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Rap Genius Is Getting Into Breaking News Analysis With News Genius

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The founders of lyric website Rap Genius revealed today that they’re starting to move into annotating news content too, under the name News Genius. They were on-stage at Disrupt NY, where they gave a surreal, joke-y interview without too much detail about what News Genius actually is. Co-founder Mahbod Moghadam...
Rap Genius Is Getting Into Breaking News Analysis With News Genius

Should I Unfollow Roger Ebert?

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I know Roger Ebert like most of you. I know him from his many film review shows, from his numerous and well-written movie reviews syndicated in hundreds of newspapers, and his many appearances on late-night talk shows. It was through Twitter, however, where I felt most close to him. Now...
Should I Unfollow Roger Ebert?

Google Updates Home Page With Vigil Candle For Victims Of School Shooting

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In a show of solidarity with those grieving tonight over a school shooting in Connecticut, Google placed a subtle vigil candle below its search box. Google’s graceful, yet poignant gesture speaks the uniqueness of this particular tragedy. Earlier today, a scores of citizens flooded the White House’s official online petition website, WeThePeople, calling for...
Google Updates Home Page With Vigil Candle For Victims Of School Shooting

Ban Removal Could Take PlayStation, Xbox And Wii To China

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Chinese authorities may be considering lifting a longstanding ban on games consoles. An official Chinese newspaper has stirred up much excitement today with the news that China may be about to lift a ban on games consoles it imposed in 2000. The original ban was said to be in...
Ban Removal Could Take PlayStation, Xbox And Wii To China
You'll shoot your eye out: on Christmas, Americans flaunt their new firearms online
President Obama Responds to Petitions Against Gun Violence in New Video

National Rifle Association gun lobby shuts down Facebook and Twitter activity

www.telegraph.co.uk
The National Rifle Association, America's gun lobby, has maintained an uneasy silence online in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre, even as debate over gun control rages on Facebook and Twitter....
National Rifle Association gun lobby shuts down Facebook and Twitter activity
Senators to Obama: Talk about startups in State of the Union address

Pundits And Politicans Very Quick To Blame Video Game & Movie Violence For Newtown

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The tragedy last week in Connecticut is still horrifying to think about on many different levels -- but the constant search for blame, and using it to support pet political ideas is troubling. This isn't to say that we don't necessarily need to have a "conversation" on various hot potato...
Pundits And Politicans Very Quick To Blame Video Game & Movie Violence For Newtown
Justice Department offers $20 million in grants for improving gun background check data
I'm Just Not Ready To Accept That We Have To Have Gun Massacres All The Time

The Far Center PAC

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The NY Times has a good post up today about Mike Bloomberg and his new Independence USA PAC. Frequent readers of this blog know that I am a big fan of Mike Bloomberg and his politics. I do not think there is a major issue before this country that I...
The Far Center PAC
Apple Should Not Censor The NRA's "Practice Range" App

Plagiarism, defamation and the power of hyperlinks

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What do Fareed Zakaria, Jonah Lehrer and Gawker Media have in common? In different ways, the incidents that have thrust all three into the news recently help to show the power of the simple hyperlink, which Sir Tim Berners-Lee developed along with the rest of the web a little over...
Plagiarism, defamation and the power of hyperlinks

Scores Flood White House With Online Petition To 'Immediately Address' Gun Control

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Almost immediately following the tragic school shooting in Connecticut, over 16,000 people have signed an official White House WeThePeople petition to “Immediately address the issue of gun control through the introduction of legislation in Congress.” Signatures seem to be increasing rapidly in speed, in what could be the fastest signature...
Scores Flood White House With Online Petition To 'Immediately Address' Gun Control

Pundits And Politicans Very Quick To Blame Video Game & Movie Violence For Newtown

www.techdirt.com
The tragedy last week in Connecticut is still horrifying to think about on many different levels -- but the constant search for blame, and using it to support pet political ideas is troubling. This isn't to say that we don't necessarily need to have a "conversation" on various hot potato...
Pundits And Politicans Very Quick To Blame Video Game & Movie Violence For Newtown

