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After A Terrorist Attack, Social Media Can Cause More Harm Than Good

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:44:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Emily Dreyfuss, a reporter for Wired, who explains how sharing information about a terrorist attack on social media helps terrorists spread their message.

'Like A God,' Google A.I. Beats Human Champ Of Notoriously Complex Go Game

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:38:00 -0400

"Last year, it was still quite humanlike when it played," the world's No. 1 Go player, Ke Jie, said after losing the first in a three-match series. "But this year, it became like a god of Go."

Federal Computers Dodge Global Malware Attack ... This Time

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:55:00 -0400

Experts say federal agencies have taken steps to secure networks, but they remain vulnerable.

Small Indiana Nonprofit Falls Victim To Ransom Cyberattack

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:02:00 -0400

A small Indiana nonprofit was devastated by a malware attack earlier this year. It's still recovering after hackers stole data.

Is 'Internet Addiction' Real?

Thu, 18 May 2017 05:00:00 -0400

What started out as web surfing by a healthy teen descended into online obsession and isolation. Was it depression, internet addiction or both? Whatever you call it, rehab is now part of the answer.

Despite Viral Incidents, Passengers Are More Satisfied With Airlines Than Ever

Tue, 16 May 2017 07:41:00 -0400

Lower airfares, better on-time performance, fewer lost bags and fewer passengers being bumped from overbooked flights have all contributed to the overall better customer satisfaction ratings.

WannaCry Ransomware: What We Know Monday

Mon, 15 May 2017 14:31:00 -0400

A Homeland Security official says that so far, "the U.S. is still in a relatively good place." But because of the malware's success, it is being tweaked to foil attempts to stop its spread.

WannaCry Ransomware: Microsoft Calls Out NSA For 'Stockpiling' Vulnerabilities

Mon, 15 May 2017 08:58:00 -0400

The NSA's losing control of the software behind the WannaCry cyberattack is like "the U.S. military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen," Microsoft President Brad Smith says.

AP Test-Takers' Tweets May Not Give Away Answers, But They Raise Questions

Sun, 14 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Memes about the advanced placement exams turned up on social media recently. Do they break the rules or do they highlight a deeper issue of inequality?

Quest For Free Chicken Nuggets Inspires Twitter's Most Retweeted Tweet

Tue, 09 May 2017 16:23:00 -0400

Carter Wilkerson was on a mission to get free chicken nuggets from Wendy's. In the process, he dethroned Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar selfie for the most retweets ever. Oh, and he also got the free nuggets.

Austrian Court Rules Facebook Must Delete Hate Speech

Mon, 08 May 2017 17:41:00 -0400

The decision could have global consequences: The court ruled that the harsh words against an Austrian politician must be deleted from Facebook worldwide.

Restaurants With Low Yelp Ratings Suffer Under Higher Minimum Wages

Mon, 08 May 2017 16:29:00 -0400

Minimum wage increases in the San Francisco Bay Area have had an impact on the local restaurant industry, according to a study released by Harvard Business School. Restaurants with low or middling Yelp reviews have become more likely to go out of business. Places with high reviews have been unaffected. The study doesn't attempt to determine whether the wage increases have been good for employees or the local economy overall.

WATCH: Deflating Pikachu Gets Tackled, Hustled Off Stage By Suited Men

Fri, 05 May 2017 17:04:00 -0400

A video from the Pokémon World Festival near Seoul shows 15 Pikachu dancing to Hairspray when the ringleader's costume starts deflating. Then a group of men forcefully spirit the dancer away.

Fyre Festival Hit With $100 Million Suit; Organizer Says 'We Were A Little Naive'

Mon, 01 May 2017 14:58:00 -0400

Admitting they were "unable to realize our dream on the first try," festival organizers are giving attendees the option to forgo a refund and instead receive VIP passes to Fyre Fest 2018.

'It Is Neither Nor, It Is Both': Tom Hanks Finds No Easy Answers In 'The Circle'

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:27:00 -0400

In the film adaptation of Dave Eggers' 2013 novel, Hanks plays Eamon Bailey, co-founder of a giant social media and tech company with the creepy mantra: "Sharing is caring."