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Jan 20, 2019
The longer the federal shutdown lasts, the more likely security breaches of government websites become, cyber specialists say. And it could lead to security problems long after the government reopens.
Jan 20, 2019
The viral 10-Year Challenge on social media could train facial recognition technology on how we age, and potentially be used against us, argues author and tech consultant Kate O'Neill.
Jan 19, 2019
A recent report on Russian influence operations overseas detailed large amounts of money and effort spent to influence the referendum. Scott Simon talks with The New Yorker's Jane Mayer.
Jan 16, 2019
Greg Jaczko used to lead the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. But in his new book, he says nuclear power is too hazardous.
Jan 15, 2019
The hikes, which will affect all U.S. viewers, come as Netflix faces an increasingly competitive field of video streaming services.
Jan 15, 2019
In rare remarks to foreign media, Ren Zhengfei says his telecommunications equipment company is independently owned and would not give China user data. Experts disagree.
Jan 15, 2019
Political forces on the left are joining their voices to those of conservative politicians in seeking regulations over social media giant Facebook.
Jan 15, 2019
In his new book, The New Childhood, Jordan Shapiro argues that we're not spending enough screen time with our kids.
Jan 15, 2019
One of the nation's top economists explores the past and future of work in cities. He finds that opportunities for workers without a college degree are drying up.
Jan 14, 2019
Federal regulations haven't kept up with technology, say drone operators and enthusiasts. Now the Department of Transportation is proposing to allow drones to fly over cities and at night.
Jan 14, 2019
Iran says its intentions are peaceful, but the U.S. worries the planned launches are really about developing weapons — specifically, intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Jan 13, 2019
Taylor Lorenz, a staff writer at The Atlantic, says forget "Inbox Zero" for 2019 and embrace "Inbox Infinity." Let the email messages wash over you, replying to what you can and ignoring the rest.
Jan 12, 2019
A robotic sex toy for women was pulled from the Consumer Electronics Show. NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with Wired's Emily Dreyfuss about the controversy.
Jan 12, 2019
NPR's Scott Simon talks with tech writer Pete Pachal about the issue of privacy and user data being on display — or not — at this year's annual Consumer Electronics Show.
Jan 11, 2019
A spokesman said the reduction would not be necessary except for "extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead."