60 Minutes May 19 2013 (Hour 1)
Two hours of 60 Minutes this week provided a wealth of fascinating topics, including innovations in the world of face print technology, secret prisons in North Korea, and the upcoming Michael Jackson One show, a followup production by Cirque Du Soleil and Jackson’s estate. Here are the stories from this first of two 60 Minutes hours this week.
60 Minutes: Face Print Privacy Concerns
You may not realize it, but most public places are under constant surveillance. Between sophisticated security camera technology and information freely available on the Internet, you could be targeted with customized marketing deals when you enter a business or restaurant. This may sound like a wonderful modern convenience, but privacy advocates caution that there is a downside to this invasion of privacy. Do you think this type of targeting is a good thing or a bad thing?
60 Minutes: North Korea Secret Prisons & Shin Dong Hyuk Camp 14 Escape
In North Korea, it is believed that a network of secret prisons houses thousands of captives and generations of families believed to be guilty of intellectual crimes against the state. One of them managed to escape and tell his story to Anderson Cooper for 60 Minutes. You may not believe some of the horrific things he witnessed when he was born into captivity at Camp 14.
60 Minutes: Michael Jackson One Review, Estate Claims & Legacy
Michael Jackson’s estate has been making huge profits since his death in 2009. The King of Pop had a legacy tarnished by rumors, but deals with major brands such as Cirque Du Soleil have paved the way for his posthumous comeback. Now the partnership between the acrobatic entertainment firm and the singer’s estate is spawning a second production, Michael Jackson One, opening in Las Vegas in 2013.