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Join The Twitter Roundtable: What Makes A City 'Smart'?

Can technology help cities become more efficient and sustainable? Or does the drive toward a new kind of "technopolis" raise concerns about privacy, equity and cost? Please join the NPR Cities Project for a Twitter conversation about technology and urban innovation.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Egypt's military government calls for the arrest of Muslim Brotherhood leaders. President Barack Obama considers pulling all troops from Afghanistan after 2014. And the U.S. warns China on cyber theft. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Tech-Savvy Cities May Be 'Smart,' But Are They Wise?

Around the world, cities like Rio de Janeiro are using new technologies to solve their problems. And while there's great promise in many of these "smart" city programs, urban planner Anthony Townsend is wary of putting so much power in the hands of tech companies.
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Zimmerman Trial In The Court Of Public Opinion

As George Zimmerman's trial wraps up, host Michel Martin talks with a roundtable of social media watchers about public opinion of the case. They discuss how the courtroom proceedings are playing out in living rooms around the U.S.
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Apple Conspired To Set E-Book Prices, Judge Rules

The high tech giant was accused of colluding with publishers. On Wednesday, a judge agreed that Apple had acted improperly. The company argues that it engaged in hard-fought negotiations with the other companies. It will appeal the ruling.
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Utah Internet Firm Defies State's Warrantless Subpoena Law

An Internet service provider is refusing to turn over customer information in response to a subpoena. It's part of a larger tug-of-war over how much access law enforcement should have to customer data.
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The 'Sink-Urinal' Saves Water, Encourages Men To Wash Hands

The design, called Stand, is already selling to customers across Europe. The same water running while you wash your hands is also used to flush, says the designer.
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Who's Watching When You Look For Health Information Online?

More than half of health-related websites checked by a health policy researcher used trackers that could provide data about visitors to third parties. Some also shared search terms that could be linked to a visitor.
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The Quantified Self Movement

Tech Tuesday explores the "quantified self," a movement to harness personal data to increase healthy living.

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Arrest Caught On Google Glass Reignites Privacy Debate

The wearable technology, which is being tested by a select group of users, was used to record an arrest on the Jersey Shore. The incident raises questions about citizen journalism and the limits of privacy in public.

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