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After A Sour Decade, Florida Citrus May Be Near A Comeback

NPR | Dec. 04, 2016

Recent scientific advances have offered some hopes of recovery to Florida's citrus industry, which has been declining over two decades due to a horrible bacterial disease called citrus greening.

For Advertisers, Fake News Is Not The Biggest Problem

NPR | Dec. 03, 2016

The fake news controversy is rocking the ad industry, with Kellogg's and other brands pulling ads from Breitbart. But advertisers may be more worried about sites that generate fake traffic using bots.

A Year After San Bernardino And Apple-FBI, Where Are We On Encryption?

NPR | Dec. 03, 2016

The shooting a year ago started a heated debate about government access to secured devices. As such access keeps getting more restricted, calls for "back doors" continue and questions remain.

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Episode 739: Finding The Fake-News King

NPR | Dec. 2, 2016 4:42 p.m.

We track down a fake-news creator in the suburbs, uncover his empire of fake-news sites, and get him to tell us his secrets.

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Lab-Grown Diamonds Come Into Their Own

NPR | Dec. 2, 2016 2:34 p.m.

Commercial labs can now make the large, clear diamonds people prize for engagement rings and other jewelry in as little as 72 hours. How will this change the diamond industry?

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Instagramps: Long-Distance Grandpa's Art Carries His Love Across The World

NPR | Dec. 2, 2016 11:47 a.m.

At 75, Chanjae Lee hated the idea of learning this bizarre thing called Instagram. He also hadn't picked up a paintbrush in years. But then, his grandchildren moved away and a baby was born.

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Judges Have More Power In Granting Warrants To Hack Digital Devices

NPR | Dec. 2, 2016 9:13 a.m.

New rules let a federal court approve government searches of devices outside the court's district. The Justice Department wanted the change to keep up with technology. Opponents consider it scary.

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Uber Now Tracks Passengers' Locations Even After They're Dropped Off

NPR | Dec. 1, 2016 3:51 p.m.

Its latest update prompts users to allow Uber access to their location, even when the app isn't in use. Uber says the move will improve service and safety, but it raises worries for privacy advocates.

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A War, The Chainsaw And The 2nd Great Cutting Of The Northwest

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 1, 2016 noon

Winning World War II depended on raw materials. One such resource grew tall and green in the Pacific Northwest. From our series 'Battle Ready: The Military’s Environmental Legacy In The Northwest.'

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No Internet Connection? No Problem. Netflix Adds Offline Viewing

NPR | Dec. 1, 2016 4:48 a.m.

The video streaming giant joins Amazon in offering the option to download videos to mobile devices. It's the latest development in the highly competitive and rapidly changing online streaming market.

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Not A Hack: U.S. Office Of Government Ethics Tweets At Trump

NPR | Nov. 30, 2016 3:30 p.m.

In an odd sequence of events, the federal ethics watchdog praised Trump in a series of snarky tweets for allegedly deciding to divest his businesses — something he hasn't specifically promised.

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Audit: Oregon State Government Has Significant Lapses In Cybersecurity

OPB | Nov. 30, 2016 12:31 p.m.

An audit released Wednesday shows significant cybersecurity lapses in Oregon government agencies.

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Feds: Railroads Make Slow Progress On Revolutionary Braking System

NPR | Nov. 29, 2016 4:12 a.m.

The Federal Railroad Administration says many railroads are behind schedule in installing technology that could prevent crashes. It would slow or stop a train if the human operator failed to do so.