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Military Addresses Double-Edged Sword Of Troops On Social Media

Thanks to Facebook and other sites, American troops in Afghanistan are more connected than ever with what's going on back home. But that connectivity has also led to incendiary videos and photos getting posted online. Now, military leadership is taking steps to further educate troops on what is and isn't appropriate for public viewing.
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30 Days In Jail, Three Years Probation In Rutgers Webcam Case

Dharun Ravi used a webcam to spy on his gay roommate, who soon after committed suicide. The case has gotten national attention.
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Don't Trip Over Your Digital Footprint

Whether you're a pop icon or a high school teenager, no one's immune from public scrutiny. A status update or 140 characters can be enough to seriously offend others, and ruin your reputation. Host Michel Martin takes a look at the pitfalls of social media with blogger Latoya Peterson, and high school "Twitter Principal" Eric Sheninger.
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Supreme Court Lets Stand Student's $675,000 Penalty For Downloading

Joel Tenenbaum has been mounting a defense against the recording industry's legal moves for nearly a decade.
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Journey Through Musical Time With This App

The "Radio Time Machine" is an online application that has collected the top 20 Billboard hits back to 1940. Some transcend their time period, while the appeal of others may be harder to understand. Host Scott Simon speaks with Brett Westervelt, a grad student at Stanford University and the designer of the app.
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Average Investors Share Facebook Feelings

Early investors like investment banks and venture capitalists already own shares of Facebook. Some are even starting to sell. Now small investors get their chance to buy with Friday's IPO. NPR's Sonari Glinton checks in with a few of them on the first day of trading.
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The Future Of Web Searching

We explore the fast-changing world of Web search technology and how we're likely to find information in the future.

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