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What The End To Net Neutrality Means For Internet Streaming

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:44:00 -0500

NPR's Elise Hu talks to former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler about what the FCC decision to end so-called net neutrality means and what it will mean to consumers of internet streaming.

FCC's Pai: 'Heavy-Handed' Net Neutrality Rules Are Stifling The Internet

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:10:00 -0500

The FCC chairman says repealing net neutrality is a needed return to a "free market-based" Internet. One opponent says Ajit Pai's plan "would end the Internet as we know it."

Don't Compromise Your Personal Information This Holiday Shopping Season

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:01:45 -0500

Consumers say they're worried about identity theft this holiday season, but they say these concerns won't affect how they shop. Here are steps you can take to protect your data online and in stores.

FCC Chairman Defends Repeal Of Net Neutrality

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:17:00 -0500

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, who has proposed repealing the commission's strict regulations on Internet service providers from 2015.

'Job-Sharing' In Germany

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:57:14 -0500

Berlin-based startup Tandemploy aims to promote "job-sharing" as an employment model in Germany. The company uses technology to match part-time job-seekers to apply to share one full-time position.

Uber Paid Off Hackers In Cover-Up

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:57:00 -0500

Uber has revealed its database was hacked over a year ago and that confidential data on 57 million customers and drivers was compromised.

Uber Data On 57 Million People Stolen In Massive Hack

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:41:00 -0500

CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says there is no excuse for the cover-up of a 2016 data breach. A source tells NPR that the company paid hackers $100,000 to delete the data and keep the attack a secret.

Uber Says Hackers Stole Personal Data Of 57 Million Users

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:46:00 -0500

The company kept the breach secret for more than a year. According to a Bloomberg report, Uber paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the stolen data and stay silent about it.

FCC Unveils Plan To Repeal Net Neutrality Rules

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:04:00 -0500

The FCC will vote Dec. 14 on a plan to undo rules that prevent Internet providers from blocking or slowing websites and apps. The plan would require broadband providers to disclose their practices.

Deciding At What Age To Give A Kid A Smartphone

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:00:04 -0500

It's a question most parents will wrestle with at some point — when is the right time to give my child a smartphone? Let's tick through a few other questions first.

A Google-Related Plan Brings Futuristic Vision, Privacy Concerns To Toronto

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:00:00 -0500

Sidewalk Labs, a sibling company to Google, plans to redevelop Toronto's waterfront as a high-tech, livable lab. Some residents wonder what a data-driven development could mean for privacy.

The FCC And The Wave Of Deregulation

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:06:30 -0500

While much attention has been paid to potential legislation passing through Congress or to the actions of the president, the Federal Communications Commission has been quite active.

If You Give Sheep Cameras, They'll Help Create Street Maps

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:02:00 -0500

The Faroe Islands didn't have Google street view, but they wanted to. So they strapped 360-degree cameras on the backs of sheep to make their own.

Backflipping Robot Is A Giant Leap For Robot Kind

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:39:00 -0500

As it jumps, twists and lands a full backflip, Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot takes another step toward full functionality in a world designed for humans.

FAA Approves Drone As 'Cell Phone Tower In The Sky' For Puerto Rico

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:18:55 -0500

The aircraft is called the Flying COW, for Cell on Wings. Developed by AT&T, it can provide voice, data and Internet service for 40 square miles and up to 8,000 people at a time.