Fifty years ago, NASA astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, despite numerous glitches. Judy Woodruff and Glenn discuss how the historic mission changed the space race.
The world has witnessed an unprecedented day of protests against ACTA. Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered in dozens of cities around the globe to protect what is left of the freedom of expression on the internet.
Last time we talked about the international copyright and counterfeiting treaty called ACTA that was signed by the US and caused people in Poland to take to the streets to protest. We asked if you thought there’s enough opposition to get Congress to weigh in on it here at home. Take a look. Now, we spoke about the connection between outsourcing and the US education system. What, if anything, do you think we should be doing to stop the outsourcing of American jobs to other countries?
Well it looks like anyone who has their personal files-copyrighted or not, saved on Megaupload, could lose that data forever. The FBI froze Megaupload’s bank accounts when they raided the company earlier this month. So inevitably Megaupload can’t pay their bills, and storage companies Carpathia Hosting and Cogent Communications Group won’t hold all that information for free, so they might start deleting data as of this Thursday February 2nd.
Two researchers at Sandia National Labs have invented a self-guided bullet capable of hitting a target from more than a mile away. The four inch bullet contains an optical sensor that can detect a laser beam on target.
Key websites are being hijacked, on a day that thousands of internet freedom supporters marched outside in a major two-pronged protest. It’s because the country’s just signed up to a global web piracy pact, covering everything from movies and music to fashion and pharmaceuticals. But its net stretches wide. One of the key problems seen with ACTA is that it’s completely bypassed people and their governments.