Technology

2:00am

Tue February 28, 2012
Technology

Google To Ramp Up Online Tracking

Privacy protections on Internet browsers are anything but ironclad. Companies circumvent them routinely. Most people know they are being observed online but figuring out how is complicated.

2:11pm

Mon February 27, 2012
All Tech Considered

To Get Out The Vote, Evangelicals Try Data Mining

Originally published on Mon February 27, 2012 5:36 pm

Kay Clymer spends hours each day urging fellow Christians to vote. She finds their phone numbers through a database created by the company United In Purpose.
Steve Brown WOSU

When Bill Dallas first heard that 15 to 20 million Christians in the U.S. are not registered to vote, he couldn't believe it.

"Initially, it surprised me. And then I thought to myself, 'Wait a minute, I'm not registered,' Dallas says. "Why wasn't I registered? Well, because I didn't think my vote made a difference."

Identifying Christians With Data Points

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6:00am

Mon February 27, 2012
The Two-Way

WikiLeaks Starts Posting Millions Of Security Firm Stratfor's Emails

Originally published on Mon February 27, 2012 6:46 am

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is driven away in a taxi after leaving his hearing at the Supreme Court in London, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012.
Matt Dunham AP

"The anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks began publishing on Monday more than five million emails from a U.S.-based global security analysis company that has been likened to a shadow CIA," Reuters writes.

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8:05am

Thu February 23, 2012
The Two-Way

Google Glasses: Frightening Or Fantastic?

Originally published on Thu February 23, 2012 9:34 am

The view will be more sophisticated than this, but you get the idea.
Jeff J Mitchell Getty Images

The buzz is building about the news that, as The New York Times has reported, there soon may be "Google glasses" that can "stream information to the wearer's eyeballs in real time."

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6:10am

Thu February 23, 2012
The Two-Way

Online Privacy Act's No. 1 Principle Is 'Individual Control'

Originally published on Thu February 23, 2012 7:09 am

  • Steve Henn, reporting on 'Morning Edition'

Saying that "we must reject the conclusion that privacy is an outmoded value" and that it has been "at the heart of our democracy from its inception," President Obama this morning released his administration's "Framework for Protecting Privacy and Promoting Innovation in the Global Digital Economy" — a "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights."

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