Thursday, February 10, 2005

  • No Place to Hide: Award-Winning Journalist Robert O’Harrow Goes Behind the Scenes of Our Emerging Surveillance Society


    O’Harrow explores how the government is teaming up with private companies to collect massive amounts of data on citizens and how, he writes, "More than ever before, the details about our lives are no longer our own. They belong to the companies that collect them, and the government agencies that buy or demand them in the name of keeping us safe." [includes rush transcript]

  • Nepal: The Completion of a Coup?


    As international attention continues to remain firmly focused on Iraq, the Middle East and the Tsunami, there is another volatile situation that is reaching a boiling point in Nepal. Nine days ago the country’s king seized full control of the country and sacked the interim government. [includes rush transcript]

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