Marketplace for Tuesday August 19, 2014
Aug 19, 2014

Marketplace for Tuesday August 19, 2014

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Lots of police departments in the U.S. have tear gas, which they throw at disorderly civilians. But where does that tear gas come from? And how big a business is it for the companies that produce it? Plus, there’s word this week that Chinese hackers stole records of 4.5 million patients from computers at Community Health systems, one of the largest hospital networks in the Southeast. Healthcare records contain social security numbers, birth dates, addresses - a goldmine of information for identity thieves. Which is likely to make them a big fat target for future hacks. Will they be ready? Many experts say no. 

Segments From this episode

150 years of college football

Aug 19, 2014
Love it or hate it, it's a moneymaking cultural institution.

What can a 4-year-old learn at online preschool?

Aug 19, 2014
Now, parents can get an entire preschool curriculum from a computer.

What are you up to during a conference call?

Aug 19, 2014
As your co-workers listen in, they could be emailing, eating or using the toilet.

Volkswagen brings German-style vocational training to the US

Aug 19, 2014
In Germany, more than half of high school graduates go into vocational programs.

The big business of tear gas, explained

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Aug 19, 2014
Clouds — and people running from them — appear in images from Ferguson to Cairo.

Health records are an easy target for identity thieves

Aug 19, 2014
The word is Chinese hackers stole some 4.5 million patient records.

Lots of police departments in the U.S. have tear gas, which they throw at disorderly civilians. But where does that tear gas come from? And how big a business is it for the companies that produce it? Plus, there’s word this week that Chinese hackers stole records of 4.5 million patients from computers at Community Health systems, one of the largest hospital networks in the Southeast. Healthcare records contain social security numbers, birth dates, addresses – a goldmine of information for identity thieves. Which is likely to make them a big fat target for future hacks. Will they be ready? Many experts say no. 

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Valerie - '68 Version Amy Winehouse
Det haster! Casiokids
D Song Bonobo
Last Fare Little People
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