17 July 2018

More Screen Time For Teens May Fuel ADHD Symptoms

A new study finds that teens who engage in frequent texting, social media use and other online activities daily are more likely to develop symptoms of ADHD.

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Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates

Without scrutiny, insurers and data brokers are predicting your health costs based on public data about things like race, marital status, your TV consumption and even if you buy plus-size clothing.

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Netflix Falls Short On Subscriber Target, Spooks Investors

The streaming service and production house fell short of its second-quarter target by more than a million subscribers, even as it posted better-than-expected earnings for the period.

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16 July 2018

Rising Seas Could Cause Problems For Internet Infrastructure

The Internet relies on a network of cables, many buried underground along U.S. coastlines. A new analysis finds sea level rise could put thousands of miles of cable underwater in the next 15 years.

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FCC Chairman Pai Cites 'Serious Concerns' About Sinclair-Tribune Deal

The news could put in jeopardy plans by Sinclair – already the nation's largest TV station owner – to grown even bigger.

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15 July 2018

How Russia Uses Cyberwarfare Around The Globe

Misha Glenny, author of McMafia, joins NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro to talk about how Russia uses cyberwarfare to undermine and destabilize Western governments.

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14 July 2018

Tech Workers Demand CEOs Stop Doing Business With ICE, Other U.S. Agencies

Workers from Salesforce, Microsoft and other firms have been putting pressure on the companies, arguing that they support immoral policies through their ties to the federal government.

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13 July 2018

Has Video Refereeing Ruined The World Cup?

This is the first time the World Cup has used video replay to make official calls. Some say it has made for a cleaner game, but soccer purists claim it's ruined the event.

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12 July 2018

PayPal Letter To Deceased Customer: 'You Should Read This Notice Carefully'

The online credit company wrote to a British woman who had died of cancer saying her death was a breach of contract. It has since apologized, cleared the debt and pledged to review its processes.

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Twitter Is Removing Millions Of Fake Followers From Users' Lists

The platform will take tens of millions of locked accounts off follower lists in an attempt to crack down on fraud.

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Emmys Nominations List 2018

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Parenting In The Age Of Screens: Here's What The Experts Do

Many experts on kids and technology are also parents — and they don't necessarily hold themselves up as paragons for parenting in a time when screens are everywhere.

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Michael Chertoff On Privacy In The Digital Age

How should we rethink the balance between privacy and security in the digital age? Former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff joins NPR's Noel King to discuss his new book, Exploding Data.

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Russian Influence Campaign Sought To Exploit Americans' Trust In Local News

Russian influence-mongers appear to have created a number of fake local news Twitter accounts — and spent years posting real headlines.

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11 July 2018

How Has Technology Affected Your Summer Vacations? Tell Us About It

NPR is working on a series about how technology has changed our summers. We want to hear your stories about how your vacations have been affected, for better or worse, by tech.

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09 July 2018

The Push For A Gender-Neutral Siri

Siri, Alexa and Cortana all started out as female. Now a group of marketing executives, tech experts and academics are trying to make virtual assistants more egalitarian.

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The Mind Behind America's Most Empathetic Cartoon

'Steven Universe' creator Rebecca Sugar makes a show that has Interdimensional space centipedes and a lot of heart.

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What Families Need To Know About Screen Time This Summer

Here's the most recent research on screens — just in time for summer, when kids are sure to have them out.

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