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May 25, 2019
A doctored video featuring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was shared widely online this week. Amanda Carpenter, author of Gaslighting America, tells NPR's Scott Simon how easily disinformation spreads.
May 24, 2019
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with digital forensics expert Hany Farid about a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which is being spread by conservative allies of President Trump.
May 24, 2019
The Pentagon would not say where the troops would be sent, other than that they would not be heading to Iraq and Syria. Some of the forces have already arrived in the region.
May 23, 2019
Nearly all the phony accounts were caught by artificial intelligence and a boost in human monitoring. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said breaking up the company would make purging abusive accounts harder.
May 23, 2019
Global aviation safety officials are meeting in Fort Worth to discuss how they will certify Boeing's 737 Max as airworthy and how soon the troubled plane can fly again.
May 22, 2019
The nonprofit Allen Institute in Seattle has produced a visualization of human cell division that promises to be useful for professional scientists and curious amateurs alike.
May 21, 2019
The two-week pilot program will put five autonomous semitrucks on the road, making the journey between Phoenix and Dallas.
May 21, 2019
Baltimore is just the latest municipality hit with a ransomware attack. Residents can't use the city servers they need to purchase homes, pay online bills or email city workers.
May 20, 2019
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Microsoft President Brad Smith about why he thinks the government should regulate artificial intelligence, especially facial recognition technology.
May 20, 2019
Google plans to restrict Huawei's access to Android systems. The move comes after the Trump administration added the Chinese tech giant to a trade blacklist on Thursday.
May 20, 2019
"This is a unique opportunity to speed up the deployment of 5G throughout the United States and bring much faster mobile broadband to rural Americans," said chairman Ajit Pai.
May 20, 2019
Alphabet's Google, which makes the Android operating system, had announced it would stop doing business with the Chinese company in compliance with a U.S. order.
May 19, 2019
In the 1970s, Rich Isaacson was presented with what seemed like a crazy idea: using lasers to detect gravitational waves. It became the biggest project the National Science Foundation had ever funded.
May 18, 2019
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Brian Barrett, editor at Wired magazine, about the latest Windows XP patch and how an operating system abandoned by Microsoft is still used by millions worldwide.
May 17, 2019
The move follows Facebook's ban of many far-right figures for violating its hate speech policies and a U.S. refusal to work with governments and social media companies to fight extremism online.