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Congresswoman Steps Up to Fight Revenge Porn

Monday, February 02, 2015

Revenge porn—usually posted by men, targeting women—destroys the reputations of the women pictured. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) is working on legislation to combat the phenomenon.

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WNYC News

Newark Offers Broadband for Free or Cheap

Friday, January 30, 2015

A pilot to get internet to the unconnected.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, January 30, 2015

David Simon, Frank Ocean, and an all-female Ghostbusters cast win the internet this week.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

It Really Is A Permanent Record

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Does the public's right to know about criminal histories trump the right of ex-convicts, or even those with arrests but no convictions, to move on?

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Studio 360

Yung Jake: The Rapper Behind Those Celebrity Emoji Portraits

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A mostly unknown rapper constructs elaborate celebrity portraits out of emojis. 
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The Takeaway

The Best 5 Things Online This Week

Friday, January 23, 2015

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the podcast Sideshow, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, January 23, 2015

Grunge videos, 3D GIFs, and marionettes win the internet this week.
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Studio 360

GIFs Reach New Heights (or Depths)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A subreddit explodes with 3-D GIFs, provides a veritable feast for the eyes.
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On The Media

#43 - Hey Ladies

Friday, January 16, 2015

Planning a St. Patrick's Day outing is no small feat, as these emails between a group of female friends reveal.
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The Takeaway

The Silk Road Trial: One of The Most Important Cases of Our Time

Friday, January 16, 2015

The trial of Ross Ulbricht, accused as the mastermind behind the online black market Silk Road, began this week.  Legal scholars say it's one of the most important cases of recent times.

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The Takeaway

The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, January 16, 2015

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the podcast Sideshow, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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The Takeaway

The Beginning of the End of Bitcoin?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The digital currency Bitcoin has fallen by 25 percent over the last two days. One financial expert says this might be the beginning of the end of Bitcoin.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Case Against the Internet

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A twenty-year veteran of the tech industry explains why the Internet is not always a good thing.

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On The Media

#42 - GodTube

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Will Rogers wanted to let Christians know that non-Christians had something to say. So he made a video saying almost nothing at all.
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The Takeaway

Online Activists Inspire Hope In Russia

Monday, January 05, 2015

In an environment where the Russian middle class faces some pain from falling oil prices and western sanctions, can opposition to Putin's rule gain momentum?

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Year In Foreign Policy Challenges, The Preventable Ebola Epidemic, And Living Alone

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Takeaway looks at a year in foreign policy challenges for the United States, how the Ebola outbreak could have been prevented, and what it means to live alone in America. 

The Takeaway

Our Passwords Tell Our Stories

Monday, December 29, 2014

The endless updating. The re-setting and re-tweaking. The incessant worrying. Passwords are terrible nuisance, but they're often born out of a deeply personal place in our lives.

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The Takeaway

Who's Responsible For N. Korea's Internet Blackout?

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Just days after the U.S. laid blame on North Korea for hacking Sony's computer network, the Internet went dead in the communist state for nine hours.

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Features

What Listeners Loved This Week

Friday, December 19, 2014

Some New Yorkers have no idea it's Christmas time. Kurt Andersen loved a video so much, he watched it twice. Pop music saved the whales. These are the week's most popular stories.

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On The Media

#41 - Tell Me How To Live My Life

Thursday, December 18, 2014

What happens when the most popular astrologer on the internet doesn't post on time?
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