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Digital Dark Age

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

What if, either by the slow creep of technological obsolescence or sudden cosmic disaster, we no longer could draw from the well of of knowledge accrued through the ages?
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I'm Not A Scientist

Friday, June 19, 2015

Bob raises an eyebrow at the perennial non-denial denial of climate change. 

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A Healthy Dose of Information

Friday, June 19, 2015

Myths abound about the Supreme Court's imminent ruling on the Affordable Care Act.   

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Foreign & Domestic

Friday, June 19, 2015

Horror in Charleston, the subversive power of comedy, and the "I'm not a scientist" defense.

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Animating Anti-Extremism

Friday, June 19, 2015

A home-grown cartoon character named Abdullah-X is the face of a grassroots approach to anti-extremism.

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Share Your Story About Digital Loss

Monday, June 15, 2015

Tell us your story about not being able to access a part of your personal history - photos, files, etc - because they're trapped on old technology. 
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Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Data Breach Edition

Friday, June 12, 2015

The federal government has suffered one of the largest data breaches--or hacks--in its history. Cyber policy expert Robert Knake reminds us how to react. 

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Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Bearing Witness Edition

Friday, June 12, 2015

As another disturbing video of police action goes viral, we provide a handbook for filming police encounters and bearing witness.

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Codes of Conduct

Friday, June 12, 2015

What you need to know about filming the police and understanding massive data breaches, the importance of coding, and the future of storytelling via virtual reality.

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Rap Lyric or Online Death Threat?

Friday, June 05, 2015

This week, the Supreme Court made its first ruling on a case about the nebulous world of violent online speech. 

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Worse Than Nothing

Friday, June 05, 2015

The author of a story about an inflammatory report from Colombia explains why he wishes his reporting never got picked up by outside news outlets. 

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Racial Bias in Crime Reporting

Friday, June 05, 2015

Research shows the media disproportionately portray African-Americans as criminals. Brooke speaks with Nazgol Ghandnoosh of The Sentencing Project about racial bias in news coverage.

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Checking The Books

Friday, June 05, 2015

Two newspapers' quests to count every person killed by police in 2015, how librarians shaped the original debate over the Patriot Act, and more.

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Surveillance Beyond the Patriot Act

Friday, May 29, 2015

The current Patriot Act debate suggests that mass surveillance comes primarily from Section 215. But other, less-known programs actually account for most of the metadata collected.

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Present at the Creation

Friday, May 29, 2015

A mere six weeks after 9/11, the USA PATRIOT Act was passed. Brooke and Bob relive the act's conception amid a climate of fear, confusion, and deceit.

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The Patriot Act's Unintended Consequences

Friday, May 29, 2015

Ultimately, our assumption that the Patriot Act is at the center of our nation's struggle between privacy and security...may not be true. 

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This Week's Showdown: Freedom Act Vs. Patriot Act

Friday, May 29, 2015

 Three provisions of the Patriot Act are set to expire this weekend, unless a gridlocked Congress manages to find a last minute solution.

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The Patriot Act, Encore

Friday, May 29, 2015

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris, French legislators are considering a new law that looks a lot like what the US passed after 9/11.

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What's in the Bill?

Friday, May 29, 2015

For almost fourteen years we've been hearing about the Patriot Act. What exactly is in it again?

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An NFL Rookie Leaves the Game

Friday, May 22, 2015

In March, a rising 24-year-old football star shocked the sports industry when he announced that he was retiring from the NFL because of the long-term dangers of concussions. 

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