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The open source movement is attempting to bring a level of transparency and democratic engagement not usually seen in government. BTR’s Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis spoke with people in New York about their take on the concept of an open source city in the future.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We are looking at violence and the city and investigating the nature and effects of various types of urban warfare.
You are under surveillance right now. Your cell phone provider tracks your location and knows who’s with you. Your online and in-store purchasing patterns are recorded, and reveal if you’re unemployed, sick, or pregnant. Your e-mails and texts expose your intimate and casual friends. Google knows what you’re thinking because it saves your private searches. Facebook can determine your sexual orientation without you ever mentioning it.
Alex Pareene joins us to discuss President Obama's state of the union speech, and we take a look at some of the policies Obama laid out.

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