Aarti Shahani

Aarti Shahani appears in the following:

Morning News Brief: Robert Mueller As Special Counsel, New Google Products

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been appointed as a special counsel to investigate Russian influence in the election. And Google has unveiled its latest product ideas.


Microsoft President Urges Nuclear-Like Limits On Cyberweapons

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Microsoft President Brad Smith calls for a "Digital Geneva Convention" under which governments would set limits on the creation of cyberweapons, just like they did for nuclear weapons.


Ransomware Attacks Begin To Stabilize After Compromising Networks Worldwide

Monday, May 15, 2017

The volume of ransomware attacks is slowing or stabilizing around the world, according to government officials and security experts. And the amount of ransom paid out by victims is relatively small — just tens of thousands of dollars. But the scope of the attack in more than 100 countries is still massive, its disruptions are widespread, and the weaknesses it exposed in computer systems can only be described as frightening.


Ransomware Attacks Computer Networks Around The Globe

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Massive cyberattacks spread throughout the world, affecting computer systems in nearly 100 countries. The hackers reportedly used a flaw in Microsoft software identified by the NSA.


Ransomware Attacks Hit Computer Systems In Dozens Of Countries

Friday, May 12, 2017

Hackers used a ransomware attack on Friday compromise the computer networks of telecommunications companies, health care systems and other corporations around the world.


Morning News Brief: GOP Health Care Plan, Trump Eases Religious Group Restrictions

Thursday, May 04, 2017

After weeks of wrangling, the GOP will send a health care bill to a vote Thursday. Also, President Trump is expected to sign an executive order relaxing political restrictions on religious groups.


Survey Says Workers Are Leaving Tech Jobs Because Of Mistreatment

Friday, April 28, 2017

The tech industry is getting hit hard by turnover among workers who believe they've been treated unfairly. It's most acute among underrepresented workers, including women and minorities.


Morning News Brief: Trump's Tax Plan, North Korea, Killings On Facebook Live

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

President Trump will announce his tax plan Wednesday. Also, Holly Bailey of Yahoo News talks about a briefing Senators will receive on North Korea, and another killing was broadcast on Facebook Live.


Facebook Responding To Another Broadcasted Killing

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A man killed his infant daughter in Thailand and broadcast it live on Facebook. It comes just after the company dealt with another killing on Facebook Live that happened in Cleveland.


President Trump's New Order Gives China Tech Opportunity To 'Hire American' Too

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The same week that President Trump issued his hire American executive order, the president of one of China's top tech companies said his company wants to do the same thing. Baidu's President Ya-Qin Zhang hit the Stanford University campus trying to recruit American computer science students.


Facebook's New Grand Plan To Draw You In

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

In quintessential Silicon Valley style, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveils ambitious plans to bring users from 2-D news feeds to 3-D imaginary worlds and neglects safety concerns.


Morning News Brief: Trump Orders Syria Airstrikes, Hosts Chinese President

Friday, April 07, 2017

President Trump says he ordered strikes against a Syrian air base in response to a chemical weapons attack ordered by Bashar Assad. Also, Trump met with China's President Xi Jinping.


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.