Jan 4, 2018

01/04/2018: Do Americans really care how their smartphones get made?

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(U.S. Edition) Security researchers have been scrambling for months to fix flaws in microprocessors inside almost every computer you touch. We'll discuss why the two bugs— Meltdown and Spectre — are vulnerable to hackers. Afterwards, we'll look at whether Americans…

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About half of Americans don't really care who makes the things they buy

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A survey from the site The Grommet found that Americans have an "ignorance is bliss" mindset.
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With a sweeping tax overhaul out of the way, trade could be the next big item on President Donald Trump’s agenda. In the next few weeks, he’ll be making decisions about protecting U.S. industries from global competition. But he’s facing…

(U.S. Edition) Security researchers have been scrambling for months to fix flaws in microprocessors inside almost every computer you touch. We’ll discuss why the two bugs— Meltdown and Spectre — are vulnerable to hackers. Afterwards, we’ll look at whether Americans really want to know how the products they purchase are made, and then explore what’s known as “Fat Cat Day” in the U.K. — the point in time when the average British CEO has already earned what the average worker makes in a year.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC