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Putting heart and the human experience into tech coverage, WNYC's New Tech City with Manoush Zomorodi investigates what all the data, constant connectivity, and perpetual "upgrades" really mean for daily life. Follow @newtechcity and subscribe to the podcast for stories of discovery on how the digital age is altering our brains, relationships, and values. 

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Men Can Finally Pay Someone to Explain Feminism to Them

Monday, October 06, 2014

Artist Elizabeth Simins made something to draw attention to a particular and often ignored form of abuse. 
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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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Nothing But The Truth

Friday, October 03, 2014

The splintering image of the Secret Service, why rumors are more interesting than fact, and an atheist tome for kids.

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Lawyer Threatens Google With $100 Million Lawsuit Over Nude Stolen Celeb Photos

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Lawyer Threatens Google With $100 Million Lawsuit Over Nude Stolen Celeb Photos
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Facebook Apologizes to LGBT Community and Promises Better Authentication Tools

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Chris Cox — Facebook’s Chief Product Officer — apologized for account suspensions following weeks of protest over the social media company's name policy.
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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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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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Goth Teens On The Internet Are Never What They Seem

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

On July 8, 2008 the YouTube account xXblo0dyxkissxX uploaded its first video, and created a small mystery.
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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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This Fake Identity Generator Wants You to Think About How to Use Fake Identity Generators

Friday, September 19, 2014

There’s a new tool available for all your temporary false identity needs: fakena.me.
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Apple Will No Longer Let The Cops Into Your Phone

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that their new operating system makes it impossible for the company to give cops access to its users phones. 
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TLDR #37 - Every City Gets the Hero it Deserves

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Philadelphia Police's investigation of a hate crime finds an unlikely ally: a local anonymous sports blogger. 
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#37 - Every City Gets the Hero it Deserves

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Philadelphia Police's investigation of a hate crime finds an unlikely ally: a local anonymous sports blogger. 
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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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TLDR #36 - The Mystery of Childish Gambino

Monday, September 15, 2014

TLDR explores the mystery of Childish Gambino's creation myth.
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#36 - The Mystery of Childish Gambino

Monday, September 15, 2014

Rapper Childish Gambino (a.k.a. actor Donald Glover) claims his rap pseudonym came from a Wu-Tang name generator. But investigating whether that's true led us on an odyssey of discovery.
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DiGiorno Is Actually Covering Its Social Media Screwup Pretty Well

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

DiGiorno embarrassed itself on Twitter last night. But unlike most corporate social media embarrassments, the company actually handled its screwup pretty well.
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