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Week In News: Spying, Weapons And Currency

Host Jacki Lyden and The Atlantic's national correspondent James Fallows chat discuss the U.S. government's filing charges of espionage against former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Also, President Obama talked nuclear weapons during a speech in Berlin, and Fallows explains the "Tobin Tax" and what it has to do with the stock market and you.
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Keeping Track Of The 'Security-Industrial Complex'

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks with Washington Post investigative reporter Robert O'Harrow about the merging of public and private surveillance and the growth of the "security-industrial complex" in the U.S.
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How To Keep Your Smartphone Secure

In light of all the snooping by the government on individuals, it seems that it's not that difficult for anyone with the know-how to find out what you're doing. Bill Supernor, CTO of security company Koolspan, speaks to Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon about how to keep your smartphone safe.
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U.S. Charges NSA Leaker Snowden With Espionage

The U.S. Justice Department has prepared the documents to formally charge Edward Snowden with espionage. Snowden is the former contractor who has publicized details about U.S. surveillance programs
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Feds Charge NSA Leaker With Spying, Theft

U.S. prosecutors have filed a criminal complaint against Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who is the source of a series of exposes published by The Guardian.
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NSA Leak Could Be Bad Business For U.S. Tech Companies

Revelations that Google, Microsoft and other tech companies have been providing user data to the National Security Agency may have tainted those companies' reputations for independence. Those companies share information with the government, often voluntarily. In the process, many have earned the status of "trusted partners."
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Taliban May Free U.S. POW In Exchange For Senior Operatives

Melissa Block speaks with Jessica Robinson, reporter with the Northwest News Network, about the latest involving U.S. prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured in Afghanistan and has been held for nearly four years now.
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James Comey Nominated To Be New FBI Director

The former Justice Department official under President George W. Bush is best-known for thwarting an effort by White House aides to reauthorize a warrantless-wiretapping program.
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'Guardian' Releases More Documents On NSA Surveillance

Two documents provide new details about the procedures the National Security Agency follows when sifting huge volumes of email. The Justice Department documents were made public by The Guardian newspaper. They help explain the steps the NSA must follow when it inadvertently comes across the communications of Americans.
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Obama's Pick To Lead FBI Adds New Layer To Privacy Debate

President Obama will nominate Jim Comey to be the country's next FBI director on Friday. Comey is best-known for raising alarms about a secret surveillance program during the Bush years. That issue has taken on new resonance after the latest revelations of government surveillance.

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