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>> reporter: you realize that people from new york and san francisco will be watching this? >> that's fine. you know where to find me. >> reporter: another competitive edge, everything is cheaper. the median home here sells for $158,000. >> you can grow your team faster with less capitol, same with our office space. >> reporter: today this area is becoming a mini palto alto. >> just hear from people that come visit and check out the town like they go this is cool. this is really cool. it is, right? >> reporter: there are challenges. companies have struggling to attract outside talent and investors. 75% of investment last year went to three states, but that's changing.
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the distribution of great people with great ideas. >> reporter: steve case heads up revolution, a venture capital firm. it plans to invest close to $1 billion in tech companies inside the coasts. >> some people call it the fly-over country. we think they are great people building great businesses. >> reporter: hulds started with three employees. it now has 400. you are the microsoft. >> it's been an amazing ride. i think that's what the most fun part of it is. >> reporter: huddle has employees working in 14 countries, but it's new headquarters is going up right here where it all began. for cbs this morning, nebraska. your smartphone is essentially a portable computer in your pockets, that means it can fall victim to hackers and they do it through apps that you
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a security firm found 80% of the top three apps on android and iphones were breached. the number jumps to 97% among the top paid apps on those devices. >> reporter: whether it's apps that helps advertisers target you or helps hackers rip you off, you'll want to do your homework before downloading apps. >> any way i had money they got it. >> reporter: california susan harvey downloaded an app. >> it was something you purchased once for like $15. >> reporter: when she went to reload the game she found hundreds of purchases had been made. >> my heart sank. i just sat there looking at it and i physically -- i was sick because i didn't know what they were.
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apps ask for are way beyond what they should be asking for. >> reporter: that story is no surprise to cyber security expert whose company tracks malware. >> reporter: what are the consequences for me as a consumer? >> you're going to wonder why there was a transaction, wonder how someone got in your bank account and paid a bill. >> reporter: when you download an app, you're giving the app permission to access other parts of your phone like an alarm clock app that can track phone calls. >> do you think an alarm clock needs all that permission, your call information, calls you've made, your device id. this is not a alarm clock. >> reporter: and the weather and flashlight apps as he showed us in a demonstration of what could happen when someone takes a
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bank. >> reporter: what happens to the check now. >> it grabs a copy of the it. >> reporter: last year the group discovered 11 malware apps on iphones that sent information to a remote server. the information included text messages, skype calls and photos. apple fought back by removing the apps and putting stricter security measure in place. >> they get at your lists to build a profile on you. >> reporter: some apps are collecting information for advertising purposes. in 2014 a lawsuit was settled with a company over the flashlight app alleging it transmitted information to third parties without telling consumers with. but he says he's found a flashlight app that can do more troubling things.
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phone in the background and sends an encrypted tunnel to a server we discovered in beijing. >> reporter: you're saying they're listening to conversations and sending that audio back to beijing? >> yeah, we've tracked it. >> reporter: where is it? >> on information drive in beijing beijing beijing. >> reporter: he gave a report to the fbi. his recommendation. >> we really have to look at our phone and say this is really a personal computer that fits in our pocket, let's shut down all the apps we don't use, let's delete apps that don't make sense and reduce the rick of being spied on. >> reporter: the creator of the brightest flashlight app seltsed with the ftc. susan sued google over her alleged hack, but a judge dismissed it saying she and her
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their 1979 town funk you up. meanwhile the producer is step pg into the spotlight. >> reporter: that opening vocal is unmistakable and so is bruno mars. he's the front man who gave up uptown funk the groove to stay at number one at billboards top 100 for a record 14 weeks. but what's sometime forgotten is that the song actually belongs to the guy sitting on the front of that white limo. >> it's pretty dead on. everyone knows who they're talking about. it's the guy with the guitar and the tall guy. >> reporter: the tall guy is music producer mark ronson.
