Google Employee Tests Positive For Coronavirus; Company Expands Travel Restrictions

February 28, 2020 at 10:04PM American companies are curbing travel and pulling out of big events as they try to limit their employees’ exposure to the growing outbreak Google Employee Tests Positive For Coronavirus; Company Expands Travel Restrictions…

With An Election On The Horizon, Older Adults Get Help Spotting Fake News

February 26, 2020 at 12:00PM Middle and high schools have been adding courses about how to spot fake news. Older adults also struggle to sort disinformation online, but there are fewer resources tackling the problem. With An Election On The Horizon, Older Adults Get Help Spotting Fake News…

‘Inside Story’ Sheds Light On Facebook’s Effort To Connect The World

February 25, 2020 at 07:12PM How can one company be so wildly successful — and so thoroughly distrusted? Tech writer Steven Levy reflects on Facebook’s enigmatic leader and its drive for expansion in his new book. ‘Inside Story’ Sheds Light On Facebook’s Effort To Connect The World…

‘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…

Time: TSA Stops Employees From Making TikTok Posts

February 23, 2020 at 09:06PM (WASHINGTON) — The Transportation Security Administration said Sunday it has stopped allowing employees to use the China-owned video app TikTok to create social media posts for the agency after the Senate’s top Democrat raised concerns about potential national security issues. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer sent a letter letter SaturdayContinue reading “Time: TSA Stops Employees From Making TikTok Posts”

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…

Time: Twitter Has Reportedly Suspended 70 Pro-Bloomberg Accounts for Violating Its Platform Manipulation Policy

February 22, 2020 at 04:26PM On Friday, Twitter began suspending 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts for violating a company policy put in place in response to the 2016 election, according to the Los Angeles Times. In a statement to TIME, Twitter confirmed that it has “taken enforcement action on a group of accounts for violating our rulesContinue reading “Time: Twitter Has Reportedly Suspended 70 Pro-Bloomberg Accounts for Violating Its Platform Manipulation Policy”

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…

Time: What Internet Speeds Should You Really Be Paying For? Here’s How to Decide

February 21, 2020 at 09:29PM If the new year brought some new gadgets — like a 4K TV, new streaming device, or even a new video game — into your life, you’re probably itching to get them hooked up and online. Just one problem, though: That 4K-quality stream you’re looking to extract from your NetflixContinue reading “Time: What Internet Speeds Should You Really Be Paying For? Here’s How to Decide”

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…