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The Many Facets of Radicalization

Friday, January 29, 2016

Is it possible to create an algorithm to detect potential terrorists online? Probably not. 

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Note To Self Presents: Infomagical

Thursday, January 28, 2016

An OTM Podcast Special featuring WNYC's Note to Self and the debut of the "Infomagical" project.
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Our Quinceañera

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Celebrate the show's 15th birthday by listening to some vintage OTM, in which we celebrate our 10th birthday.
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The Wunderkind of the Free Culture Movement

Friday, January 15, 2016

A new book traces the life and death of Aaron Swartz alongside the history of copyright in America. 

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Preventing a NASA Dark Age

Friday, January 01, 2016

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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The Solar Flare Scenario

Friday, January 01, 2016

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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Surviving A Solar Flare

Friday, January 01, 2016

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

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Vint Cerf and Our Uncertain Digital Future

Friday, January 01, 2016

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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Operation Digital Data Rescue

Friday, January 01, 2016

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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Digital Dark Age

Friday, January 01, 2016

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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Surveillance Beyond the Patriot Act

Friday, November 27, 2015

We all know the Patriot Act, but lesser-known programs like Executive Order 12333 account for the bulk of government surveillance--and receive even less oversight. 

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He doesn't just want you to click; he wants you to care. Meet the 'Carebot.'

Friday, November 13, 2015

The current metric for online articles shows how much we click. NPR is creating a metric that shows how much we care.

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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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Virtual reality might change the way you see the world

Friday, November 13, 2015

Last week, the New York Times sent 1.2 million subscribers a set of virtual reality cardboard headsets. How much does the technology really move the needle on empathy?

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Two Angry Men

Friday, November 06, 2015

Bob and Alec Baldwin discuss all things media.

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An Optimistic Look At The Newspaper Business

Friday, November 06, 2015

Despite declining circulation, lower ad revenues, and continuing newsroom cuts, we found someone who doesn't think it's all doom and gloom for the newspaper industry. Meet David Chavern.

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Will Mobile Save Newspapers?

Friday, November 06, 2015

More news consumers are reading headlines on their phone, and social media platforms want to make it easier and faster. What does it mean for the struggling newspaper industry? 

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Talk to OTM about Virtual Reality + Journalism

Thursday, November 05, 2015

What potential -- or risk -- do you think virtual reality has for journalism?
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A Benghazi Victim's Alter Ego

Friday, October 23, 2015

With House Republicans revisiting the 2012 Benghazi consulate attacks, we revisit a 2014 segment about one of the attack's victims, Sean Smith, better known online as "Vile Rat."

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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.