Franken calls for more transparency for FISA court Almost twelve years after the September 11 attacks, the United States is still engaged in a tricky balancing act between security and privacy. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Sen. Al Franken about that on Morning Edition.7:45 a.m.
Target's REDcard revs up sales Loyalty is mutually rewarding for Target and its most-dedicated shoppers, thanks to store-branded credit and debit cards that provide discounts on virtually everything the chain sells. Target's unique REDcard program is helping the retailer trump rivals in the war to convince shoppers where to find the lowest prices.8:40 a.m.
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NSA Leaker's Claims Doubted By Tech, Intelligence Analysts
Edward Snowden, a former NSA analyst who leaked NSA surveillance information, has made claims about his ability to access private phone conversations and email. Some in the industry dispute the range of activities he says analysts are able to do.
Surveillance Revelations Spark Lackluster Public Discord
In all the noise and shouting over the NSA data gathering, the unspoken assumption is that the public must be outraged. But in fact, much of the public seems indifferent, and the political fallout may be less predictable than it seems.
Spurs Outshoot Heat, Take 2-1 Lead In NBA Finals
The San Antonio Spurs crushed the Miami Heat, 113-to-77, in Game 3 of the NBA Finals Tuesday night. Playing on their home court, the Spurs used ball movement and defense to turn what was a close game into a blowout in the second half. They take a 2-1 lead in the series.
Turkish Police Remain In Control Of Taksim Square
In Istanbul's Taksim Square Tuesday, Turkish police and protesters repeatedly clashed. Turkey's prime minister is scheduled to meet with anti-government demonstrators but more violence could lead to a postponement.
Google Acquires Israeli Mapping Service Waze
Waze makes a crowds-sourced traffic app that uses input from drivers. It will complement Google's mapping capability. The deal is seen by many as a defensive move by Google to keep Waze from being acquired by Apple or Facebook.
Technology Columnist Sheds Light On New Bulbs
Buying a light bulb isn't as simple as it used to be. Now, you can choose a light bulb that will save you money because it uses less power. And, you can pick a bulb that might last longer than you do. Linda Wertheimer talks to Rich Jaroslovsky, technology columnist for Bloomberg News, about the latest light bulb technology.