Aarti Shahani appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.