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that contained the hit song that featured bruno mars. they recorded an agonizing 87 versions and then worried the word funk might be kind of lame. >> even to the last minute there were people were like can you call it uptown funk. >> my guess is if you went up to ten people on the street and said whose song is uptown fupg they would say bruno mars. does it bother you. >> no. >> reporter: he made a name for himself producing the critically acclaimed 2006 album. back to black won five grammys. he recalls the casual conversation about her family that led to their biggest hit. >> we were walking around soho
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they came over to my house and i was like what happened and she was like they tried to make me go to rehab, but i was like no >> reporter: he says he was unaware at the time of how troubled she really was. the oscar nominated documentary amy follows her death at age 27. >> i've seen it twice. >> reporter: what was it like to watch that? >> it's difficult to watch. i love the first hour because it's like spending time with an old friend again. >> reporter: it was his friendship with her that led him to another young british woman writing her first album, adele >> she instantly seemed so grown
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voice, but she knew what she wanted. >> reporter: he produced songs for 19 and adele's latest smash 25. but it was working with music royalty paul mccartny that made him most nervous. >> it was incredible. it's everything rolled in one. you have to get over that i'm working with paul really quickly because you have to be on your toes. >> reporter: these days he is settling into his new found fame and the realizization that it may be hard to top his latest success. >> the thing to remember is like where uptown funk came from, that moment of joy of playing
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fighting back against a $72 million verdict. the judgment was awarded to a woman who claims the talcum products caused her ovarian cancer. more than a thousand other cases are pending from coast to coast. ana warner reports. >> reporter: she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in march of 2013 with. her lawsuit claimed the talcum powder in cars no photogenic the company has known about it for decades. generations of women have used johnson and johnson's to help them feel clean and fresh. >> it's a feeling you never outgrow. >> reporter: she used them for hygiene for decades. her lawyer says those products ultimately caused her death. >> johnson and johnson knew of
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ovarian cancer starting back in 1979. >> reporter: the american cancer society says results of studies on a possible link between talcum powder have been mixed with some studies reporting a slightly increased risk and some studies reporting no increase, but the expert for the plaintiff conducted his own study that shows an increased risk. >> there have been more than 20 studies and the majority of these have found an elevated risk. >> reporter: during trial fox's lawyers introduced into evidence in which johnson and johnson's lawyer said it could be perceived of denying the obvious in the face of all the evidence to the contrary. >> they made a decision not to
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were using a dangerous product. >> reporter: on monday a jury ordered johnson and johnson to pay fox's family $10 million and another $62 million in punitive damages. >> the whole fight was for not women. >> reporter: johnson and johnson said in a statement it sympathizes with fox's family, but said the verdict goes against decades of sound science proving the safety of talc. it also said the talcum powder it uses meets the highest standards for quality and purity. that's the overnight news for this friday. for some of you the news continues, for others check back with us a little later for the morning news and cbs this morning.
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this is the cbs overnight news. the gloves came off in houston where the republican presidential contenders gathered for round ten of their presidential debates. it was the final chance for marco rubio and ted cruz to land blows on front-runner donald trump before super tuesday. how did this they do? here is some of the action. >> i also think if you're going to claim you're the om one that lifted this into the campaign that you acknowledge that for example you're the only person on this stage that's been find for hiring people to work on your projects illegally. >> i'm the only one on the stanl that's hired people. you haven't hired anybody. >> in fact some of the people -- >> by the way, i've hired tens of thousands of people. you've hired nobody. you've had nothing but problems with your credit cards and et cetera. you haven't hired one person. >> he hired workers from poland and he had to pay $1 million. >> that's wrong.
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>> people can look it up. i'm sure people are googling it right now. >> polish workers, you'll see $1 million for hiring illegal workers on one of his projects. he did it. that happened. >> i've hired tens of thousands of people over my lifetime. be quiet. let me talk. i've hired tens of thousands of people. he brings up something from 30 years ago. it worked out very well. everybody was happy. >> you paid a million dollars. >> the laws were totally different. i've hired people. nobody up here has hired people. >> marco is right that a federal court found donald guilty of being part of a conspiracy and there was a $1 million judgment against him. >> mr. trump -- >> i can only say this and i've said it loud and clear and i've
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these people are sitting in the audience right now, your lobbyists and your special interests and your donors because the auds ensz is packed with them. i've had an amazing relationship with politicians, both democrats and republicans, as one magazine said, he's a world class businessman, i get along with everybody. you don't get along with anybody. you don't have one republican senator and you work with them every day of your life, although you skipped a lot of time, these are minors details, but you don't have one republican senator backing you, you don't have the endorsement of one republican senator and you work with these people. you should be ashamed of yourself. >> i think donald is right, he is promising if he's elected he will go and cut deals in washington amend he's right, he has supported -- he has given hundreds. the next democratic debate
