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ukraine's president says he has reached a ceasefire agreement with russia in the eastern region of donetsk. russia denies that. i'm david foster, you are watching al jazeera live from doha. also - the battle for tikrit and mosul. the islamic army ready to take on islamic state in these two cities. a second journalist beheaded
by the islamic state group. problems facing somalia's army as it gains more territory from al-shabab fighters. the ukranian president's petro porashenko's office says he has reached a deal with his russian opposite number vladimir putin, on a permanent ceasefire in the don bask region, it's been disputed saying russia is not a party to the matter, so there's no deal. the don bass region is a large wealthy part, where there has been a lot of fighting including donetsk and luhansk. what is doing on here. d
don. >> i think a lot of people here are asking questions. the donetsk people's republic - we called them, they hadn't heard of it, and they were as confused as everyone else. what the president's office, president petro porashenko's office - he spoke to vladimir putin early on wednesday, and the two of them reached mutual agreement on a lasting ceasefire, and recognising the kind of steps needed to be taken for peace in this region. now, the kremlin's version of events was different in the first place when it reported this conversation, saying that the two presidents had spoken about ways out of the counter bloodshed, and they shared opinions on the process. there was no mention of the word ceasefire, and now we have a second rebuttal, really, from the kremlin via a newsagency saying that russia has never
been a party to this conflict, and vladimir putin could not have negotiated a ceasefire. kiev - there has been more than 1,000 russian troops invading in recent weeks, and russia has been key in the matter in recent weeks. >> nevertheless, do you get a sense, notwithstanding the statement, that things are moving on, the atmosphere where you are is changing? >> certainly when we were travelling through this region. we were in mariposa market, which is on the -- maria poll, on the southern coast of ukraine, it's 45km from another city taken by the russians in recent days. we travelled up there from here to donetsk. what we saw on the journey on tuesday was that a lot of ukranian checkpoints melted away. some have been fought off,
reinforcing rebels, reversing the gains in the last couple of weeks. a lot of people said the ukranian positions have gone away overnight. that tallied with what the defense here said the previous day, that this is now a question of defending ukraine from on invasion. it was no longer about the anti-terror operation in luhansk or donetsk. if ukrainian forces are pulling back, and with the announcement from petro porashenko leaving open the possibility that this conflict will be frozen, that will upset a lot of people on his own side. >> sorry to do this - we'll leave that. in estonia the u.s. president and the estonian president is giving a news conference, let's hear what president obama said. >> we have spoken since last year on the situation in ukraine. your life reflect the story of
your nation, the son of refugees returning home to chart a pass for a free and democratic eston estonia, as many know, thomas and his family was taken to new jersey, he is still known as tom. it was great to meet your daughter and found she has gone back to new jersey. you knew bruce springstein. you embody the ties between americans and estonians, it's great to have your friendship. i come today because estonia is one of the success stories about a nation claiming independence after the coal war. you have built a vibrant democracy, have become a model with how citizens can react in the first century.
estonians can use smartphones to get anything online, from children's grades to health records. i should have called the estonians when we set up our health care website. most of all, i'm here because estonia has been a model ally. estonian forces served with ill skill in iraq and afghanistan. and they have made the ultimate sacrifice, nine brave estonians. as n.a.t.o. nears the end of our combat mission in three months, i want to thank estonia for the commitments made in sustaining african security forces going forward. as a high-tech leader, yest i don't knowia is playing a role in protecting from cyber threats, and commits its full 2% of g.d.p., it meets its
responsibilities towards our alliance. as we head into the summit in wales, estonia is an example of how everyone needs to do their collective fair share. i have come first and foremost to confirm the united states to the security of estonia, as n.a.t.o. allies, we have article 5 duties to our collective defense. that is a commitment that is unbreakable, it's unwavering, it's eternal and estonia will never stand alone. as president i'm making sure we fulfil that promise. early in our presidency, i urge the alliance to update the contingency planning for the renalingo, and official -- region, and officials rotating through the area for exercises. in response to russia's actions in ukraine, united states increased our presence further.
