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Verizon Will Now Let Users Kill Previously Indestructible Tracking Code

After a ProPublica story, Verizon will now let users kill a previously un-killable code.
What’s Really Happening with China’s Great Firewall

What's Really Happening with China's Great Firewall

Rent to Own: Wall Street’s Latest Housing Trick
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True or False, the Power of Confessions is Great

The Etan Patz murder trial is the latest test case for measuring the power of a confession, whether or not it's actually true.

U.S. Acknowledges Conviction of David Hicks, Guantanamo Detainee, Should Not Stand

Prosecutors acknowledge they accepted a guilty plea from an Australian man under a law that was passed after his alleged criminal conduct.

A Sheldon Silver Mystery: Did He Betray New York Renters?

Prosecutors allege the state Assembly speaker made changes to rent regulation on behalf of a developer.

Pentagon Finally Identifies the Remains of a POW Lost Since 1942

Long buried alongside hundreds of unknown U.S. soldiers in the Philippines, Pvt. Arthur "Bud" Kelder is on his way home after a lawsuit by his family and an investigation by ProPublica and NPR.

Podcast: Why Tracking Is Scarier With Zombie Cookies

Julia Angwin talks about her latest report on an advertising company using Verizon’s undeletable tracking number to respawn cookies that monitor mobile customers’ web browsing habits.

Using Your Tax Dollars to Fund This Cow’s Abnormal Triplets, Plus More From MuckReads Weekly

Some of the best #MuckReads we read this week. Want to receive these by email? Sign up to get this briefing delivered to your inbox every weekend.

Obama Wants You to Have Cheap, Fast Internet, But Many Cities Aren’t Allowed to Provide It

Obama hailed the benefits of an open Internet in his State of the Union address. Here's what it is and how he's trying to make it happen.

Why Pharma Payments to Doctors Were So Hard to Parse

Flaws in information submitted to Open Payments, a government database of financial relationships in the medical field, complicated our analysis.

Senator to Hospitals: Stop Suing Poor Patients

Prompted by an investigation by ProPublica and NPR, Sen. Charles Grassley asks a Missouri nonprofit hospital to explain why it seizes the wages of thousands of its patients.

What I Learned From My Fellowship at ProPublica

Supreme Court’s Latest Race Case: Housing Discrimination

Many fear Texas case could gut the landmark Fair Housing Act.

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Fed Tapes

A confidential report and a fired examiner’s hidden recorder penetrate the cloistered world of Wall Street’s top regulator — and its history of deference to some of the country’s biggest banks.

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High-Level Fed Committee Overruled Carmen Segarra’s Finding on Goldman

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Losing Ground

Scientists say one of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation’s history—the rapid land loss occurring in the Mississippi Delta—is rushing toward a catastrophic conclusion. ProPublica and The Lens explore why it’s happening and what we’ll all lose if nothing is done to stop it.

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Reporting From the Youngest Land in the World

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Red Cross

After Superstorm Sandy, Americans opened their wallets to the Red Cross. They trusted the charity and believed it was up to the job. They were wrong.

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Senator Demands Answers on Red Cross' Finances

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Firestone and the Warlord

In the first detailed examination of the relationship between Firestone and Liberian warlord Charles Taylor, this ProPublica/Frontline investigation lays bare the role of a global corporation in a brutal African conflict.

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Is This Man Responsible for the Murders of 5 American Nuns?

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Senator to Hospitals: Stop Suing Poor Patients

Senator to Hospitals: Stop Suing Poor Patients

Prompted by an investigation by ProPublica and NPR, Sen. Charles Grassley asks a Missouri nonprofit hospital to explain why it seizes the wages of thousands of its patients.

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Dispatches from Freedom Summer

In 1964, whites and blacks joined to, as some put it, drag Mississippi back into the United States. Violence erupted. Lives were lost. But change was wrought, too.

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Keep on Pushing

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Zombie Cookie: The Tracking Cookie That You Can't Kill

Zombie Cookie: The Tracking Cookie That You Can't Kill

An online ad company called Turn is using tracking cookies that come back to life after Verizon users have deleted them. Turn's services are used by everyone from Google to Facebook.

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