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Global Scan

Here's a new way to track the tastes of the young and tech-savvy

Uber is a car service, hired through a mobile app, that is gaining popularity for those young and on the move. Now you can see exactly where they go. Meanwhile, in Russia, the young and tech-savvy founder of the country's leading social network is also on the move. He fled and says he was canned for failing to fall in line with the Kremlin. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

A court says Americans should know the reason their government kills its citizens abroad

The Obama administration's effort to keep its memo on extra-judicial killings secret received a setback this week, when a judge ruled it had to hand over the rationale under the Freedom of Information Act. Meanwhile, North Koreans are increasingly frustrated with their own government — while Russians are falling more and more in line with theirs. That and more in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Journalist Vladimir Voina on leaving Russia, buying beer, and the 'foolish' US government shutdown

Inspired by Philadelphia’s South Asian American Digital Archive, and its project that collects immigrants' stories about their first days in America, we’ve begun gathering similar stories from immigrants throughout the globe. This next installment comes from Vladimir Voina, a journalist from Moscow who has written for Russian and US newspapers. In 1989, he moved to Boston for a journalism fellowship and stayed. He spoke about his early memories of America with The World's Global Nation editor Monica Campbell.