Edward Snowden, who remains at large and wanted by the United States recently spoke to young tech specialists around the world. He believes strongly that technology companies need to take a leadership role in improving encryption tools.
Snowden believes companies need to be careful how much data it collects and to not hold the data for too long.
Marc Faber remains focused on Asia and explains that China's global consumption of metals is up from 4% in 1990 to 40% in 2014. Faber believes the Chinese are very concerned about losing access to oil from the Middle East or iron ore from Australia.
Faber believes the correction in gold has come to an end.
Faber also discusses the value of water and investing in this precious resource.
A referendum has been set for March 16th, that will decide the fate of Crimea and if it joins Russia.
The region's deputy prime minister announced the news yesterday. Crimeans, who are largely Russian speaking and identify with Russia, will be asked to decide if the autonomous republic stays part of Ukraine or joins Russia.
Eric Sprott, CEO of Sprott Asset Management, is bullish on gold in 2014. Sprott says, "On a linear trend line, gold should be $2,100 right now . . . and if you throw on another 15%, you are looking at gold at $2,400 by the end of the year."
Sprott believes central banks around the world have been selling gold to suppress the price for years and that there is very little left in the system.
Google's is becoming the ultimate technology company of the future. It's developing mobile, maps, even driverless cars.
One of its newest businesses is called Google Fiber -- high speed home internet access that the company claims leaves competitors in the dust. Bloomberg shared Google's new ambition with us this morning.
The U.S. Army is giving armored trucks to municipal police forces across the country.
The U.S. Army is giving away 13,000 armored trucks, worth about $500,000 each. The 20-ton MRAPs, or Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected trucks, were built specifically to save U.S. soldiers from roadside bombs in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Now these trucks are patrolling U.S. city streets.