Officials: Broadband plan would disrupt GPS Even the modified plans of the company LightSquared to start up a national high-speed wireless broadband network would cause harmful interference with GPS signals.January 13, 2012
Warner Bros. to impose 56-day delay on DVD rentals In a precedent other major movie studios are likely to follow, Warner Bros. is poised to announce that its latest DVD releases won't be made available to rental outlets until nearly two months after the discs can be bought in stores and websites.January 6, 2012
The real Steve Jobs Author Walter Isaacson discusses his recent biography of Apple founder Steve Jobs at the Commonwealth Club of California. He describes what he learned about the legendary entrepreneur from the more than forty interviews he conducted with Jobs for the book.Midday, December 16, 2011
Surveillance Software: Where do we draw the line? From individual identity theft to national repression of government dissidents to tracking terrorists, the use of computer surveillance equipment is fraught with political and ethical issues. How do we weigh the risks and benefits of computer surveillance equipment? And what legislation could help us monitor its use?Midmorning, December 14, 2011
Facebook makes privacy pledge in FTC settlement Government regulators are sharing some alarming information about Facebook: They believe the online social network has often misled its more than 800 million users about the sanctity of their personal information.November 29, 2011
From science fiction to physical reality A renowned theoretical physicist ponders the possibility of force fields, time travel, and other themes of science fiction. He says many of these do not violate the laws of physics, and could become reality in the next century.
Originally broadcast April 16th, 2011.Midmorning, November 25, 2011
Duqu: A New Breed Of Spyware Is Spreading It's called Duqu. Don't worry just yet, it's not likely to have infected your computer. Unless, that is, your computer is located at Iran's Civil Defense Department. That's where Duqu has very recently been detected. It's not exactly known who created Duqu, but experts agree that it's so sophisticated it could only have come from a large well-funded organization. This isn't some kid dinking around in the basement, this is high-level.November 15, 2011