In the news roundup, the gang covers a Russian official's claim that Snowden is a spy, Silent Circle's nearing bankruptcy, and the European Parliament's new appetite for demanding privacy concessions from China. Episode 123 feels like a reward for living through 2013.
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Our guest for episode 119 is Kevin Kelly, founding executive editor of Wired Magazine and author of The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces that will Shape our Future. Kevin and I share many views – from skepticism about the recording industry’s effort to control their digital files to a similar skepticism ab
I read 800 pages and an eleven thousand word VICE story so that you don't have to.
I’ve read the Vice News report based on the FOIA-released documents three times now, and still do not see within it support for the headline, “Exclusive: Snowden Tried to Tell NSA About Surveillance Concerns, Documents Reveal.”
In the wake of the horrific and devastating Paris terror attacks, we're at a pivotal moment, as Western governments are already lining up to authorize more invasive surveillance powers.
Last week, the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted Ben, along with Laura Donohue of Georgetown law school, former NSA Director Michael Hayden, and Robin Simcox of the Henry Jackson Society, to discuss the future of surveillance reform in a post-Snowden world. What have we learned about NSA surveillance activities and its oversight mechanisms since June 2013? In what way should U.S. intelligence operations be informed by their potential impact on U.S. on economic interests?
In my last post, I said that the European Court of Justice decision in Maximillian Schrems v.
Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #83: An Interview with Bruce Schneier at "Privacy. Security. Risk. 2015"
Bruce Schneier joins Stewart Baker and Alan Cohn for an episode recorded live in front of an audience of security and privacy professionals.
A friendly suggestion for your new account: engage with your critics.
The former NSA Director sat down yesterday for a moderated discussion with the journalist and co-founder of the Intercept.