Posted: 2020-08-07 09:00:00
President Trump issues an executive order barring "any transaction" with TikTok's parent company ByteDance Ltd. NPR's David Greene speaks with James Griffiths, author of "The Great Firewall ...
Posted: 2020-08-07 03:21:45
The president also issued an executive order aimed at cutting ties between the U.S. and the owner of the popular Chinese communications and social media app WeChat....
Twitter, Facebook Remove Trump Post Over Fals...

Twitter, Facebook Remove Trump Post Over False Claim About Children And COVID-19


Both social networks said the president's false claims that children are "almost immune" from COVID-19 violated its policy on coronavirus misinformation....
Posted: 2020-08-06 12:49:27
Twitter, Facebook Remove Trump Post Over False Claim About Children And COVID-19
Both social networks said the president's false claims that children are "almost immune" from COVID-19 violated its policy on coronavirus misinformation....
What Is The Future Of Chinese Tech Companies ...

What Is The Future Of Chinese Tech Companies In The U.S.?


NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Adam Segal, a digital and cyberspace policy expert, about the future of Chinese technology companies in the U.S. amid the Trump administration's push to ban TikT...
Posted: 2020-08-05 08:01:00
What Is The Future Of Chinese Tech Companies In The U.S.?
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Adam Segal, a digital and cyberspace policy expert, about the future of Chinese technology companies in the U.S. amid the Trump administration's push to ban TikT...
Facebook Launches Reels, Hoping To Lure TikTo...

Facebook Launches Reels, Hoping To Lure TikTok Users


The social network's new Reels feature in Instagram is launching as TikTok faces scrutiny in Washington over its Chinese ownership....
Posted: 2020-08-05 05:32:58
Facebook Launches Reels, Hoping To Lure TikTok Users
The social network's new Reels feature in Instagram is launching as TikTok faces scrutiny in Washington over its Chinese ownership....

Posted: 2020-08-05 04:07:52
The massive explosion leveled the city's port and scattered debris across a road thousands of feet away. The blast killed at least 100 people and injured thousands more....
Posted: 2020-08-05 02:14:58
Job postings for entry-level positions popular with new college grads fell by 73%, compared with before COVID-19 hit. And for the class of 2020 who have landed jobs it's often been a strange...
Class Action Lawsuit Claims TikTok Steals Kid...

Class Action Lawsuit Claims TikTok Steals Kids' Data And Sends It To China


A lawsuit alleging that TikTok collects and sends American users' data to China could cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars....
Posted: 2020-08-04 05:39:09
Class Action Lawsuit Claims TikTok Steals Kids' Data And Sends It To China
A lawsuit alleging that TikTok collects and sends American users' data to China could cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars....
Are Conspiracy Theories Good For Facebook?...

Are Conspiracy Theories Good For Facebook?


Viral conspiracy theories are dangerous, and maybe profitable....
Posted: 2020-08-04 10:30:55
Are Conspiracy Theories Good For Facebook?
Viral conspiracy theories are dangerous, and maybe profitable....
Trump Administration Imposes Deadline For Tik...

Trump Administration Imposes Deadline For TikTok To Be Sold


The U.S. operation of video-sharing app TikTok is on the market. President Trump says the company that owns the app has to sell it by next month or he will ban it over national security conc...
Posted: 2020-08-04 09:03:00
Trump Administration Imposes Deadline For TikTok To Be Sold
The U.S. operation of video-sharing app TikTok is on the market. President Trump says the company that owns the app has to sell it by next month or he will ban it over national security conc...

Posted: 2020-08-04 09:03:00
Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in North Carolina. NPR and IPSOS release poll findings on the national response to the pandemic. Microsoft is in talks to buy TikTok's U.S. operations....
Posted: 2020-08-03 12:55:57
In its first public acknowledgement of a deal that could be worth in the billions of dollars, Microsoft said it is continuing talks with TikTok about a potential takeover of the hugely popul...
Microsoft In Talks To Buy Teen Fave TikTok As...

Microsoft In Talks To Buy Teen Fave TikTok As Trump Ramps Up Pressure


The talks comes just as the Trump administration considers taking action against TikTok, including banning the app which is owned ByteDance, a Chinese company....
Posted: 2020-07-31 08:23:45
Microsoft In Talks To Buy Teen Fave TikTok As Trump Ramps Up Pressure
The talks comes just as the Trump administration considers taking action against TikTok, including banning the app which is owned ByteDance, a Chinese company....
House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair On The Tes...

House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair On The Testimony Of Big Tech CEOs


NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., who chairs the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee, about the testimony of four Big Tech CEOs....
Posted: 2020-07-31 08:10:00
House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair On The Testimony Of Big Tech CEOs
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., who chairs the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee, about the testimony of four Big Tech CEOs....
Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence To St...

Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence To Study Elephant Calls


The Elephant Listening Project has been listening to elephant calls for 20 years to learn more about animals. But identifying the calls used to be laborious — until scientists used AI....
Posted: 2020-07-31 08:10:00
Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence To Study Elephant Calls
The Elephant Listening Project has been listening to elephant calls for 20 years to learn more about animals. But identifying the calls used to be laborious — until scientists used AI....

Posted: 2020-07-31 07:49:40
Federal prosecutors also charge two other people over their alleged involvement in the July 15 hack, which involved the accounts of the social media network's richest and most famous users....
Posted: 2020-07-31 06:47:00
Archaeologists have ID'ed 100-plus Facebook groups offering looted and illicit antiquities for sale. New rules ban the sale of "historical artifacts" on Facebook but critics want more enforc...
Amazon Doubles Profit To $5.2 Billion As Onli...

Amazon Doubles Profit To $5.2 Billion As Online Shopping Spikes


The company's sales went through the roof between April and June, hitting close to $89 billion — a 40% increase from a year earlier. Amazon added 175,000 new hires to help keep up with the...
Posted: 2020-07-30 09:41:46
Amazon Doubles Profit To $5.2 Billion As Online Shopping Spikes
The company's sales went through the roof between April and June, hitting close to $89 billion — a 40% increase from a year earlier. Amazon added 175,000 new hires to help keep up with the...
Google Plans To Lay A New Trans-Atlantic Cabl...

Google Plans To Lay A New Trans-Atlantic Cable To Improve Internet Infrastructure


Google announced Tuesday that it is planning to lay a new trans-Atlantic underwater cable that it claims will ensure a significant upgrade to the U.S.-Europe Internet infrastructure....
Posted: 2020-07-30 08:19:00
Google Plans To Lay A New Trans-Atlantic Cable To Improve Internet Infrastructure
Google announced Tuesday that it is planning to lay a new trans-Atlantic underwater cable that it claims will ensure a significant upgrade to the U.S.-Europe Internet infrastructure....
4 Big Tech CEOs Testified Before House Panel&...

4 Big Tech CEOs Testified Before House Panel's Anti-Trust Hearing


CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook answered questions from members of a House subcommittee investigating whether these tech powerhouses have grown too powerful....
Posted: 2020-07-30 09:03:00
4 Big Tech CEOs Testified Before House Panel's Anti-Trust Hearing
CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook answered questions from members of a House subcommittee investigating whether these tech powerhouses have grown too powerful....

Posted: 2020-07-30 05:45:19
Democratic Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline said Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple operate like monopolies and need to be broken up or regulated....
Posted: 2020-07-30 05:45:00
Democratic Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline said Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple operate like monopolies and need to be broken up or regulated....
Irregularities in COVID Reporting Contract Aw...

Irregularities in COVID Reporting Contract Award Process Raises New Questions


The administration awarded a contract for a COVID-19 database to TeleTracking Technologies using a process reserved for innovative research. Its CEO had links to the New York real estate wor...
Posted: 2020-07-30 12:11:50
Irregularities in COVID Reporting Contract Award Process Raises New Questions
The administration awarded a contract for a COVID-19 database to TeleTracking Technologies using a process reserved for innovative research. Its CEO had links to the New York real estate wor...
Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google CEOs Testify ...

Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google CEOs Testify Before Congress


CEOs of four Big Tech companies testified Wednesday before Congress in an antitrust hearing. They faced questions on issues of censorship, free speech and monopoly....
Posted: 2020-07-29 08:05:00
Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google CEOs Testify Before Congress
CEOs of four Big Tech companies testified Wednesday before Congress in an antitrust hearing. They faced questions on issues of censorship, free speech and monopoly....
Former Facebook Employee On Big Tech CEOs Tes...

Former Facebook Employee On Big Tech CEOs Testifying Before Congress


NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Dipayan Ghosh, who worked at Facebook, about the testimony of the Big Tech CEOs before Congress and whether these companies operate as monopolies....
Posted: 2020-07-29 08:05:00
Former Facebook Employee On Big Tech CEOs Testifying Before Congress
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Dipayan Ghosh, who worked at Facebook, about the testimony of the Big Tech CEOs before Congress and whether these companies operate as monopolies....

Posted: 2020-07-29 08:05:00
Four Big Tech leaders testified before Congress Wednesday. NPR looks through its archive to find when and in what context each was first mentioned on the network....
Posted: 2020-07-29 08:05:00
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified Wednesday before Congress on the power of Big Tech....
TikTok CEO: Facebook Is Making 'Copycat&...

