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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - August 25, 2014

Quinn Vetoes Illinois Ridesharing Regulations

By Amanda Vinicky, With Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media

Rideshare services have scored a win against Chicago's taxi industry in a battle that began in the legislature - and moved on to the race for Illinois governor. 

Categories: Technology, Transportation



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 09, 2014

Department Head Discusses U Of I’s Reported Decision On Prof. Salaita

By Scott Cameron and Jim Meadows

A week after the University of Illinois reportedly withdrew a job offer to a professor who posted controversial comments on Twitter, the head of the department overseeing that position says the decision harms the university’s reputation and ability to attract talented professors.

Categories: Education, Technology




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 31, 2014

CIA Chief Apologizes To Sens. Feinstein, Chambliss Over Computer Intrusion

By Eyder Peralta

Ending a contentious and very public spat between two branches of government, Central Intelligence Agency chief John Brennan apologized to Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Sen. Saxby Chambliss because some CIA officers improperly accessed computers used by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Tags: cia

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - July 28, 2014

Exploring the U of I Library’s New Digital Newspaper Collections

By Jeff Bossert

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December 9. 1941 Daily Illini

The main library at the University of Illinois' Urbana campus has been putting old newspapers on the web since 2005.  But thanks to a recent grant, the newest version includes coverage in areas outside Illinois, and new topics, extending back to the mid-1800's.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 25, 2014

A Plan To Untangle Our Digital Lives After We’re Gone

By Molly Roberts

A proposed law might determine what happens to our online accounts when we die. But the tech industry warns the measure could threaten the privacy of the deceased.

Ancient peoples sent their dead to the grave with their prized possessions — precious stones, gilded weapons and terracotta armies. But unlike these treasures, our digital property won't get buried with us. Our archived Facebook messages, old email chains and even Tinder exchanges will hover untouched in the online cloud when we die.

Categories: Government, Privacy, Technology

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