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What Was Up With The Internet Today? Websites Lagged Or Didn't Load For Many

NPR | Oct. 21, 2016

A hacking attack against a major Internet infrastructure company, Dyn, has prompted intermittent disruptions across numerous sites, including Twitter and Spotify.

Cyberattack Affected Internet-Based Oregon Businesses

OPB | Oct. 21, 2016

Coordinated cyberattacks took down many of the internet’s most popular websites Friday. But small business owners in the Northwest say they were affected too.

No Snapchat In The Bedroom? An Online Tool To Manage Kids' Media Use

NPR | Oct. 21, 2016

The American Academy of Pediatrics has launched more liberal guidelines on children's media use. They're offering parents an online tool to help manage the what, where and when of family screen time.

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US Internet Repeatedly Disrupted By Cyberattacks

AP | Oct. 21, 2016 11:24 a.m.

Cyberattacks on a key internet firm repeatedly disrupted the availability of popular websites across the East Coast of the United States Friday, according to analysts and company officials.

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Cyber Aggression Takes A Back Seat To Other Presidential Campaign Issues

NPR | Oct. 21, 2016 11:24 a.m.

The White House says it plans to retaliate against Russia for cyberattacks. Cybersecurity has been a constant issue on the campaign trail. No candidate professes to have expertise in this policy area.

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Tesla Has Begun Making All Its New Cars Self-Driving

NPR | Oct. 20, 2016 6:15 p.m.

Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO says, once the technology is fully-enabled, the cars will be able to drive with no human input. Musk says previously built Teslas can't be retro-fitted with the latest features.

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VIDEO: Being A Columbia River Bar Pilot

OPB | Oct. 20, 2016 3:55 p.m.

Complaining about the weather? Imagine being a Columbia River bar pilot when the weather goes south! 

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Interactive Redlining Map Zooms In On America's History Of Discrimination

NPR | Oct. 19, 2016 12:22 p.m.

In the early 20th century, the federal government categorized neighborhoods, based largely on race, to determine mortgage eligibility. A new site combines the maps — and their revealing backstories.

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Ecuador Acknowledges It Restricted WikiLeaks Founder's Internet Connection

NPR | Oct. 19, 2016 5:51 a.m.

Julian Assange, who lives at Ecuador's embassy in London, says his hosts acted under pressure from the U.S. His website has published stolen emails that have embarrassed Hillary Clinton's campaign.

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Why Worries About Paperless Voting Loom Larger This Year

NPR | Oct. 18, 2016 3:44 p.m.

In tight elections, the loser often calls for a recount. But recounting ballots might not be easy in states that use paperless machines — including the presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania.

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You Can Monitor Heart Rhythm With A Smartphone, But Should You?

NPR | Oct. 18, 2016 12:33 p.m.

Smartphones can be used to test for atrial fibrillation, a common heart condition that can cause strokes. But it's still not clear who should use this emerging technology.

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In Samsung's Messy Phone Recall, Lack Of Transparency Takes Center Stage

NPR | Oct. 18, 2016 10:04 a.m.

It's a toss-up between lack of disclosure, if the problem is known, and lack of accountability, if the causes of early fire reports were unknown or misdiagnosed but blamed on the battery nonetheless.

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In S. Korea, Samsung's Recall Troubles Come At An Already Crucial Moment

NPR | Oct. 18, 2016 9:47 a.m.

In Samsung's home country, the conglomerate was already feeling the heat in more ways than one.