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Kim Jong Eun revealed.


This week on Need to Know

Need to Know follows the money.


The Facebook co-founder who got away

While Mark Zuckerberg makes his way up Forbes’ list of America’s richest people, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes develops a site designed to help the world’s poor.


E-mail obsessive disorder, or what I learned about myself from rats

Obsessively checking e-mail or Facebook has become a productivity killer for many of us. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely explains what rats can teach us about these annoying habits.


  Gary Shteyngart on dachshunds, Lenin and reading Twain in Russia

Best-selling author and satirist Gary Shteyngart’s new book is about a future society where technology rules all. So how often does he update his own Facebook page?


  Next week’s news: WeekyLeaks edition

In light of this week’s big news — the release of thousands of pages of confidential military documents on the war in Afghanistan — Andy has decided to leak a few secrets of his own.


Gary Shteyngart on Facebook, literacy and the end of America

Need to Know talks to author and satirist Gary Shteyngart, whose new dystopian, darkly humorous novel “Super Sad True Love Story” foretells the ruinous decline of literacy in America.

Pakistan blocks Facebook over ‘Draw Mohammed’ controversy

Pakistani officials announced that they were blocking access to Facebook because of a competition urging users to draw the Prophet Muhammad.


Privacy on Facebook

Facebook’s new “instant personalization” is sharing supposedly private information with third-party developers without users’ permission. Here’s what you can — and can’t — do about it.

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