we printed additional aircraft to the baltic mission, to which other n.a.t.o. allies contributed. we are rotating additional personnel and aircraft through the baltic. i look forward to joining the prime minister in thanking service members later today. my visit to warsaw this spring, i announced a new initiative to bolster the american preps here, including in the baltics, and we are working with congress to make sure we deliver. i can announce that will include additional air force units and training exercises here in the nordic baltic region. we agree with estonian allies that a location to host and support the exercises would be ammary airbase in estonia, with the support of congress and our estonian friends, i'm confident
we can make this happen, and i look forward to discussing this when we meet with the presidents this afternoon. we spend a great deal of time on russia's aggression against ukraine. i'll have more to say in my speech today. for now i want to commend estonians for being a strong voice in n.a.t.o. and the e.u. on behalf of the ukranian people. estonia has provided assistance as ukranian work to strengthen their economy. because we stood together russia is paying a heavy price for its actions. n.a.t.o. is doing more to poise and strengthen defenses and its country. i want to commend estonia for being a strong leader beyond n.a.t.o. whether it's contributing forces to the e.u. mission, or
supporting relief efforts for the people, helping tunisia and its own transition for democracy, or standing up for internet freedom and humans rites. this nation of 1.4 million punches above its weight. the world is better for it, it's a reason why the united states will be proud to stand with our ally estonia. finally, i want to say that today the prayers of the american people are with the family of a devoted and courageous generalist sonia sotomayor -- journalist, steven sotloff. overnight our government determined tragically that steven was taken from us in an horrific act of the violence. we cannot begin to imagine the agony that everyone who loved stefan is feeling, especially
his father, mother and younger sister. our country greaves with them. like john foelly, steven's life was in contrast to those that killed. they make their claim this religion, but steven, his friends say, loved the islamic world. his killers tried to claim that they defend the oppressed. it was steven who travelled the middle east risking his life. whatever the murders think they'll achieve by killing innocent americans like stefan, they have failed. they failed because like people around the world, americans are repulsed by their barr barrism. we will not be intimidated. their horrific acts unite us as a country and stiff ep the resolve to take the countries as
terrorists. those that make the mistake of harming americans will know that we won't forget, our reach is long and justice will be served. mr president. >> we can each things up ... there we see after president obama, thomas hendrik, the president of estonia, estonia hosting the u.s. leader before he goes to wales for an n.a.t.o. summit meeting there, and touching on two things, president obama, estonia's place in the baltics as a buffer described as russian aggression, particularly in eastern ukraine, and the murder confirmed of the u.s. journalist, stefan sotloff, our country grieves with him and his family, said the u.s. president. we are repulsed by the. ism.
president obama talking about what happened in the ukraine. president obama said more planes will be moved into the area. russia saying they'll have to reconsider the position, vis-a-vis the relationship with the west. more recently petro porashenko, the ukranian president insisting that he's had a commitment from vladimir putin, the russian leader, that there will be a ceasefire in the donetsk and luhansk region, known as the donbass region. trying to put the different things together exhibits vladimir putin is denying this was said, we'll go to fred weir, joining us from pretty close to moscow. fred, a journal looking at affairs there now. is it possible that petro porashenko and vladimir putin had a conversation, and that petro porashenko's is going off limits by saying what it involves, or is it likely that vladimir putin said nothing of the kind?
