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Interpreting The Constitution In The Digital Era

Technologies like GPS and social media are posing new challenges to interpreting the Constitution's guarantees of privacy and free speech. Law professor and journalist Jeffrey Rosen says we're now in an era the Founding Fathers could never have imagined, in which private companies are determining the rules for what can be shared.
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The Search For Analysts To Make Sense Of 'Big Data'

Businesses' desire to make sense of vast troves of data means mathematicians are in high demand, creating a recruiting war for talented analysts. DJ Patil, a "big data" expert who now recruits for a venture capital firm, compares raw data to clay: shapeless until molded by a gifted mathematician.
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Virginia Mall Suspends Use Of Customer Tracking

Complaint by the ACLU of Virginia have prompted a Richmond mall to suspend the use of a new technology that tracks customer movements using their cell phones.

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Bringing Audi Back, For A Younger Audience

Audi has seen a near tenfold growth in the past 20 years, and the company has also become the new status car for young urban professionals. That's reflected in a viral marketing campaign featuring Justin Timberlake, who's a decade younger than his celebrity counterpart at Chrysler, Eminem.
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'Physics Of The Future': How We'll Live In 2100?

Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku describes some of the inventions he thinks will appear in the coming century — including Internet-ready contact lenses, space elevators and driverless cars — in his book Physics of the Future.
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Following Digital Breadcrumbs To 'Big Data' Gold

In the past couple of years, computing, storage and bandwidth capacity have become so cheap that it's altered the scale of what's possible in terms of collecting and analyzing data at every turn. It's a tectonic shift that will continue to affect many things we do for decades to come, one expert says.
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Baker Discusses New Smart Meters

Smart electric meters are being installed in homes across the country. The wireless devices replace old meters and transmit electricity usage data wirelessly to utilities. But there are concerns about accuracy and safety. Guy Raz talks to David Baker, energy reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle, for more.

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