Steve Henn

Steve Henn appears in the following:

Finding, Selling Flaws In Apple's Code Can Be Lucrative Work

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Every time there is a big new release of some Apple software or operating system, hackers get to work — finding a flaw in Apple's computer code can be very lucrative.


Jury Selection To Begin For Accused Silk Road Mastermind

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Ross Ulbricht is accused of running the now defunct site. For years, the website allowed hundreds of thousands of drug buyers, and thousands of drug dealers, to find each other online anonymously.


Sony Hack Highlights The Global Underground Market For Malware

Friday, December 26, 2014

The software used in the Sony data breach is available on the underground market. This makes it easier for criminals to execute an attack but harder to identify the perpetrators.


U.S. Authorities Investigate, Sony Reels From Computer Hack

Friday, December 19, 2014

The White House has stopped short of naming North Korea as the aggressor in the cyberattack against Sony Pictures. That hack resulted in the cancellation of the film The Interview.


'Jackie' From 'Rolling Stone' UVA Story Among Latest Doxing Victims

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Doxing is the act of distributing personal information about someone online in an effort to embarrass, frighten or intimidate, and has become increasingly common during highly charged news events.


Economic Experiment Gone Wrong Leads To A Pirate's Downfall

Saturday, December 06, 2014

The FBI says the man behind the online drug market Silk Road, who dreamed of a utopian marketplace, did terrible things to protect it. This story originally ran Dec. 2 on All Things Considered.


Silk Road Drug Market Was An Economic Experiment Gone Wrong

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The man behind the online drug market Silk Road dreamed of setting up a utopian marketplace. But when his dream was threatened, the FBI says he did some terrible things to try and protect it.


Free Voice-Control Software Helps Tiny Start-Ups Build Big Ideas

Friday, November 14, 2014

Apple, Google and Amazon are all racing against each other to create services that you can control with your voice. But they're facing competition from a surprising place — small entrepreneurs using free software to create products on the cutting edge.


Competition Brews In the World Of Mobile Payments

Monday, October 27, 2014

With much fanfare earlier this month Apple launched its mobile wallet — Apple Pay. Now CVS and Rite Aid have disabled Apple Pay from working in their stores.


To Get Women To Work In Computer Science, Schools Get Them To Class

Thursday, October 23, 2014

In 1984, the percentage of women studying computer science flattened, and then plunged. Computer science programs are trying to get that number back up.


When Women Stopped Coding

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

For decades, the share of women majoring in computer science was rising. Then, in the 1980s, something changed.


Tech Firms Chip Away At Credit Cards' Share Of Transactions

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Companies including PayPal and Apple are competing to convince merchants and consumers to use their swipe-and-go mobile payment systems. Credit card breaches may speed up the use of digital wallets.


Some Tech Firms Capitalize On Privacy

Monday, September 22, 2014

Steve Henn of NPR's Planet Money team profiles some entrepreneurs who are working on a novel business model to start up a new tech company. It's pay for service. What a concept.


Alibaba's Initial Public Offering Is One Of The Largest Ever

Friday, September 19, 2014

Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. The IPO values Alibaba at $168 billion when it begins trading.


Alibaba Found Success By Acting Like A Dating Site

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Getting big isn't easy. Alibaba's founder leveraged his relationships with Chinese manufacturers and created one of the most valuable networks on the Internet.


Minecraft's Business Model: A Video Game That Leaves You Alone

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Microsoft is buying the company that created the video game Minecraft, which has a loyal following in part because of the freedom it allows players — including freedom from pressure to buy add-ons.


Dead Chickens, A Tiny Motor And The Story Of Alibaba

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Alibaba is the biggest e-commerce company in the world. It may also save the lives of a few chickens in northern California.


A Mall With Two Minimum Wages

Thursday, August 28, 2014

There's a mall in California that straddles two cities. Here's what happened when workers on one side of the mall started making 25 percent more because one city voted to raise the minimum wage.


What Would A World's Fair Look Like Today?

Friday, August 22, 2014

Fifty years ago, the New York World's Fair laid out a dreamlike future for the planet. What would a world's fair look like if we held one today?


To Solve Cybercrime, Some In Silicon Valley Ditch The Data

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Collecting data about people has become $1 trillion industry, but keeping this information safe is proving near impossible. So, a small group of entrepreneurs and developers are building new technologies that don't rely on data as a digital currency.