Technology

Susan Crawford: "Captive Audience"

January 10, 2013

A communications policy expert on why Americans are paying more for Internet access but getting much less.

The Illusion Of Online Security

December 5, 2012

Many security experts say the age of passwords is over and that a jumble of characters is not enough to safeguard our digital lives. Diane and her guests discuss the illusion of online security and how to make your accounts harder to crack.

Andy Greenberg: "This Machine Kills Secrets: How Wikileakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim To Free The World's Information"

September 17, 2012

Forbes reporter Andy Greenberg unveils the world of politically motivated hackers, who they are and how they operate.

The U.S. Mission To Mars

July 30, 2012

In early August, the Mars rover named Curiosity is slated to enter the Martian atmosphere. It will travel 13,200 miles per hour and then stop within seven minutes for a landing on the planet's surface. Diane and her guests talk about their hopes and fears for the mission to Mars.

Spectrum Challenges Facing The U.S. Wireless Industry

June 26, 2012

As Americans increasingly turn to smartphones, tablets and other wireless devices, the Federal Communications Commission warns of a spectrum capacity crunch. What this could mean for consumers and the wireless industry.

The Growing Threat Of Cyberwarfare

June 4, 2012

Flame. Stuxnet. Plan X. Governments, businesses and consumers are under attack. We look at the growing threat of cyberwarfare.

Touch-Screen Devices And Very Young Children

May 23, 2012

Parents are increasingly allowing their very young children to play with iPads, iPhones and other touch-screen devices. Please join us for a conversation about interactive applications and brain development.

The New World of Massive Data Mining

The New World of Massive Data Mining

April 2, 2012

Private and government groups are finding new ways to mine massive troves of digital data. Tom Gjelten and a panel of experts look at the implications for national security, education, science, medicine, as well as privacy concerns.

Apple and Working Conditions in Overseas Factories

Apple and Working Conditions in Overseas Factories

April 2, 2012

Apple announced efforts to improve working conditions in their Chinese factories. Guest host Tom Gjelten and a panel of experts look at overseas employee rights and U.S. consumers.

Jon Gertner: "The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation"

March 19, 2012

Bell Labs in New Jersey was to technological innovation in the mid-20th century what Silicon Valley in California is today. An editor at Fast Company magazine describes the environment which fostered 13 Nobel Prize winners and the development of radars, lasers, transistors, satellites and mobile phones.

Our address has changed!

The Diane Rehm Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.