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  1. Brands Push Back On Partnering With Social Media Influencers
    Brands are expected to spend up to $10 billion by next year on social media influencers. But some companies are fighting back, accusing influencers of just trying to get something for nothing.
  2. San Francisco DA Looks To AI To Remove Potential Prosecution Bias
    NPR's Michel Martin speaks with San Francisco district attorney George Gascon about his plan to use artificial intelligence to combat racial bias in criminal sentencing.
  3. Why Safer Cars Don't Lead To Cheaper Car Insurance ... Yet
    Many new cars have optional features that can help prevent accidents. But those same features also make repairs more expensive. The result? Premiums can go upfor cars that are less likely to crash.
  4. Congress Raises Questions On How Deep Fake Technologies Could Affect 2020 Campaign
    The House Intelligence Committee examined the rise of deep fake videos and the challenges they place on social media platforms and the subjects of the videos who could be misrepresented in them.
  5. Hackers Demanding Ransoms Paralyze City Computer Systems In The U.S.
    NY Times cybersecurity correspondent Nicole Perlroth says hacking tools developed by the NSA were stolen, posted online and are now being used in cyberattacks, including one on the city of Baltimore.
  6. From Henry Ford To Elon Musk: The Past, Present And Future Of Cars
    Beep beep. Honk.
  7. Spain's Top Soccer League Fined For Using App To Spy On Fans In Fight To Curb Piracy
    The country's data protection agency said La Liga's popular app was systematically accessing phones' microphones and geolocation data to find out which bars were showing unlicensed match broadcasts.
  8. Lawmakers Take A Hard Look At What Google And Facebook Mean For Democracy
    Lawmakers are looking into how the big online platforms are displacing mainstream media and what that means for democracy.
  9. News Publishers Say Tech Industry Poses 'Potentially Existential' Threat To Media
    A House Judiciary subcommittee heard from publishers on Tuesday as it looks at ways to curb Big Tech's power.
  10. Uber CEO: Some Of The Increased Scrutiny On Tech Is Deserved
    The push to increase regulations on tech companies may be warranted, said Dara Khosrowshahi, chief of the ride-hailing service. His comments come as lawmakers and regulators focus on the industry.
  11. Dinosaurs Come Back To Life At The Smithsonian
    After five years, the exhibit reopens this month with new bones and more scientifically accurate explanations.
  12. Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter On 'The Five-Sided Box'
    Carter served under President Barack Obama from 2015-2017.
  13. Hackers Grabbed Security Camera Images Taken At Border Crossing, CBP Says
    The photographs of license plates and people inside vehicles were taken over a six-week period at a single U.S. land-border point, the Customs and Border Protection agency says.
  14. House Panel To Begin Probe Into Powerful Tech Giants
    Steve Inskeep talks to Diana Moss, president of the American Antitrust Institute, about the House Judiciary Committee launching an antitrust probe into the big tech industry.
  15. The Money And Trade-Offs Involved In The Influencer Economy
    NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Taylor Lorenz of The Atlantic about the influence economy, how much money is at stake and who has the power.

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