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'It Really Is A Gag Order': California May Limit Nondisclosure Agreements

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A work called Nyan Cat by Chris Torres sold for $590,000 recently. It's part of growing interest in digital assets, known as non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, that are generating millions of dollars in sales every day. Chris Torres hide caption

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What's An NFT? And Why Are People Paying Millions To Buy Them?

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Four-year-old Lois Copley-Jones, the photographer's daughter, takes part in a livestreamed broadcast of "PE With Joe" on March 23, 2020, in Newcastle-under-Lyme, England. The popular fitness series ended Friday. Gareth Copley/Getty Images hide caption

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As Schools Reopen, Popular 'PE With Joe' Online Exercise Class Goes Bye-Bye

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Trump supporters clash with police outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Social media companies are under scrutiny for allowing their platforms to be used to spread falsehoods about the 2020 election and to allow violent extremist groups to organize January's insurrection. Brent Stirton/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR/Ipsos Poll: Nearly One-Third Of Parents May Stick With Remote Learning

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Kevin Chen, an assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, envisions a time when his insect-sized drone could be used as a search and rescue robot — to find survivors in disaster debris that bigger drones couldn't reach. Kevin Yufeng Chen hide caption

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Don't Swat This Bug. It Might Be A Robot On A Rescue Mission

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'Exit Counselors' Strain To Pull Americans Out Of A Web Of False Conspiracies

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When former Parler CEO John Matze was fired from the company, he was stripped of all of his company shares, according to people familiar with his exit. picture alliance/dpa/picture alliance via Getty I hide caption

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A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. The digital currency's meteoric rise has minted millionaires and energized true believers around the world. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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Bitcoin: Mother Of All Bubbles, Or Revolutionary Breakthrough

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False conspiracy theories have always been a part of U.S. history, but experts say they're spreading faster and wider than ever before. Matt Williams for NPR hide caption

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'More Dangerous And More Widespread': Conspiracy Theories Spread Faster Than Ever

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The disinformation and "big lie" of election fraud motivated many people to storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Matt Williams for NPR hide caption

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Disinformation Fuels Distrust And Even Violence At All Levels Of Government

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Joy Buolamwini: How Do Biased Algorithms Damage Marginalized Communities?

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Facebook is pushing back on new Apple privacy rules for its mobile devices, this time saying the social media giant is standing up for small businesses in television and radio advertisements and full page newspaper ads. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Why Is Facebook Launching An All-Out War On Apple's Upcoming iPhone Update?

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TikTok on Wednesday agreed to pay $92 million to settle claims stemming from a class-action lawsuit alleging the app illegally tracked and shared the personal data of users without their consent. Kiichiro Sato/AP hide caption

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Tyler Hollon, who works for a construction company in Utah, says eliminating natural gas from apartment buildings can reduce costs. Hollon's company now shares its designs and budgets with other builders. "The reason we're giving it away is to clean up the air," Hollon says. "We want everybody to do it. It's everybody's air that we're all breathing. Makes my mountain bike ride that much easier." Kim Raff for NPR hide caption

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America's Energy Future: How Gas Companies Are Fighting To Block Climate Rules

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Software engineer Tracy Chou's own experience on social media led her to create Block Party, an app that helps people filter their feeds to manage online abuse and harassment. Elizabeth Dalziel for NPR hide caption

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Block Party Aims To Be A 'Spam Folder' For Social Media Harassment

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Facebook rescinded its ban on the sharing of news stories in Australia after the government amended proposed laws that will require social media companies to pay news publishers for sharing or using content on their platforms. Robert Cianflone/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators in New Delhi shout slogans during a protest against the arrest of climate change activist Disha Ravi for allegedly helping to create a guide for anti-government farmers protests. Sajjad Hussain/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Twitter In Standoff With India's Government Over Free Speech And Local Law

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Facebook on Wednesday announced it would restrict Australians from accessing news articles on its platform. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Facebook Blocks News In Australia Over Government Plan To Force Payment To Publishers

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