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Aug 22, 2019
In the plan, service providers will provide technology to combat a practice known as "spoofing" to aid state attorneys general in locating and prosecuting the fraudulent robocallers.
Aug 22, 2019
The neurobiologist oversaw one of the largest financial turnarounds in academic medicine.
Aug 22, 2019
Israel has begun using the technology at its West Bank checkpoints to verify Palestinians' identities as they cross into Israel. The new system means shorter wait times but is drawing criticism.
Aug 22, 2019
What's the self-proclaimed "nerd" up to these days? And what will he be up to in the near future?
Aug 21, 2019
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Josephine Wolff, a professor at Tufts University, about software that is available to help ransomware victims recover their files and why it is rarely used in the U.S.
Aug 21, 2019
The 25-year-old has gone from posting tech reviews in his childhood home to interviewing Tesla's Elon Musk.
Aug 21, 2019
The U.S. recycling industry is facing a quandary: Too much of the plastic we use can't be recycled, and taxpayers increasingly are on the hook for paying for all that trash to hit the landfills.
Aug 21, 2019
Even as civil libertarians warn about the increased use of facial recognition by federal authorities, the bureau is using it to track down some of its most wanted suspects.
Aug 20, 2019
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Adam Segal, at the Council on Foreign Relations, about Facebook and Twitter shutting down hundreds of fake accounts run by the Chinese government.
Aug 20, 2019
A lively new book by Gretchen McCulloch dissects the common vernacular that forms the cornerstone of online communication. Because Internet parses emojis, lols and punctuation — or lack thereof.
Aug 20, 2019
Investigators haven't identified who or what is behind the attack that took systems offline, but the Texas Department of Information Resources says the evidence points to "one single threat actor."
Aug 20, 2019
Russia gets most of the attention when it comes to malicious use of social media by state actors. The protests in Hong Kong have made clear China is using the same playbook.
Aug 20, 2019
The petition by more than a thousand Google employees is forcing the tech giant's hand at a time when it is risky for Silicon Valley to criticize the Trump administration.
Aug 20, 2019
Facebook and Twitter have suspended accounts associated with the Chinese government, accusing officials of using those accounts to spread disinformation to disrupt the Hong Kong protests.
Aug 19, 2019
New research casts doubt on the connection between smartphone use and teens' mental health. Some argue it is a case of correlation, not causation, and that the threat is overblown.