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When Phones Went Mobile: Revisiting NPR's 1983 Story On 'Cellular'

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:14:00 -0400

The report titled "Cellular Phones Are Completely Mobile" features a man who was "among the first 1,500 customers to use a new mobile phone system called cellular."

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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.

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For Snapchat, Name Change Signals Expanding Ambitions

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:38:00 -0400

Social media giant Snapchat is now Snap, Inc. It's just one of the changes the company is making, as it gets ready to release video-recording sunglasses.

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Republicans Say Obama Administration Is Giving Away The Internet

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:41:00 -0400

The U.S. is about to complete its long-planned handover of Internet domain name management to a global non-profit. Republicans argue it's an example of the Obama administration giving up U.S. power.

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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.

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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.

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Facebook Group Launched To Combat KKK Presence In Pennsylvania Town

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:35:00 -0400

Jaimi Hajzus was alarmed to learn that KKK fliers were dropped on lawns in her hometown of Coudersport, Pa. She tells NPR's Rachel Martin of a Facebook campaign to counter the hate group.

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Russian Hackers Doxxed Me. What Should I Do About It?

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 06:59:00 -0400

NPR's David Welna was recently hacked by a pro-Kremlin website when he applied for press credentials in Ukraine. He's hardly alone. But it's an issue the U.S. government is reluctant to discuss.

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As Our Jobs Are Automated, Some Say We'll Need A Guaranteed Basic Income

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:53:00 -0400

How will the economy provide economic opportunities if employers need fewer workers in the future? A growing number of people in Silicon Valley are saying the only realistic answer is a basic income.

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Yahoo Confirms Massive Data Breach By 'State-Sponsored Actor'

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:33:00 -0400

Yahoo confirmed Thursday that information connected to at least 500 million accounts was stolen from the company in 2014 by what it believes is a state-sponsored actor.

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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.

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Regulating Self-Driving Cars For Safety Even Before They're Built

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:32:00 -0400

By outlining how manufacturers can ensure the safe design of driverless vehicles, the U.S. is taking a different approach than it has for conventional cars, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says.

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Pundits Vs. Machine: Predicting Controversies In The Presidential Race

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:57:00 -0400

How well can a computer program predict which controversies around Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are likely to re-emerge in the coming weeks? Two human pundits agree to compete against the machine.

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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.

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