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New Tech City

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. 

What To Do If Your iPhone Is Hacked And Remotely Locked

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Some Australian users received alerts that their iPhones had been hacked and locked and were told to send money to regain access. Users in the U.S. may have been affected. Read tips on what to do.

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The Takeaway

Today's Highlights | May 27, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Highlights From Today's Show: Democrats push for immigration reform ahead of mid-term elections ... Nigerian government says it has located kidnapped girls ... Apple launches new technology to integrate your home and your phone.

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The Takeaway

Have We Found the Line Between Sound and Noise?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sorting noise from music, street soundtrack from din is an old argument. 'Noise' can be cancelled with fancy new headphones. But is the canceling of noise also the erasing of culture?

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On The Media

#YesAllWomen

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Coverage of this weekend’s mass shooting California has turned to the internet. As now almost always seems to be the case when a young man murders people, there’s a raft of stories investigating his “digital footprint.” A manifesto that ended up on Scribd, various anti-women postings on misogynist websites, the shooters’ own creepy YouTube screeds.

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Former LulzSec Hacker Turned Informant Avoids Further Jail Time

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hector Xavier Monsegur, or Sabu, was a well-respected hacker in the world of Anonymous. But as an informant, authorities say he helped cripple the hacktivist group. A judge let him off on time served.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Doug Rushkoff on Teaching Media Theory in 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Doug Rushkoff talks about how to build a media theory program from the ground up.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Ukraine's New President, Sound, and Recess

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

An Inside Look at the Battle for Ukraine | Are Kids Getting Enough Playtime? | Democrats Push Forward on Immigration Reform | Nigerian Government Located Kidnapped Girls | Apple Takes on The Internet of Home | The Evolution of Sound

On The Media

TLDR #26 - A Gold Bottle of Champagne The Size of An Adult Human Man

Monday, May 26, 2014

Most people use social networks to present themselves as happier than they really are - it's hard to get an honest read on anyone. But writer Charlie Warzel believes there's a secret method you can use to find out how someone is actually feeling online. On TLDR this week, we try to use Charlie's method to divine the secret heart of Drake, the rapper.

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All Things Considered

Who's Using The Data Mined From Students?

Monday, May 26, 2014

Information tracked by educational software can be of great help to teachers. But as Politico's Stephanie Simon explains, private companies can also monetize the data by selling it to marketers.

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Wash And Deliver: Startups Aim To Solve First World Problems

Monday, May 26, 2014

With services that pick up your laundry, deliver you gourmet food, take you on a cheap ride — all with the tap of an app — many of the hassles of life are disappearing. But can these companies last?

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Morning Edition

Mobile Internet Comes To Africa In A Big Way

Monday, May 26, 2014

Young people are driving the change using their phones to text, listen to music — even watching high-resolution videos. Silicon Valley has noticed and sees a big opportunity.

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Educators Not Satisfied With Revised Kansas Social Media Policy

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Critics say a social media policy governing what faculty and staff in Kansas can say online is a severe restriction on free speech for educators.

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All Things Considered

Going Dark: The Internet Behind The Internet

Sunday, May 25, 2014

There's much more to the Internet than what you can stumble upon with Google. Hidden sites can market drugs and weapons illegally, but they also provide anonymity for political dissidents.

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All Things Considered

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do When You're Still In My Profile Picture

Saturday, May 24, 2014

For every couple who posts and shares loving photos on social media, there's the scary question of what happens after a breakup. Carlos Watson, co-founder of Ozy.com, talks about the concept of a social media prenup.

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Tech Week: Baby Photos Online, Facebook V. Shazam, Ebay's Fail

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Also in the week's tech headlines, cops are wearing video cameras in New Orleans, a new GIF-making camera is available on Kickstarter and IBM's in trouble.

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If Local Farms Aren't Local Enough, Buy From The Rooftop

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Urban farmers are experimenting with growing food right near or even inside the grocery store. But it's not yet clear whether customers will value that degree of freshness over other options.

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All Things Considered

How To Stay Afloat In Your Infinite Stream Of Photos

Friday, May 23, 2014

In an age of smartphones, it's easy to take an overwhelming number of photos. NPR's picture editor, Kainaz Amaria, has some tips for creating a bounty of images without driving yourself crazy.

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Greg Asked For A Holiday. The Internet Helped Him Get It

Friday, May 23, 2014

A vacation request from a security guard for the U.K.-based fashion retailer Arcadia inadvertently got forwarded to the entire company. Within hours, it became a Twitter sensation.

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On The Media

#26 - A Gold Bottle of Champagne The Size of An Adult Human Man

Friday, May 23, 2014

In which we attempt to divine the secret heart of Drake, the rapper, through his social media scrapbook.

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On The Media

Health Inspectors Are Using Yelp Reviews To Target Dirty Restaurants

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Center for Disease Control says that NYC health inspectors have been using Yelp reviews to ferret out local restaurants which were giving patrons food poisoning. 

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