>> no, the kremlin is admitting that there was a conversation. vladimir putin's spokesman has given an interview the task the newsagency where he said basically the same thing with a different twist. petro porashenko said vladimir putin and i agreed on a ceasefire, essential lip. the russians will never say that, because russians insisted that petro porashenko has to speak to the rebels. it was said that there was a conversation about steps to peace, and that the point of view coincided on most matters. i think that means something is in the wind. something - hopefully a game-changing something that co end an appalling slaught erp, and it is the most optimistic piece of new that is we've had for a long ti.. >> something in the wind we'll
find out later, but the effect, as i understand it, the stocks and shares in russia has rich a little, perhaps the sanctions have been hurting, and this mayees the pain that has been -- may ease the pain that has been felt. >> sanctions have not been felt down in the depths of society at all. the upper echelons, where people are in business and finance, they are extremely worried, and that's why you do see the russian stock market and the ruble rate responding so quickly to a little tit bit of good news. we'll leave it there, fred weir in moscow, or close to moscow. thank you for joining us. we move on to events in iraq. government officials say they are getting ready to launch an offensive on islamic state fighters in two important
cities. trying to reclaim tikrit and mosul, using ground and air power. the islamic state group, self-styled group occupied the two places since june. government troops recaptured the town of amerli. >> jane arraf joining us from baghdad. the suggestion is that the islamic state group may be easing off its presence in and around tikrit and mosul. will this give the iraqi forces and those allied with it, the confidence to go in. >> confidence is a dangerous thing when it comes to military matters, i think you probably agree. essentially what the iraqi army has learnt since the fall of mosul, it takes organizations, will and man power, and the support of the local population. they don't have many of those things, except the manpower.
what they are trying to do - let's think about this - they are trying to reconstruct an entire army. now you have a puzzle where they are trying to put together iraqi army, forces, air strikes, shi'a militia, peshmerga - all of that has to come together they are advancing towards tikrit. no one believes this is a final battle. >> you talk about the kurdish alliance, or there has been daily - occasional air strikes from the u.s. forces. the pentagon saying a few hours ago that the islamic state is trying to take mosul dam. the two sides may appear to have slightly different positions are very much engaged in a battle there. >> absolutely, mosul is, indeed, the main battle ground. it's the major population center, iraq's second-biggest
city seized by the islamic state group, where it made its stand. it seems to be fraying around the edges. the key is in mosul, which fell out of government control months before the islamic state group took over. the key is to get local population, the tribes surrounding it, and according to sunni leaders some of the insurgents that might have fought american forces back in the game, to fight against the islamic state group. without that no one believes that air strikes or mobleisation of iraqi soldiers will do it. >> we'll leave it there. thank you, reporting live from baghdad. well coming up in this 30 minutes of news - accused of killing iraq - it's a criminal case against four american security guards goes to the jury. from iraq, syria and other place. the second piece, which is also vitally important is our effort
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good to have you with us on al jazeera. i'm david fosters, these are the top stories - the ukranian president petro porashenko's office says he has reach an agreement with his russian counterpart vladimir putin on a permanent ceasefire. the official russian newsagency i have is quoting vladimir putin's spokesperson denying it saying russia is not a party to the conflict. people in the iraqi town of amerli have been celebrating. national forces are getting ready. they say to carry out an offensive to take back the
strategically important cities of tikrit and mosul. let's talk to martin reardon, 21 year veteran of the fbi, joining us in the studio. what is the reality, if one can ascertain a reality, of what is happening in and around mosul and tikrit. the iraqi government is saying it's ready to go in, but is, on the ground, hasn't given up. >> they haven't, they are not going to. the iraqi government will say what they'll do. they will. a big player in this, and what you have seen in the last few weeks is the introduction of u.s. air strikes, where manned and unmanned air strikes has been effective in i.s.i. s. air strikes alone are not going to push ball. you have to have an effective ground campaign, and that is what we are trying to do with the air strikes, give iraq, the
peshawar time to regroup and rearm and go back on the offensive. >> it's not too many hours ago, in the middle of the night, the pentagon was saying i.s.i.s., islamic state, whatever you call them, are still trying to take the mosul dam, which was recaptured weeks ago. >> they are. we are seeing the end of what would be the phase one of is operations, of taking and occupying. seizing and occupying territory. hs holding on and administering the territory. mosul is important. they'll continue to go back and try to take it. i.s.i.s. - it's important, as they are now, and as they have been for the last year, they are bigger, better armed, better trained, more violent and better funded than al qaeda ever was. >> if you squeeze one, and try to make it disappear, does it
