NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Matthew Rosenberg of The New York Times about Cambridge Analytica, which allegedly harvested information from millions of Facebook users without their permission.
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Sander van der Linden of the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab about his online game which tries to teach players about fake news by making them produce it.
A new dating app called Waving lets users judge potential partners by their voice. We talk with Robert Burriss of Basel University about the role a person's voice plays in attraction.
The story of the middle school teacher without a computer prompted an outpouring of support. But did he get any laptops?
Airlines say taking a picture of your face speeds boarding, and Homeland Security says it stops fraud. Critics worry about privacy and bias.
Cobalt used to be a byproduct of copper mining, used in everyday, boring stuff like tires and magnets. Now it's one of the most important and sought after metals on the periodic table. This has implications for big tech firms like Apple.
The government is steadily increasing the use of facial or biometric scanning at the nation's airports. Airlines say it can speed the boarding process, but critics say the scans aren't always accurate and there are privacy concerns.
The evolution of artificial intelligence has exploded over the past five years, leading to computers that can drive and talk. New York Times' Cade Metz explains how machines are learning on their own.
NASA is building a new space-based laser communication that will allow live, high-definition video from Mars and beyond — something that's not possible with standard radio equipment.
The search giant also announced new restrictions on advertisements for other financial products. The ban on cryptocurrency-related ads follows a similar move by advertising competitor Facebook.
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that police do not need a search warrant in order to get the location of a cell phone.