Aarti Shahani

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Who Should Pay To Keep The Internet's Locks Secure?

Monday, April 21, 2014

Fortune 1000 companies rely on the open source software OpenSSL for their core business. Two-thirds of websites use it. But no one pays for it, and it's never had a complete security audit.


Does Google Glass Distract Drivers? The Debate Is On

Monday, March 24, 2014

Google Glass is a lightweight frame that sits on the nose with a tiny computer built into the lens. Before it even hits stores, lawmakers in several states want to ban it on the roads.


A Very Special Proposal Anniversary For The World Wide Web

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wednesday marks the 25th anniversary of a big tech moment: A physics researcher first proposed the idea of the World Wide Web. Aarti Shahani of KQED speaks with Tim Berners-Lee about his big idea.


A Smartphone That Tries To Slip You Off The Grid

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Android-based Blackphone, set to hit the market this summer, will help answer the question of whether consumers are willing to pay for privacy.


With Tech Outsourcing, The Internet Can Be 'A Scary Place'

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

When you hear the word outsourcing, you might think of threats to jobs. To cyber experts, there's another threat: to our data. Hiring third parties with lax security can leave data vulnerable.


Should Uber Be Responsible For Driver Recklessness?

Sunday, February 02, 2014

The family of a 6-year-old girl who was hit and killed by an Uber driver is suing the ride-sharing company. They say the driver was distracted by the mobile app he used to find his next fare.


Google's Barge Provokes Wild Expectations

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

A mysterious barge stacked with shipping containers is docked at a pier on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay. It's owned by Google but Google isn't revealing the reason the barge is there. The barge has captured the imagination of people around the globe.


Hacktivism and the Paypal 14

Thursday, October 31, 2013

In December 2010 Paypal, credit companies, and a number of major banks were attacked by online activists upset over the companies' decisions to block donations to Wikileaks. Today, a group of defendents dubbed the “Paypal 14” will appear in Federal Court. Reporter Aarti Shahani looks at the case and what free speech means in the era of “hacktivism.”

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Drone Enthusiasts Use Open Source Hardware To Drive Innovation

Monday, July 08, 2013

One drone-maker in Silicon Valley has a vision: iPhones with wings populating the sky, collecting data about everything. And to get there, he's enlisting tens of thousands of his fellow drone enthusiasts. His civilian drone company is open source — a business model that's completely contrary to the military's model of proprietary secrets.


Tech Companies Unlikely Voice In Immigration Debate

Monday, April 08, 2013

Tech companies in Silicon Valley are ramping up for an all-out fight over immigration reform. It's one of the times that business leaders in the Valley — a longtime epicenter for foreign workers — are really bothering with the public policy debate in any coordinated fashion. Lawmakers are telling the Valley elite they've got to ally with Latinos, but the alliance is proving hard. From member station KQED in San Francisco, Aarti Shahani reports.


When A Kickstarter Campaign Fails, Does Anyone Get The Money Back?

Monday, September 03, 2012

On Kickstarter, the largest crowd-funding site, a handful of entrepreneurs have raised millions of dollars more than they expected. But if they fail to deliver their promised product, questions arise over whether the supporters are donating money or making a purchase.


In Mortgage Crisis, Some Banks Agree To Cut Losses

Monday, January 02, 2012

In almost one-third of private home loan modifications, big banks are now slashing what homeowners owe. It's overdue housekeeping for America's economy, says one investor: Banks clear their balance sheets, investors get a predictable stream of income, and homeowners stay homeowners.