Libby Brittain's Top Stories

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  1. Hollywood Cowardice: George Clooney Explains Why Sony Stood Alone In North Korean CyberTerror Attack
    EXCLUSIVE: As it begins to dawn on everyone in Hollywood the reality that Sony Pictures was the victim of a cyber terrorist act perpetrated by a hostile foreign nation on American soil, questions will be asked about how and why it happened, ending...
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  2. When to quit your journalism job
    Audience Atomization Overcome: Why the Internet Weakens the Authority of the Press " In the age of mass media, the press was able to define the sphere of legitimate debate with relative ease because the people on the receiving end were atomized–...
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  3. The year we get creeped out by algorithms
    It turns out computers have a built-in “uncanny valley” (that creepy feeling android robots generate when they kind of look human). Just like we don’t want robots too human-shaped — we want them to know their place — it turns out we aren’t too happy...
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  4. Ayn Rand Reviews Children’s Movies
    Credit Photograph by Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography / Magnum “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” An industrious young woman neglects to charge for her housekeeping services and is rightly exploited for her naïveté. She dies without...
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  5. Possible upcoming attempts to disable the Tor network
    The Tor Project has learned that there may be an attempt to incapacitate our network in the next few days through the seizure of specialized servers in the network called directory authorities. (Directory authorities help Tor clients learn the list...
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