Internet http://nhpr.org en Dazzling The Enemy: The WWI Technology Being Used For Modern Anti-Surveillance Camouflage http://nhpr.org/post/dazzling-enemy-wwi-technology-being-used-modern-anti-surveillance-camouflage <p><a href="http://nhpr.org/post/80514-navys-acoustic-warfare-anti-surveillance-camouflage-and-erasing-your-metadata">We spoke</a> with The Atlantic’s Robinson Meyer about CV Dazzle, a way to camouflage your face from surveillance technology. He wore one of the designs featured on <a href="http://cvdazzle.com/">CVDazzle.com</a>, where there are many more ideas for ways to make your face indistinguishable to technology using facial recognition. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:37:32 +0000 Molly Donahue 53171 at http://nhpr.org Dazzling The Enemy: The WWI Technology Being Used For Modern Anti-Surveillance Camouflage 8.05.14: The Navy's Acoustic Warfare, Anti-Surveillance Camouflage, And Erasing Your Metadata http://nhpr.org/post/80514-navys-acoustic-warfare-anti-surveillance-camouflage-and-erasing-your-metadata <p>Bombs on bats and dolphin mine sweepers.&nbsp; First, we learn about the Navy’s long-running acoustic warfare program...mimicking mammals for weaponry. Plus, we know where your cat lives. An artist uses all those adorable cat photos on the internet to pinpoint your location. And, want to make sure your face isn’t recognized on surveillance cameras? All it takes is a little make-up and creativity. Today we’re looking at the digital footprints we leave all over the internet.</p><p>Listen to the full show and&nbsp;<strong>Read more</strong>&nbsp;for individual segments.</p><p> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 17:22:57 +0000 Word of Mouth 53157 at http://nhpr.org 8.05.14: The Navy's Acoustic Warfare, Anti-Surveillance Camouflage, And Erasing Your Metadata 7.31.14: Is Melissa McCarthy A Sellout, Pirates, And How To Delete Your Myspace Profile http://nhpr.org/post/73114-melissa-mccarthy-sellout-pirates-and-how-delete-your-myspace-profile <p>Melissa McCarthy is hailed as a “plus-sized sweetheart,” a champion of representation for women of all sizes. But is she really just a sellout? Today we look at the difference between her roles in movies and the issues she brings to the spotlight in interviews and profiles to see if she really is the progressive comedian everyone makes her out to be. Then, it’s time for some swashbuckling history. We get answers about what’s real and what are myths when it comes to one of our favorite villains – the pirate. Plus, what is the real cost and benefit of personal privacy in a world where everything is under surveillance?</p><p>Listen to the full show and&nbsp;<strong>Read more</strong>&nbsp;for individual segments.</p><p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:58:39 +0000 Word of Mouth 52892 at http://nhpr.org 7.31.14: Is Melissa McCarthy A Sellout, Pirates, And How To Delete Your Myspace Profile Should The U.S. Adopt A "Right To Be Forgotten" Online? http://nhpr.org/post/should-us-adopt-right-be-forgotten-online <p>Even the least tech-savvy among us has probably built up some kind of an online “past”, whether through photos on Facebook, or a mention in a newspaper article, or public documents- from arrests to divorce to debt.&nbsp; On one hand, this 'permanent record' can be a great benefit for potential employers and others curious about us, providing a sense of our job history, personal life, and accomplishments all with one Google search. At the same time, though, mistakes, embarrassing photographs, or other indiscretions are also cataloged, seemingly forever. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:00:51 +0000 The Exchange 51870 at http://nhpr.org Should The U.S. Adopt A "Right To Be Forgotten" Online? 6.17.14: Jacques Cousteau's Legacy, "OJ, The Musical", And The Price Of Privacy http://nhpr.org/post/61714-jacques-cousteaus-legacy-oj-musical-and-price-privacy <p>Fabien Cousteau hopes to break the record for longest time spent in an underwater lab, and he's well on his way to achieving that goal. He spoke to us from 63 feet below the surface about Mission 31, a research and outreach adventure intended to promote ocean education and conservation. Plus, between online hacking, stored search histories, social media settings, and malware, protecting one’s privacy has become more important, and more complicated than ever. So, how much is our anonymity worth? And finally, there are over 700 different Emojis out there, and plenty of interest groups asking for more. Why, for example, is there no hot dog Emoji? Turns out, the answer is surprisingly complicated.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click&nbsp;<strong>Read More</strong>&nbsp;for individual segments.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:20:33 +0000 Word of Mouth 50360 at http://nhpr.org 6.17.14: Jacques Cousteau's Legacy, "OJ, The Musical", And The Price Of Privacy 6.05.14: Amazon's Drug Trade, Worldwide Webcams, And The History Of New England's Summer Homes http://nhpr.org/post/60514-amazons-drug-trade-worldwide-webcams-and-history-new-englands-summer-homes <p>Amazon.com is one-stop shopping for Kindle downloads, on demand movies, and illegal prescription drugs? Today on Word of Mouth: steroids, painkillers, and antibiotics delivered right to your door. Then, if you’re bored by life in your cubicle, why not watch someone else’s…in Russia? A look at Opentopia, a curiously popular website that provides access to webcams across the world. Plus, we get the history behind a beloved New England trademark: the summer home.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p><strong> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:40:35 +0000 Word of Mouth 49742 at http://nhpr.org 5.14.14: The Internet Is Not Killing Religion, Years As Celebrities, And Female Viagra http://nhpr.org/post/51414-internet-not-killing-religion-years-celebrities-and-female-viagra <p>Over the past 25 years, the percentage of people with no religious affiliation has more than doubled, at the same time, the internet has been widely embraced. Coincidence? Today on Word of Mouth: does the internet spell the fall of religion? Or is it more of a correlation than a cause? Plus, we peruse the new release section of the bookstore and notice a trend, C<em>atastrophe 1914</em>, <em>1914: History in an Hour</em>, <em>1914: Fight the Good Fight.