April 30, 2010

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Friday, April 30, 2010

Shield laws, cyber war and bridging the online language barrier

iPhone Leak

Shield laws are designed to protect whistleblowers by allowing journalists to refuse to testify about their sources. But should they apply in a case like Gizmodo's iPhone leak, where the source was paid for possibly stolen material? George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley says this case sets ...

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Were the Goldman Sachs Hearings Just Theater?

On Tuesday, lawmakers dragged executives from Goldman Sachs in for a televised, ten-hour hearing. The politicians looked angry and the bankers looked chastened, but did we learn anything or was it mostly just theater? Atlantic economics editor Megan McArdle weighs in.

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Richard Clarke on Cyber-War

Although the threat has been raised for years, counter-terrorism expert Richard Clarke would like to remind us that cyber terrorism is not just a frightening prospect. It's happening now. Clarke explains how, despite government efforts to protect our thoroughly wired infrastructure, we’re as vulnerable as ever.

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North Korean Propaganda

What with its near-total isolation, its erratic nuclear posturing and its cult-of-personality, North Korea has an uncanny ability to stay in the news. South Korean academic B.R. Myers, author of a new study of North Korea’s internal and external propaganda, explains precisely how the country controls the message it sends ...

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Brooke and Bob read your letters about the dearth of women pundits on NPR and other media


Bridging the Online Language Barrier

Each year the internet grows more multilingual. The good news: this has allowed hundreds of millions of people to get online and use their native language. The bad news: it threatens to divide the web into separate Internets along language lines. OTM producer Mark Phillips reports ...

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