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What Legal Recourse Do Victims Of Fake News Stories Have?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:04:00 -0500

Real people hurt by fake news can sue under defamation law. But University of Denver law professor Derigan Silver notes that winning monetary damages doesn't undo the damage to a person's reputation.

Information Overload? Not Everybody Is Feeling It, Pew Study Says

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:25:00 -0500

A Pew Research Center study finds that people do not feel as overloaded by information as they did a decade ago. In fact, people with more access to information find it helps them simplify their life.

Consumer Cost Emerges As Key Issue In Grilling Of AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:53:00 -0500

A congressional hearing on the proposed $85.4 billion merger focused heavily on questions about the impact on consumer prices and how the companies might use their competitive advantage.

To Help The Poorest Of The Poor, First You Have To Find Them

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:40:00 -0500

A new project uses computers to analyze daytime satellite pictures for signs of extreme poverty. Does it work?

Amazon To Open Convenience Store With No Lines

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:59:00 -0500

Instead, the company envisions customers at the store picking up whatever they want off the shelves — then simply walking out with it. The items are automatically billed to their Amazon accounts.

Tech Companies Create Shared Database To Track, Remove 'Violent Terrorist Imagery'

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:46:00 -0500

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube announced they are cooperating to keep track of terrorist recruitment videos and violent images in order to remove them from search results and social media.

Tech Companies Announce Plan To Identify Extremist Content Online

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:39:00 -0500

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube, which is owned by Google, have announced they are going to work together to identify extremist content. The step is a concrete but limited move to get terrorist propaganda off the world's leading Internet platforms.

Supreme Court Sides With Samsung, Against Apple In Patent Infringement Fight

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:43:00 -0500

The unanimous decision means that if Samsung swiped the design for one part of a phone from Apple, it may not need to hand over profits from the entire device. The case goes back to a lower court.

Real Parents, Real Talk About Kids And Screens

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:31:00 -0500

How do you cope with parenting in the digital age? And how do you balance it all? How do you protect your kids, yet give them the freedom to create and explore?

Despite Its Promise, The Internet Of Things Remains Vulnerable

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:52:00 -0500

There is currently no government regulation around the Internet of things, and Security technologist Bruce Schneier fears it will take a disaster for that to change.

Video Calls Replace In-Person Visits In Some Jails

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:21:00 -0500

Video visitation is growing in popularity at U.S. jails, but there's a catch: Many jails have ended in-person visits between inmates and their families as they adopt the new technology.

Tech Plays Role As The Weapon Of Choice In Crime Fiction

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:37:21 -0500

NPR's Art Silverman reads a lot of crime thrillers. In the last year, he's noticed "The Internet of Things" seems to being playing a big role as the weapon of choice.

Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:55:00 -0500

Your friend shares a story on Facebook. You read the headline and you think it's too good to be true, but it looks like it's from a news site. Experts offer tips to help you sniff out fact from fake.

After A Sour Decade, Florida Citrus May Be Near A Comeback

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:50:00 -0500

Recent scientific advances have offered some hopes of recovery to Florida's citrus industry, which has been declining over two decades due to a horrible bacterial disease called citrus greening.

A Year After San Bernardino And Apple-FBI, Where Are We On Encryption?

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:00:16 -0500

The shooting a year ago started a heated debate about government access to secured devices. As such access keeps getting more restricted, calls for "back doors" continue and questions remain.