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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.

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."

Elon Musk Unveils His Plan For Colonizing Mars

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:30:00 -0400

In a speech at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, the billionaire tech entrepreneur is detailing his vision for sending humans to the red planet.

Fact Check: Trump And Clinton Debate For The First Time

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:48:00 -0400

NPR reporters and editors annotated Monday night's debate as it happened. Read the final fact check, analysis and context here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Computer Scientists Solve Mystery Of The Ein Gedi Scroll By 'Virtual Unwrapping'

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:06:00 -0400

Researchers used a new kind of analysis to make a virtual image of a crumbling ancient scroll from Israel. Biblical scholars were able to read the re-created text, which is from Leviticus.

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.