TikTok CEO: Facebook Is Making 'Copycat' Service 'Disguised As Patriotism'


TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer attacked the social media network on the same day Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress. Mayer also committed to making TikTok's algorithm public....
Posted: 2020-07-29 03:53:05
TikTok CEO: Facebook Is Making 'Copycat' Service 'Disguised As Patriotism'
TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer attacked the social media network on the same day Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress. Mayer also committed to making TikTok's algorithm public....
WATCH LIVE: Heads Of Amazon, Apple, Facebook ...

WATCH LIVE: Heads Of Amazon, Apple, Facebook And Google Testify On Big Tech's Power


The CEOs plan to tell Congress that the giant American tech companies do not stifle competition, saying the concern that too much power is concentrated in too few companies is unfounded....
Posted: 2020-07-29 02:32:20
WATCH LIVE: Heads Of Amazon, Apple, Facebook And Google Testify On Big Tech's Power
The CEOs plan to tell Congress that the giant American tech companies do not stifle competition, saying the concern that too much power is concentrated in too few companies is unfounded....
News Brief: Big Tech Hearing, Democrats Press...

News Brief: Big Tech Hearing, Democrats Press Barr, Ashtabula County's Changes


Big tech faces lawmakers' questions about whether they're trying to squash competition. House Democrats square off with Attorney General William Barr. And, the political future of an Ohio Co...
Posted: 2020-07-29 09:04:00
News Brief: Big Tech Hearing, Democrats Press Barr, Ashtabula County's Changes
Big tech faces lawmakers' questions about whether they're trying to squash competition. House Democrats square off with Attorney General William Barr. And, the political future of an Ohio Co...

Posted: 2020-07-29 09:04:00
For the first time, CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will appear together before a House panel Wednesday to answer lawmakers about whether they're using their power to squash compe...
Posted: 2020-07-29 12:07:53
The CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are set to testify about whether their companies have too much power. Jeff Bezos begins his prepared remarks with a personal story....
Twitter Restricts Donald Trump Jr.'s Acc...

Twitter Restricts Donald Trump Jr.'s Account Over COVID-19 Misinformation


The company said Trump Jr.'s account would be limited for 12 hours. It said the president's son put out a tweet with "misleading and potentially harmful" information about the coronavirus....
Posted: 2020-07-28 04:59:28
Twitter Restricts Donald Trump Jr.'s Account Over COVID-19 Misinformation
The company said Trump Jr.'s account would be limited for 12 hours. It said the president's son put out a tweet with "misleading and potentially harmful" information about the coronavirus....
Can Online Learning Be Better This Fall? Thes...

Can Online Learning Be Better This Fall? These Educators Think So


A new national effort aims to deliver better online learning to any district that wants it. Some worry the program is overpromising....
Posted: 2020-07-28 02:00:33
Can Online Learning Be Better This Fall? These Educators Think So
A new national effort aims to deliver better online learning to any district that wants it. Some worry the program is overpromising....
Bigger And Brawnier: Clout Of Amazon And CEO ...

Bigger And Brawnier: Clout Of Amazon And CEO Jeff Bezos Under Scrutiny


The first congressional testimony by Jeff Bezos comes at a time when he and Amazon are seeming at their zenith, occupying ever-growing space in American culture....
Posted: 2020-07-28 09:02:00
Bigger And Brawnier: Clout Of Amazon And CEO Jeff Bezos Under Scrutiny
The first congressional testimony by Jeff Bezos comes at a time when he and Amazon are seeming at their zenith, occupying ever-growing space in American culture....

Posted: 2020-07-28 09:02:00
Antiquities looters have been using Facebook to sell their stolen treasures — sometimes while the ancient items are still half-buried in the earth....
Posted: 2020-07-28 09:00:37
The heads of Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple will face lawmakers' questions about whether they are using their power to squash competition....
Google Employees Can Work From Home Until Jul...

Google Employees Can Work From Home Until July 2021


Tech companies have led the way on remote work during the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a workforce that can perform many jobs outside of the traditional office....
Posted: 2020-07-27 06:25:58
Google Employees Can Work From Home Until July 2021
Tech companies have led the way on remote work during the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a workforce that can perform many jobs outside of the traditional office....
With November Approaching, Election Officials...

With November Approaching, Election Officials Still Face Safety, Security Fears


With about 100 days left before Election Day, election officials warned this week that they need money from the federal government to deal with the pandemic and long-standing cybersecurity t...
Posted: 2020-07-24 09:00:56
With November Approaching, Election Officials Still Face Safety, Security Fears
With about 100 days left before Election Day, election officials warned this week that they need money from the federal government to deal with the pandemic and long-standing cybersecurity t...
U.S. Space Force Accuses Russia Of In-Orbit T...

