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Facebook Gun Clubs Buy, Sell, Trade, And Cause A Stir

Facebook recently announced that it will continue to allow users to advertise guns in posts. That's good news for members of Facebook gun clubs, though gun control advocates aren't so gung-ho.

Say It With A Selfie: Protesting In The Age Of Social Media

Signs remain a popular tactic for activists, but now they're showing up in digital self-portraits. These shared visuals put local issues, like kidnapped girls in Nigeria, into a global context.

High-Ho, The Derry-O, The Farmer And The Drone

Congress has ordered the FAA to create new rules to safely integrate drones into U.S. airspace by 2015, but North Dakota's farmers aren't waiting.

Tech Week: Target CEO Out, Drones In Question, Apple's Big Deal

This week's technology news included the departure of Target's chief in the wake of the chain's data breach, efforts to regulate commercial use of drones and reports Apple may buy Beats Electronics.
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Fighting Crime With Hashtags: Police And Social Media

Police departments around the country are now adding social media platforms to their array of crime fighting tools. Kojo looks at the evolution of police work in the online world.


Not-So-Social Media: Why People Have Stopped Talking On Phones

There was a time when teens would spend hours on the phone gabbing with friends. Now, that's the stodgiest behavior imaginable. Even for older people, a ringing phone is an unwanted intrusion.

Hard 'G' Or Soft, The GIF Takes Its Place As A Modern Art Form

A new exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image is showcasing reaction GIFs, those little animated images people employ online when words fail them. Cue the dramatic chipmunk!

Joust To The Music: Video Game Evolves Beyond The Screen

A new high-tech game is a little like musical-chairs-meets-tag. Johann Sebastian Joust is a video game — but without the video. A technology expert sees it as a return to traditional types of play.

When Lyrics Get Posted Online, Who Gets Paid?

There are about 5 million searches for lyrics every day on Google. Who gets paid when people look up lyrics online?

Snapchat Settles With FTC Over Privacy Breach

The messaging service promised users that their photos and video would "disappear forever" after being sent, but the FTC says the company saved email addresses and phone numbers.