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"Ebola: What It Is"

Friday, October 10, 2014

Inspired by CNN's chyron "Ebola: The ISIS of Biological Agents?" photographer and novelist Teju Cole wrote about what else cable news thinks Ebola might be.

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Imgur Attempts To Break Our Dependency on the GIF

Thursday, October 09, 2014

One of the biggest image hosting sites is trying to wean the internet off of the .gif format.
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Californians Shame Their Neighbors With a New "Drought Shaming" App.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The data revolution is upon us, folks, and we are using it to shame our neighbors for wasting water during a drought. 
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Weev Is A White Nationalist. He Still Shouldn't Have Gone To Jail

Monday, October 06, 2014

A convicted hacker has gone public as a white supremacist. His views are terrible, but he still shouldn't have gone to jail.
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Facebook Announces Reforms To Its Research Policies

Friday, October 03, 2014

Yesterday, Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer announced updates to the way that Facebook conducts research.
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Law of the Jungle

Friday, October 03, 2014

On the seemingly heroic lawyer Steven Donziger's case against oil giant Chevron. The story was not as simple as it seemed.

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The Education Battle of 2014

Friday, October 03, 2014

The College Board's new Advanced Placement US History framework is causing controversy across the nation. Why? 

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Riding the Rumor

Friday, October 03, 2014

A longtime chronicler of media misinformation creates a real-time rumor tracker called Emergent.info. 

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The Splintering Image of the Secret Service

Friday, October 03, 2014

In light of the revelations of major security lapses at the White House, Brooke examines the crumbling image of the Secret Service.

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Gary Webb and the CIA

Friday, October 03, 2014

In 1996, San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Webb published a series of articles that connected the CIA, the Contra rebels in Nicaragua, and the exploding crack trade in Los Angeles. 

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There is Now a "Mutual Consent" App

Monday, September 29, 2014

An app was released last week that allows potential partners to record their consent to sex prior to having it, as well as their level of intoxication at the time they consent. 
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Bad Reporting About Chris Christie

Friday, September 26, 2014

Last week, according to the media, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was exonerated on all, and then some, and finally none of the charges involving the Bridgegate scandal.

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The USS Pueblo Propaganda War

Friday, September 26, 2014

In 1968, an American spy ship was captured by North Korea, and its 82 crew members became propaganda pawns on television and radio worldwide. 

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The NSA Has An Advice Columnist

Friday, September 26, 2014

When employees of the NSA's Signals Intelligence Division need advice about workplace frustrations they can write 'Zelda.'

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Listeners React to Airing of ISIS Videos

Friday, September 26, 2014

We asked you, our listeners, how you feel news outlets should cover videos released by ISIS.

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Message Wars

Friday, September 26, 2014

A cartoon aimed to deter potential ISIS recruits, using prisoners to deliver propaganda, and correcting the Ebola numbers.

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Website That Threatened to Release Nudes of Emma Watson Now Threatens to Censor Internet

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A website threatening to leak nudes of Emma Watson has turned out to be an elaborate anti-nude hoax, but it has turned out not to be any better.
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The Strange True Story of Dr. Selfie

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

How I tried to break an app I was beta testing
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There's No Challenge So Absurd That The Internet Won't Try To Rise To It

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

One fan is crowdfunding an effort to get the new Run The Jewels 2 album re-recorded with nothing but cat sounds for music.
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Attention: Your Podcasts Are Still In Danger

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Personal Audio, the company that holds the "podcasting patent," is awarded $1.3 million against CBS
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