• July 18, 2012  

    Organizers of the London Olympic Games face security concerns and unfinished opening ceremonies with only nine more days to go. Keir Simmons of Independent Television News has a report. Continue reading

  • July 18, 2012  

    With a little more than a week until the Olympic opening ceremonies, issues such as transportation, weather and security have arisen. Gwen Ifill talks with Stephen Wilson of The Associated Press and Kevin Wamsley of University of Western Ontario about whether organizers are fully prepared for the start of the games. Continue reading

  • July 17, 2012  

    Less than two weeks before the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics, the United Kingdom is facing new questions on whether G4S, the private security contractor for the Olympics, has hired enough security guards to ensure safety and security during the Games. Simon Israel of Independent Television News reports from London. Continue reading

  • June 22, 2012  

    Part of his Making Sen$e of financial news series, economic correspondent Paul Solman speaks with author and longtime media blogger Rory O’Connor about social media security, privacy violations and what, if anything, could take Facebook down. Continue reading

  • June 7, 2012  

    Beginning with comments from Sen. John McCain Tuesday citing accounts of what appear to be high-level government leaks, Congress is engaged in an investigation about war tactics. Jeffrey Brown discusses the varied secret programs, from cyber attacks to drone strikes, with The New York Times’ David Sanger. Continue reading

  • Syrian pro-government protesters hold pi
    January 12, 2012   BY P. J. Tobia 

    After our story, “Syrian Spies Operating in the U.S.” was broadcast on Jan. 3, we received several responses to our Public Insight Network request for the personal stories of Syrian- Americans who felt that they had been spied on by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    The responses reflect the wide spectrum of beliefs and affiliations that make up the Syrian-American community. Most were from ordinary people who decided to take up some small part of the growing opposition abroad, usually through social media. A few responses supported Assad, or at least denounced what they perceived as violence Continue reading

  • December 23, 2011  

    Amid concern over tensions and violence in Iraq and Syria, oil prices rose to nearly $100 a barrel Friday. Jeffrey Brown discusses the ongoing hunt for untapped reserves of energy and how the demand for energy has shaped political and economic change around the globe with Daniel Yergin, author of “The Quest” and “The Prize.” Continue reading

  • December 1, 2011  

    As millions of Americans take to the skies for holiday travel, some scientists have raised concerns about the small dose of ionizing radiation emitted by backscatter full-body scanners used to screen passengers at U.S. airports. In partnership with ProPublica, Miles O’Brien examines what we do and don’t know about the machines. Continue reading

  • November 21, 2011  

    In “Worm: The First Digital World War,” journalist Mark Bowden chronicles computer security experts’ campaign to detect and defeat a sophisticated new computer worm. Margret Warner and Bowden discuss the Conficker worm, which was first detected in 2008 and ultimately invaded at least 12 million computers worldwide. Continue reading

  • October 26, 2011   BY Talea Miller 

    Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the western hemisphere, and 76 percent of the population lives on less than $2 a day. Continue reading