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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Surveillance Software: Where do we draw the line?
    From individual identity theft to national repression of government dissidents to tracking terrorists, the use of computer surveillance equipment is fraught with political and ethical issues. How do we weigh the risks and benefits of computer surveillance equipment? And what legislation could help us monitor its use?9:06 a.m.
    Jennifer Valentino-DeVries: Reporter for The Wall Street Journal.
  • Facebook's new suicide prevention efforts
    Facebook just announced a new service aimed to help prevent suicide among its users. How does it work and is it likely to be more effective than their previous effort?9:45 a.m.
    John Moe: Host of Marketplace Tech Report from American Public Media.
  • Revisiting the Constitution
    The debate over the nature of the U.S. Constitution goes back to the framers. Jefferson thought it should be updated every few years, while John Adams considered it a sacred text. Into this debate comes Christopher Phillips, who's been asking people across the county to view themselves as framers of our founding document. With faith in our government at an all-time low, he says maybe it's time to make some changes.10:06 a.m.
    Christopher Phillips: Author of "The Constitution Cafe." His previous books include "The Socrates Cafe."

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