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Over at Just Security, David Cole rounds out our exchange on global international privacy rights. I’m going to let him have the final word here and merely link to his post as a reader service. As I think our … Read more »
Back on October 17, the Center for National Security Studies moved before the FISA Court for public briefing in the latest application for a bulk metadata order under Section 215 (which called in the briefs … Read more »
Over the last months, the listenership of the Lawfare Podcast has risen notably. It used to be that an episode would get about 400 downloads; that’s now up to a baseline of about 1,200—and sometimes much higher than that. And … Read more »
On October 25, the Hoover Institution held a day-long media colloquium out at Stanford University for a group of journalists. The sessions were focused on national security legal issues and the work of Hoover’s Jean Perkins Task Force on National … Read more »
As I’ve noted before, Guy Fawkes Day is a special day for Lawfare readers as it is the only holiday, at least to my knowledge, devoted to the failure of non-state actors to destroy symbols of state power—and to … Read more »
Reasonable people can disagree about NSA surveillance in general and about whether Congress should authorize or forbid bulk metadata collection in particular. I have never questioned the good faith of Senators Patrick Leahy, Ron Wyden, or Rand Paul. They are … Read more »
At least 29 people are dead and more than 70 are hurt after a series of attacks on Yemen’s defense ministry early this morning. The attacks were two-pronged: a suicide bomb blew open the gates and front entrance of the ministry’s complex in Sanaa’s Bab al-Yaman district, while armed attackers on foot opened fire inside. The Times and Al Jazeera also have the story.
Yesterday, Ritika told you about the Washington Post’s breaking news that … Read more »
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