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Google Plus Finally Gives Up on Its Ineffective, Dangerous Real-Name Policy

  • By
  • Rebecca MacKinnon,
  • New America Foundation
September 17, 2014 |
After three years, Google finally got it. Google now admits it was wrong to require real names on Google Plus, and it’s apologized for taking so long, causing “unnecessarily difficult experiences for some of our users.” Too bad it had to learn the hard way, but better late than never.
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Relief Official Urges Groups to Step Up Ebola Efforts | New York Times

  • By
  • Sheri Fink,
  • New America Foundation
August 19, 2014 |
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is “a complete disaster,” and health agencies do not yet grasp its scope, the president of the relief group Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday.
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Tracing Ebola’s Breakout to an African 2-Year-Old | New York Times

  • By
  • Sheri Fink,
  • New America Foundation
August 9, 2014 |
Patient Zero in the Ebola outbreak, researchers suspect, was a 2-year-old boy who died on Dec. 6, just a few days after falling ill in a village in Guéckédou, in southeastern Guinea. Bordering Sierra Leone and Liberia, Guéckédou is at the intersection of three nations, where the disease found an easy entry point to the region.
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"Nothing Could Be Further from the Truth" | Foreign Policy

  • By
  • Shane Harris,
  • New America Foundation
July 31, 2014 |
As Washington awaits the release of the highly classified probe into the CIA's torture program, John Brennan's integrity is being questioned just when the agency needs it most.

Bloggingheads TV Discussion between Robert Wright and Lisa Goldman | Bloggingheads.tv

July 29, 2014
New America's Robert Wright and Lisa Goldman discuss the Gaza conflict. Click here to watch the discussion.
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