The odyssey of NSA leaker Edward Snowden has focused more on the where than the what in recent days, so it's easy to forget about what got him in hot water in the first place: Leaking the details of a secret government program that's tracking our digital info with the help of some of the biggest companies in tech.
Peg Smith, CEO of the American Camp Association, sheds some light on when and where campers are allowed to use personal electronic devices.
Web addresses ending in .nyc will be available for New Yorkers and New York-based businesses once the proposal is approved later this year, Mayor Bloomberg and City Council speaker Christine Quinn announced Tuesday.
One Pennsylvania summer camp is letting tween and teen campers use their smartphones, iPads and other tech gadgets all summer long.
Many Wall Street firms make thousands of trades a second from computer terminals, but the technology is so expensive that only the biggest firms can take advantage of it. This week on New Tech City, meet one local company that wants to give everyone a chance to trade fast — and maybe take back some power from the big boys on Wall Street.
What can we learn from the NSA's surveillance program? A lot, according to Chris Lawrence, senior director of the Mozilla Mentor Community. He calls the scandal's aftermath "a teachable moment."
The following blog post is by New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi.
Imagine this: You flash your top-level security badge, settle into a government conference room as the lights dim and begin to watch a slideshow explaining the latest NSA surveillance plan, code-named PRISM.
In the wake of news that the National Security Agency is collecting vast amounts of digital data about the online activity of U.S. citizens, the federal government has said the program — known as PRISM — is crucial for homeland security. Of course, not everyone agrees.
To disappear in the real world, you need an overseas bank account, some pre-paid cell phones and an uncanny awareness of where potential surveillance cameras might be hiding.
The specifics of a secret government surveillance program called Prism are still being uncovered, but last week it was revealed that for the past six years, the National Security Agency has been collecting people’s emails, photos and videos from companies like Google, Apple and Facebook.
For many students with special needs in New York City, this school year marks the fist time they joined others in a regular classroom setting. With this integration comes the need for assistive technologies to help level the playing field.
Tomorrow’s New Tech City episode is about a woman I met nearly six years ago while walking my colicky newborn around Brooklyn.
Three New York universities are launching new tech-based programs designed to study, analyze and find solutions to real-world problems.
The board of the long-faltering tech giant Yahoo has reportedly agreed to pay $1.1 billion for Tumblr, a New York-based social blogging platform with more than a hundred million blogs and a young, engaged user base. The deal might just make Yahoo hip again. So, what does it mean for Tumblr and the Silicon Alley startup scene here in New York? New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi explains on Morning Edition.
It can feel like the events, conferences, meetups and hackathons never end. Now that it's Internet Week in New York City, chances are you or someone you know is either planning, watching, sitting on, moderating, streaming or avoiding a panel AT THIS VERY MOMENT.
New York City's tech scene is on fire, but it has yet to produce a Facebook, a Google or an Amazon. But now Yahoo is in talks to acquire Tumblr, the micro-blogging service that's a Silicon Alley darling. What does that mean for investors, Tumblr users and the other startups in New York?
Nowadays, educators are starting to teach STEM subjects in creative ways, using Legos, games and real-world examples. And yet, the United States is falling behind. It's time for a new conversation on why science, technology, engineering and math are so important for today's students.
Whether you're 18 or 85, keeping up with new technology is increasingly important for success and even well-being. Meet a teenager and an octogenarian learning new tech skills as we tour the city's first software engineering high school and a senior center where bridge and canasta make way for a course called "Beginner iPad."
"Absurdly fast and wonderful." That's how MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis describes Google Fiber, a futuristic form of internet that's 100 times quicker than broadband. You can get it in Kansas City but not New York City. Not a good sign for Silicon Alley.