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Katharine Hepburn's Brownies: A Recipe For Home-Wrecking?

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:58:00 -0400

Two years ago in The New York Times' food section, Syne Newberry commented on this recipe — and the bittersweet end to her marriage. The comment went on to become Internet legend.

The Next Big Focus In The Russia Investigations: Social Media

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:00:12 -0400

Social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter played a larger role than first thought in Russia's influence campaign against the 2016 U.S. presidential race — and Congress wants answers.

After Massive Data Breach, Equifax Directed Customers To Fake Site

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:13:36 -0400

The credit reporting agency set up a website to help people determine whether they had been affected by a cyberattack. But on Twitter, Equifax repeatedly pointed people to a phishing site.

Silicon Valley's Ellen Pao Tackles Sex Discrimination, Workplace Diversity In Memoir

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:21:00 -0400

The tech investor dives into the lawsuit that thrust her into the national spotlight and the workplace conditions that prompted it. She says firms are largely applying "tepid diversity solutions."

When Amazon Was Just A River In Brazil: An Early Chat With Jeff Bezos

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:45:22 -0400

Commentator Andrei Codrescu met with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in 1995, back when the company was in its earliest days. We went to the archives to hear why Bezos was betting on the Internet to sell books.

Apple Gets Mixed Reactions To New iPhone's Facial Recognition Technology

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:54:00 -0400

Clare Garvie of Georgetown University's Law Center on Privacy and Technology talks with NPR's Michel Martin about the implications of Apple's embrace of facial recognition technology.

What To Do When Your Personal Information Gets Hacked

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 07:59:26 -0400

The personal information of millions of people was potentially exposed after the hack of Equifax. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Lisa Gerstner of Kiplinger's Personal Finance about what you should do.

Sam Harris: What Happens When Humans Develop Super Intelligent AI?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:52:50 -0400

Does superhuman artificial intelligence sound like science fiction? Not for Sam Harris. He says it's not a question of if but when — with potentially destructive consequences.

When It Comes To Romantic Attraction, Real Life Beats Questionnaires

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 12:41:00 -0400

Questionnaires of the sort used by dating apps don't come close to predicting initial attraction compared with meeting someone in real life, a study finds. The ineffable mystery of romance remains.

What Parts Of The Workforce Might Be Safe From Robots?

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 16:50:00 -0400

To kick off our series "Is My Job Safe?" NPR's Ari Shapiro asks Erik Brynjolfsson, director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy whether artificial intelligence is threatening our jobs.

Uber Ends Its Controversial Post-Ride Tracking Of Users' Location

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 17:41:00 -0400

The practice caused immediate privacy concerns when the ride-hailing company added it in November. Users will regain the option to choose to share location data with the app only when using it.

After Pressure Mounts, Joel Osteen Says His Houston Megachurch Is Open To Evacuees

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 16:27:00 -0400

Lakewood Church occupies an arena that used to house the Houston Rockets. Questions had circulated online about why it wasn't being used to house those needing refuge from Hurricane Harvey.

Facebook, Twitter Replace 911 Calls For Stranded In Houston

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Facebook and Twitter became de facto centers for thousands of stranded people as 911 centers became overwhelmed with calls. Police and officials are using social media as an essential tool to connect.

What The Public Is Saying About Miscarriage In 140 Characters

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 05:02:00 -0400

Miscarriage, while widely experienced, is not often discussed in public. Researchers have turned to social media to see what people are saying about the topic and how much they're choosing to share.

#HappyBirthday: Quintessential Twitter Feature Turns 10

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:47:51 -0400

Originally envisioned as a method of organization, the hashtag has gone from an obscure idea to an indelible part of our communication landscape.