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Is Privacy Over? Tell Us Your Thoughts

Is losing our privacy the cost of living in a modern world? Or can we have both? Let us know on TEDWeekends, a special collaboration with NPR, TED and the Huffington Post.
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Canada Used Airport Wi-Fi To Track Travelers, Snowden Leak Alleges

The latest secret revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden shows how Canada's spy agency experimented with using free Wi-Fi signals to follow travelers. Officials tell CBC News that they were only collecting "metadata," not the contents of communications.
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A Medal Of Valor, 30 Years In Coming

Three decades after U.S. troops helped protect a Soviet defector during a firefight with North Korean troops, Mark Deville finally received his Silver Star. His comrades were awarded their medals years ago.
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Panel Considers Bin Laden Bodyguard's Stay At Guantanamo

Steve Inskeep talks to Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald about the parole hearing of an alleged bodyguard for Osama bin Laden. Abdul Malik Wahab al Rahabi, 34, was one of the first detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba.
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Living In The Spirit Of Daniel Pearl

Journalist Asra Nomani spent years trying to process the death of a good friend, Daniel Pearl, who was killed in 2002 by terrorists in Pakistan. She wrote about trying to find justice in this month's Washingtonian magazine, and speaks with host Michel Martin about her journey.
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NYT: NSA Can Exploit Mobile Apps For Information

According to leaked secret documents, the NSA can scoop up deeply personal data from mobile phone apps. The spy agency also exploits innocuous actions like updating a phone's software.
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DOJ Alleges Fraudulent Security Checks By Firm That Vetted Snowden

Justice says U.S. Investigations Services, the company that cleared both the NSA leaker and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis, expedited hundreds of thousands of cases that weren't properly reviewed.
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Post-9/11 Panel Criticizes NSA Phone Data Collection

An independent panel created after the 9/11 attacks says bulk collection of billions of American phone records violates the letter and the spirit of the law.
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For World Superpowers, The Negotiating Table Often Had A Net

Melissa Block talks with Nicholas Griffin about his book, Ping-Pong Diplomacy, which explores the importance of the tabletop game in Chinese political history and foreign policy.
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U.S., EU Lift Some Iran Sanctions After Assurances On Uranium

Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency report that Tehran has halted the highest level of uranium enrichment, a key part of the sanctions deal reached earlier this month.

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