Tech Tuesday

Tech Tuesday: Saving Disappearing Species

6 hours ago
The ground pangolin in South Africa.
David Brossard / Flickr

Transformative technologies expand the ways that wild animals can be tracked and monitored, providing new hope for conservation efforts.

Tech Tuesday: Scrutinizing Company Mergers

Feb 18, 2020
Google sign at its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.
Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP

In an unusual move, the Federal Trade Commission ordered five big tech companies to turn over information about smaller companies they’ve acquired since 2010.

Tech Tuesday: Cracking Down On Foreign Hackers

Feb 11, 2020
data log file
Max Pixel / Creative Commons

Hackers in 2017 exploited weaknesses in Equifax’s cybersecurity network to steal sensitive personal data of nearly half of all Americans.

On Monday, the Justice Department announced charges against four members of Chinese military on suspicion of stealing trade secrets and personal data.

Tech Tuesday: Privacy Rights

Feb 4, 2020
Martin Meissner / Associated Press

Facebook agreed to settle a $550 million class-action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology in Illinois. It is believed to be the one of the largest civil settlements involving consumer privacy in U.S. history. 

Tech Tuesday: Dairy Farming Robots

Jan 28, 2020
Jeff Weese / Flickr

Dairy farming in Ohio has gone high-tech. Robots are taking over milking duties on a number of dairy operations in Ohio. 

Tech Tuesday: Connected Vehicles

Jan 21, 2020
highway in Columbus
Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

Tampa, Florida, is one year into a high-tech transportation experiment to connect drivers and cars to real-time data and move them more safely and efficiently along roadways.

The city of Columbus embarks on a similar pilot program in February, when it begins recruiting hundreds of drivers who will test whether cars and devices can successfully communicate. That happens this summer. A regional effort with Dublin, Marysville and Union County will eventually extend the test corridor along U.S. 33.

Tech Tuesday: Fighting Robocalls

Jan 14, 2020
Jan Vašek / Pixabay

A record 54 billion spam calls flooded consumers’ smart phones in 2019.

Tech Tuesday: Activism In The Tech World

Jan 7, 2020
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Tech giants are taking action against vocal and activist employees.

Amazon threatened to fire at least two employees after they spoke to the press about the push for stronger company action on climate change.

Tech Tuesday: Emerging Technologies

Dec 17, 2019
Visitors interact with the mobile, dexterous, social (MDS) robot Octavia at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) exhibit during Fleet Week New York 2010.
John F. Williams / United States Navy

Emerging technologies are those concepts that could lead to the wonders of the future.

For example, the technology to virtually teleport you to a distant place where you will be able to feel the handshakes and hugs of fellow cyber travelers. Or a system to pinpoint ground zero of a food-poisoning outbreak in minutes – maybe seconds. 

Tech Tuesday: Your Data's Worth

Jun 25, 2019
iPhone with social media apps
Christiian Colen / Flickr

Social media outlets like Facebook and Google make money from your data.

They use personal information to craft marketing and advertising materials.

Two U.S. Senators proposed a bipartisan legislation that would pull back the curtain on just how much personal data is worth.

If passed, companies that have more than 100 million users, think Facebook and Amazon, must publicly provide information on the total monetary value of this data, among other information.

Today on All Sides, the value of data, virtual reality, and more.

Tech Tuesday: Personal Safety And Mobile Applications

Apr 2, 2019
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Travel in groups. If you’re alone, take out the earbuds. Be aware of your surroundings.

And consider mobile technology as part of your personal safety toolkit. 

Hear about some ideas today on Tech Tuesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher.  

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Your phone tracks your location. 

That's not new information. But what these companies do with this data is the subject of a new New York Times investigation. 

Tech companies that collect users' location turn around and sell it to advertisers for targetted marketing. 

Today on All Sides, how to stop apps from tracking your location, Ohio’s autonomous bus  and more.

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Ohio will become the first state in the U.S. to permit taxes to be paid in bitcoin. Companies from around the state are now able to use cryptocurrency to pay a variety of taxes, from tobacco sales to public utilities.

Bitcoin is the only cryptocurrency to be accepted by the state.

Today on All Sides, Ohio accepting bitcoin for tax payments, net neutrality status and more.

A view from the surface of Mars from NASA's Mars Lander.
NASA / Twitter

NASA’s InSight lander has officially landed on Mars to study the giant red planet’s deep interior and how it formed.

It’s a mission nearly seven months in the making but there are still concerns that Mars’ thin air could melt the lander.

Today on All Sides, we discuss the NASA’s InSight lander, the best apps for kids and more.

Mark Zuckerberg speaking at Facebook event.
Brian Solis / Flickr

Following a New York Times investigation into Facebook’s knowledge of Russian hacking, the tech giant is yet again in hot water. Facebook failed to disclose its knowledge of security breaches from Russian-linked accounts during the 2016 election. And when faced with backlash after the scandal started, the companies hired a firm from Washington, Definers Public Affairs, to discredit critics.

Today on All Sides, Facebook’s latest scandal, safety while online shopping and more on Tech Tuesday.

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