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saturday in south carolina and here is nancy cordes. >> reporter: hillary clinton came out today as she court black crowds. >> i think we need more singing. i sing because i'm happy. i sing because i'm free. >> reporter: in michigan bernie sanders was focussed on minorities too meeting with residents in flint. >> this water is brown. they continue to ignore it. >> reporter: neither candidate can win in the delegate rich super tuesday states without minority support. in 2008 african-americans alone made up half of the democratic electorate in alabama and georgia and nearly a third in virginia and tennessee. 32% of democratic voters in texas were hispanic. >> when you have people like trump saying that mexicans are
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>> reporter: a new national poll finding clinton leading sanders among hispanic voters by a margin of 2-1. she has a similar edge with african-americans, though her husband's crime bill mass been a sticking point for some. two black lives protesters interrupted a clinton fundraiser last night. >> can i talk? maybe you can listen to what i say. >> reporter: the protesters were escorted out and clinton later said she was sorry for some of the terms she used in the '90s including using the freight super predators. she was using the term to describe violent gang members, but now says it was a poor choice of words. both clinton and sanders want to reform the way drug crimes in particular are handled because they say too many young blacks and latinos are ending up behind bars. thank you. this evening president obama claimed progress against the
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he said that isis has lost 40% of its territory, cut the pay of its troops and is reduced to using civilians as human shieldings, but the wider war in syria is not going mr. obama's way. american backed rebels are on the run. the forces of the assad dictatorship are advancing for the first time in airs because of russian air support and russian troops. it is rare dpor a for a reporter to get into syria, but elizabeth palmer covered the advance today. >> reporter: this used to be a neighborhood. now it's a battlefield where the syrian army says it's got the enemy on the run. there's just been an air strike behind me. we're about five miles from the center of damascus and the syrian army is trying to clear this suburb of opposition fighters.
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here at the moment and there's not going to be any time soon. one of the syrian soldiers takes us to see the buildings half a mile away where he says the rebels are now hiding. overhead we can hear the helicopters scouting their target. then -- what are they hitting? they are terrorists, he says. those are barrel bombs? barrel bombs are basically con con starers rolled out of a chopper. they're cheap, but horribly inaccurate. are there any civilians left over there? no, but there are fighters but there are fighters families cowering under the attacks. near by we enter tunnels dug by fighters where they hid and
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the general in charge leads the way through ruins he now controls. you're still using air strikes in the suburb in order to fight? yes, he says, because they're dangerous for syria and the world so we're just justified in using any weapons that are legal. but that means that when this overstretched and under trained army does gain ground, it's victories look like nothing more than a few blocks of rubble. but the truth is that by now all sides in this war are completely exhausted and unlikely as it sounds just a couple of suburbs over the army has actually reached a mini truce with the rebels to allow food and
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today the director of the fbi said that his battle with apple is the toughest fight he's faced in government. a federal magistrate ordered apple to unlock the iphone of one of the san bernardino terrorists, but today apple told the court that order is dangerous. >> reporter: in its filing apple says the fbi is seeking a dangerous power and it would be forced to dead sit six to ten apple engineers to create new code that apple calls government operating system. apple says there would have to be a government forensic lab on company grounds that could be used to open other hundreds of seized devices in law enforcement's possession. apple says if it creates the software to break into the iphone, hackers will view the
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the company believes the case triggers first amendment protection and writing computer kwoed is equivalent to free speech. fbi director james comey reassured members of congress that they wanted access to the phone of the san bernardino terrorist. he said the fbi is standing on firm legal ground, but congress needs to set the limits on how far government investigators can go. >> i love encryption. it's a gro eat thing. >> reporter: apple agrees that congress should have a bigger role in this debate, but the court case is moving forward. google and facebook are expected to file legal papers in support of apple. >> jeff, thank you. tornados in several states yesterday killed at least four
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virginia where we find chip reed tonight. >> it's experience. you got experience to talk about it. >> reporter: this man was about to sit down right here to watch tv when the tornado slammed into his mobile home sheering off the roof and the wall. do you feel lucky to be alive? >> i'm not lucky, i'm blessed. >> >> reporter: but the tornado tore the home next door off the foundation. a 2-year-old boy and his father were killed. somehow the boy's mother survived with serious injuries. in near by nevada 178 buildings were destroyed. at least three tornados were reported in north carolina. in oxford parts of this farm
