‘Facebook: The Inside Story’ Reveals A Company Made In Its Founder’s Image

February 25, 2020 at 09:01AM Journalist Steven Levy’s rich history of the social network traces Facebook’s cascading crises to the worldview and early decisions of its founder, Mark Zuckerberg. ‘Facebook: The Inside Story’ Reveals A Company Made In Its Founder’s Image…

How Some Are Trying To Teach Senior Citizens To Spot Fake News

February 24, 2020 at 09:14PM Middle and high schools have been adding curricula about how to spot fake news. Older adults also struggle to sort disinformation online — but there are fewer resources tackling the problem. How Some Are Trying To Teach Senior Citizens To Spot Fake News…

An Airbnb For Farmland Hits A Snag, As Farmers Raise Data Privacy Concerns

February 24, 2020 at 10:03AM The Internet startup Tillable wants to match farmers with farmland available for rent. The problem? Farmers already on that land fear their farm data is being used against them. An Airbnb For Farmland Hits A Snag, As Farmers Raise Data Privacy Concerns…

A Father Fights To Get Footage Of His Daughter’s Death Removed

February 23, 2020 at 12:19PM Andy Parker talks with NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his latest effort to get YouTube to remove video of his daughter’s murder. He has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. A Father Fights To Get Footage Of His Daughter’s Death Removed…

Remembering The Pioneer Behind Your Computer’s Cut, Copy And Paste Functions

February 22, 2020 at 12:31PM NPR’s Scott Simon takes a moment to remember the legacy of computer scientist Larry Tesler, the man who came up the copy-and-paste function. Tesler died this week at the age of 74. Remembering The Pioneer Behind Your Computer’s Cut, Copy And Paste Functions…

Study Finds Century-old Combat Helmet Superior Shield Against Brain Trauma

February 22, 2020 at 12:26AM Combat helmets have always been made to protect against blunt objects, not blast waves. Despite improvements in helmet design, battlefield brain injuries continue. Study Finds Century-old Combat Helmet Superior Shield Against Brain Trauma…

Trump Administration Targets Your ‘Warrant-Proof’ Encrypted Messages

February 21, 2020 at 10:00AM Encryption is going mainstream, and some tech companies “throw away the key” so they can’t decrypt messages even when police get a warrant. The government says that’s taking privacy too far. Trump Administration Targets Your ‘Warrant-Proof’ Encrypted Messages…

Warrant-Proof Encrypted Messages Targeted By Trump Administration

February 18, 2020 at 10:08AM “End-to-end encryption” has gone mainstream, which means tech companies can’t decrypt messages even when law enforcement has a warrant. The Trump administration says that’s taking privacy too far. Warrant-Proof Encrypted Messages Targeted By Trump Administration…

Uber Whistleblower Takes On Silicon Valley, Armed With Stoic Philosophy

February 18, 2020 at 05:01AM In 2017, Susan Fowler published a blog post that revealed Uber’s misogynistic corporate culture — and helped change the world. In her memoir, she urges readers not to see her as a victim. Uber Whistleblower Takes On Silicon Valley, Armed With Stoic Philosophy…

Behind The Ransomware Attack On Palm Beach County Elections In 2016

February 17, 2020 at 09:18PM The security of voting systems is a central focus this year, especially following reports like one out of Florida, where Palm Beach County says it was hit by a ransomware attack in 2016. Behind The Ransomware Attack On Palm Beach County Elections In 2016…

Plans To Develop High-Tech ‘Smart City’ In Toronto Met With Resistance

February 16, 2020 at 01:00PM Sidewalk Labs is a sister company of Google, which is why some Toronto residents are worried about its plan to develop a high-tech, green neighborhood where sensors collect data on people’s movements. Plans To Develop High-Tech ‘Smart City’ In Toronto Met With Resistance…