Business

1:28pm

Wed June 11, 2014

3:09am

Tue June 10, 2014
All Tech Considered

Project Eavesdrop: An Experiment At Monitoring My Home Office

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 12:55 pm

If someone tapped your Internet connection, what would they find out about you?
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If someone tapped your Internet connection, what would he find out about you?

It's been just over a year since Edward Snowden became a household name, and his disclosures about the reach and extent of the National Security Agency's online monitoring programs led to headlines around the world.

But one big, basic question remains more or less unanswered: What exactly does the NSA's surveillance reveal?

To try to answer that question, I had my home office bugged.

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2:38pm

Mon June 9, 2014
Agriculture

A Signal To Hog Farmers: Cargill To Stop Use Of Gestation Crates

Barns like this one often house more than a thousand pregnant sows in gestation crates.
Credit Sarah McCammon / Harvest Public Media

Cargill, one of the country’s largest pork producers, announced Monday that it will stop using gestation crates, the controversial narrow cages meant to house and separate sows. Cargill is joining other major meatpackers, like competitors Tyson and Smithfield Foods, in planning to move away from hog crates.

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2:09pm

Fri June 6, 2014
Oil and Gas

Crude Oil Rail Routes Won't Be Made Public

Tankers in a railroad yard in Wisconsin, pictured June 2013.
Randen Pederson Flickr - Creative Commons

The railroad industry is taking steps to avoid public disclosure of crude oil shipment routes, reports The Associated Press. The companies were ordered in May by the U.S. Department of Transportation to begin notifying rail yards and emergency responders when large shipments of Bakken crude were rolling through their communities.

Those disclosures are due to begin June 7. The companies have to reveal route details and the amount of oil carried in shipments of 35 or more tank cars.

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10:48am

Fri June 6, 2014
Economy

In Regaining Jobs Lost To Recession, Colorado Was Ahead Of The U.S.

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The United States has finally regained the jobs it lost in the 2007 recession, according to numbers out from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Colorado’s recovery has been a little quicker; economists say the state regained its lost jobs by December 2013 – seven months ahead of the nation. But the comeback doesn’t mean all areas of the state are recovering evenly, or that those who lost their jobs have them back.

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