Are the tech giants of today just friendly competitors with an enlightened sense of customer service, or just the same scary communication monoliths of old? In his new piece for Wired, “How the NSA Almost Killed the Internet," Steven Levy explores how companies like "Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and the other tech titans have had to fight for their lives against their own government."
Recently, Daniel Ray Carter, who works for the Sheriff of Hampton, Virgina, got fired after he 'liked' the Facebook page of his boss' political opponent. Now legal scholars are wondering how this relates to his first amendment rights. Is 'liking' a page an expression of free speech?
After just four months on the job, Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson will be leaving his post following a resume padding controversy that brought more than a week’s worth of unwanted scrutiny to the already embattled tech giant. Steven Levy, senior writer at WIRED magazine, discusses Yahoo’s fall from grace.
The past year we've heard stories about hacking, from The News of the World scandal to the exploits of groups like Anonymous and Lulzsec. But the way the media uses the word 'hack' diverges sharply from the way it's used by actual hackers. On the Media Producer Alex Goldman explores the history of the word and how its meaning has shifted over time in a story that originally aired in September of 2011.
After Yahoo! announced yesterday 2,000 job cuts, we look back at past search engines like Archie, AskJeeves and Hotbot. Steven Levy from WIRED magazine joins us to discuss how the idea of search on the Internet has evolved.
Technology reporter Steven Levy discusses how Google has managed to become one of the most admired and successful companies in history and an indispensable part of our lives. He was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives, he takes readers inside Google headquarters—the Googleplex—to show how Google works, the keys to its success, its missteps in China, and how new efforts in social networking have Google chasing a successful competitor for the first time.
For the second time in the company’s history, Apple CEO Steve Jobs is going on medical leave. A year and a half ago, Jobs underwent a liver transplant, and recovered from pancreatic cancer in 2004. The company's most recent earnings report will also be released today. Both announcements come at a time when Apple is facing some of its toughest competition from smaller tech challengers as well as fellow titans like Google. Thus far Steve Jobs has been synonymous with Apple — an often essential part of the brand. What is the possible future of Apple without Steve Jobs?
Lawrence Levy, executive director of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, discusses the changing demographics on Long Island. Then Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy and Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano discuss the change in their communities and the policy implications of Long Island’s shifting demographics. At the end of the hour Suffolk Police Officer Lola Quesada, Ecuador native and community liaison to the Latino population in Suffolk County, talks about the changes in the Suffolk Hispanic community and her work with that population.
Rumors have been swirling for weeks about a new Apple product that's scheduled to be unveiled next week. The legions of Apple rumor-mongers suspect the company is about to launch a new tablet device, which Apple fans hope will have the kind of game-changing impact of the iPhone. We try and separate fact from fiction and look at how useful such a device might be.
Yesterday, at an otherwise Apple-standard products announcement, the master of ceremonies was someone who has been out of the spotlight for months: Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Jobs had been away from his position as the company's leader on sick leave, for what turned out to be a liver transplant. In an unusually revealing speech at Wednesday's show, Jobs spoke about his illness. We speak to Wired senior editor, Steven Levy, who was at the event.
Apple's new iPhone G3 is earning praise from some music fans for its ability to let you listen to live radio, identify songs you hear or even hum, and build playlists of favorite artists or genres. But there's also a growing backlash from iPhone haters who argue that it's all ...