Thursday, February 05, 2015
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Ron Wyden on why he wants legislation to end bulk collection of data. The House is set to vote on such a bill this week.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
There are thousands of artists in New York City. Some are famous internationally, while others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft in basements or on stage. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
You might have noticed some little changes all around WNYC.org today: We've streamlined our main navigation and redesigned our live player. The point of these changes is to make it easier for you to listen to the live stream of WNYC, so you can see what’s on, what's coming up ...
Monday, August 15, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Today the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a global body that coordinates internet names, voted to allow companies to apply for their own domain name extensions. Instead of choosing from the 22 existing top-level domain names, like dot com, dot org or dot net, websites will be able to apply for alternate URL endings—think dot takeaway or dot WNYC. At $185,000, the application fee is hefty and will likely limit the applicant pool to global business giants hoping to maximize their internet presence. ICANN will begin accepting applications on January 12, 2012. Mariko Oi, business reporter for our partner the BBC, speaks with us from Singapore, where ICANN met this morning.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
By Julia Furlan : WNYC Culture Producer
Monday's 15th annual Webby awards will be held Monday at the Hammerstein ballroom to recognize the Internet's most addictive games, like Angry Birds, as well as tech innovations that change how we use the web, like Dropbox. The awards will be hosted at the Hammerstein Ballroom and streamed live on Facebook.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
In the run up to the arrest of Julian Assange, large companies, including Amazon, Visa and Paypal, refused to continue doing business with WikiLeaks, saying the site and its staff had violated various terms of service. Being dropped has meant WikiLeaks has had to change its online domain name, source its documents from a different web hosting company, and, accept donations via methods other than credit cards. Was this tightening of the noose business as usual or an unethical over-use of corporate power?
Thursday, April 15, 2010
For this week's tech segment, we talk with esteemed graphic novelist James Sturm about his attempts to live without Web access.
Thursday, December 03, 2009
On Wednesday, Google refined a program to help struggling news organizations limit readers' unpaid access to some news content. It's called the "First Click Free" program, and it means news consumers may be asked to register or subscribe once they've clicked on the website of a particular news outlet through Google News more than five times per day. It's all part of the continuing shakeup over whether or not reading news online should continue to be (mostly) free. For a look at what this might mean for those of you who get most of your news online, we talk to Steven Brill, the founder of Journalism Online.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Ever since it was founded eight years ago, Wikipedia has declared itself "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit." But soon, not everyone will be able to edit every article. Starting in a few weeks, the Wikimedia Foundation will require changes made to entries about living people be approved a new class of experienced editors. The move aims to curb abuse by vandals... but it complicates Wikipedia's wide-open ethos. We speak to Noam Cohen, who writes the "Link by Link" column for The New York Times.
Read Cohen's article on the changes ahead for the online encyclopedia, "Wikipedia to Limit Changes to Articles on People"