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Why Taylor Swift Is Asking Congress To Update Copyright Laws

It's an ongoing standoff between musicians and Google's YouTube: Who should be responsible for removing unauthorized copies of songs posted online?
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A Cappella Singer Defends Proliferation Of Music Online

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Peter Hollens, an a cappella singer who regularly releases new music on his YouTube channel, about how the proliferation of music online could be a plus for artists.
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Federal Officials Seek To Stop Social Media Abuse Of Nursing Home Residents

After ProPublica identified dozens of cases of dehumanizing photos posted on social media sites, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services unveiled a plan to increase oversight.
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Tech Companies Embrace Election Season

More than ever before, U.S. elections are a business opportunity. Social media companies are capitalizing on attention spent on the candidates.
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How The VCR Began America's Love Of On-Demand Content

As the last VCR factory in Japan closes down production, we take a look at the rise and fall of the videocassette recorder and the culture it created.
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At This English Bar, An Old-School Solution To Rude Cellphones

A new bar in Sussex has lined its walls with foil to block phone signals. The owner, inspired by the Faraday cage, hopes people will talk to each other rather than stare at their smartphones.
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The App That Aims To Gamify Biology Has Amateurs Discovering New Species

Not everyone outside staring into their phones is searching for Pokémon — some people are looking for actual wildlife. The app iNaturalist is bringing together urban biologists and curious citizens.
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Remembering A Thinker Who Thought About Thinking

Seymour Papert was a pioneer in artificial intelligence and learning with technology. He died this week at 88.
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Despite Email Debacle, Prominent Cybersecurity Leaders Favor Clinton

They are political endorsements you might not expect.
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Daily Fantasy Sports May Soon Be Coming Back To New York State

DraftKings and FanDuel suspended operations there after the state's attorney general argued they were essentially gambling sites. A new state law declares fantasy sports to be games of skill.

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