U.S. Space Force Accuses Russia Of In-Orbit Testing Of Anti-Satellite Weapon


A Russian satellite hatched from another satellite fired a projectile last week that American military officials say is meant to take out other satellites. Moscow says it's an inspection too...
Posted: 2020-07-24 12:17:54
U.S. Space Force Accuses Russia Of In-Orbit Testing Of Anti-Satellite Weapon
A Russian satellite hatched from another satellite fired a projectile last week that American military officials say is meant to take out other satellites. Moscow says it's an inspection too...

Posted: 2020-07-23 03:34:57
The White House is considering a number of economic sanctions to cut off the hugely popular Chinese-owned app from U.S. users over national security concerns....
Posted: 2020-07-23 09:01:00
The Trump administration is threatening to ban the hugely popular TikTok social app, the latest effort by the administration to prevent Chinese companies from gaining access to U.S. markets....
White Castle To Introduce Kitchen Robotic Ass...

White Castle To Introduce Kitchen Robotic Assistant Flippy


The burger chain White Castle announced a partnership Wednesday with the California-based startup Miso Robotics to introduce Flippy, a kitchen robot that flips patties and cooks fries....
Posted: 2020-07-22 08:05:00
White Castle To Introduce Kitchen Robotic Assistant Flippy
The burger chain White Castle announced a partnership Wednesday with the California-based startup Miso Robotics to introduce Flippy, a kitchen robot that flips patties and cooks fries....
Trump Administration Is Considering Ban On Ti...

Trump Administration Is Considering Ban On TikTok In The U.S.


While Congress is debating whether to ban the popular video-sharing app TikTok on government devices, the Trump administration is threatening a broader clampdown, given the app's Chinese roo...
Posted: 2020-07-22 08:05:00
Trump Administration Is Considering Ban On TikTok In The U.S.
While Congress is debating whether to ban the popular video-sharing app TikTok on government devices, the Trump administration is threatening a broader clampdown, given the app's Chinese roo...
Twitter Removes Thousands Of QAnon Accounts, ...

Twitter Removes Thousands Of QAnon Accounts, Promises Sweeping Ban On The Conspiracy


Twitter has removed more than 7,000 accounts associated with QAnon as part of a broad-based crackdown on the pro-Trump conspiracy theory. Twitter says QAnon postings have lead to real-world ...
Posted: 2020-07-22 03:03:50
Twitter Removes Thousands Of QAnon Accounts, Promises Sweeping Ban On The Conspiracy
Twitter has removed more than 7,000 accounts associated with QAnon as part of a broad-based crackdown on the pro-Trump conspiracy theory. Twitter says QAnon postings have lead to real-world ...

Posted: 2020-07-21 08:10:31
Prosecutors say the men are criminal hackers who allegedly perpetrate cybercrimes for their own benefit — but who also do jobs for Beijing's intelligence service. They're unlikely to face ...
Posted: 2020-07-20 07:01:21
The Democratic leaders say "Congress appears to be the target of a concerted foreign interference campaign" to influence this year's election....
Reading The Game: Wolfenstein II...

Reading The Game: Wolfenstein II


Our occasional series on storytelling in video games returns with a look at The New Colossus, a surprisingly heartfelt entry in the classic Castle Wolfenstein series. (Yes, you still shoot N...
Posted: 2020-07-20 11:00:29
Reading The Game: Wolfenstein II
Our occasional series on storytelling in video games returns with a look at The New Colossus, a surprisingly heartfelt entry in the classic Castle Wolfenstein series. (Yes, you still shoot N...
'The Last Of Us Part II' Presents A...

'The Last Of Us Part II' Presents An Accessible Apocalypse


The Last of Us, released in 2013, was praised for its rich story and environment. The legacy of its sequel, out now, may be how many gamers are able to play it thanks to enhanced accessibili...
Posted: 2020-07-20 09:01:28
'The Last Of Us Part II' Presents An Accessible Apocalypse
The Last of Us, released in 2013, was praised for its rich story and environment. The legacy of its sequel, out now, may be how many gamers are able to play it thanks to enhanced accessibili...
Your 'Doomscrolling' Breeds Anxiety...

Your 'Doomscrolling' Breeds Anxiety. Here's How To Stop The Cycle


So many of us do it: the long scroll through grim news on social media before bed. A cognitive behavioral specialist offers advice on how to stop "doomscrolling" for the sake of your mental ...
Posted: 2020-07-19 10:28:00
Your 'Doomscrolling' Breeds Anxiety. Here's How To Stop The Cycle
So many of us do it: the long scroll through grim news on social media before bed. A cognitive behavioral specialist offers advice on how to stop "doomscrolling" for the sake of your mental ...