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After Aurora, Rethinking Violence In Pop Culture

The Aurora theater shooting has prompted Hollywood to reconsider the role of movie violence. Similar conversations are taking place among novelists, video game makers and other artists. Director Rob Cohen, crime writer Laura Lippman and video game designer Chris Hecker talk about violence and art.
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Amazon Takes Entertainment Step With App Offerings

Amazon is positioning itself to be a bigger player in the digital music and movie market. This week, the company announced that it would be offering its movie and music apps on more devices including Apple's iPad. NPR's Laura Sydell has the story.
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'Socialcam' Tries Redefining Video On Facebook

The sudden popularity of the Socialcam app for posting video on Facebook is raising questions about whether the social networking company is playing favorites with what content gets featured.
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Regulators Propose Tougher Rules For Children's Online Privacy

The proposed rules would make it more difficult for advertisers and social networks to collect information from children.
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Newspaper Takes A Stand On Anonymous Commenters

The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash., found itself in court when it tried to protect the anonymity of a reader who posted a snarky, and possibly defamatory, comment. The paper says it had an obligation to protect her identity, but there's growing pressure on news sites to reconsider the practice of allowing anonymous comments.
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Self-Service Kiosks Poised To Change Health Care

Self-service kiosks have become part of daily life for many people. We use them to get our boarding passes at the airport, to check out at the grocery store and to rent movies. Now some industry watchers predict they could fundamentally change the way we get our healthcare. A pilot project in New Hampshire aims to pump up the number of potential bone marrow donors.

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