Islam's holy month of Ramadan has begun this week. It is a time to strengthen the bonds in the community and throughout the world. But reporter Deepak Singh is finding it difficult to call his friend in Pakistan to send him greetings from India.
Pakistan doesn't have a lot of places for young love to blossom. So some men turn to their phones to try and pick up women. But simple text messages can pose serious consequences for those who send and reply.
When Turkey's mainstream news networks failed to broadcast the protests and police crackdown that swept the nation, demonstrators and viewers were outraged. A few of them took matters into their own hands and created their own alternative media outlets.
Frank Ahearn knows a thing or two about privacy. He's made a career of finding people. Reverse-engineered, this has also made Ahearn something of an expert on disappearing. The World's Marco Werman speaks with him.
The disclosure that the National Security Agency has been secretly collecting a massive amount of phone records from Verizon is reigniting the debate over what the right balance is between privacy and government efforts to uncover possible terror threats.
In the wake of the Boston bombings, privacy-conscious Germans may be rethinking their reluctance to surveillance technologies such as closed circuit television. We speak with German law professor Thomas Hoeren.
As investigators gather information about the Boston marathon bombing suspects, one focus is whether the suspects were influenced by online militant websites. Host Marco Werman talks with Rita Katz, of SITE Intelligence Group.
Computer viruses emerged in the 1980s. But in the internet era, we decided not to beat viruses, but to join them. "Going viral" became the goal of any piece of content, from a movie to a Facebook post.
Many extremist Jihadi groups spread their propaganda online. And many of their websites use U.S. based web servers. Martin Libicki of the Rand Corporation tells anchor Lisa Mullins why the sites aren't easy to shut down, and why U.S. intelligence services might want to let them operate.
Anchor Lisa Mullins explains that President Obama isn't just making a speech tomorrow to the Muslim world. He's also sending out text messages about the speech -- in a host of languages, including English, Arabic, Urdu, and Persian.
The technology industry moves quickly...and there are already upgrades out there in response to the turmoil in Iran. Google, Facebook, and Apple now offer Persian language capabilities. Correspondent Cyrus Farivar has the story.
Eyebrows raised when Shelley Sawers posted on Facebook photos of where she and her husband live and the names of relatives. Why? Lady Sawers is the wife of the head of MI6. Lisa Mullins talks with Sarah Lyall, London correspondent for the New York Times.
Inspired by the grassroots Obama campaign, a Japanese student tried to start an online group to mobilize young Japanese voters. But he discovered that his online effort violates the country's 50-year-old election law. Akiko Fujita reports.
Delivering bad news to world leaders is a thankless task, especially when they're asleep. Anchor Laura Lynch speaks with Jonathan Powell, who had the job of waking Prime Minister Tony Blair up when something big happened in the middle of the night.
The American troops in Afghanistan's Helmand province are employing some new military technology in their counter-insurgency efforts. The World's Aaron Schachter reports on two examples of the updated technology.
Rebecca Henschke reports that Indonesians are frustrated and angry over last month's terrorist attacks in the capital. They want the world to know that the terrorists who carried out the attacks do not represent the true face of their nation.