Technology | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Technology

RSS Feed
NPR

The Do's, Don'ts and Risks Of Password Sharing

In a piece in Gizmodo, staff writer Sam Biddle called password sharing "a lynchpin of intimacy in the 21st century." The practice has become a romantic symbol of trust, but Law professor Woodrow Hartzog says it also carries a number of risks.
NPR

Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant For GPS Tracking

The court said that placing GPS device on a suspect's vehicle constitutes a search, meaning a warrant is required.
NPR

Publishers And Booksellers See A 'Predatory' Amazon

Just before Christmas, Amazon infuriated booksellers with an app that allowed customers to check out prices in brick-and-mortar stores and then get a discount if they bought from Amazon instead. Now publishers and booksellers are looking for new ways to compete with the Goliath of online retailers.
NPR

Technological Innovations Help Dictators See All

As technology gets better — and cheaper — it's becoming easier for authoritarian governments to watch and record their populations' every move. John Villasenor of the Brookings Institution joins host Rachel Martin to discuss the phenomenon.
NPR

Privacy Lawyers Process Megaupload Copyright Case

The Justice Department's massive copyright case against the file-sharing website got lawyers talking about the scope of a criminal investigation that spanned eight countries and the hard-nosed tactics that the government deployed.
NPR

Four Views On Megaupload

In the wake of the site's shutdown, many questions about its legal and illicit uses remain.
NPR

Top File-Sharing Site Now Inaccessible

One of the largest file-sharing sites on the Internet, Megaupload, was taken down following a criminal indictment charging racketeering and copyright violations. Apparently, the group known as Anonymous retaliated with denial-of-service attacks on the Department of Justice website. This came a day after a massive Internet protest against proposed anti-pirating bills.

Pages