end up somewhere else? >> the iraqi forces in peshawar will go back. this will be long term, their offensive campaign against is. they have a safe haven. they control much of the eastern syria. they are not going to give up. they have been pushed out of western iraq and came back. >> martin reardon, former fbi agent and expert in security in that region. the u.s. national security council says the islamic state group did behead a second american journalist steven sotloff. this is after the beheading of u.s. journalist james foley. after 2.5 months in a trial, the case in the u.s. against
four former black water security guards is with a jury. they've been accused of killing 14 iraqis in baghdad seven years ago. >> reporter: they were accused seven years ago, and four security contractors will learn if they'll go to gaol in a controversial incident of the u.s. war in iraq. it was september 2006. 19 black water security guards were evacuating a us state department official from a nearby car bombing. another car approached of the the guards thought it was another bomb, and opened fire. 14 iraqis were killed. 17 others wounded. >> we promise to - shortly after the black water's founder eric prince testified at a hearing, describing iraq's security situation as a chronic state of ambush. >> most of the attacks in iraq is complex. it's not one thing, it's a
number. car bomb, by arm fire attacks. >> reporter: despite the security, it was argued the guards fired recklessly, and claimed three of four were guilty of manslaughter. it was a botched security operation. members of congress questioned who was at fault. >> black water - we have to decide whether it created a shadow military, m.e.r.s.anry forces not accountable to the united states government or anyone else. >> reporter: others argue that accountability is misplaced, that there's blame to assign, but it doesn't lie just with the contractors, but with the u.s. state department. author david isenberg says black water was hired under two rules - a strict operating code of contract. >> and then what they said
privately to the contractors - do whatever you have to take, do whatever you have to do to get our people home safely. i think it's fair to say that the state department pretty much looks at companies like black water as sort of disposable assets. >> black water has been renamed twice, to improve its rep u face, and settled -- reputation, and settled a legal claim. jurors will now render their judgment. ifs still unclear whether the leader of al-shabab has been killed in a u.s. air attack in somalia. six decide when a convoy was targeted on tuesday. the pentagon said the attack was aimed at abu zaber. if confirmed, his death would be a blow for al-shabab. meanwhile government troops and african union forces have been pushing al-shabab out of
more towns. they have the job of winning offer the people who live there. we have this report south of somalia. >> reporter: it's the day for a small but strategic up to - it was taken by by somalia forces. as the morning wearing on, few start returning. one after the other. this person got back from a nearby forest where she spent the night. she came back alone. her children are in hiding. if you businessmen are willing to open their businesses. to deal with these, the commander calls a quick meeting to reassure them. >> reporter: we told the people they'll never see al-shabab again. we decided to put the troops in every village on the roads. we advised them not to fear at all. >> reporter: but there's little confidence. this man tells me they are not
sure how long the troops will remain and up to. lack of trust for the hastily constituted forces met up with clan militia men is another concern that the government has to deal with. >> translation: whatever happens, there's no way we'll treat them like al-shabab. it's shocking that they don't trust us. >> reporter: government officials say it's the final onslaught, and they are vowing not to leave towns or village captured. that will not be an easy task with all the clan rivalries dogging the country for dak aids. the local -- decades. the local council has a plan. >> al-shabab blockade on government-controlled areas for the past six months is
crumbling. vehicles carries goods and aid can pass with ease. good news for thousands affected by the drought and hunger. hello, i'm david foster, you are watching al jazeera. time to update you on the world headlines. ukrainian president petro porashenko says he has reached an agreement with his russian opposite number, vladimir putin on a permanent ceasefire in the don bass region, the official russian news agency is quoting vladimir putin's person denying it saying that russia is not a party to the conflict. the pro-russian separatists want ukraine's military to withdraw. a president obama has been
meeting the president of estonia, latvia and lithuania. they have been n.a.t.o. members since 2004. obama is there, he says, to reaffirm washington's commitment to security yip. the visit coming a day before an n.a.t.o. summit beginning in wales. it's expected to add plans to add thousands of troops in eastern europe. the american government has confirmed that the video released purporting to show the beheading of american journal ist stefan sotloff is genuine. it's been said that iraqi troops there are fighting to take back two strategically important cities, trying to reclaim tikrit and mosul. that's it for me for now. time for "fault lines."
