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Jury Awards Erin Andrews $55 Million In Lawsuit Over Nude Video

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 5:03pm

A stalker filmed the Fox sportscaster through a peephole in a hotel door in 2008. The video was put online, where it was viewed millions of times. Andrews sued the hotel for $75 million in damages.

From Ugly To Hip: Misfit Fruits And Veggies Coming To Whole Foods

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:56pm

Lots of tasty and nutritious produce ends up in landfills because it fails to meet retail beauty standards. Now, Whole Foods and Giant Eagle say they're ready to pilot sales of these wonky edibles.

Why Digital Security Is An 'Arms Race' Between Firms And The Feds

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:13pm

Cybersecurity expert Susan Landau argues that the FBI's dispute with Apple over the San Bernardino iPhone shouldn't be a choice between weaker phone security and the FBI's investigative power.

Does Encryption Make Phones 'Warrant-Proof?' Fact-Checking The FBI

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:27pm

FBI Director James Comey says encryption is making phones "warrant-proof," and it will allow criminal suspects to conceal evidence in a way that's unprecedented in American history. NPR checks on the validity of his claim.

Verizon Will Pay $1.35 Million Fine In Settlement Over Its Use Of 'Supercookies'

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 2:42pm

The unique identifiers allow Verizon to target advertising to its mobile subscribers, even if the "cookies" are deleted.

Pre-Peeled Oranges: What Some Call 'Lazy' Others Call A 'Lifesaver'

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 1:14pm

A photo of Whole Foods' plastic-packaged peeled oranges went viral on Twitter, prompting outrage about environmental waste. Who the heck needs this? People with disabilities say they do.

Supreme Court Denies Apple's Appeal On E-Books, Triggering Millions In Payments

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 1:01pm

Apple must now pay $400 million to e-book purchasers. The case's roots date back at least six years, when Apple sold its first iPad models and sought to compete with books giant Amazon.

Reinventing The American City: Steel Town Forges A New Future

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 12:45pm

The transformation of Pittsburgh echoes the triumphs and challenges of cities across the country where gentrification is changing neighborhoods after a generation of economic decline.

Urban Farms Fuel Idealism. Profits? Not So Much

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 11:19am

Raising crops in the city has become a trend, yet earning a living at it is tough, a survey finds. But many urban farmers are in it for other reasons, like addressing hunger and building community.

In Memoriam: Ray Tomlinson, Who Put The @ Sign In Your Email

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 10:50am

Do you remember your first email? Tomlinson, who has passed away at 74, had earlier told NPR he accepted the title of "inventor of email," but his first email was forgettable and so forgotten.




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