NPR - Digital Culture Sun Feb 25 6:16 AM
A Student Solution To Give Utah Debtors A Fighting Chance
In Utah, the majority of civil lawsuits are debt related; nearly all of the debtors face those suits without any legal help. A group of law students at Brigham Young University wants to change that.
Feb 24 1:05PM NPR-Digital Culture

How 1 Tweet From Kylie Jenner Caused Snap, Inc. To Lose $1 Billion
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Will Oremus, a senior technology writer at Slate about how a recent tweet by Kylie Jenner caused Snap, Inc. the parent company for Snapchat to lose more than $1 billion.
Feb 23 9:35PM NPR-Digital Culture

Facebook Is Counting On Postcards To Prevent Future Election Interference
Under fire for its role in the presidential election, the social network giant unveiled plans involving snail mail to verify the identity of advertising buyers and stop future foreign manipulation.
Feb 20 6:11PM NPR-Digital Culture

Should The Parkland Shooting Change How We Think About Phones, Schools and Safety?
Security experts say allowing students to have their phones with them during the school day is unlikely to make anyone safer. Maybe even the opposite.
Feb 17 11:00AM NPR-Digital Culture

Google To Block 'Annoying' Online Ads That Fail To Make The Grade
Starting today, Google will award ads a "passing," "warning" and "failing" designation and block some of the most annoying, including pop-ups and auto-playing videos.
Feb 15 12:58PM NPR-Digital Culture

Medical Records May Finally Be Coming To Your Apple Smartphone
In a planned upgrade of Apple's operating system for iPhones, the Health app will include health records, so people can take detailed, personal health information anywhere.
Feb 14 7:14PM NPR-Digital Culture

Malware Attacks On Olympics Could Have Come From Russia And North Korea, Experts Say
An attack known as "Olympic Destroyer" is similar to ones initiated by Russian hackers in the past, cybersecurity experts say. A separate attack may have been carried out by North Korea.
Feb 13 9:53AM NPR-Digital Culture

Malware Attacks On Olympics Could Have Come From Russia And North Korea, Experts Say
An attack known as "Olympic Destroyer" is similar to ones initiated by Russian hackers in the past, cybersecurity experts say. A separate attack may have been carried out by North Korea.
Feb 13 9:51AM NPR-Digital Culture

Videocracy' Looks At What Makes A Video Go Viral
A new book by Kevin Allocca, YouTube's head of culture and trends, breaks down the world of viral videos. From fans of elevators to make-your-own-slime videos, online communities that form around niche interests are as vital as the videos themselves.
Feb 12 9:20PM NPR-Digital Culture

What Happens When You Fill A House With 'Smart' Technology
Gizmodo reporters Kashmir Hill and Surya Mattu talk about their recent experiment in which Kashmir lived in a smart home complete with connected bed, coffee maker, toys and more and Mattu tracked the data being sent from all of those devices.
Feb 12 9:20PM NPR-Digital Culture

Tech Utopianism And Our Walled Gardens: Is It Time For A Jailbreak?
John Perry Barlow's death last week raised the question of whether his legacy as a fierce defender of tech freedoms and whether his influence on the generation that came after would be a lasting one.
Feb 12 5:44PM NPR-Digital Culture

Smartphone Detox: How To Power Down In A Wired World
In an era when many kids get a first smartphone at age 10, psychologists say the devices have turned us into Pavlov's dogs drooling for the next notification, buzz or text. Ready to dial back?
Feb 12 10:03AM NPR-Digital Culture

Computational Propaganda: Bots, Targeting, And The Future
Computational propaganda was invented by people who realized the possibilities emerging from the intersection of new technologies and behaviors they create and it's frightening, says Adam Frank.
Feb 9 4:37PM NPR-Digital Culture

Twitter Announces A Profit For The First Time
The company attributes the strong financial results to an expanding character limit - now 280 characters, rather than the previous 140 - and making it easier to thread a series of Tweets together.
Feb 8 4:03PM NPR-Digital Culture

Cyber-Libertarian And Pioneer John Perry Barlow Dies At Age 70
He was an Internet visionary who foresaw conflicts between the government and individual liberty in the information age.
Feb 8 12:08AM NPR-Digital Culture

Consumer Reports' Says Roku, Samsung Smart TVs Have Security Vulnerabilities
We found that a relatively unsophisticated hacker could change channels, play offensive content, or crank up the volume," the consumer watchdog says.
Feb 7 9:20PM NPR-Digital Culture

Best Buy To Pull CDs From Its Stores, According To Report
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry estimates that 112 million people worldwide now pay for access to streaming services.
Feb 6 9:25PM NPR-Digital Culture

What The Screen Time Experts Do With Their Own Kids
Many of these experts are also parents, and their work informs their approach to making rules with their kids about phones, TV and other media.
Feb 6 11:01AM NPR-Digital Culture

Screen Addiction Among Teens: Is There Such A Thing?
The psychiatric profession is still divided, but there are treatment programs, apps and a new public campaign to address media overuse.
Feb 5 10:00AM NPR-Digital Culture