- Newsmaker: Home PC's at Risk for Use by Hackers - Home computers have become the unwitting tools of hackers, affording them easy access to distribute "denial of service" attacks. Lawrence Rogers is a senior member of Carnegie Mellon University's CERT, the nation's leading Internet security group. He alerts us to who's vulnerable and how to protect yourself.
- Reporter's Notebook: Ashcroft Allows "Trafficked" Thai Boy to Stay in US - Each year, 5000 children are smuggled into the US and the hands of the Immigration Service. The case of one small boy dramatizes the precariousness of their lives. Charles Song, of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, updates the story of the 4-year old that has been granted "humanitarian parole" by Attorney General John Ashcroft.
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The threat of extinction led to a 1986 worldwide moratorium on commercial whaling, but today in Japan, whales killed in the name of science end up in trendy restaurants, and Norway has tons of blubber it wants to sell. This week, both countries are trying to get the moratorium lifted, claiming the whale population has been restored. Outraged environmentalists have the US on their side. Are there enough whales to resume commercial hunting or are they still in danger of extinction? We get commercial, political and environmental perspectives from Norway, Japan, Dominica, and the US.