Steven Levy


Steven Levy is a journalist for WIRED magazine. He has extensive experience covering all things Apple related, and is author of the book, "The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Culture, Commerce and Coolness." Check out more at

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Was This NSA 'Hack' a Russian Plot or an Inside Job?

Thursday, August 18, 2016

It appears that a group called the "Shadow Brokers" have gained access to the NSA's most closely-guarded files. But who's really behind this operation?

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After the NSA, Is the Internet Forever Changed?

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

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...

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Starbucks, Square, and the Future of Money

Monday, August 13, 2012

Senior writer for Wired, Steven Levy, explains how cashless payment at Starbucks will evolve through a new deal with Square, and what it means for commerce and the consumer experience.

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Facebook and Free Speech: How Much is Protected by Our First Amendment Rights

Friday, August 10, 2012

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 wonder...

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Yahoo CEO Steps Down, Company's Future Questioned

Monday, May 14, 2012

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 ...

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Word Watch: Hacker

Friday, April 13, 2012

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. 


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The Fall of Yahoo! and Search Engines of the Past

Friday, April 06, 2012

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.

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Inside the Googleplex

Monday, April 11, 2011

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.

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs 'the Edison of our Age'

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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?

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Your Anecdotal Census: Suffolk and Nassau

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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.

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Law of the Land

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

President Obama is expected to sign historic Healthcare legislation into law later today. While some of the provisions in the bill won’t take effect for years, others will start almost immediately. How will those changes affect young Americans and women? Plus: Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy is running for Governor; ...

Fact and Fiction About the Apple Tablet

Thursday, January 21, 2010

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.


Apple's Steve Jobs Discusses Illness, Regains Control

Thursday, September 10, 2009

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...


Childrenswear Law

Monday, February 09, 2009

Steve Levy, director of operations of Star Ride Kids and a member of the Coalition for Safe & Affordable Childrenswear, and Aaron Colangelo, attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, debate the "unintended consequences" of the new law regulating lead and phlalates in ...

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Macworld opens without Steve Jobs

Monday, January 05, 2009

If you know anything about Macintosh computers, you know that the annual Macworld trade show that kicks off today in San Francisco is one of the biggest events for the Apple community...

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Please Explain: Microchips

Friday, September 12, 2008

Happy 50th birthday to the microchip! On Please Explain, find out how microchips work, what they do for us in our everyday lives, and how far they’ve come since they were first introduced 50 years ago. Dr. Simha Sethumadhavan is Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Director of ...

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iPhone Smackdown

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

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 ...

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