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Havana, Hacks, and Shame Attacks

Friday, July 24, 2015

Revisiting the Elián González story as the US embassy reopens in Havana. Plus: Paul Ford examines the various issues raised by the Ashley Madison hack, and Jon Ronson on public shaming.

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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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A National Conversation

Friday, July 17, 2015

Listening in on the national conversation about race, on Twitter and beyond. Plus, the re-release of a satirical novel about bi-racial identity, and upheaval at Reddit.

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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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Polls Are Stupid

Friday, July 10, 2015

With Donald Trump in first place, the media uses polls irresponsibly. Plus: how the Dominican press is covering a humanitarian crisis there; blocking ad-blockers; DuckDuckGo; and more.

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Joking With Robots

Friday, July 03, 2015

Comedian Myq Kaplan faces off against a robot in a duel for comedic superiority.

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Robot Humor

Friday, July 03, 2015

We often think of robots as tools to make our lives easier. But what if they could also make our lives funnier?

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Operation Digital Data Rescue

Friday, June 26, 2015

A guide to moving your data from those obsolete cassettes, tapes and even floppy disks to somewhere you can actually use them.

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Surviving A Solar Flare

Friday, June 26, 2015

Rocky Rawlins created the Survivor Library in preparation for a solar flare taking us back to a pre-digital age.

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The Solar Flare Scenario

Friday, June 26, 2015

Could a solar flare cause a digital meltdown? Brooke speaks with Lucianne Walkowicz, astronomer at Chicago's Adler Planetarium, about the sun's power to affect our electrical grid.

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Preventing a NASA Dark Age

Friday, June 26, 2015

NASA's archives faced technological extinction, until a series of happy accidents allowed Keith Cowing to rescue the iconic photograph, Earthrise.

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Vint Cerf and Our Uncertain Digital Future

Friday, June 26, 2015

Four decades after he co-developed one of the protocols that made the internet a reality, Vint Cerf is worried about our digital future.

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Digital Dark Age

Friday, June 26, 2015

What if, either by the slow creep of technological obsolescence or sudden cosmic disaster, we were cut off from our electronic records? 

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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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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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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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Behind the Code Curtain

Friday, June 12, 2015

Most of us are familiar with Facebook or Apple products, but don't really understand the code that animates them. Programmer Paul Ford wants to change that.  

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Did Science Fiction Predict the Future of Journalism?

Friday, June 12, 2015

Brooke speaks with journalist Loren Ghiglione, who believes he might have found some answers about the future of journalism in the science fiction of the past.

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