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Tech Giants Team Up To Tackle The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:15:00 -0400

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and IBM form a group to set the first industrywide best practices for the technology already powering many applications, such as voice and image recognition.

I Guess We Need To Talk About Pepe The Frog

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:11:00 -0400

A cartoon frog became popular, then a pariah. Now the Anti-Defamation League has identified it as a hate symbol. We take a short look at the amphibious, ambiguous meme.

Online Trackers Follow Our Digital Shadow By 'Fingerprinting' Browsers, Devices

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:58:00 -0400

Online tracking is no longer about "cookies." New technology helps trackers link online breadcrumbs — including across devices — through browser settings, battery levels and other details.

New Law Will Require IMDB To Remove Actors' Ages If Requested

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:41:00 -0400

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that will require websites like IMDB Pro to remove the ages of actors and others listed on the site if asked by them to do so.

If The FCC Gets It Way, This App Could Change The Way You Watch TV And Save Dollars

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:46:00 -0400

Michel Martin chats with NPR's Washington correspondent Brian Naylor about the FCC's scheduled vote this week on a proposal that could one day save cable subscribers money.

Twitter To Help Provide Context To Moderators In Monday's Presidential Debate

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:46:00 -0400

Adam Sharp, head of News and Government at Twitter talks to Michel Martin about the role of Twitter during Monday's presidential debates.

Yahoo Reveals Massive Data Breach; Internet Fixates On Fantasy Football

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:16:00 -0400

Yahoo says 500 million user accounts may have been breached. Social media erupt in jokes.

Yahoo Inc. Confirms Data From 'At Least 500 Million' Users Was Stolen

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:57:00 -0400

The company says its investigation suggests the stolen data doesn't include payment and bank account information.

Anti-Defamation League Steps Up Efforts To Combat Anti-Semitism Online

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:30:00 -0400

The Anti-Defamation League is hiring a Silicon Valley representative to lead efforts to combat anti-Semitism and other hate speech online, says CEO Jonathan Greenblatt.

PHOTOS: A Peephole Into The Lives Of Coal Miners, Teen Moms, City Folk

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:12:00 -0400

A selection of winning photos from Getty Images second annual Instagram Grant highlights stories from Latin America, Ethiopia and India.

Weight Loss On Your Wrist? Fitness Trackers May Not Help

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:19:00 -0400

Researchers were surprised that the young adults given fitness trackers lost less weight than their peers who didn't have the gizmos. Maybe they're not as motivating as we hope.

How Luck And Intuition Helped To Build Instagram

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:07:00 -0400

David Greene talks to Guy Raz — host of the new NPR podcast "How I Built This" — about how the founders of the photo-sharing app Instagram got their business off the ground.

#NPRreads: Defy The Odds This Weekend With These 3 Stories

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 10:03:00 -0400

Correspondents, editors and producers from NPR's newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag.

Saudi Teen Launches Campaign For Hijab Emoji

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 08:45:00 -0400

Fifteen-year-old Rayouf Alhumedhi is on a mission to get a new emoji approved that looks like her: a woman wearing a head scarf.

Yes, People Really Are Driving While Playing Pokemon Go

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:14:00 -0400

People are playing Pokemon Go while behind the wheel — and then tweeting about it. And causing crashes. Immersive games like this can be even more dangerous than texting, researchers say.