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Contrary to Popular Belief, College Students Do Care About Their Data

The idea that college students don't care about the privacy of their data may be a myth. These digital natives are increasingly aware of the importance of data privacy, especially when it involves the protection of information about their academic or professional prospects, according to a new report from the Future of Privacy Forum.

Traditional PC Market Up Worldwide While Shortages Lead to Decline in the U.S.

Globally, traditional PCs are continuing to see growth despite bottlenecks in the supply chain. However, according to a new report from market research firm IDC, in the United States, traditional PCs saw their first quarterly decline since the beginning of the pandemic.

Colleges Spending Record Amounts to Woo Students

Even as enrollment has declined in higher education, colleges and universities are spending record amounts to persuade students to apply, according to an article recently published in The Hechinger Report.

Report: Degree Holders Don't Necessarily Earn Higher Incomes

People who complete a higher level of education don't always earn more than those who lack a four-year degree, according to a new study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

Report: Most Learners Have Found They Like Online Learning

A new survey from Wiley Education Services has found that online learning "gained traction" in the pandemic.



U.S. Ed Tech Spending to Reach $27.6 Billion in 2021

This year, spending on education technology in the United States will amount to $27.6 billion, according to a new report.

AR, VR Leading Growth in Emerging Devices

The augmented and virtual reality market will grow to more than eight times its current size over the next five years, making it the fastest-growing category among emerging devices, which include wearables and smart home devices.

Ransomware Expected to Increase 150% This Year

Ransomware and fileless malware are both seeing large surges this year, according to a newly released report from WatchGuard Technologies.

Adoption of Hearables, Watches Driving Growth in Wearables Market

In the second quarter of 2021, the wearables market grew 32.3 percent year over year, despite an overall slowing of consumer spending on technology.

Worries and Financial Pressure Major Disruptors of College Plans

Over a third of Americans changed their plans for education as a result of the pandemic, with Black and Latinx students more likely to do so than White students, according to newly released data from Strada and Heart+Mind Strategies.