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The New World of Massive Data Mining

Private and government groups are finding new ways to mine massive troves of digital data. Tom Gjelten and a panel of experts look at the implications for national security, education, science, medicine, as well as privacy concerns.

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Apple and Working Conditions in Overseas Factories

Apple announced efforts to improve working conditions in their Chinese factories. Guest host Tom Gjelten and a panel of experts look at overseas employee rights and U.S. consumers.

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Apple, Foxconn To Improve Factory Conditions

Apple and its China-based supplier Foxconn have agreed to limit worker overtime and significantly improve health and safety conditions at the plants that produce, among other products, the iPhone and iPad. The move comes after an investigation by the Fair Labor Association found Foxconn factories violate numerous Chinese work rules.
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Group Finds 'Significant Issues' At Foxconn Factories

The Fair Labor Association has released its audit of Apple's largest supplier in China, Foxconn. The group found "significant issues with working conditions" at three factories there. The labor rights group, which was asked by Apple to audit the plants, found excessive overtime, problems with overtime compensation, health and safety issues as well as communication gaps that have led to widespread sense of unsafe working conditions. Melissa Block talks with NPR's Steve Henn.
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New Law Raises Funding Hopes For Startups, Worries Over Fraud

The Jobs Act could make it easier for tech startups to raise money by allowing anyone — not just millionaires — to invest. But many are concerned it will also lead to a new wave of financial fraud. "I think we can expect to see ... African princes inventing cold fusion any second now," says one entrepreneur.
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Auditor Finds 'Serious Issues' At Apple Supplier Foxconn

Some employees, the audit found, worked seven days in a row without the required 24 hours off.
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Trial-by-Jury in the Age of Social Media

Trial-by-jury is a cornerstone of the American justice system. But social media and Internet-enabled devices are creating new challenges for tradition-bound courts...

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Computer Guys and Gal

The Computer Guys and Gal are back to explore surreal news from the world of tech...

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