PJ Vogt

PJ Vogt appears in the following:

On Second Thought, Facebook Would Prefer You Didn't Post Your Beheading Videos

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wait, what? Facebook has once again updated its policy on beheading videos: they’re not allowed.

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Facebook Lifts A Ban On Beheading Videos

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The BBC reports Facebook has lifted a blanket ban on beheading videos the company introduced back in May. 

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#4 - The Unicorn

Monday, October 21, 2013

Millions of Americans don't use the internet at all. Some don't have access because of poverty, geography, or age. But some just never logged on. This week, Alex goes on a quest to find a unicorn -- someone who lives a life just like his, but entirely without internet.

 

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We Are Never Ever Going To Stop Online Dating

Monday, October 21, 2013

Can't something be seen as a little sad and still be pretty popular?

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Rise of the Death Clocks

Friday, October 18, 2013

Here’s a trend you maybe wouldn't have expected to take off: apps that tell you how soon you you and your loved ones will likely die.

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Airbnb to NYC Hosts: Keep Calm and Be As Vague As Possible

Friday, October 18, 2013

New York Airbnb hosts are caught in an uncomfortable situation right now.

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Buzzfeed Minus GIFs

Friday, October 18, 2013

Buzzfeed is getting mocked this week, which is not a new phenomenon. What is new is a Tumblr called Buzzfeed Articles Without The GIFs ,which points out that Buzzfeed listicles, sans pictures, are just paragraphs of silly, vapid sentences. 

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Genetic Testing Anxiety

Friday, October 18, 2013

Brooke and OTM producer PJ Vogt prepare to send their saliva off to 23andMe, a company that analyzes DNA information. Before they prepare their samples, Brooke and PJ talk with OTM senior producer Katya Rogers, and former OTM producer Jamie York about what they hope to find out from their genetic testing, what they’re concerned about discovering, and the value of having their genetic information online.

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The Results Are In

Friday, October 18, 2013

Brooke and OTM producer PJ Vogt get their genetic tests back and reveal the results to each other. Then, to help them understand what their results really mean, Brooke and PJ speak to geneticist Greg Lennon, co-founder of SNPedia, a wiki-pedia for genetic information that aims to make “DNA stuff” real. Lennon answers some of Brooke and PJ’s pressing questions about their results. Among other things, Brooke finds out she doesn’t have as much Neanderthal in her genes as she hoped.

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The War On Podcasts

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Via Ars, news that the Electronic Frontier Foundation is pursuing a patent troll who's been targeting podcasters. 

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The Pros and Cons of Internet Vigilante Justice

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Well that didn't take long. 

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Anonymous Arrives In Maryville

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

On Sunday, the Kansas City Star published a story about a horrific rape in Maryville, Missouri. 

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The NSA Probably Has Your Buddy List

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Washington Post reports that the NSA harvests the email addresses and contact lists of millions of people globally, many of them Americans. They don't have permission from the email providers to do this, the agency just snatches the data as its transmitted across the world.

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Happy Friday, To All & Sundry

Friday, October 11, 2013

Behold! A glorious miscellany of week-end links. 

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Facebook Reduces Its Privacy Options (Again)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Yesterday, Facebook announced that users who've asked for their timelines to be unsearchable will now searchable. 

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Why Amazon Should Keep Publishing Rape and Incest Porn

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The online magazine Kernel is after Amazon for publishing pornographic eBooks that fetishize rape and incest. 

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Drunk Dial Your Congressperson

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Via Politico, news of a new website that lets angry citizens and furloughed DC employees drunk dial their congressperson. 

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