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Todd Zwillich

Washington Correspondent, The Takeaway

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Microsoft Develops Vote-Counting App For Iowa Caucus

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Iowa caucus is a notoriously complicated event that resulted in a miscount in 2012. For 2016, both parties are using a new app, designed to improve accuracy.  

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Inside The Government's Secret Surveillance Catalogue

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The U.S. government has a multitude of tools and devices that our military and intelligence agencies use to collect data from cell phones.

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How Profits, Not People, Drive The Internet

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

So-called "digital dissenters" say companies like Facebook and Google restrict our online experience to widen their profit margins. 

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Encryption: The Next Battle for Civil Liberties?

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Julian Sanchez, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, says diminishing encryption would open up technology to weaknesses that could be “exploited by the bad guys.” 

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The Splinternet: A New Era of Censorship, Surveillance, and Cyberwarfare

Monday, December 28, 2015

For more than a decade, the internet has become a seemingly borderless land of free flowing information. But not everyone wants the world wide web to be an open platform.

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Texas Twisters are Deadliest in Decades

Monday, December 28, 2015

The Christmas weekend was marred by storms throughout America's southern and central states. Nearly a dozen people were killed after a series of tornadoes swept through areas of Texas.

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Sanders, Christie Head to Iowa Before the New Year

Monday, December 28, 2015

Presidential candidates are squeezing in yet another trip to Iowa before the upcoming caucuses. 

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Manhattan DA Says Encrypted Phones Can Halt Justice

Monday, December 28, 2015

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance says cell phone and app encryption impedes law enforcement officials' ability to investigate and prosecute crime.

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Women and The Military Prepare for Combat

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The various branches of the military have until January 1, 2016 to submit their plans on integrating women into combat roles. 

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Sectarian Divisions Color Fight for Ramadi

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

With U.S. air support, Iraqi forces are poised to take Ramadi back from ISIS, but civilians may not trust the Shiite-led government much more. 

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Donald and Ronald: Is Trump Really Like Reagan?

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

As Trump climbs in the polls, the GOP establishment remains largely unsettled. But they had the same panic when Reagan ran in 1976 and again in 1980.

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How Debt Buyers Created a $100 Billion Industry

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

If you found yourself reeling at the banking and lending practices that led to the catastrophic implosion of the U.S. housing market, you may be distressed to hear this story.

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A Brief History of the Christmas Card

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

In the digital era, it may surprise you to learn that Americans still purchase approximately 1.6 billion Christmas cards each year.

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Big Data Elections: What Political Campaigns Know About You

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Both the Republican and Democratic parties are in the big data game. Find out how political data is captured, what is known about voters like you, and how your information is used.

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Afghanistan: America's $17 Billion Boondoggle

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

As news breaks that six U.S. soldiers were killed in a suicide attack, a new investigation from ProPublica finds that the U.S. has wasted $17 billion in Afghanistan since 2009.

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Is That Artisanal Food Gift Really So Luxurious?

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Not all luxury food gifts being shilled this time of year are what they're cut out to be. The Sporkful's Dan Pashman explains.  

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The Mayor of Dallas Welcomes Refugees

Monday, December 21, 2015

Dallas has taken in more than 1,400 refugees from around the world so far this year.

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Stress That Kills? Study Says Being a World Leader Ages You Quicker

Monday, December 21, 2015

Does the stress of being a world leader age you? Does it shorten your life? A new study suggests the answer to both questions is yes. 

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Taking on the Critics of the COP21 Agreement

Monday, December 21, 2015

World leaders achieved a landmark deal on climate change earlier this month. Now comes the hard part: Implementing it. Despite previous failures, one environmental leader is hopeful.

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Is the DNC Favoring Hillary Over Bernie?

Monday, December 21, 2015

Is the Democratic Party giving Hillary Clinton an unfair advantage? Lisa Lerer, national politics reporter for the Associated Press, weighs in.

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