molecular neuro scientist. tonight on the trail of synthetic drugs. chemist versus chemist as cops need scientists to track down illegal drugs hitting the streets. kost a. s grammain, tonight, cell phone secrets, how one tech company can tracked moves and what they intend to do with it. marita davison is specializes in ecology and evolution. tonight, it looks like chicken, but it's not. the new meat substitute created from the lab gets the techknow taste test. >> that's our team. let's do some science. ♪
>> hey, guys, welcome to tarrant county tech teckhnow. you looked at designer drugs? >> specifically technologies that could be used by law enforcement or medical professionals to stay one stead ahead of chemists designing dangerous drugs for people who are in charge of illegal highs. let's take a look. >> methadrone, jwh, 18. >> an unfortunate right of passage of parents of teen aners is dealing with the discussion of illicit drugs. >> 2 cb. >> but now, a pharmachopia would be more helpful. >> there is a cat and mouse game
chemists. >> they are catching on and cat cashing in. they are finding their way to the united states military because unlike using pot, cocaine, or crystal meth, these synthetic drugs will not show up on standard drug tests. >> these things are designed to be attractive, particularly to children. they are designed to appear safe. they are designed to appear wholesome and herbal and all of these things that we like to assume are good. >> are they legal? yes. dangerous? yes. sophisticated? yes. it's a worldwide epidemic molecules. >> how different are these compounds from the scheduled compounds that we would be seeing as illegal drugs. >> some are close. they can be the difference of after single carbon and two hydro jens or they can be the exact same structure just put arrangement. >> even though they are synthetic versions of the real
thing named spice, incense and bath salts, a loophole also says not for human consumption. nightmare. >> how we ha problem. >> the world of drugs for controlle toxicology, five, eight years ago used to be about 250 compounds, all of which we understood well. now, we are getting 10, 20, 100 new compounds that show up every year. until california, sdieber drugs have been a big problem in a small beach town that is home to a naval base. >> are you okay, diane? >> 7 ario officer ryan bates battles the sub stances every day. >> if i stop somebody and they have this package on them, i can't do anything. i can't even could befiscate it. so law enforcement, if we have an incident where somebody sells this, i have to prove that it meets one of the very few
action. >> officer bates busted all of the smoke shops and some liquor stores two years ago. >> how long did it take your officers to amass this? >> we did this in one night. >> drugs keep coming back. tonight, our undercover cop was able to buy this synthetic pot called wtf. >> that video game. >> you don't know what you are getting. it's sold as herbal incense, potpourri. but it's not. it's a powerful, powerful drug. in some cases, they have tested it 500 times, the potency of cannabis. people are literally dying in the streets using these because take. >> screaming. >> help me. >> officer bates showed us how easy it was to buy an illegal drug online.
