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Citizen Now

Your Digital Footprint: It's Bigger Than You Realize

Your Digital Footprint: It's Bigger Than You Realize

Just about everything about you is online, whether you put it there or not.

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Citizen Now: Why Being Informed Is More Important Than Ever

Citizen Now: Why Being Informed Is More Important Than Ever

This new CNET series will empower you with information about our changing world, enabling you to make more informed decisions.

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The Unsung Force Digging Through Misinformation

The Unsung Force Digging Through Misinformation

They're shining a light on QAnon, anti-vaxxing disinformation, and other conspiracy theories.

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The Metaverse Is Trying to Figure Out Your Comfort Zone

The Metaverse Is Trying to Figure Out Your Comfort Zone

Commentary: Connecting to others in the metaverse is already happening. But it needs to feel more natural, too.

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Activists Are Using Social Media for Good. Here's How You Can Do It Too

Activists Are Using Social Media for Good. Here's How You Can Do It Too

Commentary: Facebook and Twitter get criticized for fomenting misinformation – and deservedly so. But they have also turned a helpful spotlight on certain causes, especially during COVID.

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Your Private Data Is All Over the Internet. Here's What You Can Do About It

Your Private Data Is All Over the Internet. Here's What You Can Do About It

It's not easy to disappear from the web, but we'll show you how to get started.

Fake News Sites Keep Serving Up False and Misleading Stories. Here's How to Spot Them

Fake News Sites Keep Serving Up False and Misleading Stories. Here's How to Spot Them

Fake news is still a real problem, with a global reach.

Estonia's Embrace of Digital Citizenship Is a Model for Us All

Estonia's Embrace of Digital Citizenship Is a Model for Us All

Estonia's move to digital citizenship and government systems eliminated a lot of bureaucracy. Could that happen elsewhere?

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There are legit reasons to share your digits. Here's what privacy experts say.
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How Your Favorite Brands Will Meet You in the Metaverse
If brands paper the metaverse with ads, they'll have blown it, according to GroupM futurist Jane Lacher.
Apr 11, 2022
Estonia's Embrace of Digital Citizenship Is a Model for Us All
Estonia's move to digital citizenship and government systems eliminated a lot of bureaucracy. Could that happen elsewhere?
Apr 8, 2022
The Unsung Force Digging Through Misinformation
They're shining a light on QAnon, anti-vax disinformation, and other conspiracy theories.
Apr 7, 2022
The Metaverse Is Trying to Figure Out Your Comfort Zone
Commentary: Connecting to others in the metaverse is already happening. But it needs to feel more natural, too.
Apr 7, 2022
Climate Change and The Justice Movement for a Greener Future
Here's how and why the climate justice movement is fighting for a greener, fairer, safer and more equitable future.
Apr 6, 2022
Fake News Sites Keep Serving Up False and Misleading Stories. Here's How to Spot Them
Fake news is still a real problem, with a global reach.
Apr 6, 2022
Reverse Google Image Search Can Help You Bust Fake News and Fraud
It's so effective that some scammers are using a workaround.
Apr 6, 2022
Fake News Real Talk: Your Brain Is Fooling You
Think you're great at recognizing fake news? Think again. Here's how misinformation plays tricks on your brain and how to stop it in its tracks.
Apr 6, 2022
How Activists Use Social Media for Good -- and You Can Too
Commentary: Facebook and Twitter get criticized for fomenting misinformation – and deservedly so. But they have also turned a helpful spotlight on certain causes, especially during COVID.
Apr 5, 2022