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5:56pm

Fri December 13, 2013
All Tech Considered

A Movement To Bake Online Privacy Into Modern Life, 'By Design'

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 6:46 pm

"The death of privacy has been predicted repeatedly over the years," says Ann Cavoukian, Ontario's privacy commissioner. "And my response to that is, 'Say no to that,' because, if you value your freedom, you will value your privacy."
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As we become a more digitally connected society, one question has become increasingly pervasive: Is the expectation of privacy still reasonable?

Ann Cavoukian, the privacy commissioner for Ontario, Canada, thinks so. She contends that privacy — including privacy online — is foundational to a free society. She developed a framework for approaching privacy issues back in the 1990s that's been recognized around the world.

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5:03pm

Fri December 13, 2013
Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

South Africans Reflect On Mandela's 'Rainbow Nation'

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 6:39 pm

A South African boy stands in front of a mural of Nelson Mandela in Soweto, South Africa, earlier this month.
Veronique Tadjo for NPR

At the 1964 trial that convicted Nelson Mandela and his co-accused, and sent them to prison for life, he made a statement to the packed courthouse, which he repeated on his release in 1990, after 27 years in detention.

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5:03pm

Fri December 13, 2013
All Tech Considered

Twitter Critics Say It's Not Sensitive Enough To Cyberbullying

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 6:01 pm

Twitter revoked its new blocking policy after backlash from users.
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On Thursday, Twitter introduced — and later in the day, withdrew — a change to its "blocking" policy.

Thursday afternoon, the microblogging site started allowing users who had been blocked to continue to follow, respond to or retweet posts from people who had blocked them.

User response came swiftly. Many were outraged that the change allowed stalkers and abusers open access to their posts.

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5:02pm

Fri December 13, 2013
Around the Nation

For Many Urban Schools, Gun Violence Remains A Daily Reality

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 5:56 pm

Trevor Watson, 14, says he hears gunshots in his Oakland neighborhood so often that "it doesn't even affect me anymore."
Brett Myers Youth Radio

With its colorful box-style buildings with big windows, Castlemont High in Oakland, Calif., looks like any other school. But inside, teacher Demetria Huntsman and Joseph Hopkins, 16, are deconstructing a shooting that happened out front just 30 minutes before.

"We just, like, heard gunshots," Joseph explains. "We just ... turned around and started running. That's the closest I've ever came to almost, like, actually getting shot."

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3:43pm

Fri December 13, 2013
NPR Story

U.S. Reassesses Relationship With Rebel Groups In Syria

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 5:56 pm

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