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PRISM is no longer about rainbows any more. The government is listening, at least somewhat. We look at what we can do as consumers to pressure internet and telecommunications companies to fight back against government surveillance of personal  data. Plus, Grumpy Cat has taken the Internet by storm. So much so that the frowny kitty has a movie deal. We talk to the feline agent who represents Grumpy.

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Coachella Valley businesses see benefit in Presidential summit

Jun 6, 2013
Their governments may not want to publicize the cost of President Obama's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Sunnylands, but local business owners are looking forward to a mini-economic boom.
The Sunnylands compound in Coachella Valley, Calif. 
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May jobs report shows increased, but slow, hiring

Jun 7, 2013
The May jobs report showed increased hiring, but with a few caveats.

Meme manager Ben Lashes on Grumpy Cat fame

Jun 7, 2013
Chances are, Ben Lashes is the marketing brains behind your favorite viral feline.

Surveillance of phone and Internet data: the new normal?

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Jun 7, 2013
Can consumers really do anything to force Internet and telecommunications companies to fight back against government tracking of personal data?

The most cat and dog friendly states in the US

Jun 7, 2013
Does your home state prefer the companionship of canines or cats?

Jobstacles: Is it possible to have too many jobs?

Jun 7, 2013
As teenagers head out in search of summer jobs in a tough market, Youth Radio explores whether any job is a good job.

Post-revolution Egypt: Not much better and about to get worse for the poor

Jun 7, 2013
The economic downtown that followed Egypt's uprising continues to make difficult circumstances even worse for the country's poor.

PRISM is no longer about rainbows any more. The government is listening, at least somewhat. We look at what we can do as consumers to pressure internet and telecommunications companies to fight back against government surveillance of personal  data. Plus, Grumpy Cat has taken the Internet by storm. So much so that the frowny kitty has a movie deal. We talk to the feline agent who represents Grumpy.