Lawfare readers by now should be very familiar with the concept of the FBI's Network Investigatory Technique or NIT, a small piece of malicious code that exploits the target’s computer to generate a message which deanonymizes the target. So far we've seen exploitive NITs used by the FBI two major child pornography cases: Freedom Hosting and PlayPen.
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Our guest for episode 114 is General Michael Hayden, former director of the NSA and CIA; he also confirms that he personally wrote every word of his fine book, Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror.
In episode 109, we interview Perianne Boring of the Chamber of Digital Commerce on the regulatory challenges of bitcoin and the blockchain. In the news roundup, we bring back Apple v.