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Jan 23, 2020
The world's richest man and high tech mastermind Jeff Bezos allegedly was hacked by the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. What do you need to know to protect your phone from perhaps less royal attacks?
Jan 22, 2020
Memphis Meats, a startup company that has just raised $161 million, says it has a "clear path" to bringing cell-based meats to market. Yet the company and its competitors face challenges.
Jan 22, 2020
U.N. human rights experts said they were gravely concerned by reports that a WhatsApp account held by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was used to hack The Washington Post owner's phone.
Jan 22, 2020
King County, Wash., plans to allow all eligible voters to vote using their smartphones in a February election. It's the largest endeavor so far as online voting slowly expands across the U.S.
Jan 22, 2020
In an exclusive interview with NPR, election threats executive Shelby Pierson says more nations may attempt more types of interference in the U.S.
Jan 21, 2020
Esports is a booming business — and schools are taking note. As competitive video gaming has grown from a niche community to a mainstream industry, states are creating high school leagues.
Jan 21, 2020
After the U.S. killed Iran's top military leader, government officials and security experts say Iran could retaliate with cyberattacks ranging from destroying data to defacing websites.
Jan 20, 2020
Meng Wanzhou was arrested in 2018 as she changed planes in Vancouver. The U.S. says the Chinese technology giant misled banks about the nature of Huawei's business in Iran.
Jan 19, 2020
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Marilyn Marks of the Coalition for Good Governance about the reasons behind the lawsuit seeking to bar Georgia from using its paperless voting machines.
Jan 19, 2020
After an Election Day meltdown last year, two lawsuits in Pennsylvania could result in the state decertifying a popular voting machine ahead of of the 2020 elections.
Jan 18, 2020
The Life Kit podcast team looks at misinformation in an election year.
Jan 17, 2020
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Nancy Lublin, CEO of Crisis Text Line, about what text messages say about people in need — and how her service uses that data.
Jan 17, 2020
A new cabinet in Russia, Iran takes responsibility for shooting down a plane and Parnas goes public.
Jan 16, 2020
Birds change the shape of their wings far more than planes. The complexities of bird flight have posed a major design challenge for scientists trying to translate the way birds fly into robots.
Jan 16, 2020
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