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  • Google Maps scored an A on PrivacyGrade.org.

    When you open up your Skype app to make a call, it's probably no surprise that it's accessing your phone's call history. But would you expect your Nike+ Running app to collect that information too?

    If you're like most people, the answer is no.

    That's why the Nike+ Running app gets a B on PrivacyGrade, a site for people to figure out what information their apps might be collecting. Right now it only looks at Android apps, but the site already lists hundreds of them from Google Maps to Instagram to WebMD.

  • Takata Quality Official Apologizes Over Air Bag Defect Linked To Deaths

    The executive in charge of quality for Takata Corp. apologized today for the defects in the air bags made by his company that have been linked to at least five deaths and dozens of injuries. "We are deeply sorry about each of the reported instances in which a Takata air bag has not performed as...
  • Soda Companies Step Up Their Marketing To Black And Latino Kids

    While beverage companies have cut their marketing of unhealthy drinks to children on TV and websites overall, they have ramped up marketing to black and Latino kids and teens, who have higher rates of obesity than white youth, a study finds.

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  • Christmas Memories at historic Arms House

    It's almost time...Memories of Christmas Past opens at The Arms Family Museum on Saturday, November 22. Stroll through seven period rooms filled with one-of-a-kind vintage holiday decor. Get all the information you'll need about visiting the museum at www.memoriesofchristmaspast.com.

  • Planetarium Hosts Kids Show

    The YSU Planetarium will present The Case of the Disappearing Planet on Saturday, November 22, at 1:00 p.m. at Ward Beecher Hall. The show is about a gumshoe named Skye Watcher who is trying to discover what happened to Pluto. Kids play detective, collect clues and travel through time to examine how people have viewed plantes.  The show is one hour in length and free of charge -- no reservations required.  Parking is also free. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the show. 

  • Intelligence Squared on WYSU

    Rethink your point of view with Intelligence Squared U.S., Oxford-style debates recorded in New York City.  Based on the highly successful British program, Intelligence Squared U.S. has presented nearly 100 debates on a range of provocative and timely topics.  Intelligence Squared U.S. brings together the world’s leading authorities on the day’s most important issues. Starting this fall, you can hear Intelligence Squared U.S. some Sundays at 6 p.m. on 88.5 WYSU.