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In China, Avoiding The 'Great Firewall' Internet Censors

In China, the Internet isn't the free-for-all that it is in the United States. China's communist government censors what's published and some of what's shared online. But some citizens are working around government censors by using agreed-upon "public" code.
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NSA Able To Crack Basic Web Encryption

The agency has access to individuals' most private information, including banking reports, medical records and email, reports Jeff Larson of ProPublica. Host Scott Simon speaks to Larson, whose article appeared in Friday's New York Times and Guardian newspapers.
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Mind-Melding, With An Internet Connection

Two researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle did something amazing: One influenced the movements of the other simply by willing it. They were separated by an entire college campus, connected only through electrical caps on their heads and the Internet. Host Scott Simon talks with Rajesh Rao, one of the researchers.
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This Is Musician Mickey Hart's Brain On Music

Peering inside our mind and capturing images of our thoughts has become a preoccupation in much of neuroscience. It's also an unlikely part of the light show at a Mickey Hart Band concert. Yes, the Grateful Dead's former drummer jams with a light show powered by his mind.
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Feds Asked Yahoo For Data 12,444 Times In First Half Of Year

Joining other browers and social media sites, Yahoo issues a "transparency report" about the number of requests it gets for users data.
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Tech Week That Was: Encryption Disrupted; Anonymity Online

In a busy week to start September, Microsoft buys Nokia, another set of revelations comes out about government monitoring and Jeff Bezos goes to Washington.
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Antitrust Monitor Ordered For Apple Over E-Book Price Fixing

The order, issued two months after Apple was found to be price-fixing, would force the company to submit to oversight for a period of two years.
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Q&A: How To Do Political Coverage Better In The Twitter Age

Campaign reporters have "become one giant tweeting blob," grouses CNN political reporter Peter Hamby. In a Q&A, Hamby talks with NPR about how Twitter changed campaign coverage — the promise, the pitfalls and what that means for the next election cycle.
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Reports: NSA Has Keys To Most Internet Encryption

The U.S. spy agency breaks codes but also lobbies private IT companies to leave backdoors into their products. The revelations are the latest from documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
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Sailors With Disabilities Find Freedom On The Water

Every week, a group of people with a range of disabilities hits San Francisco Bay. They sail using specially rigged boats; one woman controls her boat using only her chin. Sailing offers a sense of independence for the participants, some of whom are confined to wheelchairs while on land.

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