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Tech Week Ahead: Feuding Companies

Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel look ahead to the week in tech news with Steve Henn. They cover spats between Twitter and Instagram, and Google and Apple.
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Social Media Advice: Sending Holiday Cards

Social media experts Baratunde Thurston, author of the book How to Be Black, and Deanna Zandt, author of Share This: How You Will Change the World with Social Networking, answer questions about how to behave in the digital age. This week's topic: When it comes to holiday cards, should you send them via snail mail or email?
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Local Universities Join Groups Offering Online Courses And Graduate Degrees

Georgetown and American University are the latest local educational institutions to launch online courses and master's degree programs.
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Forget The Register: Stores Use Mobile To Make Sales On The Spot

Cash registers may be on the wane in some stores as more retailers help customers complete purchases using mobile devices. It's convenient for shoppers, and retailers benefit by leaving customers less time to change their mind about a purchase.
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Many Apps For Children Still Raise Privacy Concerns, FTC Says

The agency says that among its most troubling findings is that many apps for kids share such information as geolocations with third parties. Developers need to do more to improve privacy protections and to tell parents what they're doing, the agency reports.
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Governing The Internet

Representatives from 193 governments are meeting in Dubai this week to review a treaty that some worry could impose new restrictions on the Internet. Kojo explores concerns about censorship, fees and who should set Internet policy.

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Big Brother Is In Your Pocket (But You Get A Discount)

Customer loyalty programs offering discounts in exchange for a bit of personal information are nothing new. But now Verizon and AT&T are launching programs allowing customers to receive rewards based on information their smartphones share with the carriers. Not surprisingly, privacy advocates are alarmed.
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Liberating (And Protecting) Health Data

Tech Tuesday talks with Bryan Sivak, the chief technology officer at the Department of Health and Human Services.

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