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    Spark If you hate online ads, just use the age-old tactic of obfuscation Dec 21, 2014 | 14:48Daniel Howe wants to shift the balance of power between advertisers and consumers. So he built a browser plugin, AdNauseum, to thwart online tracking, by using the tactic of obfuscation.
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    Spark 290: Happy maps, radio in a bucket and more Jun 21, 2015 | 53:59This time on Spark - place, space, and innovation on the cheap.
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    Spark 291: Predictive policing, alibi apps and more Jun 28, 2015 | 53:59This time on Spark - place, space, and surveillance.
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    Spark How to do more with less Jun 21, 2015 | 11:23A new book on frugal innovation and how to do more with less.
    Spark - Women at work in image searchMay 3, 2015 | 9:07Spark Women at work in image search Audio
    Spark Women at work in image search May 3, 2015 | 9:07A study of image search results for various jobs reveals that women are often underrepresented and portrayed in stereotypical ways.
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    Spark 258: Notification vacation. Procrastination and reminders. Digital sabbaticals. The End of Absence. Sep 14, 2014 | 53:59Take a notification vacation. Why digital reminders might lead to procrastination. Unplugging for a year. And contemplating technology's role in the end of absence.
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    Spark 259: Algorithm awareness. Mindful multitasking. Going on a data safari. A crowd-sourced hunt for marginalia. Sep 21, 2014 | 53:59This time on Spark, the pros and perils of life by the numbers. From the hunt for dusty tomes of faraway data...to what your social media feed is hiding from you...to how mindfulness can improve your focus and help manage our multi-tasking world.
    Spark - Hanging 5,000 paintings the size of a smartphone at the new Halifax libraryDec 21, 2014 | 6:59Spark Hanging 5,000 paintings the size of a smartphone at the new Halifax library Audio
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