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Detecting Terrorism Online Raises Legal Questions

Friday, January 29, 2016

The US government is in talks with Silicon Valley about creating tools to identify potential terrorists on social media. Is that legal?

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Munchausen by Internet

Friday, December 25, 2015

Taryn Harper Wright spends her spare time unraveling the efforts of people who fake illnesses online. 

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Is the Internet broken? Can we fix it?

Friday, November 13, 2015

In the desperate pursuit of clicks - and the advertising dollars that come with clicks - online publishers have realized the best way to grab our attention is to make us furious.

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California Protects Online Privacy

Friday, October 23, 2015

A new California law requires police to get a warrant before searching your electronic data. Bob talks to State Sen. Mark Leno, a co-sponsor of the bill, about its implications. 

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We Got Scooped: SCOTUS Edition

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

This week's show is all going to be all about the Supreme Court, and we were excited about a particular segment on transparency... until the Court made it totally obsolete on Monday.
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That Facebook Disclaimer? Ignore It.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

You've probably seen the declaration of privacy status making the rounds on Facebook. Trouble is, the post doesn't actually do anything. It's a hoax, and an old one at that.
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Munchausen By Internet

Friday, September 25, 2015

Taryn Harper Wright spends her spare time unraveling the efforts of people who fake illnesses online. 

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An American "Right To Be Forgotten?"

Friday, August 21, 2015

It takes little effort to make an impression online. But erasing that impression can be impossible. Privacy watchdog John Simpson on the need for a "right to be forgotten" in the US.

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Jon Ronson And Public Shaming

Friday, July 24, 2015

In the digital era, we live in a world where everything is known and it cannot be unknown. Author Jon Ronson talks about how our keyboards have become a powerful weapon. 

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Reddit In Revolt

Friday, July 17, 2015

The resignation of Reddit CEO Ellen Pao has prompted extensive discussion about the future of speech on the web.

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Blocking Ad-Blockers

Friday, July 10, 2015

Online ad-blocking software doesn't just remove advertisements from screens -- it also endangers the internet.

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Putting Tips In The Internet's Guitar Case

Friday, July 10, 2015

A new Google product lets you support websites by bidding for their ad space. But is it a way to give users choice, or another way for Google to expand control over your web experience?

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This Quack Don't Track

Friday, July 10, 2015

DuckDuckGo, a search engine that doesn't collect your personal information, surges in popularity in the wake of the Snowden revelations.

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#46 - Episode 45 Redux

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Two weeks ago, TLDR did an episode called "Quiet, Wadhwa." And then we became the story.
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Geeks Bearing Gifts

Friday, February 13, 2015

Bob imagines new futures for news with journalism professor Jeff Jarvis.

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The Corrector

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

There are a lot of mistakes in this dang world, Jon Delfin tries to correct one or two of them.
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#43 - Hey Ladies

Friday, January 16, 2015

Planning a St. Patrick's Day outing is no small feat, as these emails between a group of female friends reveal.
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#42 - GodTube

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Will Rogers wanted to let Christians know that non-Christians had something to say. So he made a video saying almost nothing at all.
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#41 - Tell Me How To Live My Life

Thursday, December 18, 2014

What happens when the most popular astrologer on the internet doesn't post on time?
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Ask Leah

Friday, October 24, 2014

Leah Reich was a 24-year old writing for a video game website who accidentally became Advisor-in-Chief to thousands of lonely teenaged boys. Including reporter PJ Vogt. 

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