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The Takeaway

'Sexlessmarriage' and Other Government Officials Caught in Cheating Network

Monday, August 24, 2015

A recent hack reveals that about 1,500 federal employees, some using pseudonyms like "soontobesingle" and "latinlovers," have been using the adultery website Ashley Madison.

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On The Media

An American "Right To Be Forgotten?"

Friday, August 21, 2015

It takes little effort to make an impression online. But erasing that impression can be impossible. Privacy watchdog John Simpson on the need for a "right to be forgotten" in the US.

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The Takeaway

The Creative Apocalypse that Wasn't

Friday, August 21, 2015

The digital economy was received like the horsemen of the apocalypse by creatives at the turn of the century, but 15 years later, the digital age has proven to be good for artists.  

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Innovation Hub

OkCupid Is Experimenting On Us And That's Good News

Friday, August 14, 2015

Companies like Facebook and Amazon are using our data to run all kinds of tests. Professors Michelle Meyer and Chris Chabris explain why we should be thanking them.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Felicia Day

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Actress Felicia Day is into Tiny Houses, but just the eponymous tv show. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

From 'Buffy' to 'Dr. Horrible,' Felicia Day Gets Internet-Famous

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

After moving to Hollywood to pursue her dream, Felicia Day defied all odds and became an actress. Her new memoir discusses her evolution from lonely homeschooler to Internet star.  

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The Takeaway

How Opera Started the Media Revolution

Monday, August 10, 2015

Before Spotify, iTunes, and SoundCloud, there was opera. 

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The Takeaway

The Story Behind The Absolute Worst Day Ever

Monday, August 03, 2015

A high school student wrote a poem titled "Worst Day Ever," which blew the Internet's mind after they read it forwards and backwards. Here's the poet and the story behind the poem.

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: How 'Kung Fury' Went from Karate Joke to Kickstarter to Cannes

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

When David Sandberg posted a trailer featuring karate, time travel, dinosaurs, Hasselhoff, and a unicorn to YouTube, he had no idea he would end up taking his film to Cannes. No one did.
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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, July 24, 2015

Literary road trips are mapped, the "Jurassic" movies in high heels, scaffolding enthusiasts find a home, one voice changes in different spaces, and Alex Trebek finally sings Rihanna.
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Innovation Hub

7.25.15 Promises, Promises

Friday, July 24, 2015

This week on Innovation Hub: Promises, promises. Author Micah Sifry explains why we thought the Internet was going to transform politics, and why it hasn't... yet. Then, former Microsoft executive Kentaro Toyama explains his journey from tech-enthusiast to serious skeptic. Professor Ian Bogost says that being always "on" means we now have more jobs than ever – a phenomenon called hyperemployment. And finally, on the 50th anniversary of medicare, Yale's Jennifer Klein lets us in on the bumpy, innovative history of the transformative social program.

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Innovation Hub

7.25.15 Promises, Promises

Friday, July 24, 2015

This week on Innovation Hub: Promises, promises. Author Micah Sifry explains why we thought the Internet was going to transform politics, and why it hasn't... yet. Then, former Microsoft executive Kentaro Toyama explains his journey from tech-enthusiast to serious skeptic. Professor Ian Bogost says that being always "on" means we now have more jobs than ever – a phenomenon called hyperemployment. And finally, on the 50th anniversary of medicare, Yale's Jennifer Klein lets us in on the bumpy, innovative history of the transformative social program.

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On The Media

Jon Ronson And Public Shaming

Friday, July 24, 2015

In the digital era, we live in a world where everything is known and it cannot be unknown. Author Jon Ronson talks about how our keyboards have become a powerful weapon. 

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The Takeaway

Reining In The Digital Wild West

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The resignation of Reddit's interim CEO, Ellen Pao, has made the company take a hard look at the bounds of acceptable speech on the site and what its obligations are to its users. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Immigration Enforcement, The Sounds of The South, The Digital Wild West

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Takeaway explores America's changing immigration system, a folklorist tells tales from the South, and we look at the fight against internet trolls.

On The Media

Reddit In Revolt

Friday, July 17, 2015

The resignation of Reddit CEO Ellen Pao has prompted extensive discussion about the future of speech on the web.

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The Takeaway

Thanks, Internet: The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, July 17, 2015

Mario sinks the Confederate flag, Teen Spirit smashes a shovel, Rihanna meets KoRn, man in giraffe mask lip syncs Marvin Gaye, and girl Ghostbusters arrive. 

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WNYC News

Groups Press Albany for More Telecoms Oversight

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Verizon was the target of the most pointed criticism at a City Hall rally.

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On The Media

Blocking Ad-Blockers

Friday, July 10, 2015

Online ad-blocking software doesn't just remove advertisements from screens -- it also endangers the internet.

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On The Media

Putting Tips In The Internet's Guitar Case

Friday, July 10, 2015

A new Google product lets you support websites by bidding for their ad space. But is it a way to give users choice, or another way for Google to expand control over your web experience?

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