Technology

Cyber Attacks & The Growing Challenge Of Protecting Personal And Business Data

Cyber Attacks & The Growing Challenge Of Protecting Personal And Business Data

October 7, 2014

Two states attorneys general are investigating JPMorgan Chase for its response to a cyber attack that compromised the data of 76 million households. Details on the largest U.S. breach ever and the challenges of safeguarding personal and business data.

 Secret Service Failures And The Safety Of Our President

Secret Service Failures And The Safety Of Our President

October 1, 2014

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson faced tough questions Tuesday from Congress about how an armed intruder managed to get so far into the White House. Diane and her guests discuss Secret Service failures and the safety of our president.

New Concerns Over Phones, Intelligence Gathering And National Security

New Concerns Over Phones, Intelligence Gathering And National Security

September 30, 2014

Apple and Google will encrypt newer phones, blocking access to data by law enforcement. And a Swedish company may take control of the U.S. routing system for phone calls and text messages. Diane her guests discuss new security concerns over access to smart phone data.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

September 26, 2014

U.S.-led airstrikes hit Syrian oil refineries under the control of ISIS. At the U.N., President Barack Obama calls for global unity in the fight against Islamist extremism. And India becomes the first Asian nation to reach Mars. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Matt Richtel: "A Deadly Wandering"

Matt Richtel: "A Deadly Wandering"

September 25, 2014

A conversation with a Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times journalist on his book about one of the first known cases of a deadly car accident caused by someone who was texting while driving. In 2006, an ordinary Utah college student killed two rocket scientists while texting and driving along a highway bordering the Rocky Mountains. An examination of the case and an exploration of the latest scientific findings on the impact technology has on attention and focus.

Debate Over The NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status

Debate Over The NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status

September 24, 2014

The NFL is considered a nonprofit organization and pays no federal income taxes. But recent controversies are prompting new questions about that exception. Diane and her guests review the debate over the NFL's tax benefits.

A Conversation With Google Chairman Eric Schmidt

A Conversation With Google Chairman Eric Schmidt

September 22, 2014

Eric Schmidt spent 10 years as Google's CEO, building the company from a tech start-up to the world's most dominant search engine. Schmidt discusses empowering consumers through technology, concerns over privacy and Google’s innovative workplace.

New Thinking About Treating Cancer

New Thinking About Treating Cancer

September 18, 2014

Advances in research are leading doctors to rethink how to treat cancer—and in some cases of early detection, whether to treat it at all. We explore new ideas in the approach to cancer treatment.

The Growing Ebola Crisis And The International Response

The Growing Ebola Crisis And The International Response

September 8, 2014

The World Health Organization predicts there will be 20,000 Ebola infections by year’s end. Other estimates are far higher. Please join us to discuss the potential scale of the expanding crisis and the international response.

How Technology is Transforming Conservation Efforts Worldwide

August 21, 2014

Conservationists are using drones, remote sensors and new mapping software to monitor deforestation and illegal poaching in real time. But in the wrong hands, some of these new technologies tools could have devastating effects on wildlife. A discussion on how new technology is transforming conservation efforts.

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