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Niraj Chokshi
Niraj Chokshi
Niraj Chokshi is a former staff editor at, where he wrote about technology. He is currently freelancing and can be reached through his personal website,
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President Obama: 'Trayvon Martin Could've Been Me 35 Years Ago'

Matt Berman, Brian Resnick, Matt Vasilogambros, and Niraj Chokshi Jul 19, 2013

Facebook Diplomacy: The State Department Spent $630,000 on 'Likes'

A State Department bureau wanted so badly to boost its social-media presence that it dropped $630,000 over two years on advertising campaigns on Facebook, according to a May inspector general's report. Niraj Chokshi Jul 3, 2013

The Biggest Threat to the Global Economy Could Come From Outer Space

If the sun sneezes, the economy will shatter Niraj Chokshi Jun 12, 2013

NSA Spying Appears to Stem from 550-Word Section of PATRIOT Act

At least some of the broad data collection by the National Security Agency, revealed in various reports over the past two days, was authorized under a controversial part of the USA PATRIOT Act — section 215. Niraj Chokshi Jun 7, 2013

Why an Online Sales Tax May Not Help Brick-and-Mortar Retailers, After All

With the Senate set to approve an online sales tax bill late Monday, its proponents argue that online retailers' unfair advantage needs to be eliminated. Research shows that taxes on Internet purchases won't necessarily make that happen. Niraj Chokshi May 6, 2013

The Bounty ZIP Codes Brought America

A new report estimates the value of the ZIP code system exceeds $9 billion a year. Niraj Chokshi Apr 23, 2013 National Journal

What You Need to Know About Chechnya

Matt Vasilogambros, Cory Bennett, and Niraj Chokshi Apr 19, 2013

Tuesday's Proposed Immigration Bill Would Focus on High-Skilled Immigrants

Niraj Chokshi Jan 28, 2013 National Journal

Basics of the Immigration-Reform Plan

With many details to be refined, a bipartisan proposal offers specifics. Niraj Chokshi Jan 28, 2013 National Journal

Axelrod: Hillary Clinton 'First Among Equals' for 2016 Nomination

Effusive praise from the president's top political adviser underscores the end of tensions between Teams Obama and Clinton. Alex Roarty and Niraj Chokshi Dec 13, 2012

Video: Obama Momentarily Locked Out of the Oval Office

At least he didn't have to break in through the kitchen Niraj Chokshi Mar 24, 2011

Book Excerpt: Can Videogames Be Journalism?

A book due out next month details how videogames can and have served to explain current events Niraj Chokshi Sep 14, 2010

A Curse As Copy Protection in the Middle Ages

Niraj Chokshi Sep 8, 2010

Soundtrack to Google Earth

A New Zealand company devises a way to add dynamic urban sounds to a Spanish port in Google Earth Niraj Chokshi Sep 3, 2010

Predicting the Power Dynamics of Group Discussions

Niraj Chokshi Sep 3, 2010

The Stagnant History of the Browser Interface: A Retrospective

Google Chrome turns two today, but despite all the changes under the hood, the latest release looks almost exactly like the first. The same goes for nearly every browser. Niraj Chokshi Sep 2, 2010

Treating the Campus Tour Like a Theme Park 'Experience'

Niraj Chokshi Sep 2, 2010

FCC's Net Neutrality Decision Could Be Delayed Until November

A new call for input and statements that "all options" are still on the table show the agency is taking its time to decide how to deal with the prospect of a tiered Web Niraj Chokshi Sep 2, 2010

A Cheap, Open Source Cell Network for the Underprivileged and Unconnected

Niraj Chokshi Sep 1, 2010

Arcade Fire's Latest Music Video Takes Place in Your Neighborhood

The band teamed up with Google to use satellite imagery and street-level snapshots in their new, interactive music video Niraj Chokshi Aug 30, 2010 More Stories
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