Larry Conlin

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In Italy, #MeToo Falters Amid Public Scorn

In the months since allegations of sexual harassment by major media figures took center stage in the United States, the #MeToo movement has had a ripple effect in Europe, prompting national conversations on a once-taboo topic. In some countries, the movement has been embraced.<p>But in Italy, the …

Sexual Harassment

Computer security is broken from top to bottom

OVER a couple of days in February, hundreds of thousands of point-of-sale printers in restaurants around the world began behaving strangely. Some …

Danish Police Claim Breakthrough in Bitcoin Tracking

Danish police are claiming to have developed software for tracing bitcoin transactions that has led to successful drug convictions, according to …

Inside the Macedonian Fake-News Complex | WIRED

Inside the Macedonian<p>Fake-News Complex<p>Inside the Macedonian Fake-News Complex<p>by Samanth Subramanian | photographs by Guy Martin 2.15.17<p>The first …

Encryption Software, Messaging Apps Being Used By Fed Employees For Fear Of Losing Jobs, Report Says

President Trump’s election is causing mayhem amongst federal employees. Politico released a report describing how government employees are using …

How to encrypt all your data

Whether you’re an activist living under an autocratic regime, or a law-abiding citizen in the world’s biggest democracy, you have many reasons to …

This 27-year-old just became the first woman to visit every country in the world

She left for her world tour in July 2015, and on February 2 she visited Yemen, the 196th and final country on her list. <b>Her entire journey around the world took 18 months and 26 days</b>, smashing the previous record of three years and three months.<p><b>De Pecol is now completing the paperwork to be</b> …

Facebook's next conquest: Your TV

Facebook's recent push into video is coming for your big screen TV. The social network enabled streaming video to Apple TV and Chromecast last October, but it's about to go native with an app specifically made for set-top boxes from Apple, Amazon and Samsung.<p>The new app will let you lean back to …

Smart TV

How Has Technology Changed The Way We Trust?

Researcher Rachel Botsman talks about the sharing economy, its impact on trust, and how it has created the need for a new type of leader.<p>Rachel Botsman has spent over a decade thinking about the “sharing economy.” As an an author and a visiting academic at the University of Oxford, Saïd Business …

Is it time to separate the news from the Facebook newsfeed?

The last thing we need — and the last thing we should want — is a “personalized newspaper.”<p>Social media scholars talk a lot about “context collapse,” the term that describes what happens when, on a platform like Facebook, users find that they can’t communicate freely with their friends while their …

'Aisles Have Eyes' Warns That Brick-And-Mortar Stores Are Watching You

Consumers have grown accustomed to the idea of online retailers collecting information about them, but author Joseph Turow says that now physical stores are doing it too.<p>Transcript<p>TERRY GROSS, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross.<p>We've become accustomed to the idea that when we shop online, …

eCommerce

TB-tracking headbands, mapping cancer and a malaria hackathon: How data is fighting disease in Africa

In a newly built innovation hub on Johannesburg’s trendiest block, 20 young scientists from eight different countries stare intently at their computers in a hackathon unlike any other. The code they’re trying to crack isn’t the password of a high-ranking official or executive’s email. Their cause …

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