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The Next Big Focus In The Russia Investigations: Social Media

NPR | Sept. 22, 2017

Social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter played a larger role than anyone first knew in Russia's influence campaign against the 2016 U.S. presidential race — and Congress wants answers.

Facebook To Turn Over 3,000 Ads To Congress In Russian Election Interference Probe

NPR | Sept. 21, 2017

The ads ran during the 2016 presidential campaign. Facebook also will give users who see one attack ad the ability to find out who the company is tageting in others.

After Massive Data Breach, Equifax Directed Customers To Fake Site

NPR | Sept. 21, 2017

The credit reporting agency Equifax set up a website to help people determine if they had been affected by a cyberattack. But then, they repeatedly pointed people to a phishing site on Twitter.

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SEC Says Cybercriminals Hacked Its Files, May Have Used Secret Data For Trading

NPR | Sept. 20, 2017 8:37 p.m.

The Securities and Exchange Commission says the "nonpublic information" might have given the intruders an edge in the markets, but didn't contain personally identifiable information.

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Live In Oregon? Equifax Doesn’t Have To Tell You If Your Data Was Compromised

OPB | Sept. 19, 2017 5:36 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

If you’re one of the 1.7 million Oregonians whose information was potentially compromised by the recent Equifax data breach, don’t expect to get a letter in the mail telling you about it.

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Cities Try Convincing Amazon They're Ready For Its New Headquarters

NPR | Sept. 19, 2017 11:45 a.m.

Atlanta, Denver and other cities are making their cases for the online giant to locate its second headquarters in their area. At stake: up to 50,000 well-paying jobs and billions in investments.

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Silicon Valley's Ellen Pao Tackles Sex Discrimination, Workplace Diversity In Memoir

NPR | Sept. 19, 2017 10:46 a.m.

The tech investor dives into the lawsuit that thrust her into the national spotlight and the workplace discrimination that prompted it. She says firms are largely applying "tepid diversity solutions."

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Rise Of The Beerbots: Is Tech Taking The Craft Out Of Homebrewing?

NPR | Sept. 19, 2017 8:44 a.m.

Automated systems have turned the messy, ancient art of brewing into a tidy hobby requiring fairly minimal skill, and of course, a smartphone or tablet. Critics ask: Where's the craft in that?

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High-Tech 'Bodega' Falls Short Of The Real Thing

NPR | Sept. 17, 2017 8:42 a.m.

Two entrepreneurs attracted criticism after they unveiled a ritzy vending machine they named Bodega. NPR's Scott Simon muses on the value of the brick and mortar stores that predate the machine.

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3 Female Former Employees Sue Google Over Alleged Gender Pay Discrimination

NPR | Sept. 15, 2017 2:11 p.m.

"It is time to stop ignoring these issues in tech," says one plaintiff. They are seeking class-action status to sue on behalf of all women employed by Google in California over the past four years.

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Hacker Group OurMine Targets Vevo's Data (And Removes It By Request)

NPR | Sept. 15, 2017 12:52 p.m.

The hacker group, which posted hundreds of gigabytes of data it took from the music video site on Friday, said that it had alerted Vevo about the site's failure to protect itself.

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Get Ready! Medicare Will Mail New Cards to 60 Million People

NPR | Sept. 15, 2017 12:04 p.m.

The federal health program for seniors and the disabled is removing Social Security numbers from the ID cards of 60 million people in an effort to prevent identity theft

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Sam Harris: What Happens When Humans Develop Super Intelligent AI?

NPR | Sept. 15, 2017 7 a.m.

Does superhuman artificial intelligence sound like science fiction? Not for Sam Harris. He says it's not a question of if but when — with potentially destructive consequences.