Technology

The Growing Threat Of Cyber-Espionage

February 12, 2013

A new intelligence report warns the U.S. is the target of massive cyber-espionage, mostly from China. What the U.S. is doing to address economic and national security threats posed by cyber attacks.

Drones And Their Use In Counterterrorism

February 7, 2013

U.S. drone strikes have killed several high-level al-Qaida operatives, but critics argue the civilian toll is too high and there is too little transparency. The changing way we fight war.

The FCC’s Proposal For A Free Nationwide Wireless Network

February 5, 2013

The federal government wants to create a free wireless network across the U.S. to bridge the "digital divide." But some telecom companies oppose the idea. Diane and her guests discuss the pros and cons of free Wi-Fi service.

Al Gore: "The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change"

January 31, 2013

Former Vice President Al Gore believes we are at the dawn of a new future. The Nobel Peace Prize winner has identified six forces he believes are remaking the world, from economic globalization to the digital revolution to -- no surprise here -– climate change.

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.

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