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MAP: Solar-Power Charging For Mobile

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Twenty-five solar charging stations for mobile devices are coming to city parks, beaches, golf courses and other outdoor spaces this summer, courtesy of AT&T. 

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NSA Surveillance as a Teachable Moment?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

What can we learn from the NSA's surveillance program? A lot, according to Chris Lawrence, senior director of the Mozilla Mentor Community. He calls the scandal's aftermath "a teachable moment."

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Remaking NSA Prism PowerPoint

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The following blog post is by New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi.

Imagine this: You flash your top-level security badge, settle into a government conference room as the lights dim and begin to watch a slideshow explaining the latest NSA surveillance plan, code-named PRISM.

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New Tech City: NSA Surveillance Backlash

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

In the wake of news that the National Security Agency is collecting vast amounts of digital data about the online activity of U.S. citizens, the federal government has said the program — known as PRISM — is crucial for homeland security. Of course, not everyone agrees.

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Want to Disappear? Don't Fake Your Own Death

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

To disappear in the real world, you need an overseas bank account, some pre-paid cell phones and an uncanny awareness of where potential surveillance cameras might be hiding.

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New Tech City: How to Disappear from the Internet

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The specifics of a secret government surveillance program called Prism are still being uncovered, but last week it was revealed that for the past six years, the National Security Agency has been collecting people’s emails, photos and videos from companies like Google, Apple and Facebook.

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NYC Tech Reacts to Government Surveillance

Friday, June 07, 2013

The news this week that the U.S. government obtained personal data from several major American communications and technology companies has unleashed fresh debates over privacy and national security.  It's also raising uncomfortable questions for the city’s many tech start-ups.

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Government Surveillance: How Worried Are You?

Friday, June 07, 2013

So the government's tapping vast amounts of internet data and tracking phone calls. How concerned are you?

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Verizon Call Logs Controversy: No Such Thing As Too Much Information

Thursday, June 06, 2013

The news that Verizon is providing the government with data about its customers on a daily basis has reignited the debate between balancing individual privacy and national security.

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6 Best of the Best Google Glass Parodies

Thursday, June 06, 2013

We thought about doing a round up of all the awesome Google Glass memes that are out there. Turns out, it’s been done. A lot. So we decided to go meta with a round up of the round ups. That’s right, it’s New Tech City’s Best of the Best Google Glass Parodies.

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Airbnb Appeals Judgment Against NYC Host

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

For the first time, room-sharing service Airbnb will represent a user in court.

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Special Needs Students Teach Others About Assistive Technologies

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

For many special education students in New York City, this school year was the first time they were integrated into general education classrooms. The move is part of city reform efforts in special education that call for more mixed classes of disabled and nondisabled students in public schools.

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Five Great Apps for Kids with Autism

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

My name is Melissa Morganlander and my 5-year-old son, Quentin, has been diagnosed with PDD-NOS, a form of autism. Here are five great apps that have helped him greatly, which I have reviewed on my blog, the iQ Journals.

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New Tech City: Tech for Special Needs Kids

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

For many students with special needs in New York City, this school year marks the fist time they joined others in a regular classroom setting. With this integration comes the need for assistive technologies to help level the playing field.

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Autism, Media, and Technology: A Brooklyn Story

Monday, June 03, 2013

Tomorrow’s New Tech City episode is about a woman I met nearly six years ago while walking my colicky newborn around Brooklyn.

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New Columbia Institute to Tackle Big Data

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

As data sets grow larger and more complex in the digital age, Columbia University is forming an institute to train the next generation of technologists — a group you might call "big data crunchers."

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New Tech City: Tech Studies at NYC Universities

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Three New York universities are launching new tech-based programs designed to study, analyze and find solutions to real-world problems. 

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Airbnb Suffers Setback In NYC Court Decision

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A New York City judge has issued a rebuke to Airbnb, the popular short-term home rental site. 

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Teens Share More Online, But Also Know the Risks

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Teens are sharing more photos and personal information on social media, but they are also taking calculated steps to manage their online reputations, according to "Teens, Social Media, and Privacy," a study released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center and the Berkman Center at Harvard University.

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7 Things New Yorkers Need to Know About the Tumblr Deal

Monday, May 20, 2013

Forget about Yahoo and Silicon Valley for a minute. How do the people here in New York City — tech people and Tumblr users — feel about Yahoo's $1.1 billion acquisition of the social blogging platform?

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