Technology

RSS Feed
NPR

One Week, Two Hacks And A Whole Bunch Of Cyber Worries

In a single week, the hack of a health insurance giant exposed as many as 80 million Social Security numbers and TurboTax halted e-filing due to fraud. NPR's Arun Rath talks with reporter Brian Krebs.
NPR

Next Witness: Will The Yellow Smiley Face Take The Stand?

Emojis have popped up in a handful of court cases across the country. Could the ubiquitous yellow face, a sad kitty head or a dancing alien decide a defendant's fate?
NPR

Meet Mafiaboy, The 'Bratty Kid' Who Took Down The Internet

When he was just 15, Michael Calce pulled off one of the biggest hacks in history. Today, Calce works in computer security on the other side, and he says he thinks some good came of his 2000 attack.
NPR

Not My Job: Fashion Guru Simon Doonan Gets Quizzed On Microsoft Windows

Doonan got his start designing the famous display windows at the Barneys clothing boutique in New York. So we'll ask him three questions about another sort of windows — Microsoft Windows.
NPR

Social Media Pages Give Vivid Glimpses Into Ukraine Conflict

Ukrainians are documenting the conflict with Russia online. NPR's Scott Simon talks with the Wall Street Journal's Paul Sonne about how once-lighthearted websites have become grim logs of destruction.
NPR

FAA Ban Hasn't Stopped Pilots From Snapping Selfies

The National Transportation Safety Board found selfies to blame for a tragic private plane crash in Colorado last year. Audie Cornish talks to journalist David Yanofsky about tech in the cockpit.
NPR

Anthem Hack Renews Calls For Laws To Better Prevent Breaches

Hackers gained access to records of 80 million Anthem customers and employees, the health insurance giant says. But how can the seemingly endless mega-hacks be prevented?
NPR

RadioShack May Be On Verge Of Collapse

The end looks to be near for RadioShack. The nearly century old electronics retail chain is on the verge of bankruptcy. Audie Cornish talks to Jamie Lendino of PC Magazine.
NPR

FCC Chairman Proposes Classifying The Internet As A Public Utility

The Federal Communications Commission is proposing major changes to the way it regulates Internet access. Chairman Tom Wheeler believes stronger, utility-style regulations are needed.
NPR

Gotcha: Satellites Help Strip Seafood Pirates Of Their Booty

Most of the seafood Americans eat is imported; a lot of that is illegally caught. Now, environmentalists are using satellites to track pirate vessels on the high seas and help crack down on the trade.

Pages