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Jul 10, 2013

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What's the price of snooping worth to the U.S. government? It can cost some serious money. Plus, how safe are your medical devices? Cybersecurity experts have found alarming vulnerabilities  among pacemakers and insulin pumps. In tech news, a judge ruled that Apple conspired to raise e-book prices. And Netflix's chief content officer discusses the changing face of TV. Also, a look at the lobbying behind immigration reform,  how an SEC rule change will allow hedge funds to raise money by advertising to the public, and an oil rigger on how the oil boom in North Dakota is changing global markets.

Segments From this episode

Working an oil rig will make a man of you

Jul 10, 2013
Tait Salzer moved to North Dakota to get in on the state's oil boom. He works an oil rig.

How much should e-books cost?

Jul 10, 2013
A judge has ruled that Apple conspired to set e-book prices. How much are consumers willing to spend on e-books?

Your medical devices could be vulnerable to cyber threats

Jul 10, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration wants manufacturers to improve the cybersecurity of medical devices.

Have lobbyists spent too little on immigration reform?

Jul 10, 2013
It's crunch time for lobbyists pushing immigration reform. How much should lobbyists spend to get legislators on board?

Thank you not very much for my address labels

Jul 10, 2013
Address labels: When a "free gift" fails to keep up with the times.

Netflix's Ted Sarandos on finding the right content

Jul 10, 2013
Netflix has hit the ground running in developing original content for the site. We talk to the company's chief content officer about how they differ from TV, and what makes a good Netflix show.

SEC lifts advertising ban on private investments: How it affects you

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Jul 10, 2013
The Securities and Exchange Commission voted to lift a ban on publicly soliciting your investment dollars for companies not traded on the stock market.

Even the NSA gets a Verizon bill with some surprise charges

Jul 10, 2013
The NSA may have been wiretapping cell phones, but they weren't getting that data for free.

What’s the price of snooping worth to the U.S. government? It can cost some serious money. Plus, how safe are your medical devices? Cybersecurity experts have found alarming vulnerabilities  among pacemakers and insulin pumps. In tech news, a judge ruled that Apple conspired to raise e-book prices. And Netflix’s chief content officer discusses the changing face of TV. Also, a look at the lobbying behind immigration reform,  how an SEC rule change will allow hedge funds to raise money by advertising to the public, and an oil rigger on how the oil boom in North Dakota is changing global markets.

Music from the episode

Lose My Mind Pacific Air
In 3's Beastie Boys