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02-13-2015- Morning Report- BitTorrent And Its Original Series
Airing on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015: President Barack Obama is in Silicon Valley today for a cybersecurity summit. It's part of a White House effort to get more cooperation from tech companies in fighting threats to internet security, including massive data breaches. But some key tech players will be missing. More on that. Plus, BitTorrent is following Netflix and Amazon’s lead and getting into the original content business. Its first series “Children of the Machine” is aimed at its user base – 14-to-25-year-olds - which the company claims is larger that Netflix, Amazon and Hulu combined. Will this mean it’s no longer the face of the illegal download market? And South Florida will have to borrow a lot of money to build its protections against the rising Atlantic. At what point does the region’s risk from the seas start jacking up the cost of its long-term borrowing?