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Prosecutors Say Tools For Hiding Online Hinder Cybercrime Crackdowns

Monday, January 05, 2015

Advocates say tools that cloak online identities are needed to protect activists. Prosecutors say they hinder efforts to police all kinds of crime, from child pornography to illegal gun sales.

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Big Data Not A Cure-All In Medicine

Monday, January 05, 2015

Big data is a trendy term for the ever-expanding cloud of information that's online and increasingly searchable. Some researchers say it could change the way medical research is done and the way individual doctors make medical decisions. Others say big data raises too many big questions — especially when it comes to medicine.

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Sleeping Near A Smartphone Can Disturb A Child's Rest

Monday, January 05, 2015

Lots of children have smartphones tucked under the pillow or on the nightstand. That may be enough to compromise sleep and make children feel less rested, a study finds.

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The Best Of The Internet In 2014

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks to Sean Rameswaram, host of the weekly pop culture podcast, Sideshow, about his top picks for the best of the Internet in 2014.

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10 Final Thoughts Of The Protojournalist

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

As the sun sets on The Protojournalist storytelling project, I reflect on the question: What have I done?

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The 2014 Tech Trends We'll Still Be Talking About Next Year

Monday, December 29, 2014

Apple is ending an influential 2014 but faces another big test ahead. And we revisit the mega-hacks of the year and look to a more voice-controlled future.

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Die-In, Vortex, Selfie Stick: What's The Word Of 2014?

Sunday, December 28, 2014

In January, members of the American Dialect Society will vote on the 2014 Word of the Year. Linguist Ben Zimmer runs through some contenders — including words both old and new.

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Facebook Finds That Not All Users Want To Review Their Year

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The social media giant's "Year in Review" app has upset some who prefer to forget 2014's unpleasant memories.

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Pyongyang Blames U.S. Amid Reports Of New Internet Outages

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Pyongyang has accused President Obama of "reckless words and deeds" and said the U.S. is "playing hide and seek as children with runny noses would."

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One More Reason To Reach For A Paper Book Before Bed

Friday, December 26, 2014

Using an e-reader before trying to nod off may disrupt sleep more than reading a paper book, a study suggests. Scientists suspect the screen's blue light is messing with a sleep-inducing hormone.

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2014 Hashtags: #MuslimApologies Grew Out Of Both Anger And Whimsy

Friday, December 26, 2014

Maha Hilal helped launch #MuslimApologies partly as a rebuttal to the more earnest hashtag, #NotInOurName. She tells Audie Cornish how it reflects a divisive conversation in the Muslim community.

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An Update On Screen Time

Friday, December 26, 2014

New research may be changing the debate over how we think about screen time for young children.

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Sony Hack Reveals Hollywood's Acceptance Of White Privilege

Friday, December 26, 2014

While some leaked Sony emails seemed racist, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says they hint at a wider issue: an acceptance of practices, habits and perceptions that limit diversity in Hollywood.

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Possible Hack Of Sony, Microsoft Game Console Sites

Friday, December 26, 2014

A group calling itself Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for a possible denial-of-service attack against the tech companies' online game sites.

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Online Sellers Pop Up In Real Life, For A Limited Time Only

Thursday, December 25, 2014

One-click shopping is changing the ways people shop and retailers sell their wares. But some online retailers are opening physical stores — some of which last as short as a day.

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2014 Hashtags: #BringBackOurGirls Made Nigerian Schoolgirls All Of 'Ours'

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

As part of a series on hashtag activism in 2014, Audie Cornish speaks with Obiageli Ezekwesili of the Open Society Foundation. Ezekwesili was one of the early promoters of the hashtag #bringbackourgirls, about schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria in April.

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Sony To Stream 'The Interview' On YouTube, Other Sites Starting Today

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The studio said the comedy will also be available to rent on Google Play, Microsoft's Xbox Video and a dedicated website at a price of $5.99. It's also being shown in more than 200 theaters.

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North Korea's Internet Outage Could Just Be Bad Timing

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

North Korea's nationwide outage, which came after President Obama promised a response for the Sony hack, was not likely caused by the U.S., Internet analyst Doug Madory tells NPR's Audie Cornish.

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Hashtag Activism In 2014: Tweeting 'Why I Stayed'

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Bev Gooden, creator of the hashtag #whyIstayed. The hashtag took off in September after the Ray Rice scandal, when many asked why women stay in abusive relationships.

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Woman Who Challenged Facebook's Age Limit Dies At 114

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Anna Stoehr became an Internet celebrity at age 113, when she owned up to fibbing to join Facebook. Stoehr was born before the Wright brothers took their historic first flight.

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