Internet http://kplu.org en A Rising Tide of People `Pushes Back' Against Technology http://kplu.org/post/rising-tide-people-pushes-back-against-technology <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Do the little alerts from your phone make you twitch? Is Facebook leaving you more depressed than satisfied? If you’re feeling tired of being constantly connected to the Internet, you’re not alone.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">University of Washington researchers say there’s a new phenomenon on the rise. Called “pushback", it refers to people who are choosing to unplug.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 10645 at http://kplu.org A Rising Tide of People `Pushes Back' Against Technology In A World Where One Teen's Voice Is An Internet Hit http://kplu.org/post/how-one-teens-voice-became-internet-hit-and-contract <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5exPIHtmsmI</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-id_7qs00g</p> Sun, 27 May 2012 04:52:50 +0000 5118 at http://kplu.org In A World Where One Teen's Voice Is An Internet Hit MSN adds new feature to take Internet's pulse - targets young users http://kplu.org/post/msn-adds-new-feature-take-internets-pulse-targets-young-users <p>SAN FRANCISCO &mdash; Microsoft is hooking up MSN.com with a hipper sidekick to broaden its appeal and stay on top of the Internet&#39;s hottest topics.</p><div><p>The trend-tracking service, called &quot;msnNOW,&quot; tunes into the buzz by sifting through millions of Internet searches and links circulating among the hordes on Facebook and Twitter. The chatter is then distilled into the equivalent of a digital water cooler &mdash; a place where people can go to keep in touch without taking up a lot of their time.</p><p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 18:25:13 +0000 The Associated Press 4180 at http://kplu.org MSN adds new feature to take Internet's pulse - targets young users Ben Huh on why we need to protect 'our greatest creation' - the Internet http://kplu.org/post/ben-huh-why-we-need-protect-our-greatest-creation-internet <p>By John Cook at <a href="http://www.geekwire.com/">Geekwire</a></p><p>Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh appeared today at the <a href="http://www.seattlechamber.com/Events/EventDetails.aspx?articleID=2534">In NW social media conference</a> in Seattle, offering an impassioned plea on the importance of protecting the Internet. Or, as the Internet entrepreneur dubs it: &ldquo;The greatest thing that mankind has ever created.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 23:24:21 +0000 KPLU 4168 at http://kplu.org Ben Huh on why we need to protect 'our greatest creation' - the Internet CIA Tracks Public Information For The Private Eye http://kplu.org/post/cia-tracks-public-information-private-eye Secrets: the currency of spies around the world.<p>The rise of social media, hash-tags, forums, blogs and online news sites has revealed a new kind of secret — those hiding in plain sight. The CIA calls all this information "open source" material, and it's changing the way America's top spy agency does business.<p>NPR recently got a rare behind-the-scenes look at the CIA's Open Source Center. It operates on the down-low, though it deals with public material. We aren't allowed to tell you where the Open Source Center is. Sun, 22 Jan 2012 15:50:58 +0000 Rachel Martin 3863 at http://kplu.org CIA Tracks Public Information For The Private Eye Feds shut down file-sharing site; hackers attack Justice Department http://kplu.org/post/feds-shut-down-file-sharing-site-hackers-attack-justice-department Earlier today, the Justice Department announced it had charged seven people on counts of copyright infringement and conspiracy in what's being called one the biggest criminal copyright cases.<p>NPR's Carrie Johnson filed this report for our Newscast unit:<p><blockquote><p>"The Justice Department accused Megaupload, a popular file sharing site, with helping millions of people gain access to pirated movies, music and TV programs, often before the items are released for sale.<p>"A federal judge in Virginia gave authorities the green light to seize 18 domain names associated with the company, putt Thu, 19 Jan 2012 23:46:37 +0000 3826 at http://kplu.org Wednesday's Web 'blackout' by Wikipedia, others: Good protest? http://kplu.org/post/wednesdays-web-blackout-wikipedia-others-good-protest Now that <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=145311476" target="_blank">Wikipedia has said it's going to join other websites</a> Wednesday and go black to protest anti-piracy bills being considered by the House and Senate, the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/12/15/143786288/googles-brin-says-piracy-bills-puts-u-s-censorship-on-par-with-china" target="_blank">backlash against</a> the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act has gotten a much higher profile.<p>The decision means Wikipedia's English-language site will be dark fr Tue, 17 Jan 2012 18:05:45 +0000 Mark Memmott 3768 at http://kplu.org Wednesday's Web 'blackout' by Wikipedia, others: Good protest?