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Clinton's Private Email Server Has Advantages,...03/05/15
While many of those messages are tucked away from the prying eyes of the public, it's not clear they are well-protected from hackers.
FAA Is Trying To Keep Hackers Out Of Air Traffic Control, Official Says
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta tells a House panel that some vulnerabilities reported in a congressional study have been fixed, and the agency is working on others.
Prepare For 'The End Of College': Here's What Free Higher Ed Looks Like
In his new book, Kevin Carey envisions a future in which online education programs solve two of colleges' biggest problems: costs and admissions.
Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Link To Future Of 'Smart Cities'
A new service in a Portuguese city not only provides commuters with free Internet connections but it also helps collect data that makes the municipality run more efficiently.
'Ballot Selfies' Clash With The Sanctity Of Secret Polling
New Hampshire is the first state to outlaw voting booth selfies. Some call the ban unconstitutional and are challenging it in court. Others argue selfies compromise privacy and enable voter coercion.
This Season On 'House Of Cards,' It's Tough To Be The Boss
New episodes of Netflix's House of Cards debut today, and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says this season's challenges may please critics who say the show's vision of Washington, D.C. runs too smoothly.
FCC Votes Along Party Lines For 'Net Neutrality'
The new rules, if approved, would require service providers to be a neutral gateway to the Internet, instead of handling different types of traffic in different ways — and at different costs.
FCC Approves New Rules Intended To Protect Open Internet
The Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines — 3 to 2 — to approve new net neutrality rules that would regulate access to the Internet more like a public utility.
What Net Neutrality Rules Could Mean For Your Wireless Carrier
The FCC votes Thursday on rules that would make Internet providers treat all traffic equally. Big wireless companies say that will make it harder to keep their networks from getting too congested.
When Tech Workers Arrive On Visa, What About Their Spouses?
When tech companies hire foreign workers, their spouses are often not allowed to work. The president's recent executive action on immigration would offer work permits to some of these spouses.
The World Loves The Smartphone. So How About A Smart Home?
The ultimate smart-home vision is a home that basically runs itself, from coffee makers to washing machines. But we're not there yet: The real world is a hard place for little computers to operate in.
Lenovo Sued Over Superfish Adware
Renee Montagne talks to Jordan Robertson of Bloomberg News about computer maker Lenovo, which allowed controversial spyware to be embedded onto the operating systems of laptops sold in the U.S.
As Homeland Security Steps Up Cybercrime Fight, Tech Industry Wary
The Department of Homeland Security, an agency repeatedly criticized for internal mismanagement and bloat, is the cornerstone of the new White House initiative to fight cybercrime.
Awash In Social Media, Cops Still Need The Public To Detect Threats
It's hard to know when to take violent language seriously online. But when Jonathan Hutson saw an anonymous threat to an unnamed school on Twitter, he couldn't let it go.
Now You Can Sign Up To Keep Drones Away From Your Property
Most Americans worry that drones will invade their privacy, polls show. Thousands of people have signed up with NoFlyZone.org — the equivalent of a "get-off-of-my-lawn" warning to drone operators.
Virginia Caucus Hopes To Limit Police Data Collection, Storage
Robert Siegel speaks with Virginia Republican Delegate Rich Anderson about a bipartisan group aimed at creating legislation to help to limit police powers.
Apple Must Think Different On Cars, Or Join Ranks Of Failed New Brands
Apple has formed a secret team to design and prototype an electric car, according to numerous reports. While Apple may have the technological chops, the odds are stacked against startup car companies.
Will The Next 'MacGyver' Be An Indian Woman?
Sharpen your Swiss Army knives and grab an extra roll of duct tape, because Mac may be coming back. The creators are looking to the fans to design the new show. And there's one big twist.
You Might Want To Take Another Pass At Your Passwords
They have become so complicated that, in some cases, passwords have undermined their own security intent. But experts say there is still value in keeping your digital door locked with a good password.
Hygiene, Honeypots, Espionage: 3 Approaches To Defying Hackers
The hack of insurer Anthem is one in a string of costly cyberattacks worldwide. In Silicon Valley and beyond, startups are taking very different approaches to helping companies outsmart the attackers.
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