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Your Conversation On The Bus Or Train May Be Recorded

In a number of cities, what riders say may be recorded. Transit agencies are adding audio recording for security reasons, but civil liberties advocates say it's an invasion of privacy.

AMC Backtracks On Experiment To Allow Texting In Theaters After Outcry

AMC said on Thursday it was considering allowing texting in some of its movie theaters. The outrage was immediate and loud, and on Friday, the company announced that it had reconsidered.

Obama Urges Opening Cable TV Boxes To Competition

The FCC says it costs subscribers an average of $231 a year to rent the boxes that enable them to watch cable TV. The president supports making it easier for viewers to buy the boxes instead.
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Metro Dumps Next-Generation Fare Payment System After Faulty Trial

Want to pay your Metro fare with a smartphone or smart chip card? Too bad! The transit agency will be sticking with SmarTrip after a lackluster trial for a new system.


After 9-Month Delay, Record-Breaking Solar Plane Prepares For Liftoff

The Solar Impulse 2 is preparing to resume its flight around the world. It's aiming to be the first plane to make the journey powered only by the sun.

A Point-By-Point Response To BuzzFeed's Questions For Black People

A video titled "27 Questions Black People Have For Black People" misses a whole lotta history when it comes to black people in America.

Clash Of The Screens: Should Movie Theaters Allow Texting? AMC Says Maybe

The CEO of AMC Entertainment says he is considering allowing texting during some movie showings at AMC Theaters. A good thing? Our pop culture blogger and movie critic weigh in.

So You've Got A New Chip Credit Card, But Why Won't Stores Accept It?

Our credit cards have chips on them. Stores are supposed to be accepting them, but the Planet Money team explores why many aren't.

Microsoft Sues U.S. Over Gag Orders On Government Surveillance

Microsoft is suing the Justice Department over gag orders that bar the company from informing customers when the government seeks information about them. Microsoft says the secrecy orders violate its free speech rights and customer legal protections against unreasonable searches.

Microsoft Sues Justice Dept., Seeking To Inform Customers About Seized Data

Microsoft is asking a judge to declare part of a 1986 federal law unconstitutional under both the First and Fourth Amendments.