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99% Invisible

160- Perfect Security

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The pursuit of lock picking is as old as the lock, which is itself as old as civilization. - But in the entire history of the world, there was only one brief moment, lasting about 70 years, where you could put something under lock and key—a chest,

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Economic, and Environmental, Catastrophe of Global Food Waste

Thursday, March 19, 2015

As millions of tons of food are being tossed in the garbage, food waste is increasingly being seen as a serious economic and environmental issue.

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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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The Takeaway

Your TV Is Listening to You. And Messing With It Could Be a Felony.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Your TV might be listening in on your conversations. Want to change it? Meddle with the technology on the TV, and it could be a felony under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Security, Animal Welfare, and the Fire That Changed Everything

Monday, February 02, 2015

Mattathias Schwartz on the N.S.A.’s metadata program. Stephen Ives's latest film, “The Big Burn.” Elena Gorokhova's new memoir. Experimental agricultural methods that harm livestock.

On The Media

Security Journalism Isn't A Crime

Friday, January 30, 2015

Journalist and activist Barrett Brown received a lengthy prison sentence for "linking to hacked material." Security journalist Quinn Norton worries her beat might now be criminalized.

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The Takeaway

The CentCom Hack & The Age of Cybervandalism

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

U.S. Central Command, also known as CentCom, is responsible for U.S. military affairs in the Middle East. Yesterday their social media accounts were attacked by a group claiming be ISIS.

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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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New Tech City

Look How Cute This Military Cyber Warfare Training Ground Is

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Somewhere hidden in the sleepy suburbs of New Jersey, there is a very small "town" called CyberCity, where the military is training to defend against cyber attacks.

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WNYC News

French Tourist Scales the Brooklyn Bridge

Monday, November 17, 2014

The man climbed over a fence on the pedestrian walkway just after noon on Sunday.

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BBC Future

How to Upgrade Our Security Systems

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

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The advent of the internet has redefined the meaning of security.

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The Takeaway

Scandals Cause Shake-Up at Secret Service

Thursday, October 02, 2014

After a severe security breach at the White House last month, Secret Service chief Julia Pierson has resigned.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Life Under ISIS’s Shadow

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sulome Anderson talks about the way Northern Lebanon has been radically changed by the presence of ISIS.

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WNYC News

Hate Crimes Up Heading Into Jewish High Holy Days

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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With continued unrest in the Middle East, the NYPD is beefing up security in advance of the Jewish High Holy Days and the United Nations General Assembly meeting.

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WNYC News

Second Brooklyn Bridge Breach Exposes City's Security Flaws

Monday, August 25, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio is holding himself and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton responsible for the second breach of security on the Brooklyn Bridge this summer.

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PRI's The World

In France, Ferguson protests stir memories of suburban riots

Friday, August 15, 2014

The death of Michael Brown and the protests in Ferguson have provoked lots of conversation about the militarization of the police in the United States. France has its own history of racial tensions and riots, and the week's events have reminded some French people of tenser times.

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PRI's The World

Why are police using military gear in Ferguson and how did they get it?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

As demonstrations continue in Ferguson, Missouri, after the shooting of teenager Michael Brown, the city's police have brought out military equipment to tamp down the protests, shocking many Americans. The gear most likely came through programs created after 9/11.

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PRI's The World

As Snowden looks on, Russia cracks down on Internet freedom

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Edward Snowden is back in the news. While the former NSA contractor has asked to prolong his stay in Russia, the country is taking steps to expand online surveillance of its own citizens.

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PRI's The World

A summit of African leaders in Washington tries to move beyond 'speed dating'

Monday, August 04, 2014

The US is hosting its first-ever summit of leaders from across Africa, but the short timeframe and large number of attendees means that meaningful dialogue might be hard to achieve.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

#TBT Brian and Salman Rushdie, 2002

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ten or fifteen years ago, Salman Rushdie made a prediction about the kinds of social debates we'd be having "ten or fifteen years from now." 
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