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One major concern after the deadly attacks on Paris is that Western governments are losing the war against ISIS online. There's renewed debate about surveillance of electronic messaging as opposed to privacy rights — and calls for Silicon Valley to curb terrorist propaganda on social media. 

Later on the program, the FDA has approved the first genetically modified animal for human consumption. It's a salmon.  

Image: Perspecsys Photos

Producers:
Andrea Brody
Charlotte Duren
Sarah Sweeney

Suspected Terrorist Leader Abdelhamid Abaaoud Confirmed Dead 6 MIN, 30 SEC

French police have confirmed the suspected ringleader in the Paris attacks was killed during yesterday’s seven-hour shootout in the suburb of Saint-Dennis. He was tracked down using a cellphone found in a trash bin near the Bataclan concert hall. Vivienne Walt, who reports from Paris for Time magazine, has an update.

Guests:
Vivienne Walt, Time magazine (@vivwalt)

More:
Walt on explaining the terrorist attack to a child

Cracking the Code on Terror 33 MIN, 3 SEC

Since the Charlie Hebdo murders 10 months ago, France has been on high alert against possible terror. Authorities knew that attacks on Paris were being planned, but could not prevent the killing of 129 people, the wounding of many more — and the growing uncertainty about what to expect in the future. Was there too little information about thousands of possible suspects, or were investigators overwhelmed by too much data? Should the US give the NSA new power to intercept private messages, or is that too high a price for a strategy that hasn't been proven to work? And what about YouTube, Facebook and other public media used for terrorist propaganda and recruitment? Is it time to crack down on Silicon Valley?

Guests:
Frédérick Douzet, University of Paris 8 / Institute of Higher National Defense Studies
Scott Shane, New York Times (@ScottShaneNYT)
Eva Galperin, Electronic Frontier Foundation (@evacide)
Timothy Edgar, Brown University (@timothy_edgar)

More:
Shane on CIA Director Brennan, debate over surveillance
Electronic Frontier Foundation on NSA surveillance

Objective Troy

Scott Shane

Genetically Modified Salmon Approved for Consumption 10 MIN, 22 SEC

The AquaAdvantage salmon has been genetically altered to grow faster than other Atlantic salmon. AquaBounty technology, which produced it, says, "It can be farmed close to major consumer markets in a more sustainable manner." It's taken 20 years for the FDA to approve the genetically modified salmon for human consumption. Will consumers in the United States go along?


Photo by josullivan.59

Guests:
Clare Leschin-Hoar, freelance food policy journalist (@c_leschin)
George Leonard, Ocean Conservancy (@OurOcean)

More:
Leschin-Hoar on Congressional food fight about GMO labeling
Leonard's testimony to Senate Commerce Committee on genetically modified salmon

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