Business

5:41am

Thu June 12, 2014
All Tech Considered

Uber's Rapid Growth Pits Innovation Against Existing Laws

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 9:53 am

Taxi drivers gather in Berlin before joining an anti-Uber protest through the city. It coincided with similar protests in cities across Europe.
Sean Gallup Getty Images

To see the speed of technological innovation, look no further than a street corner. Hailing a cab from the street is less common in cities with Uber, a service that lets you request a ride with the simple tap of a mobile phone app.

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5:00am

Thu June 12, 2014
Energy

Colorado Keeps A Wary Eye As Crude Oil By Rail Shipments Rise

Workers in the midst of clean-up efforts at the site of a train derailment and crude oil spill located south of Greeley, Colo., May 12, 2014.
Grace Hood KUNC

From 2012 to 2013, the transport of crude oil by major freight railroads spiked, increasing nearly 75 percent according to the American Association of Railroads. Even though crude oil accounted for just over 1 percent of overall 2013 traffic, there’s growing public concern about spills and other hazards.

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2:09pm

Wed June 11, 2014
Transportation

Uber Eyes Full Front Range Rollout

Uber Black provides town cars and SUV service on-demand from your smartphone.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Now that Governor Hickenlooper has officially authorized ride sharing service smartphone apps, car-sharing service Uber Technologies, which operates Uber Black and Uber X in Denver, is looking to expand across the Front Range.

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1:28pm

Wed June 11, 2014

3:09am

Tue June 10, 2014
All Tech Considered

Project Eavesdrop: An Experiment At Monitoring My Home Office

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 12:55 pm

If someone tapped your Internet connection, what would they find out about you?
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If someone tapped your Internet connection, what would he find out about you?

It's been just over a year since Edward Snowden became a household name, and his disclosures about the reach and extent of the National Security Agency's online monitoring programs led to headlines around the world.

But one big, basic question remains more or less unanswered: What exactly does the NSA's surveillance reveal?

To try to answer that question, I had my home office bugged.

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