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The Two-Way
10:40 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Congressman Calls For Hearing On Google Street View Data Collection

The camera mounted on a Google Street View car used to photograph whole streets obscures part of the U.S. Internet giant's logo.
Daniel Mihailescu AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 3, 2012 10:59 am

Google may be facing new investigations into its Street View program, which collected 600 gigabytes of personal data including e-mails, passwords, pictures and web searches while its vehicles roamed the streets.

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Song Of The Day
10:24 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Yellow Ostrich: Beyond The Bedroom

When "Marathon Runner" begins, Yellow Ostrich's Alex Schaaf (center) steps up to the mic not as a homebound tinkerer, but as a frontman.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu May 3, 2012 5:03 am

When "Marathon Runner" begins, it's a little familiar and a little chaotic. Fans of Yellow Ostrich's first album, The Mistress, will recognize the voice of singer Alex Schaaf, which sounds most at home when it's threading through his loop pedal. But here, something is broken: The loop is unbalanced, resetting mid-measure, failing to lock into a groove.

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8:31 am
Thu May 3, 2012

A Look At Bin Laden's Letters To Confidants

Some of the documents found during the raid on Osama bin Laden's hideaway in Pakistan were released Thursday. West Point's Combating Terrorism Center has been reviewing those documents.

8:16 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Foreign Policy: Egypt's Presidential Reality Show

Thousands of Egyptians rally in Cairo's Tahrir Square on April 20, 2012 to protest against the ruling military and hold-overs from the former ruling government ahead of the presidential election to be held at the end of May.
Khaled Desouki AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 3, 2012 6:37 am

Dr. H. A. Hellyer is a geo-strategic expert on the MENA region, with experience at Gallup, the Brookings Institution & Warwick University.

"Who needs to watch sitcoms on TV anymore? We watch Egyptian news instead for entertainment."

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The Record
8:15 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Dudes Act Like A Lady: 'Call Me Maybe' Takes Over YouTube

Released in December, Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" has been rising on the charts — it reaches no. 5 this week — and winning the hearts of fans on YouTube.
Vanessa Heins Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 5:51 pm

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