The Takeaway

FCC Chairman: A Declaration of Independence for the Internet

Thursday, February 05, 2015

After 4 million responses from the public and a nudge from the president, the FCC chairmen sent a strong message yesterday: All internet must be treated equally.

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How to Be a Real New Yorker, At Least Online

Monday, August 04, 2014

The landrush is on to claim your ".nyc" domain name!


The Takeaway

SCOTUS Considers Free Speech & the Internet

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

This week, the Supreme Court has agreed to consider the case Elonis v. United States in its next term, starting October 2014. The case examines the intersection between free speech and criminal behavior on the internet.

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The Takeaway

Meet the Senator Who Wants to Reform Mass Surveillance

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ron Wyden on why he wants legislation to end bulk collection of data. The House is set to vote on such a bill this week.


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Money Talking

Should Businesses Trust the Internet?

Friday, April 11, 2014

This week, Money Talking explores whether individuals and businesses can trust the internet when much of what's happening on the web makes people squeamish, anxious or downright scared.

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One NY Artist: Director and Actor Adam Goldman

Saturday, October 19, 2013

There are thousands of artists in New York City. Some are famous internationally, while others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft in basements or on stage. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.

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Growth Spurt: Check out Changes to

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

You might have noticed some little changes all around today: We've streamlined our main navigation and redesigned our live player. The point of these changes is to make it easier for you to listen to the live stream of WNYC, so you can see what’s on, what's coming up ...

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Blake Eskin visits Katharine and E. B. White's salt-water farm in Brooklin, Maine

Monday, August 15, 2011

Blake Eskin visits Katharine and E. B. White's salt-water farm in Brooklin, Maine.


The Takeaway

ICANN Expands Domain Name Extensions

Monday, June 20, 2011

Today the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a global body that coordinates internet names, voted to allow companies to apply for their own domain name extensions. Instead of choosing from the 22 existing top-level domain names, like dot com, dot org or dot net, websites will be able to apply for alternate URL endings—think dot takeaway or dot WNYC. At $185,000, the application fee is hefty and will likely limit the applicant pool to global business giants hoping to maximize their internet presence. ICANN will begin accepting applications on January 12, 2012. Mariko Oi, business reporter for our partner the BBC, speaks with us from Singapore, where ICANN met this morning.

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Websites Get Red Carpet Treatment

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Monday's 15th annual Webby awards will be held Monday at the Hammerstein ballroom to recognize the Internet's most addictive games, like Angry Birds, as well as tech innovations that change how we use the web, like Dropbox. The awards will be hosted at the Hammerstein Ballroom and streamed live on Facebook.


The Takeaway

Julian Assange: Pariah to E-Commerce

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

In the run up to the arrest of Julian Assange, large companies, including Amazon, Visa and Paypal, refused to continue doing business with WikiLeaks, saying the site and its staff had violated various terms of service. Being dropped has meant WikiLeaks has had to change its online domain name, source its documents from a different web hosting company, and, accept donations via methods other than credit cards. Was this tightening of the noose business as usual or an unethical over-use of corporate power?


The Takeaway

The Unconnected Life: James Sturm on Living Without the Web

Thursday, April 15, 2010

For this week's tech segment, we talk with esteemed graphic novelist James Sturm about his attempts to live without Web access.

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The Takeaway

Google, News Outlets Provide 'First Click Free'

Thursday, December 03, 2009

On Wednesday, Google refined a program to help struggling news organizations limit readers' unpaid access to some news content. It's called the "First Click Free" program, and it means news consumers may be asked to register or subscribe once they've clicked on the website of a particular news outlet through Google News more than five times per day. It's all part of the continuing shakeup over whether or not reading news online should continue to be (mostly) free. For a look at what this might mean for those of you who get most of your news online, we talk to Steven Brill, the founder of Journalism Online.


The Takeaway

Wikipedia to Impose Editing Restrictions

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ever since it was founded eight years ago, Wikipedia has declared itself "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit." But soon, not everyone will be able to edit every article. Starting in a few weeks, the Wikimedia Foundation will require changes made to entries about living people be approved a new class of experienced editors.  The move aims to curb abuse by vandals... but it complicates Wikipedia's wide-open ethos. We speak to Noam Cohen, who writes the "Link by Link" column for The New York Times.

Read Cohen's article on the changes ahead for the online encyclopedia, "Wikipedia to Limit Changes to Articles on People"

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