</em> A look into the downside of treating years as celebrities.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments</p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 17:55:55 +0000 Word of Mouth 48483 at http://nhpr.org 5.14.14: The Internet Is Not Killing Religion, Years As Celebrities, And Female Viagra N.H. Internet Speed Ranking Slips Slightly, State Still In Top 10 http://nhpr.org/post/nh-internet-speed-ranking-slips-slightly-state-still-top-10 <p>New Hampshire ranked seventh in the nation for Internet speed in 2013, according to a new report.&nbsp; That’s a slip from the state’s position in fourth place the previous year.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 18:56:54 +0000 Jack Rodolico 48236 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Internet Speed Ranking Slips Slightly, State Still In Top 10 4.22.14: Drug Tourism, History Of Ice Cubes, Heartbleed & The Americans http://nhpr.org/post/42214-drug-tourism-history-ice-cubes-heartbleed-americans <p> <em>Ahhh. </em>We finally have a week <em>full </em>of warmer temps. What better way to spend your afternoon work break walk than with Word of Mouth? Pop in your earbuds and turn it up; today's show heats up, cools down, and explores real-life risks of the internet and a scandal relived through television.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:19:42 +0000 Word of Mouth 47184 at http://nhpr.org 4.22.14: Drug Tourism, History Of Ice Cubes, Heartbleed & The Americans The Art Of The Emoji Translation http://nhpr.org/post/art-emoji-translation <p>While researching our story on <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/4314-boston-murder-connected-marathon-bombings-price-privacy-and-hot-dog-emojis">why there isn't a hot dog Emoji (it's more complicated than you think)</a>, we came across the interesting phenomenon of people translating things into Emoji. Here are some of our favorites: Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:37:01 +0000 Zach Nugent 46144 at http://nhpr.org The Art Of The Emoji Translation 4.3.14: Boston Murder Connected To The Marathon Bombings, The Price of Privacy, And Hot Dog Emojis http://nhpr.org/post/4314-boston-murder-connected-marathon-bombings-price-privacy-and-hot-dog-emojis <p></p><p>Today on Word of Mouth, the Boston Marathon bombings happened a year ago this month, but questions about Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s possible involvement in a triple homicide remain. Investigative reporter Susan Zalkind discusses the complicated case, and whether police missed their chance to apprehend Tsarnaev long before the marathon bombs. Plus, between online hacking, stored search histories, social media settings, and malware,protecting one’s privacy has become more important, and more complicated than ever. So, how much is our anonymity worth? We'll ask&nbsp; And finally, there are over 700 different Emojis out there, and plenty of interest groups asking for more. Why, for example, is there no hot dog Emoji? Turns out, the answer is surprisingly complicated.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:06:57 +0000 Word of Mouth 46130 at http://nhpr.org 4.3.14: Boston Murder Connected To The Marathon Bombings, The Price of Privacy, And Hot Dog Emojis Internet Access & Net Neutrality, Explained http://nhpr.org/post/internet-access-net-neutrality-explained <p>Taking on the Telecom industry with “net neutrality,” the concept that all websites are treated equally in terms of cost and access.&nbsp; There’s a rising concern that internet companies are gaining too much control over online content, and a court recently ruled in favor of the industry. We’re talking with the author of a new book called “Captive Audience” and see what may happen next.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 45684 at http://nhpr.org Internet Access & Net Neutrality, Explained Your Essential ICANN Primer http://nhpr.org/post/your-essential-icann-primer <p></p><p>You may have heard news this week that the U.S. is “relinquishing control” over the internet – more specifically, that the Obama administration has decided not to renew its contract overseeing the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN.&nbsp; The decision has sparked a vocal backlash from conservatives.&nbsp; Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich tweeted “Every American should worry about Obama giving up control of the internet to an undefined group.&nbsp; This is very, very, dangerous”.&nbsp; But let’s face it – most of us have <em>no idea</em> what ICANN does, or how this decision will or will not change the way the internet functions.<strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Rob Fleischman</strong> joined us to explain all things ICANN. He is chief technology officer at Xerocole, and our explainer of all things wired.</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:09:46 +0000 Word of Mouth 45296 at http://nhpr.org Your Essential ICANN Primer 3.19.14: Big Data, ICANN & Body Farm http://nhpr.org/post/31914-big-data-icann-body-farm <p>Today on Word of Mouth, we're unpacking big data. Should we fear or embrace it? Then we get a lesson on ICANN - what it is and how the decision made by the Obama administration <em>not </em>to renew its contract to oversee see it actually affects the way the internet functions. Finally, bodies! How do you study the effects of certain conditions on human remains? With a body farm, of course.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:50:05 +0000 Word of Mouth 45294 at http://nhpr.org 3.19.14: Big Data, ICANN & Body Farm Viral Images: Duping The Internet Masses http://nhpr.org/post/viral-images-duping-internet-masses <p></p><p>Niagara Falls, 1911. Completely frozen over with a group of people standing where they would otherwise be sucked into the rushing waterfall. Incredible? Absolutely! Totally truthful? <a href="http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_niagara_falls_frozen.htm" target="_blank">Not exactly</a>.</p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 18:41:35 +0000 Sarah Thomas 44115 at http://nhpr.org Viral Images: Duping The Internet Masses