appears in the following:

Facebook's Facial Recognition Software Is Different From The FBI's. Here's Why

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Every time one of its 1.65 billion users uploads a photo to Facebook and tags someone, that person is helping the facial recognition algorithm. Its accuracy rate is said to be higher than the FBI's.


Study Shows People Still Love Inappropriately Referencing Nazis Online

Monday, May 09, 2016

Decades ago, Mike Godwin was bothered by how often digital commenters referenced Hitler. Today, Godwin's Law is still thriving, and there are numbers to show it.


Not Just Bitcoin: Why The Blockchain Is A Seductive Technology To Many Industries

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

From bank regulation to military messaging, the blockchain is offering a wide potential to change the way online transactions and communications are carried out.


#NPRreads: Take Your Pick Of Space, Race Or Celebrity

Saturday, April 30, 2016

In this weekly story roundup, NPR reporters, editors and producers share what they have been reading. Today's mix explores life away from Earth, forgotten photos and fallen stars.


Not So Far-Fetched: How Cats And Dogs Can Use Gadgets You Already Own

Friday, April 22, 2016

If they had opposable thumbs, they would probably be taking selfies. We look at how some pets are adapting to technology and technology adapts to them.


Uber Wants You To Know It's Tired Of Sharing Data With Regulators

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The ride-hailing company released its first transparency report, using the opportunity to criticize the large swaths of data it is required to share with regulators.


Wearing VR Headsets In Public Is Now A (Very Awkward) Thing

Friday, April 08, 2016

What would Emily Post say? If you can't stand people who walk down the street while texting, get ready for your newest pet peeve: people wearing virtual reality headsets on the bus, train or plane.


Malware Attacks On Hospitals Put Patients At Risk

Friday, April 01, 2016

A computer virus that may be an inconvenience for another business leaves hospitals unable to effectively care for patients. Cyberattacks have left 14 U.S. hospitals without access to critical data.


Apple, Google Ordered To Unlock Smartphones Since At Least 2008

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

New court records obtained by the ACLU show how the fight between Apple and the FBI in San Bernardino is one of many cases in which the government has asked tech companies to help unlock cellphones.


D.C.'s No-Drone Zone Gets Help From Superman And E.T.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Washington, D.C., has long been a no-fly zone, but authorities are taking to social media to remind drone hobbyists to keep away from the Cherry Blossom Festival.


The Work Productivity Tool Giving Hope To Belgium's Bereaved

Friday, March 25, 2016

As people continue searching for their loved ones, they are turning to social media for help. One site, Trello, lets friends and family keep an active list of those who remain unaccounted for.


Microsoft Chatbot Snafu Shows Our Robot Overlords Aren't Ready Yet

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Kids these days: Microsoft's millennial chatbot, Tay, turns into a genocidal maniac. A day later, the company took it offline, with a final tweet: "c u soon humans need sleep now."


Apple On FBI iPhone Request: 'The Founders Would Be Appalled'

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Apple and the FBI head into a court hearing on March 22 in the dispute over access to a locked iPhone. In its last filing before then, Apple says the government is stretching laws to fit the case.


The BuzzFeed Buzz Saw: Why Campaigns Should Fear These Four 20-Somethings

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Even before he became "BuzzFeed Andrew," Andrew Kaczynski spent hours a day scouring archives for political research. Now the 26-year-old leads a team bringing controversies and scoops to the public.


At Supreme Court, Debate Over Phone Privacy Has A Long History

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Underlying the debate over Apple's refusal to help the FBI unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook is the idea that cellphones hold the most intimate details of our daily lives. That wasn't always so obvious. As the role of technology changes, so have our ...


Poll: Apple Should Help FBI Unlock Terrorism Suspect's iPhone

Monday, February 22, 2016

When it comes to the dispute over San Bernardino, Calif., shooter Syed Rizwan Farook's iPhone, new findings show that public support is on the side of the Justice Department.

Data from the Pew Research Center show that the majority of Americans — 51 percent — think Apple should cooperate ...


The Good Guys' Case For Cellphone Security And Encryption

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Apple and the U.S. government are in a legal clash over Apple's refusal to comply with a court order to help the FBI crack the passcode on an iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook. This case follows a long debate over how matters of national security should ...


Oh! Darling: Sir Paul's Audible Emoji For Your Valentine

Sunday, February 14, 2016

What do Paul McCartney and Kim Kardashian have in common? They both have an appreciation for Kanye West. They both claim credit for the rise of the selfie. And now, they are both all-aboard the emoji bandwagon.

The former Beatle has composed a set of audible ...