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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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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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Happy Birthday, TLDR

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Happy Birthday, TLDR.
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What is Reddit's Definition of "Personal Info"?

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Reddit has a hard and fast rule against doxing, but has no problem with the posting stolen nude photos of celebrities
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The Emoji-Only Social Network Has Launched, and it's Pretty Cool

Friday, August 29, 2014

Emojli, the emoji-only social network, allows you to register an emoji-only username, and send emoji-only messages.
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Wikipedia Had A Small Edit War Over Hello Kitty

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A couple of days ago, the L.A. Times shook the world when it reported that Hello Kitty is not, in fact, a cat. Here's how Wikipedia's been dealing with that. 
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News On The Website nationalreport.net is Fake

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The National Report (nationalreport.net) is not a website that traffics in real news. Don't share it. Don't link to it. This has been a public service announcement.
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TLDR #15 - Internet Time

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

In 1998 Swatch tried to completely reinvent our concept of time. Swatch Internet Time (or .beat time) would have been a new way to conceive of moments.
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No More "Tinder for X," Please

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It really isn't very helpful. 
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Is It A Violation Of Your Child's Privacy To Write About His Porn Watching Habits?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A freelancer for The Atlantic wrote an article about finding his 9-year-old son looking at pornography. Did he violate his son's right to privacy?
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California To Require Kill Switches To Deter Phone Theft

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

California has passed a law that will allow people to remotely disable stolen cell phones. Will it deter theft?
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Looks Like Amazon is Going to Buy Twitch

Monday, August 25, 2014

A billion dollars would buy a lot of Pokemon games. 
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Indian State Outlaws "Objectionable Content," Will Start Arresting People for Precrime

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Indian state of Karnataka has not only outlawed sharing "malicious or misleading images" online, it can also arrest citizens for breaking the law before they actually commit a crime.
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Congress Keeps Getting Banned From Wikipedia

Friday, August 22, 2014

For the third time this summer, Congressional IPs have been blocked from editing Wikipedia.
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There's a Tweetstorm Coming

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Make sure to get your hands on a tweet-umbrella.
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Anonymous Distances Itself From Member Who Doxed The Wrong Cop

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hacker collective Anonymous is distancing itself from a member who posted the name of the wrong police officer in connection with the shooting of Michael Brown.
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