Guest host Jacki Lyden continues the conversation about the passage of Congressman Paul Ryan's budget plan in the House of Representatives. Lyden speaks with NPR Washington Editor S.V. Date about what the vote means and whether the plan's passage may signal long budget battles ahead.
Originally published on Fri March 30, 2012 11:17 am
The FBI's top cyber cop retires today after nearly a quarter century in federal law enforcement.
Shawn Henry started looking into computer issues in the run up to Y2K (the arrival of the year 2000). He says that experience left him hungry to learn more about the way electronics were changing the way we live — and the way criminals operate.The movement of so much sensitive information online poses an "existential threat," according to Henry.
Burmese monks work on computers reading Buddhist websites at a local internet cafe February 22, 2007 in Mandalay, Myanmar. The internet is strictly controlled by the government banning all free email services such as Yahoo, Hotmail and AOL.
Originally published on Fri March 30, 2012 6:22 am
Fergus Hanson is a visiting fellow in ediplomacy at the Brookings Institution.
Last year, when Internet users in 12 authoritarian states tried to navigate to the social networking sites we take for granted in the West, they encountered the usual government firewall blocking their access. But there was a twist. Many of them also saw an advertisement alerting them to the fact they could download free tools to circumvent this censorship. Almost half a million users did just that.
Poet Adrienne Rich received several notable awards over the course of her career, including a MacArthur Fellowship, the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and the Frost Medal.
A young female poet was speaking to a male poet at a party. "Women shouldn't write poems," he told her. "They are poems."
The young poet was a friend of Adrienne Rich, who used that story as an example of what female poets were up against in the 1950s and '60s, when she was first becoming established. Rich, who went on to become one of the first widely published contemporary feminist poets, died Tuesday at her home in Santa Cruz, Calif. She was 82.