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Can The Open-Data Revolution Change Our Democracies?

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"It's my job to keep secrets." — Mikko Hyppönen TEDx Brussels/Scorpix hide caption

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Why Should You Be Worried About NSA Surveillance?

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"By me putting all this information out there, what I'm basically telling you is I'm telling you everything." — Hasan Elahi James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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What Would You Do If The Feds Were Watching You?

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Travelers at Pearson International Airport in Toronto earlier this month. At an unnamed airport, Canada's spy agency tested a program that allowed them to track those who took advantage of free Wi-Fi. Aaron Harris /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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In 1984, an American Army unit engaged in this firefight as it shielded a Soviet defector who made a break across the Demilitarized Zone between North Korea and South Korea. Thirty years after the battle, one of the U.S. soldiers, Mark Deville, has finally received a Silver Star for his bravery. Courtesy of Mark Deville hide caption

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A Medal Of Valor, 30 Years In Coming

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Panel Considers Bin Laden Bodyguard's Stay At Guantanamo

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Daniel Pearl and Asra Nomani in Karachi in 2001 Courtesy Asra Nomani hide caption

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President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech before a joint session of Congress February 12, 2013, in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Surveillance camera video of Aaron Alexis, a contractor who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 16, 2013. Alexis was one of thousands of individuals cleared by the firm known as USIS. HO/UPI/Landov hide caption

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For World Superpowers, The Negotiating Table Often Had A Net

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