Marketplace Tech for Thursday, February 14, 2013

Episode Teaser Image 
Episode Description 
President Obama's executive order for increased sharing between government agencies and large infrastructure companies endeavors to help bypass Congress in a fast-moving Internet attack. And mass texting among teenagers is a growing problem -- as Janell Burley Hofmann can attest. Her son woke up the other morning with 0ver 600 missed texts from the night beore. 

Listen to more audio from this episode

0

Spain busts ransomware ring

Authorities in Spain have busted a ring of computer criminals. Their speciality: Ransomware, an infuriating kind of computer attack where a virus gets introduced that locks up the computer system and demands a cash ransom.
Posted In: ransomware, Tech, computer virus
0

The golden rule of group texts

Janell Burley Hofmann, one of our resident tech etiquette gurus, is a Cape Cod Mother of five with strong opinions about how to behave with technology. Today's topic: Group text messages.
Posted In: text messages, Tech, mobile, family tech
0

I <3 U: Best and worst romantic texts and tweets

To celebrate this day of wine and roses, Marketplace Tech wants to know the most romantic -- or least romantic -- text, tweet or social media message you've ever received.
Posted In: Valentine's Day, Tech, social media
0

A Presidential step toward cybersecurity

President Obama's executive order for increased sharing between government agencies and large infrastructure companies endeavors to help bypass Congress in a fast-moving Internet attack.
Posted In: Obama, State of the Union, Tech, cybersecurity, cyberwar

Browse the show calendar

S M T W T F S
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Buzzworthy

Recent comments on our stories..

mormuno01's picture

The secret life of a food stamp

Your article makes a lot of sense. Without the help of food stamps these people that are spending money at Walmart would be on the streets,...

wcourchesne's picture

What 1717 means: your trolley number guess

I have no idea what 1717 refers to but I do know Marketplace is always great to listen to! Keep going...

zingledot's picture

Attack of the shrimp (prices)

This issue has been going on for some time, actually. Anyone in the restaurant business feels this pain. More than a year ago the price for our...

sgardner's picture

Attack of the shrimp (prices)

 If you’re a shrimp lover you may be wondering why you’re paying more for your favorite shrimp cocktail or Pad Thai. It’s actually a bacterial...

Connect
Submit your Personal Finance Questions to the Getting Personal blog.

BECOME A MARKETPLACE SOURCE!

Join the Public Insight Network and help us tell the story. Sign Up Now or browse recent questions from the Network below.