According to the FTC complaint, AT&T kept at least 35 percent of the unauthorized charges it imposed on customers, who will now be able to get their money back. The multi-agency settlement includes $80 million that will be paid to the FTC for consumer refunds. Continue reading
The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three scientists who created the revolutionary LED light, which is 20 times more efficient than a standard incandescent bulb. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Jeffrey Brown to talk about the winners and their energy-saving research, plus a look at this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine. Continue reading
In a device-heavy world, hands-free technology is supposed to make tasks like driving safer. But a new report found that talking, texting and adjusting music might be even more distracting if you’re not using your hands. Gwen Ifill learns more from Jake Nelson, director of Traffic Safety Advocacy and Research at AAA. Continue reading
Estonia will soon become the first country to offer e-residency; inviting people from around the world to apply to become an “e-Estonian” and gain the opportunity to access government services with a click of a mouse.
As industrial robots continue to acquire cognitive skills, machines will replace one in three human workers by 2025, Gartner analysts predicted Monday. Continue reading
Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft have responded to public demand in a way traditional taxi cabs have not been able to, says Hansu Kim, owner of San Francisco’s third-largest taxi company. But that’s come at the expense of passenger safety, not to mention fair play, he argues. Continue reading
The debate over personal privacy vs. national security took a new turn earlier this week as the director of the FBI criticized the advent of encrypted smart phones that allow users to keep data on their devices private. For more, Julia Angwin of ProPublica joins Alison Stewart. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision.
Within 10 minutes of its rollout on the New York Stock Exchange, Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba sold 100 million shares and earned $25 billion. Though not a household name in the U.S., it’s extremely popular in China and enjoys close ties to the Chinese government. David Kirkpatrick of Techonomy joins Hari Sreenivasan to analyze what shareholders invested in today. Continue reading
Forget blasting your defrosters and scraping windshields tirelessly in the wintertime — a new technology may help keep them ice-free.