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The Future of Storytelling Is Here

Friday, June 12, 2015

Bob takes a tour of an exhibit that lets him soar like bird, visit a refugee camp in Syria, and smell Goldilocks' porridge. 

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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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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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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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The Right to Repair Our Things

Friday, May 22, 2015

Because of copyright laws and the rise of the Internet of Things, farmers break the law if they tinker with the software inside their tractors. That is, unless a new bill helps them.

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Climate Feedback

Friday, April 10, 2015

Scientist Emmanuel Vincent spearheads Climate Feedback, a group of scientists annotating climate change coverage online to bridge the gap between reportage and scientific fact. 

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Podcast Extra: Jon Ronson and Public Shaming

Thursday, April 02, 2015

WNYC
Brooke talks with Jon Ronson about his new book, So You've Been Publicly Shamed. 
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Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales Vs. NSA

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Wikimedia Foundation is suing the NSA over its "upstream" spy program. Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales discusses the "chilling effect" he says surveillance has on its users. 

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Confession and Suppression

Friday, March 20, 2015

OTM examines the line between making great documentary and heeding the law. Plus, Florida officials suppressing the term "climate change," and Wikipedia vs. NSA.

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#49 - Do URL Believe in Magic?

Friday, March 13, 2015

Etsy has a selection of mystics, spellcasters, and witches to help you get money now, have better sex, and become enviously beautiful.
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The Haunted Dolls of eBay

Friday, March 13, 2015

How do you shop for a haunted doll?
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User Experience: Feeling Calm Online

Monday, March 09, 2015

Shh shhh shhhh. Click here for Internet calm.
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#48 -- Art Critics Love Us On Yelp

Thursday, March 05, 2015

What happens when a professional critic reviews art on Yelp?
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"Be a Hater, Not a Jerk!": A Q+A with the Creator of Not @

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

New site Not @ can fill all your shady subtweet needs.
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Tell Us Where You Go To Feel Calm Online

Monday, March 02, 2015

For the latest User Experience, we want to hear about your Internet happy place.
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Free And Open

Friday, February 27, 2015

This week, net neutrality advocates celebrated the FCC's ruling that bans Internet service providers from giving faster connections to websites that pay for the privilege.

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Privacy For Ransom

Friday, February 27, 2015

GigaOm's Stacey Higginbotham on AT&T's new high speed internet "privacy fee" and how the media got it wrong.

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#47 - JebBushforPresident.com

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The owners of JebBushforPresident.com want to talk, but not about Jeb Bush.
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Reminder: Anyone Can Pay Money to Bug You on Facebook. Or Maybe Not.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The price of your privacy is approximately one McChicken. And hey, did you know about the "Other" folder?
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