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.
Revelations by former N.S.A. contractor Edward Snowden have set of a fierce debate over national security and personal privacy, and the debate has become particularly intense for the Senate Intelligence Committee itself. Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker, discusses the past, present and possible future of the N.S.A. in his piece that appears in the latest issue of the magazine.
Last week, we threw up our hands in the face of the endless deluge of viral hoaxes. Then, we tried to make peace with living in a fake world and even found a lie that we liked. Well, it's Monday, and just like you and I, viral internet hoaxes are clocking in for their workweek.
It’s the holidays—a time of year when we’re expected to be on our best behavior. But how do you navigate a season steeped in tradition, in our non-traditional digital age? Gifts or gift cards? Invites or e-vites? And how much eggnog is too much eggnog at the holiday office party? Here to explain the ins and outs of holiday manners is Anna Post, author and etiquette expert, and the great-great-granddaughter of the Queen of Etiquette, Emily Post.
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Police and the city's Information Technology and Telecommunications Department unveiled the new map Sunday, which lets people search and see basic data on the incidence of seven major crimes, by address, ZIP code or police precinct. What are you learning about your neighborhood?
At Slate, Amanda Hess argues the internet ought to halt its quest to track down one guy's manic pixie dream girl. The guy in question is a New Zealander who met an American woman in Hong Kong on New Year's Eve last year:
What is #YSLTF? It's 'You Should Listen To' Friday. Starting this Friday, radio makers and radio lovers are tweeting out the handles and links to their favorite podcasts, radio segments and audio storytelling. Here are some cool things we've discovered so far.
Facebook announced plans this week to tweak their news feed algorithm to serve users more high quality content and less of what Facebook called “the latest meme.”