Around the world, cities like Rio de Janeiro are using new technologies to solve their problems. And while there's great promise in many of these "smart" city programs, urban planner Anthony Townsend is wary of putting so much power in the hands of tech companies.
As George Zimmerman's trial wraps up, host Michel Martin talks with a roundtable of social media watchers about public opinion of the case. They discuss how the courtroom proceedings are playing out in living rooms around the U.S.
The high tech giant was accused of colluding with publishers. On Wednesday, a judge agreed that Apple had acted improperly. The company argues that it engaged in hard-fought negotiations with the other companies. It will appeal the ruling.
An Internet service provider is refusing to turn over customer information in response to a subpoena. It's part of a larger tug-of-war over how much access law enforcement should have to customer data.
More than half of health-related websites checked by a health policy researcher used trackers that could provide data about visitors to third parties. Some also shared search terms that could be linked to a visitor.
The wearable technology, which is being tested by a select group of users, was used to record an arrest on the Jersey Shore. The incident raises questions about citizen journalism and the limits of privacy in public.
Researchers explored the many ways what we say on Facebook get us in trouble and how offline and online regret aren't the same. Users often don't remember or know who might see their Facebook content until it's too late.
As electronic communication grows more pervasive, demand is growing for paid retreats where you have to surrender all electronic devices. One participant says giving up his phone for a weekend was "liberating"; another says she was inspired to observe tech-free Friday nights.
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