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Putting heart and the human experience into tech coverage, WNYC's New Tech City with Manoush Zomorodi investigates what all the data, constant connectivity, and perpetual "upgrades" really mean for daily life. Follow @newtechcity and subscribe to the podcast for stories of discovery on how the digital age is altering our brains, relationships, and values. 

The Takeaway

The FCC Vote That May Change The Web

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Two upcoming FCC actions could fundamentally alter the future and structure of the Internet. One former FCC commissioner explains what you need to know.

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Moving Past The Password, But At What Cost?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Apps working with a new Twitter service would simply ask for your phone number instead of a password. In exchange, the company would get some of the most valuable information about you.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out As Gay

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The head of the world's most iconic technology company says that although his sexual orientation has been no secret among friends and colleagues, now is the time to publicly acknowledge it.

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Morning Edition

EU's New Competition Chief Could Shake Up Google Antitrust Case

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Nearly 20 companies have filed antitrust complaints against Google in Europe since 2009. Under the new commissioner, the company could face more formal charges and billions of dollars in fines.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Did This Reporter Let Companies Track All Her Data?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

For her recent piece a reporter let a bunch of companies track all her data. She found out some surprising lessons about how easily her movements--on and off-line--can be traced.

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FTC Says AT&T Misled Customers About 'Unlimited' Data Plans

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission says AT&T slowed data speeds for 3.5 million customers, sometimes up to 90 percent.

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Online Dating Site Used Fake Profiles To Get Members To Upgrade Service

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission is making JDI Dating pay more than $600,000 to users who were scammed into paying for upgraded accounts after receiving messages from fake profiles.

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Close To 100,000 Hungarian Demonstrators Protest Internet Usage Tax

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Critics of the tax said this is a government attempt to create a "digital iron curtain" around Hungary. The government said it was just extending taxes it places on phones.

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All Things Considered

At 83, Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard Makes The Leap To 3-D

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Godard, who has been making films for more than half a century, shared the 2014 Jury Prize at Cannes for his 3-D film, Goodbye To Language. He likes 3-D, he says, because "there aren't any rules."

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Weekly Innovation: Friendly Roadways Just A Wave Away

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ever wish you could thank someone for letting you cut in while stuck in traffic? This simple hand symbol attached to your car's rear wiper promises to take a bit of the tension out of a rough commute.

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Book News: Young Adult And Kids' Lit Boost E-Book Revenue

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

From January to July, e-book revenue grew 7.5 percent compared with the same period last year. Also: R.L. Stine tweets a horror, and poets slip into something a bit sexier.

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Russia Reportedly Suspected In Hack Of White House Network

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The breach of the unclassified network is thought to be a state-sponsored effort, and The Washington Post reports that Russia is considered the most likely culprit.

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Morning Edition

Behind The Scenes, Storyful Exposes Viral Hoaxes For News Outlets

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Journalists regularly turn to this social media organization to seek out and verify online material that could bolster traditional reporting.

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Morning Edition

Can Authorities Cut Off Utilities And Pose As Repairmen To Search A Home?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

That's what federal agents did earlier this year to see if gamblers staying in Las Vegas were running a sportsbook operation. Agents lacked evidence for a warrant. Courts are considering the case.

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New Tech City

The Other Ed Snowdens

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ladar Levison and William Binney each paid the price for a moral stand against the U.S. government. And your digital privacy is slightly better for it. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: An Explosion, A Sports Dream, and Two Snipers

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

                              

Radiolab

Your Future Memories Are At Stake

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In the Digital Age, we're snapping more photos than ever before -- but are they actually causing us to forget?
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The Takeaway

Walter Isaacson on The History of the Future

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Here, author Walter Isaacson argues that big tech breakthroughs aren’t the work of solitary geniuses, but the result of collective cultural processes.

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All Things Considered

I've Got The Ingredients. What Should I Cook? Ask IBM's Watson

Monday, October 27, 2014

IBM's supercomputer has crushed Jeopardy! Now chefs are using Watson to come up with new kinds of recipes that work around dietary restrictions and other limitations.

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