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Full-time technology reporter for the New York Times, part-time maker of zines, GIFs and delicious sandwiches.

Trying to Live in the Moment (and Not on the Phone)

bits.blogs.nytimes.com — There's a scene in the movie " Her," a love story between a lonely writer and an artificially intelligent software program, that shows dozens of people riding the subway, deeply absorbed in their smartphones, oblivious to the world around them. They all seem much more comfortable interacting with their devices than with one another.

Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York

goodreads.com — Never Can Say Goodbye has 6 ratings and 1 review. From the editor of the celebrated anthology Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York...

Convicted video bootlegger remains unrepentant

On the Trail of an Online Pirate

nytimes.com — Last Sunday Jenna Wortham, a technology reporter, profiled Hana Beshara, a founder of NinjaVideo, a now-shuttered streaming website. She discusses the challenge of tracking down Ms. Beshara, who served a prison term for her role in running the illegal site, and of describing a culture with a different understanding of copyright law.

Readers Debate Online Piracy and the Future of Digital Entertainment

bits.blogs.nytimes.com — On Sunday, The New York Times published the story of a popular - and illegal - website that let people stream and download movies and television shows at their leisure. The site was taken offline in 2010 by the federal government, and the administrators behind the site were charged with conspiracy and copyright infringement.

The Deposed Queen of NinjaVideo

nytimes.com — Hana Beshara, a founder of NinjaVideo, once a popular illegal video downloading site, was known as Queen Phara to its users. Now she's putting her life back together after 16 months in prison.

The Unrepentant Bootlegger

nytimes.com — Early in the morning of June 30, 2010, Hana Beshara woke to a sharp rapping on the door of her condo in East Brunswick, N.J. "I heard a bang-bang-bang," she said. "I'm thinking it's, like, Amazon." It wasn't a delivery. It was a team of federal agents from the Department of Homeland Security, wearing bulletproof jackets and carrying guns.

Pass the Word: The Phone Call Is Back

bits.blogs.nytimes.com — Just a few years ago, it seemed that the old-fashioned phone call was going out of style. Smartphones were on the rise, and many people were using them for everything except making calls. Phone calls were still part of my job, but they were absent from my personal life, save for the occasional restaurant reservation or doctor's appointment.

Toward a Childproof Internet

bits.blogs.nytimes.com — Parents can childproof their homes by covering the electric sockets, adding parental controls on the cable box and putting a padlock on the liquor cabinet. Is it possible to do the same for the web? A handful of entrepreneurs with young children think so, including a company called Kuddle based in Norway.

On Instagram's Hyperlapse, and Fast-Forwarding to the Future

bits.blogs.nytimes.com — Most days, my Instagram feed is full of artfully arranged plates of food, dreamy vacation photos, gurgling babies and, of course, plenty of selfies. But that changed earlier this week when Instagram introduced a new video editing app, called Hyperlapse, which allowed users to create "high-quality time-lapse videos" and import them into the photo and video sharing service.
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Oct 22, 2014

@mayalau Plus I love anything that explores the murkiness of truth

Oct 22, 2014

@mayalau hm, yeah maybe it's not the most compelling story. but the format feels fresh and interesting to me

Oct 22, 2014

@mayalau I like radio Bc I can multitask but not a lot is that interesting (to me). Have you listened? Thoughts?

Oct 22, 2014

@mayalau I love her voice and that ep was particularly interesting



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