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in pennsylvania a tornado ripped through the country. a downpour led to flash flooding around washington, d.c. and left a major road flooded. in the new york area a gust of wind sent this truck airborne. look at this, off queens new york, 12-foot waves capsized a boat as it was trying to rescue fisherman and back here in virginia you're looking at a photograph of tires before the tornado. knew you're looking at the building after the tornado. this was the garage door. that up there is the metal that was once the roof. it's a good example of what happens when a tornado meets a building made of sheet metal. >> i want to point out no one was injured in the coast guard incident today. thank you very much. the world's appetite for portable electronics has
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rechargeable batteries, but many of these are bursting into flames in places you would least expect. >> reporter: when the fire first ignited employees at this kentucky gas station thought it was a bo am. it turned out to be an e cigarette that exploded in josh's pants. he suffered third degree burns. it's the latest incident involving batteries for e cigarettes. he had to be placed in a coma for three days after one blew up in his mouth. >> to be an alternative of smoking cigarettes. >> reporter: the same battery cells also power hover boards. since december there have been incidents of hover boards catching on fire. jay is a an engineer at a university. he says to make this product cheaper and more powerful has
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>> what we're seeing is a situation where many of these batteries are simply not made to the same standard as the batteries that are made say at sony or upon son. >> reporter: he says that items are considered high power applications applications. their batteries are badly designed they can overheat. is it something that the user is doing incorrectly? >> no. in general with this kind of technology it's difficult for the user to be at fault. there's a well controlled charging circuit and a good package that the cell lives in. both of those things should be designed to protect the user. >> reporter: these incident are rare and users should use come pat billow batteries and chargers. they should avoid contact with coins, keys and jeelry.
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airbus has an idea that could revolution the inflight experience. think flying station wagon. >> reporter: jet maker airbus wants to patent a seating concept to take three seats and turn it into a rapid bench. it could seat the three passengers and shift to two people who need additional space or even fit a fourth person like two parents and two small children. ben is the editor of usa today. >> if we've seen nothing else,
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up with ways to sell seats to passengers, especially when they can charge more for either seats that are better or for seats that are less awful. >> reporter: airbus previously sought pat ents for stacking passengers and this semy standing concept. it created a pattern where the middle seat faces the passengers in the aisle and window while adding up to 30 more passengers per plane. tennessee congressman worries extra seats could jeopardize safety making it hard to evacuate within 90 seconds. he's offered a bill to ask the faa to minimize seat standards. >> if people can't get out in an emergency condition they lose lives. it shouldn't be after there's an accident. it's too late and people are dead.
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they want these seats and will they be allowed to install them in a plane.
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heart problems account for 3/4 of sports related deaths in young athletes. now a new study may help save lives. >> reporter: two years ago he was one of the college's top basketball players and then a physical revealed a heart problem ending his career. >> i just didn't know what to do with it, but it was just -- just accepting that life and health is more important than a game. >> reporter: in the u.s. sports related sudden cardiac death is highest among basketball players.
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heart size for these athletes? to find out this doctor revealed the heart ultrasounds of more than 500 nba players. when you first saw them you thought these are abnormal. >> the first instinct is to say they're enlarged. we're not used to seeing hearts this big. the average nba player is 6'7''. >> reporter: it turned out the heart gets bigger with exercise, other the hearts of the nba players were about 10% thicker than normal, that was not felt to be dangerous. the research establishes a baseline for doctors going forward. how does this help us? >> this should help us distinguish those changes from dangerous heart conditions that can lead to sudden cardiac death. >> reporter: in addition they found that the major artery leaving the heart is also bigger in these athletes and knowing
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the doctor says this is a molds for evaluating athletes in other sports. soccer's biggest star came through today for his biggest fan. this 5-year-old from afghanistan was photographed wearing a shirt made from a plastic bag. it went online and he sent him an auto graphed shirt from the national team. the bag has been retired. up next, a math teacher's
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we end tonight with a solution to a math problem that has stumped the best minds for centuries. how do you get school kids to succeed at caclus? >> reporter: from the outside lingon high school does not look like a place that inspires greatness, old with gates on the windows in aovernigh news for this friday. for some of you the news continues nds a for others check back with us later for the morning news and cbs this morning. from new york city, good night.
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it's friday, february 26th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." targeted at random. a gunman opens fire at his workplace, killing at least three people before he is brought down by a hero cop. >> do you know where donald is now? >> no, no, no. >> donald trump fends off closest attacks from fell competitors before super tuesday. adding insult to injury. airline passengers cheer when a boy and his terminally ill father are removed from a flight. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters in new york. good to be with you. i'm meg oliver in for anne-marie green. this morning, at least ten people are in critical condition following a deadly mass shooting in kansas.


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