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May 10, 2013

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In wake of the Great ATM Heist, we look at why a swipe card’s magnetic strip is vulnerable, and why U.S. banks haven’t moved to a more secure system. In other technology, media companies and wireless operators are working together to make sure you won't max out your data plan while watching you favorite sport or show. Is it a win-win? Plus, it's Friday, so get ready for the Weekly Wrap!

Segments From this episode

Bloomberg reporters had ability to spy on its customers

May 10, 2013
Goldman Sachs employees have raised concerns that Bloomberg News journalists could snoop on them through Bloomberg terminals.

Our debt limit problems are over, right?

May 10, 2013
Fannie Mae's paying $50 billion in dividends, so between that and the sequester, are our debt limit problems over?

Yearning for the days when we were all disengaged consumers

May 10, 2013
The quest for engaged consumers is relentless (and annoying) in the new advertising world.

Making sports more exciting can mean...more danger

May 10, 2013
Thursday’s fatal capsizing of an America's Cup yacht has raised questions about faster, lighter, riskier boats. They're designed to make the competition more exciting, and appeal to younger TV viewers -- and advertisers.

Why your credit card's magnetic strip is vulnerable

May 10, 2013
Despite knowing a swipe card’s magnetic strip is vulnerable, U.S. banks haven’t moved to a more secure system. Why?

Media, cell phone companies exploring ways to lower data costs

May 10, 2013
Media companies are considering subsidizing data-plan costs so smartphone users will keep watching video, wireless carriers will keep data revenue, and streaming shows can sell more ads.

Getting college students across the finish line

May 10, 2013
Over the last decade, Georgia State University has created a winning formula to boost graduation rates.

The app that blocks TV spoilers on Twitter, and its teenage developer

May 10, 2013
Jennie Lamere just turned 18. Between classes and college applications, she developed an app to block the live tweets that were spoiling her favorite shows.

In wake of the Great ATM Heist, we look at why a swipe card’s magnetic strip is vulnerable, and why U.S. banks haven’t moved to a more secure system. In other technology, media companies and wireless operators are working together to make sure you won’t max out your data plan while watching you favorite sport or show. Is it a win-win? Plus, it’s Friday, so get ready for the Weekly Wrap!

Music from the episode

Black Balloons Local Natives
Black Balloons Local Natives
Black Balloons Local Natives
Black Balloons Local Natives
Black Balloons Local Natives
Black Balloons Local Natives