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Alexa, Tell Me A National Security Secret: Amazon's Reach Goes Beyond The Post Office

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 05:00:25 -0400

It's little known that the CIA uses Amazon Web Services to store its data, and, now, it's the favorite for a big-money Pentagon contract to do the same. Amazon's tentacles go to other agencies, too.

DEA Adds More Technology To Its Fight Against Heroin

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:42:41 -0400

Former Drug Enforcement Administration official Mike Vigil tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro why adding more tech to the battle against Mexican heroin production is unlikely to do much.

How Social Media Companies Profit From Data Heightens Concerns

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:36:00 -0400

Worries have increased since Facebook's CEO testified on Capitol Hill. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Om Malik, a partner at a capital firm in Silicon Valley, about what it means for the tech industry.

Betting On Artificial Intelligence To Guide Earthquake Response

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:55:00 -0400

A California tech firm believes that artificial intelligence can help communities prepare for, and respond to, quakes.

IRS Computer Glitch Caused By 'Master File' Issue

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:00:00 -0400

For nearly 11 hours on the busiest tax day of the year, the agency was unable to accept tax returns.

Where To Start With End-Of-Life Decisions

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:06:30 -0400

We should all be prepared. Now.

After Alert On Russian Hacks, Bigger Push To Protect Power Grid

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:29:00 -0400

Homeland Security and the FBI have blamed Russia for a series of cyberattacks on U.S. power plants. The industry is stepping up efforts to protect the electric grid.

Robot Puts Together IKEA Chair

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:00:21 -0400

Researchers in Singapore say they've built a robot that was able to put together a chair from IKEA in about 20 minutes.

Facebook To Offer Users Opt-Outs That Comply With New European Privacy Rules

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:50:00 -0400

The social media giant will ask users worldwide if they want to continue sharing data for ads as well as personal information such as political and religious leanings and relationship information.

The Wednesday News Roundup

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:06:30 -0400

You read that right.

Is Netflix On Its Way To World Domination Of Streaming?

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:57:00 -0400

Netflix flew past Wall Street expectations and added 7.4 million subscribers globally in the first quarter. But a big entertainment rival could challenge the service that made binge-watching popular.

The IRS's Online Payment Service Is Back Up And Everyone Gets More Time To File

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:31:00 -0400

Because of a "high volume technical issue" that kept key services from functioning, the Internal Revenue Service will give taxpayers one more day, till midnight Wednesday, to get their paperwork in.

Facebook To Face Class Action Over Facial Recognition

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 05:16:00 -0400

Facebook will have to face a class action lawsuit over privacy concerns about the company's facial recognition software, a federal judge ruled Monday.

After Detailing Russian Hack, White House Cyber 'Czar' Announces Departure

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 02:36:00 -0400

Rob Joyce said he was stepping down hours after a joint U.S., U.K. and Australia statement blaming the Kremlin for a cyberattack last year.

Facebook Faces Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Its Use Of Facial Recognition Data

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:56:00 -0400

Facebook users in Illinois argue that the company has violated their privacy rights under state law and the damages could amount to billions of dollars.