Aarti Shahani

Aarti Shahani appears in the following:

In China, As In The U.S., The Fight Over Ride Hailing Is Local

Monday, March 27, 2017

Until recently, migrant workers lured by bonuses drove for China's largest Uber-like service. But some local governments banned out-of-town drivers, apparently to protect local jobs and curb growth.


Can Arianna Huffington Save Uber?

Friday, March 24, 2017

While Uber wades through crisis after crisis, media mogul Arianna Huffington, the sole woman on its board, is emerging as chief of culture change.


Google Vows To Remove Ads From Offensive YouTube Content

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Google says it is giving advertisers more control over where and how their ads appear. Some major advertisers in the U.K. were outraged and some pared back their spending after their ads appeared on YouTube videos created by backers of ISIS and a violent pro-fascist group. Google also says it's removing more ads from extremist content and hiring more people to deal with the problem.


Finding A Pedicure In China, Using Cutting-Edge Translation Apps

Monday, March 20, 2017

On a trip to China, NPR's Aarti Shahani took a detour in search of a pedicure, with help from some of the latest voice translation apps. These tools could radically change how you travel abroad.


Facebook Wants Great Power, But What About Responsibility?

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg has announced a plan to make Facebook the only primary platform people use to connect to others virtually. But he fails to discuss the responsibilities that come with that power.


Update On The Journalist Kicked Off Facebook

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

A Zimbabwean investigative reporter was kicked off Facebook while investigating a case of child abuse. Now she's reinstated and still pained by the experience, but happy to be connected again.


Tech Companies Unite Against Trump Administration's Immigration Ban

Monday, February 06, 2017

Silicon Valley is unusually unified in its opposition to the Trump administration's immigrant ban. Normally a fractious bunch with different agendas, 97 tech companies, including Apple, Facebook, Google and Uber, have filed a legal brief claiming the travel ban is discriminatory.


Building, And Losing, A Career On Facebook

Friday, February 03, 2017

What a meme-maker and an investigative journalist teach us about the power of the Facebook empire, and how its opaque decisions harm real people.


Facebook Confronts Role In Providing Entrepreneurs Access To Online World

Thursday, February 02, 2017

For some users, the platform is more important than having a driver's license. They use it to make a living but they find the rules change often.


Facebook Mistakes Investigative Reporter For Child Pornographer

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Facebook uses software to spot pornography and wipe it away in milliseconds. But automated systems can make mistakes.


Facebook Helps Regular People Make Money In The Internet Economy

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The technology sector is being criticized for killing jobs by having robots and algorithms replace human labor. Facebook developed a way to help regular people make money in the Internet economy.


Searching For 'Facebook Customer Service' Can Lead To A Scam

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Say you got kicked off Facebook and need to get back on — to talk to friends or run your small business. A Google search for "Facebook customer service" can lead to a surprise. A bad one.


A Look Back On Trump's Executive Orders This Week

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Reaction is pouring in from across the country and around the world, after President Trump blocked citizens from certain countries from entering the US.


Facebook Unveils A New, Limited Journalism Project

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

In an effort to be a more powerful player in the news business, Facebook is asking local and global outlets to tag-team on the creation of Facebook products.


What 2017 Holds For Technology News

Monday, January 02, 2017

Technology was front and center in many of 2016's biggest stories; 2017 is likely to hold more of the same. NPR's tech reporters discuss Facebook, data hacks and automation, and other top issues.


Several Financial Hacks Made Big Waves In 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Computer breaches of companies, famous people and political entities became mind numbingly common in 2016. A few hacks, however, were notable for the financial turmoil they wrought.


Hackers Steal More Account Information From Yahoo Users

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The company says that data was stolen from more than 1 billion customer accounts. Yahoo made a similar announcement — about half a billion accounts being hacked — in September.


Yahoo Says Hackers Stole Data From More Than 1 Billion Accounts

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

For the second time this year, Yahoo has announced that customers were hacked. This time the company estimates that more than 1 billion user accounts had data stolen.


Tech Leaders To Meet With President-Elect Trump

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Donald Trump has summoned tech industry leaders to New York for a meeting Wednesday. The industry was largely in the Hillary Clinton camp during the election.


Tech Companies Announce Plan To Identify Extremist Content Online

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube, which is owned by Google, have announced they are going to work together to identify extremist content. The step is a concrete but limited move to get terrorist propaganda off the world's leading Internet platforms.