The federal government wants to create a free wireless network across the U.S. to bridge the "digital divide." But some telecom companies oppose the idea. Diane and her guests discuss the pros and cons of free Wi-Fi service.
Smartphones, tablets and more affordable laptops mean that children are becoming computer literate younger than ever. But are online privacy laws and protections keeping up with them? NPR's Michel Martin learns more from Rey Junco of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
There was a time only a few years ago, when the BlackBerry was the undisputed champion of the smartphone market, a title now held by Apple's iPhone or the Samsung Galaxy. Renee Montagne talks to Bloomberg News technology commentator Rich Jaroslovsky about the new BlackBerry model that comes out Wednesday.
Former Vice President Al Gore believes we are at the dawn of a new future. The Nobel Peace Prize winner has identified six forces he believes are remaking the world, from economic globalization to the digital revolution to -- no surprise here -– climate change.
Increasingly, China's surveillance state has extended to include Chinese individuals spying on one another. Former journalist Qi Hong has helped ordinary citizens and government officials alike detect bugs and hidden cameras planted by others. In one year, his bug hunt turned up more than 300 devices for a hundred friends.
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