February 10, 2013 In a world of increased virtual connections, are we missing something? Weekend Edition Sunday is exploring a few of the places where technology can actually drive us apart and make real intimacy tough: in our romantic relationships, with our kids, even in the workplace.
February 9, 2013 The former Los Angeles police officer accused of killing three people and shooting others addressed a letter to Americans airing his grievances. How are we to respond?
February 8, 2013 Twitter's Vine video app is just 2 weeks old, but it's already been updated to add a 17+ rating. However, any user can just click "OK" to get around the age limit. Internet safety advocates say social media sites aren't doing enough to protect younger users from inappropriate material.
February 8, 2013 A report in The Smoking Gun about the hacking has led to a criminal investigation. The hacker reportedly got hold of photos, cellphone numbers and home addresses. Also, some "sensitive correspondence."
February 6, 2013 With no government ties, Bitcoin is used to buy everything from blogging services to Brooklyn-made cupcakes. Theoretically, millions of dollars are being kept in the digital currency. And it's increasingly being used by specialized websites to offer online gambling. But is Bitcoin gambling legal?
February 5, 2013 Making a candy dispenser head that looks just like you is pretty cool in its own right. But some people are taking 3-D printers much further, using the new technology to spit out actual food, like chocolate — and maybe one day, raw meat.
February 4, 2013 Ayatollah Ali Khamenei turned to social media recently. Meanwhile, Iran's government has stepped up efforts to identify and target online pro-democracy activists. Analysts say the government is using increasingly sophisticated methods to shrink the online space for free expression.
February 4, 2013 The blackout during the third quarter of last night's Super Bowl was the one spontaneous event of the whole evening, and the one thing that brought out the best in social media.
January 31, 2013 When protests broke out across North Africa and the Middle East, NPR senior strategist Andy Carvin followed the events in real time online. In his book Distant Witness, Carvin explains how he cultivated social media sources into a new form of journalism where people on the ground controlled the news.