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The Drill Down 290: Chilling Effects
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The remains of the hard disc and Macbook that held information leaked by Edward Snowden to the Guardian and was destroyed at the behest of the UK government. Photograph: Roger Tooth

This week, the man behind the biggest black market on the dark web, the biggest crowdfunding campaign ever, Mark Zuckerberg wants to give the entire world internet access, the iPhone in gold?, the Tesla Model S beats all safety records, our ongoing NSA surveillance coverage, and more…

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The Drill Down 287: Not Guilty, Not Proven Innocent
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Bradley-Manning

This week, Greg Davies, from the BlendoveR podcast and frequent Geeks of Doom contributor (including the Tardisblend podcast), joins us to discuss the ruling for WikiLeaks leaker Bradley Manning, how the NSA collects nearly everything a user does on the net, Feds want user passwords, the UK wants to ban porn, and more…

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New Edition Of Mark Twain’s ‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ Removes The N-Word
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Next month will see the release of NewSouth Books’ Mark Twain’s Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn: The Texts of His Companion Boy Books, which collects the two 19th century classics and revises them to remove an offensive word that, for years now, has been the cause of protests against teaching the books in schools.

The word?: ‘nigger.*’

In NewSouth’s edition, which was revised by Mark Twain scholar Dr. Alan Gribben, all instances of the word ‘nigger’ have been replaced by the word ‘slave’, as has the word ‘injun’, a derogatory term for Native Americans.

Gribben, who is passionate about Twain’s works, told Publishers Weekly he’s not trying to render these works “colorblind,” but that “Race matters in these books. It’s a matter of how you express that in the 21st century.”

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