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Controversy Over Media Coverage Of The 2016 Presidential Race

Journalists are taking heat for being too easy on Donald Trump and too hard on Bernie Sanders. In the age of Twitter and Facebook, the role of political journalism has changed and become more polarized. Diane and a panel of guests discuss political reporting on the twenty-sixteen presidential race.

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10 Seconds At A Time, A Teacher Tries Snapchat To Engage Students

With video of a girl balancing in a tutu and a crowd cheering at a soccer game, one college professor uses the social media app to personalize concepts for his psychology students.
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Department Of Justice Says It No Longer Needs Apple's Help To Unlock iPhone

The Justice Department has asked a federal court to vacate its order that Apple write software to help the FBI access data in the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone.
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Virtual Reality Whiz Palmer Luckey: Future Will Be 'More Boring Than We Think'

The 23-year-old founder of Oculus VR says sci-fi writers love to use virtual reality as a backdrop for conflict, but the future is "probably not going to be nearly as interesting."
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The FBI Has Successfully Unlocked The iPhone Without Apple's Help

The Justice Department says it is withdrawing its legal action against Apple because it has been able to get data from a terrorist's phone. A spokeswoman says the FBI is reviewing the data.
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FBI Probing Computer Virus Behind Outage At MedStar Health Facilities

A computer virus has crippled information systems at the major Washington-area hospital chain MedStar Health Inc., the FBI says.

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Oculus Rift Launch Makes A Splash. Will It Lead A Wave Of VR Tech?

After four years of hype, the Oculus Rift hits the market Monday. It's just one of several virtual reality systems — but not all the VR gadgets are up to snuff.
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Software Flags 'Suicidal' Students, Presenting Privacy Dilemma

School administrators increasingly have the power to track students' Web browsing on school-issued laptops, even when the students are at home. The implications are complicated.
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Should Apple Unlock Terrorist's Phone? Listeners' Questions Answered

A day before they were expected to face off in front of a judge, the FBI said there may be another way to get inside one of the San Bernardino shooter's phone that doesn't require Apple's help.
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Internet Trolls Turn A Computer Into A Nazi

Microsoft's artificial intelligence chatbot was supposed to mimic a teenage girl. Instead, internet trolls tricked it into spouting hate speech. BuzzFeed tech reporter Alex Kantrowitz explains how.

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