amt was shipped directly to his home and came labeled as a workout supplement on the customs receipt. >> you did send this to the lab be. >> one gram of a very powerful hallucknow gener hallucinogen. >> rti, one of the few labs in the country capable of researching synthetic drugs almost as fast as they appear. >> where are they coming from? >> a lot is come from china, areas of the world that have less oversight and less regulation oftentimes. >> is it any different than what you would see a pharmaceutical company that was designing a drug for good use? >> yes, i have taken to saying this is sode. ed version of research. >> the synthetic producers have an almost endless supply of alternate formulas that will pass as legal. >> rti
hopes to detect a greater varietied of chemical he concentration. >> how little material do you need in order to see something on this machine? >> american currency goes through lots of processing at the banks. cocaine that is floating around in the system is essentially on all currency. so we can look at what we've got on this dollar. you can see right there. >> that's cocaine. >> this package was one of the samples of a designer drug in the lab at rti. >> and the ingredients it claims that are in here are ancient herbs, mugwho are t, damiana leaf and baybeans extract. do you think we could use this machine to tell us if that's what's in here? >> we certainly can. we got a big peak right there. >> what does that usually core respond to. >> a known synthetic cannaboid.
>> what was in the package was a chemical variation of marijuana. rti's research is helping law enforcement identify how the designer drugs are identified in the body so they will pick up the substances and sellers and prosecuted. >> so while these compounds are not stable, so you may start with one drug and when you light it on fire in a cigarette, it couldverts to something else. what the person is taking isn't what they think they are taking. >> this machine will smoke the designer drugs to help researchers determine exactly what the compounds become after they are heated and ingested. >> people willingly put these compounds into their body when we are not even in a place to animals. >> officer bates has made it his mission to educate the public drugs. >> this really needs to be on the forefront right now of law enforcement and lawmakers because it's, like i said, it's
ruining people's lives. >> i think most of us had no idea about these people pursuing these loop holes in the law. and i have to say i am kind of impressed with the chemists behind it? >> the chemistry is impressive but it's so dangerous. in this case, the toxicology trials are putting the drug out happens. it's so risk. >> altering chemical structures is a common thing. >> when you are altering these chemical structures, it's very easy to do, something we do every day. the problem here is that we need to regulate because there is no control over how toxic these chemicals are and it's difficult to do that. >> thanks for sharing your expertise. now, kosta, coming up next, what phone? >> brand-new company has uncovered a way to track your phone through your wi-fi. >> we will see that coming up next. >> we want to hear what you think about these stories. join the conversation by following us on twitter and at
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of storytelling. we have an ouportunity to really reach out and really talk to voices that we haven't heard before... i think al jazeera america is a watershed moment for american journalism welcome back to "techknow." kosta, when it comes to tracking, we will see it in a spy film but you are finding it in a different context? >> companies are using your cell phones to market to you now. we went to toronto and visited a number of companies who are using your bluetooth, wifi signal, cellular that's sold bying a greg gat to explore where you are going and what you are looking at so they can market to you more effectively. let's check it
out. toronto, canada. it's arguably the hippest and probably most closely monitored shopping center in all of canada. how? by something everybody carries. smart phones over a dozen businesses on this mile long strip are monitoring phones and most people don't know about it. one is happy child bar and restaurant. a sinceor sniffwi-fi. >> why did you name it happy child? the data from trucking customers' phones? >> there is no way to get a feel for that, those kind of numbers unless you hire a marketing firm and spend thousands of dollars.
feel. >> for brick and mortar establishments like myself, they arats a did you say advantage because they have web counters and all of this information how many people who come through the door and how long they stay. it gives you useful information here the average visit is two to three hours. >> has anyone come mind about this tracking? >> none of my actual patrons seem to mind. at the end of the day, if you are walking around with your wi-fi enabled, there is alternates more that someone can potentially do to you than, you transmitter. >> on the one hand, it's a little bit creepy because it's watching. >> i guess you are giving away your privacy. >> every mobile phone has a
unique 12-character media access control address or mac address. it's your phone's fingerprint. the sensor reads the address and as another four randomly assigned kaingz on either side. that's encrypted with the national security agency's sha-256 encryption algorithm. what you get is a completely original 64-character id. happy child's data analysis is collected by a toronto startup turnstile lotions. three college buddies wanted more fans for their band. >> everyone carries cell phones in their pockets. automatically. >> turnstile was about finding concerts? >> figure out a way to reward them and say thank you. >> then you realize every retailer has the same questions about their fan base or customer base.
