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Results From Congressional Primary Races And New Concerns About Hacks Into State Voting Systems

Join us to discuss results from primary challenges to Republican Senator John McCain, Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz and others and new concerns possible Russian hackers breaking into U.S. state voting systems.


How Snapchat Became A Virtual Confessional For Sexual Assault Victims

A journalist wanted to tell the stories of two rape victims while protecting their identities. How would he do it?

FBI Warns State Election Offices To Be Wary Of Hackers

The FBI and other government security agencies are protecting against cyberattacks that might affect the elections. Hackers tried to gain access to two state voter registration databases this summer.

How Video Game 'Overwatch' Is Trying To Make The Leap To eSport

There's lots of money to be made by turning a video game into a competitive sport, or eSport. There are millions of fans watching video game athletes compete for millions of dollars in prize money.

Facebook Faces Trending News Problems After Firing Curators

On Friday, news site Quartz reported that Facebook fired its "news curators" and replaced them with algorithms to compile the news that ends up on Facebook's "Trending" news section. Many users took note when a fake article about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was trending.

#IfAfricaWasASchool, Who Would Be The Nerd? Jock? Most Popular?

A trending hashtag on Twitter invites people to personify countries in Africa with various schoolyard archetypes.

Scientists Looking For Alien Life Investigate 'Interesting' Signal From Space

Russian astronomers detected an unusual radio signal last year. The SETI Institute says it's too soon to say whether the signal came from intelligent life-forms — but researchers are checking it out.

Surfers And Scientists Team Up To Create The 'Perfect Wave'

Surfers once deemed man-made waves weak and mushy compared to the best that break along the coast. Then engineers and an 11-time world champion surfer showed just how good an artificial wave can be.

Groups Worry About Impact Of Police Moves To Block Social Media

As police find themselves in encounters that are posted live — including video — they sometimes want to pull the social media plug. Activists say this threatens to censor an electronic witness.

Listen: 'Web Site Story,' NPR's Musical About The Internet — From 1999

Found in our archives: an Internet-themed remake of West Side Story from the dot-com bubble era. It begins with Bill Gates and features the sound of a modem but isn't as obsolete as you might expect.