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Philip Connors has spent 17 summers as a fire lookout in the Gila National Forest. Lookouts are the eyes in the forest, even as the forests they watch have changed, shaped by developers, shifting land management policies and climate change. Nathan Rott/NPR hide caption

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More From Edward Snowden

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Microsoft President Brad Smith says governments need to set rules for big technology companies. "Almost no technology has gone so entirely unregulated, for so long, as digital technology," he says. Gary He/Reuters hide caption

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Microsoft President: Democracy Is At Stake. Regulate Big Tech

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Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, on a video link in Moscow, speaks to the crowd on a giant screen at festival in Roskilde, Denmark, in 2016. "You are being watched all the time and you have no privacy," Snowden said. Melissa Kuhn Hjerrild/AP hide caption

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Edward Snowden appears on a live video feed broadcast from Moscow at an event sponsored by the ACLU Hawaii in Honolulu on Feb. 14, 2015. Marco Garcia/AP hide caption

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Edward Snowden Tells NPR: The Executive Branch 'Sort Of Hacked The Constitution'

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Lyft is under growing pressure to strengthen background checks and adopt better security measures for passengers after dozens of women reported that they had been sexually assaulted by drivers. Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Lawsuits Say Lyft Doesn't Do Enough To Protect Women From Predatory Drivers

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To Prevent School Shootings, Districts Are Surveilling Students' Online Lives

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Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez speaks at a July rally for independent contractors in Sacramento, Calif. The measure that passed Tuesday in the state Senate requires companies such as Lyft and Uber to turn many contract workers into employees. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Louisiana Attorney General On The Multistate Investigation Into Big Tech

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The headquarters of the military intelligence agency GRU in Moscow. The FBI and other U.S. agencies want to stop more interference like that launched from here against the U.S. in 2016. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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With Next Goal To Secure 2020 Elections, Feds Seek To Absorb Lessons From 2016

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Dr. Abdul Subhan, a psychiatrist, at Meridian Health Services in Indiana, connects with patients over the Internet. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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Telepsychiatry Helps Recruitment And Patient Care In Rural Areas

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District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine (left) and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speak Monday about the launch of an antitrust investigation into Google outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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48 States Investigating Whether Google's Dominance Hurts Competition

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