>> now turnstile has 250 sensors in small businesses across toronto. the data has helped them adjust staffing, hours and one added an 80s dj. it's not all about sales. turnstile's data is being used to design plans for upgrading public transportation. >> so i was at happy child, my wife, i turned on my phone. can we see that information not? >> we do not present that information about individual phones to the retailer. >> doably but a length process. >> how many? >> 13 million unique devices it does have an option? >> it's like the do list. >> they have signed to the opt-out. they aren't the only way your
cell phone can be tracked. gps, bluetooth, social media, apps and cellular signal can be used to figure out who you are and what you are doing. >> the nsa certainly does it all the time. >> ucla computer scientist peter ryer tracks privacy issues. >> the reason it happens more often is because all of the information we are talking about cross references belongs to a company. they are not going to offer that information to any other company because that's giving away something for free. >> ask the data marketing norm. they buy cellular data from phone companies? >> it's a massive amount of signals. it's not about an individual person but clusters. they are more valuable to marketers than individuals. >> to get an idea of what is posishly, we ask him to isolate a single phone as it moved through its day from the phone's home to the grocery store down to the starbucks and finally, to
arena. >> triangulation allows you to put two or three reference points together that allow you to get as close as you can to where that person might be. that's why we have designed our business based upon the generalizations and not the specific? dwhu buy that. >> usc raw prefacers aren't buying the promise of an am i am on thety. >> there are other peoples, other people have information about who is going to which doctor or who goes to which neighborhood or who patronizes which store and they can cross-reference that . >> people didn't know their phone was leaving bread crumbsa that people were storing and sell to go everyone else. you could call it innovative or creepy.
>> they are not interested in individual people. their marketing budgets can't support it but norm follows public post okay insta graham and facebook and those became fair game when you click "i agree." > the jayz saying things in a concert. >> i want to find out how many people hash tagged ms. brandon. >> that's one thick we could do. >> the audience was older than expected and molson was the crowd's favorite beer. >> at happy child, data showed a significant number of customers hit the gym. team. >> a team that sports a marketing bonanza? promoters. it's yours. take it.
>> hold still. what is hatching to my cell phone right now. >> right now, your phone is talking to cell phone towers. is stored by cell phone companies which is then sold off to be parsed by other companies. >> i am thinking for me, it might be nice to not have to spend a lot of time shopping for things that i am looking for, like what if the computers can for? >> we live these digital lives so big data seems inevitable that we are just moving in this direction where everything is documented, everything can be tracked in this way. >> i was thinking this balance, we make a lot of ourselves public through things like twitter or facebook, but then we also want a lot of that private. it's a hard balance. coming up next, marita, you have something a little different than this. i hear it's edible. >> i will tell you about a company trying to change the way we look at meat, the way we eat meat and hopefully make you a little bit more healthy in the process. so we will see that after the break.
scomplrning welcome back to "techknow." ." marita, you took a look at meat or at least something that looks like meat. >> looks a lot like meat actually. americans, we love meat. we eat more of it than almost anywhere on the planet but it's extremely environmentally costly to produce. there are lots of meat alternatives on the market. there is a company based in california producing a product that they claim simulates meat very, very closely so you may not even be able to tell the
difference. so, i went and checked it out, put it to a taste test. so let's take a look. >> grilled, sautéed prosprocessed or packaged. america's obsession with meat is ferocious. we consume over 270 pounds per person per year. but now, the demand for meat is spreading to new global heights and experts predict we won't be able to sustain it. >> i would say we are already not doing it sustainability. we are crawing on the planet's resources more than we should be alone. >> the united nations estimates meat consumption will rise nearly 75% by 2050. the rising trend has triggered a new crop of meat alternatives helping to ease our reliance. >> here in california, we have a small town with the
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