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Internet Activist Aaron Swartz Dies At 26

Internet wizard Aaron Swartz has been found dead at his Brooklyn, N.Y., home. Authorities say Swartz, who helped create the web feed format RSS, committed suicide just weeks before going to trial on charges he stole millions of electronic journal articles to make them freely available.
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Aaron Swartz, Reddit Co-Founder And Online Activist, Dies At 26

He was 14 when he co-authored RSS and later helped found the company that would became the social media website Reddit. Internet activist Aaron Swartz was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment, authorities say. He was 26.
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'Make Me Asian' App Sparks Online Backlash

This and another app, "Make me Indian," superimpose characteristics the developer thinks relate to those ethnic groups. An online petition is urging Google to remove the apps from its store, saying they reinforce and reproduce racist stereotypes.
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Electronics Show Highlights Startups Over Industry Giants

More than 156,000 people descended on Las Vegas this past week to gawk at acres and acres of the latest shiny gadgets. Host Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Steve Henn, who has been road-testing new gadgets at the Consumer Electronics Show.
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Why Are Investors In Like With Facebook Again?

Facebook's stock sank after its initial public offering last May. But since the new year began, its share price has soared nearly 20 percent. Is this the year it finally figures out how to make money from mobile users? There's lots of speculation about what it might announce next Tuesday.
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House Leaders Make Government Documents More Easily Searchable.

Officials in the U.S. House agreed this week to make it easier for the public to see Congressional documents.

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Quiet Hybrid Cars Pose A Danger To The Blind — So What Should They Sound Like?

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced proposals for minimum sound requirements on hybrid and electric vehicles. They say the vehicles pose a safety issue for pedestrians and cyclists, especially for those who are visually impaired. If you have an idea for how the vehicles should sound, email it to: alltech@npr.org

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