As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition
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Part One

WhatsApp SpywareOnce more unto another breach. This time, it's the widely used program WhatsApp — but it turns out hackers may have had just one of its hundreds of millions users in mind. 

Paramount Foods CaseA self-styled YouTube "activist" posted hateful, Islamophobic videos — and now, a judge has ordered him to pay the man he was targeting 2.5 million dollars.

Giant Sturgeon?A B.C. man is utterly terrified — well, slightly confused — when he sees the towering waves left by a gigantic lake behemoth — or maybe a sturgeon. 

Part Two

Monsanto VerdictAfter decades of use, a California couple says the weedkiller Roundup caused their cancers — and a jury agreed, awarding them 2 billion dollars.

Quebec FarmerQuebec cattle producers don't like the Beyond Meat company using the phrase "plant-based meat" — and they want the authorities to force a re-branding. 

Part Three

Syria TortureA New York Times investigation into torture in Syria reveals a network of secret torture dungeons — in which nearly 14,000 people have died, and a 100,000 more have disappeared. 

Gas Canisters A soil clean-up project on an island in the Ottawa River was complicated by the discovery of dozens, maybe hundreds, of century-old gas canisters. Our guest explains how he and his robot are working to defuse a potentially explosive situation.