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Documenting Tragedy: The Ethics Of Photojournalism

When the New York Post published a freelancer's photograph of a man trapped in the path of an oncoming subway train, many photojournalists, editors and consumers decried the decision as unethical. Others argue that the photo was essential to the story.

Blogging On The Lam: McAfee Is Posting Updates From Guatemalan Jail

The anti-virus software pioneer is wanted for questioning in a murder. He says he's innocent and is trying to avoid being sent back to Belize, where the murder occurred. Remarkably, he's being allowed to blog from his jail cell.
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New Website Enhances Transparency In Montgomery County

Montgomery County officials have overhauled their website to provide residents with better access to information about the inner workings of their government.

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Ernest Freeberg: "The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America"

A historian places Thomas Edison's incandescent light bulb in the context of a period of intense technological creativity in the U.S. More than any other invention, he argues, electric light ushered in modernity.


Betrayed By Metadata: John McAfee Admits He's Really In Guatemala

The founder of the anti-virus software company is on the run, wanted for questioning over a murder in Belize. But the technological genius' location was given up by data inadvertently left in a photograph taken with an iPhone.

Making Permanent Digital Records Not So Permanent

The Internet is forever — and so are texts, tweets and Facebook updates — but a startup has big ambitions to bring privacy and impermanence to online communication. The company, called Wickr, lets users decide how long a message lives.

Nielsen Study Notices Growth In Social TV

Renee Montagne talks to Dierdre Bannon of Nielsen about its new report on social media use. Among the findings: explosive growth in Social TV, which is people watching television while connected to social media on smartphones and tablets.