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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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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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My Attempt To Write About "Gamergate"

Friday, September 05, 2014

Against my better judgment, I am writing about Gamergate.
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The Internet Slowdown Could Happen

Friday, September 05, 2014

Which is why online advocacy groups are urging websites and people to post images of the dreaded loading symbol today to support net neutrality. 

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Media Kidnapping Blackouts, A Conversation With Carl Kasell, and More

Friday, September 05, 2014

Gruesome murders of American journalists by ISIS militants have raised serious questions about the way the media should cover these acts of terrorism.  

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The Chopsticks Of The Future

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The Chinese company Baidu is developing "smart chopsticks" that will tell you what's in your food. And they're actually pretty cool.
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TLDR #35 - Stolen Pictures

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Forbes' Kashmir Hill has covered the theft of celebrity nudes before, but the latest theft has completely changed her mind about who to blame and how to prevent them. 
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#35 - Stolen Pictures

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

It's easy to blame Jennifer Lawrence for having nude photos of herself on the Internet to begin with. But what about those hackers?
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