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Why Some Spread Misinformation In Disasters

Superstorm Sandy turned out the lights along the Eastern Seaboard, but Twitter was ablaze with comments. Host Michel Martin looks at the good, the bad, and the ugly of social media during Sandy, including intentional hoaxes. She speaks with Rey Junco of the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society about why some users spread misinformation.
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Pay Phones Are Suddenly Important Again Because Of Sandy

As some New Yorkers try to stay connected with others, they've had to search for pay phones because their cellphones have run out of juice. Question: When was the last time you sued a pay phone?
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Wireless Carriers Under Scrutiny After Sandy

T-Mobile and AT&T have cut an emergency deal to share their cellphone networks in areas affected by Superstorm Sandy. They're trying to make it a little easier for customers to get a signal as carriers restore their networks. Some say companies should be forced to make their networks more resilient.
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A Mohawk Hero In The Not-So-Diverse Gaming World

The latest installment of "Assassin's Creed," one of the world's most popular video games, has a hero who is part Mohawk. The game's creator says reflecting real 18th century Mohawk life was critical and hired a consultant to make sure the game was culturally consistent with Mohawk culture.
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Mobile Apps To Enhance Your Halloween

Among the many ideas that mobile app developers are coming up with to enhance your Halloween experience: the "animated eyeball." The Digital Dudz app allows your smartphone to display blinking eyeballs. You can also display video of a live, beating heart to liven up your costume.

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