AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson (left) and Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes are sworn in Wednesday before testifying at a Senate committee hearing on the proposed merger of their companies. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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The Nest thermostat is an Internet-connected device. Security technologist Bruce Schneier says that while Internet-enabled devices have immense promise, they are vulnerable to hacking. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite Its Promise, The Internet Of Things Remains Vulnerable

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Boxes of Kellogg's Frosted Flakes cereal are seen at a store in Arlington, Va. Kellogg's is facing a boycott organized by Breitbart after the cereal giant decided to pull its advertising from the right-wing website. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For Advertisers, Fake Eyeballs May Be Bigger Problem Than Fake News

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In its latest update, Uber gathers user location information even when the app is not open during a ride. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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Product safety field staff send damaged products, such as this burnt battery pack from a defective electric scooter, to the government testing lab in Rockville, Md. Raquel Zaldivar/NPR hide caption

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As Batteries Keep Catching Fire, U.S. Safety Agency Prepares For Change

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"The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could kind of infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right." Fanatic Studio/Getty Images hide caption

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We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here's What We Learned

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As the presence of artificial intelligence continues to grow in the world, industry leaders and scholars are starting to explore the ethics surrounding the science. Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Scholars Delve Deeper Into The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

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How does Facebook decide when to take down controversial images and posts? Chelsea Beck/NPR hide caption

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From Hate Speech To Fake News: The Content Crisis Facing Mark Zuckerberg

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is defending the company against criticism that it doesn't vet fake news in its news feed. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Facebook, Google Take Steps To Confront Fake News

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Aaron Levie, CEO of Box, supported Hillary Clinton and he says he will continue to work and lobby for what he believes. Lisa Lake/Getty Images hide caption

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Tech Leaders Vow To Resist Trump, But They Also Hope To Find Common Ground

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Freedom House reviews restrictions to Internet access and how it's used around the world, weighing whether countries are free, partly free or not free in terms of Internet freedom. Freedom House hide caption

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This is the gear that runs SentabTV. The flat box accesses the Internet. The remote works both TV programs, video chat, sharing photographs and more. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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For Startups Marketing To Seniors, A Novel Idea: Move In With Them

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are introduced during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Sept. 26. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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An App Saw Trump Winning Swing States When Polls Didn't

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Renditions of the Mannequin Challenge have been done by professional sports teams, high school students, and even a few celebrities including Destiny's Child. It looks like they decided to do another reunion that didn't require a Super Bowl performance. @kellyrowland/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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