9/11’s Effect on Tech on NPR’s Marketplace

by Steve Henn, Marketplace Website, September 8, 2011

Kai Ryssdal: Our coverage of the economic legacy of September 11th takes a turn to technology today, and the law of unintended consequences. Not long after the attacks, the federal government began investing heavily in new technologies that Washington said would make us safer as individuals and more secure as a nation. One of those technologies was facial recognition research. Back then, it sounded futuristic or something out of James Bond. And then Facebook happened.

Marketplace’s Steve Henn reports. For full text of the article or to listen to the story, click here.

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