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How the CIA made Google
In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, western governments are moving fast to legitimize expanded powers of mass surveillance and controls on the internet, all in the name of fighting…
Source: medium.com
Published: Jan. 22, 2015
Length: 43 minutes (10938 words)
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@NafeezAhmed 1 day, 15 hours ago
32 SAVEs
Science, Meet Journalism. You Two Should Talk.
When I began my term as a public policy scholar at the Wilson Center last year working on the project “Science and the Media,” I ran into a journalist colleague I hadn’t seen in…
Length: 13 minutes (3307 words)
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@longreads 1 day, 13 hours ago
27 SAVEs
The Top 5 Longreads of the Week
Below, our favorite stories of the week. Kindle users, you can also get them as a Readlist. Sign up to receive this list free every Friday in your inbox. * * * 1. How Listening to Music and Fighting…
Author: Longreads
Published: Jan. 23, 2015
Length: 1 minutes (282 words)
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@longreads 1 day, 12 hours ago
19 SAVEs
The Untold Story Of The Invention Of The Game Cartridge
Consider the humble video game cartridge. It's a small, durable plastic box that imparts the most immediate, user-friendly software experience ever created. Just plug it in, and you're playing a game…
Published: Jan. 13, 2015
Length: 18 minutes (4700 words)
Submitted by:
@pierauy 2 days, 19 hours ago
18 SAVEs
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@longreads 9 hours, 43 minutes ago
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If You Build It, Will They Come?
A big-hearted mayor and a civic-minded chef hope an ambitious restaurant can save a struggling Pennsylvania town Nobody seems to remember the last time there was a real restaurant in Braddock,…
Author: Amy McKeever
Published: Jan. 21, 2015
Length: 24 minutes (6171 words)
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@Eater 19 hours, 13 minutes ago
15 SAVEs
What It Was Like to Record Michael Jackson’s Voice
I was still in Detroit, and I got a call from Berry Gordy — he was out in California — and he said, “We signed these kids. We finished the album and listened to all the mixes,…
Published: Jan. 24, 2015
Length: 1 minutes (420 words)
Submitted by:
@SAijaz_ 13 hours, 20 minutes ago
14 SAVEs
Everybody hates Pearson
John Fallon doesn’t look like the devil incarnate. With his ruddy cheeks and cheerful-but-not-too-posh English accent, Fallon, 52, seems more like a buddy from the local pub than the chief…
Source: Fortune.com
Published: Jan. 21, 2015
Length: 16 minutes (4015 words)
Submitted by:
@FortuneMagazine 9 hours, 43 minutes ago
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The Unlikely Roots of Solitary Confinement
In a perverse tribute to human endeavor, solitary confinement began as a reform. Thinkers in Britain, the Netherlands, and the United States in the late 18th and early 19th centuries imagined that it…
Author: Julia Wick
Published: Jan. 24, 2015
Length: 1 minutes (368 words)
Submitted by:
@longreads 10 hours, 13 minutes ago
9 SAVEs
The 20 Most Anticipated Foreign Films Of 2015
Wed Jan 14 14:30:11 EST 2015 2015 keeps looking better and better from where we sit. After laying out our massive 100 Most Anticipated Movies of the year, and previewing
Published: Jan. 14, 2015
Length: 5 minutes (1390 words)
Submitted by:
@ThePlaylist 1 week, 3 days ago
6 SAVEs
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