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Nancy Scola

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Nancy Scola is a writer based in New York. Her work has appeared in Science Progress, Politics Magazine, AlterNet, and the Columbia Journalism Review.

A recent flare-up over Twitter's URL shortener demonstrates one of the little ways we're letting the Internet get away from us.  Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

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For legislative districts, inmates are considered part of communities where they’ll likely never live as free citizens. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Pressure mounts for prisons to improve their outdated and costly phone systems. Read more

Energy and the Environment

Jefferson Smith isn't planning to shed his activist and political organizer cred if elected to run Portland. Read more

Civil Rights in America

The Research Works Act keeps the battle started by SOPA and PIPA in the headlines. Read more

Energy and the Environment

The company's initial public offering files reveal what its aspirations are, even as competitors play catch-up. Read more

Energy and the Environment

Amid concerns over its shrinking editor base, Wikipedia sets out to prove it can survive and expand on small donations. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Federal regulators have reached a settlement with Facebook over privacy violations—but it's just a slap on the wrist for an industry that regularly sells user data. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

The possible demise of the Women's Professional Soccer league leaves soccer-playing girls without a dream to aspire to — and women's soccer in the U.S. without a plan.  Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Occupy Wall Street's power lies in changing the political conversation. Read more

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Who owns the right to an idea? The first to have it or the first to claim it? Read more

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Buying Motorola is about shoring up the tech company's patent arsenal. Read more

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Google's latest foray into social networking makes headway on giving users control over their information, but it's up to us to stay vigilant. Read more

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Barack Obama's new plan makes the case for government involvement in cybersecurity. Read more

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AT&T wants to convince us that the merger with T-Mobile is inevitable. We shouldn't let it. Read more

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Apple's decision to remove an anti-gay app from iTunes might be seen as a victory for gay-rights groups, but are we losing something bigger in the long run? Read more

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