Libby Brittain's Top Stories

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  1. Investigator for Mystery Client Targets Critic of N.Y.U. Role in Abu Dhabi
    New York University’s fraught tenure as an intellectual prize of the Middle East has taken a new and mysterious turn: A private investigator has been making inquiries about an N.Y.U. professor who criticized the exploitation of migrant workers...
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  2. Google Sends Reporter a GIF Instead of a 'No Comment'
    Not to be all snooty about online publishing, but your newspaper can’t do this: This adorable animated GIF is apparently the official answer Google sent to a Daily Dot reporter in response to his seeming scoop on a new YouTube livestreaming plan....
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  3. Gohmert says he may run for president, then says he won’t
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) sent mixed signals on his White House aspirations Thursday. The conservative firebrand first told The Hill that he might run for president in 2016. Gohmert indicated he might launch an exploratory committee for...
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  4. S.F. jail inmates forced to fight, public defender says
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  5. Passphrases That You Can Memorize
    It’s getting easier to secure your digital privacy. iPhones now encrypt a great deal of personal information; hard drives on Mac and Windows 8.1 computers are now automatically locked down; even Facebook, which made a fortune on open sharing, is...
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