What's your six-second state of the union address? Tell us with Vine

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What should Obama focus on in 2013? Tell us using #SOTUin6 on Twitter and with its new video sharing app, VinePresident Obama will address the nation Tuesday with his annual state of the union address. Last year, as an incumbent for re-election, Obama addressed the growing ideological chasm between Democrats...
What's your six-second state of the union address? Tell us with Vine

Take a crack at it: The top 10 stories you may have missed this week

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Security was a big theme this week, with researchers finding another critical Java vulnerability as well as a command-and-control setup called "Red October" that has been spying on governments. Google also tackled new approaches to the password, using a physical cryptographic card. Our stories this week were wide-ranging, however, so check...
Take a crack at it: The top 10 stories you may have missed this week

Obama Responds To White House Gun Control ePetitions

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In response to the most popular ePetition in White House history, President Obama personally recorded a YouTube video to address his plan of action on gun control. Look, like the majority of Americans, I believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. This country has a...
Obama Responds To White House Gun Control ePetitions
Why Google Customizes Results When You Search for 'Obama,' But Not for 'Romney'

Booting Up: Where Stanford Kids Learn to be Normals

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Morning, sunshine! (Photo: flickr.com/photos/wordridden) How do Stanford students get the human education they need to lead startups? Many of them take CS198, a program that teaches computer science TAs how to teach, but ends up being a crash course for future CEOs. [New York] Steven Sinofsky--the dude who spearheaded the newly...
Booting Up: Where Stanford Kids Learn to be Normals

Groupon Yanks Gun-Related Deals--For Now

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You may not be shocked to learn that some business owners are not happy about this. The coupon service Groupon is, at least temporarily, no longer offering any firearms-related deals sparking praise from many anti-gun activists and calls for a boycott from angry business owners and gun rights' advocates....
Groupon Yanks Gun-Related Deals--For Now

The Newtown Shooting Really Has Changed the Conversation on Gun Control, as Google Trends Can Show

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For a long, sad time, with each mass shooting incident came a wave of passion about gun control -- a wave that pummeled the shore for a few days, before flowing out to sea with the arrival of another news cycle. We can see this, easily, in the visualized data...
The Newtown Shooting Really Has Changed the Conversation on Gun Control, as Google Trends Can Show

Obama Tasks CDC With Study Of Video Games And 'Violent Media'

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In the middle of a much larger speech introducing his "Gun Violence Reduction Executive Actions," Obama threw in a little something for the videogame crowd: Congress should fund research into the effects that violent video games have on young minds. While it may seem like a shot across the bow...
Obama Tasks CDC With Study Of Video Games And 'Violent Media'

It Is Now Possible To Download An AR-15 Assault Rifle Using 3D Printing

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One of the major possibilities in the future of gun control -- and manufacturing in general -- is the potential of 3D printers to build items from scratch.  That has led to at least one person designing and printing parts for an AR-15 rifle. He may be the first to...
It Is Now Possible To Download An AR-15 Assault Rifle Using 3D Printing

You don't bring a 3D printer to a gun fight -- yet

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Consumer-level 3D printing could change guns and gun control as we know it. But just how likely are we to see 3D-printed plastic firearms anytime soon? And what are the legal ramifications? CNET's Rich Brown talks to some of the players involved the DIY gun movement. [Read more]...
You don't bring a 3D printer to a gun fight -- yet
More Post-Newtown Fallout: Gun Owners Vs. Journalists In New York
Huffington Post Makes Bold Statement On The Cost Of Doing Nothing About Guns

Obama's Quotable Google+ Hangout: Zuckerberg, Drones And Being 'Chill'

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President Obama just concluded a group interview with a handful of bloggers on Google+. The 40-minute follow-up to the State of the Union covered a broad range of new issues: drones, Mark Zuckerberg, patent trolls, immigrant gay rights, gun control, the distribution of wealth, and even why the president is...
Obama's Quotable Google+ Hangout: Zuckerberg, Drones And Being 'Chill'

NRA's Facebook page shuttered, Twitter activity halted

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It looks like the National Rifle Association is backing away from social media as the U.S. grapples with the Newtown school massacre and gun control. [Read more]...
NRA's Facebook page shuttered, Twitter activity halted
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