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The Takeaway

Free Speech & Censorship in The Age of Facebook

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

What should and shouldn’t be censored in the public sphere has been a tough question that the Supreme Court has never been able to figure out. Can Facebook?

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New Tech City

There's One Way to Actually Fight the Surveillance Machine

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Security technologist Bruce Schneier, author of “Data and Goliath,” says you should stop feeling guilty about skimming the Terms of Service. Get mad instead.

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On The Media

Reminder: Anyone Can Pay Money to Bug You on Facebook. Or Maybe Not.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The price of your privacy is approximately one McChicken. And hey, did you know about the "Other" folder?
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The Takeaway

A Digital Mausoleum: Facebook After Death

Friday, February 13, 2015

Facebook is letting users decide what should happen to their profile when they die. Your account can be frozen, deleted or you can designate a "legacy contact" to take over your account.

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Radiolab

The Trust Engineers

Monday, February 09, 2015

How a tiny group of social engineers are making our online relationships kindler and gentler, whether we like it or not. 
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Radiolab

Darwin's Stickers

Monday, February 09, 2015

How Charles Darwin's 150 year-old discoveries about human emotion are helping Facebook users better understand and empathize with each other.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

It's Facebook, Not Fakebook

Monday, January 26, 2015

Facebook has a new feature to allow users to flag news stories they believe to be untrue. Why does the social networking site care whether users share rumors? 

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The Takeaway

Facebook & The End of Power

Friday, January 16, 2015

Moises Naim is the author of the new book, "The End of Power." It shot to fame after it was selected by Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg for his new book club. 

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Listen to Lucy

Facebook and the ‘daily average people’ formerly known as users

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Facebook and the ‘daily average people’ formerly known as users

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WQXR Blog

10 Times Classical Music Owned Facebook in 2014

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Classical music may no longer appear on the covers of news magazines or on primetime TV as in days of yore, but it does occupy a thriving corner of the social media sphere.
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On The Media

We Don't Want to Be Prevented From Posting Drunken Facebook Photos

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Facebook Artificial Intelligence Lab is working to prevent users from posting drunken photos. But do we want that? And will it even work?
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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Do You Do When Your Facebook "Friend" Posts Something Racist?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Post-Ferguson and Eric Garner, how do you respond to racist posts by your Facebook "friends?"

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New Tech City

Your Facebook Friend Said Something Racist. Now What?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

There's a formula for a productive conversation about tough topics. Also, we made a flowchart. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Raid Gone Wrong, Rebuilding Trust, and Music in The Digital Age

Monday, December 08, 2014

The Takeaway explores a U.S raid that led to the death of an American journalist, how police can rebuild trust with communities, and how to make money off of music in the digital age.

The Takeaway

Engage or Unfriend? What to Do When Facebook Gets Racist

Monday, December 08, 2014

When it comes to conversations about race, justice and equality in America, the new town hall is online.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The "No True Bill" Edition

Friday, November 28, 2014

Jamelle Bouie joins Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz to discuss the decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson. Also, the Facebook threat case headed to the Supreme Court and the GOP’s strong 2016 presidential field.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When Politics Divide, Can Culture Unite?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Facebook data say political leanings influence what culture we like. Tell us what cultural touchstones you can actually agree on with friends and relatives across the political aisle.

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The Takeaway

Cool or Creepy? Kings of Tech Offer to Freeze Eggs for Female Workers

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Apple and Facebook will reimburse female employees who want to freeze their eggs. Is this a new perk, or a strategic move for the companies?

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The Takeaway

The Supreme Court Gets Back to Work

Monday, October 06, 2014

October's docket includes cases concerning the First Amendment protection for a Facebook post, religious facial hair and Abercrombie and Fitch's dress code - but not gay marriage.

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On The Media

Facebook Announces Reforms To Its Research Policies

Friday, October 03, 2014

Yesterday, Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer announced updates to the way that Facebook conducts research.
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