online-researcher-says-teens-do-what-theyve-always-done Researcher danah boyd is obsessed with how teenagers use the Internet. For the legions of adults who are worried about them, that's a good thing.<p>With a Ph.D from the University of California, Berkeley, and a masters from MIT, and as a senior researcher with Microsoft, boyd is something of a star in the world of social media. For her new book <em>It's Complicated</em>, she spent about eight years studying teenagers and how they interact online. She says she wrote the book in part to help parents, educators and journalists relax. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:04:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 42136 at http://nwpr.org Online, Researcher Says, Teens Do What They've Always Done Oregonians Entitled to Refunds In DOJ Settlement With Internet Retailer http://nwpr.org/post/oregonians-entitled-refunds-doj-settlement-internet-retailer <p>The state Department of Justice has reached a settlement with an online retailer accused of defrauding Oregon consumers of more than a quarter million dollars.&nbsp; Sat, 07 Sep 2013 00:36:34 +0000 Jordana Gustafson 33783 at http://nwpr.org Wild, Wild Web: Policing An Early, Lawless Internet http://nwpr.org/post/wild-wild-web-policing-early-lawless-internet Today's Internet users have become accustomed to stories of hacking, identity theft and cyberattacks, but there was a time when the freedom and anonymity of the Web were new, and no one was sure what rules — if any — applied to its use. Many thought the Internet was beyond government regulation, its very chaos a source of creativity and strength.<p>Those early days are the focus of technology writer Nate Anderson's new book, <em>The Internet Police: How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed</em>. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 17:56:00 +0000 editor 32838 at http://nwpr.org Wild, Wild Web: Policing An Early, Lawless Internet Idaho To Turn All Public High Schools Into WiFi Hotspots http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-turn-all-public-high-schools-wifi-hotspots <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/060413JR_SchoolWifi_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Across the Northwest, students are wrapping up their school year. By the time Idaho high school students return in the fall, their classrooms will be on their way to becoming wireless hotspots. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 00:20:12 +0000 Jessica Robinson 28738 at http://nwpr.org Idaho To Turn All Public High Schools Into WiFi Hotspots Online Reviews Make Big Difference To Small Businesses http://nwpr.org/post/online-reviews-make-big-difference-small-businesses <p>Northwest cities, including Seattle and Portland, are awash in great restaurants. And these venues must compete for attention from a highly discerning crowd. Online rating sites such as Yelp, Google and FourSquare are making those customers even more discriminating. You can even pick up those reviews as you walk down the street. That&rsquo;s great for some small business, but as journalist Julia Flucht reports, there are some downsides. Mon, 06 Aug 2012 13:47:11 +0000 Julia Flucht 12858 at http://nwpr.org Online Reviews Make Big Difference To Small Businesses Idaho Case Shows Limits Of Anonymous Comments Online http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-case-shows-limits-anonymous-comments-online <p>Online free speech experts say people who like to post fiery comments on the internet should take heed of a north Idaho case. A judge said this week that the right to remain anonymous does not extend to internet comments that insinuate someone committed a crime. Correspondent Jessica Robinson has more. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 13:06:18 +0000 Jessica Robinson 11497 at http://nwpr.org State Parks Forced To Get Creative, Wired To Survive http://nwpr.org/post/state-parks-forced-get-creative-wired-survive <p>A wi-fi connection and smart phone bar codes could be coming to a state park near you. Those are just two of the ideas under consideration as Washington State Parks tries to recruit a new generation of visitors. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins explains. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 13:32:44 +0000 Austin Jenkins 10054 at http://nwpr.org State Parks Forced To Get Creative, Wired To Survive