Wall Street Journal Reporter Julia Angwin discusses the National Counterterrorism Center’s new authority to access and keep data about innocent U.S. citizens for up to five years, and to analyze it for suspicious patterns of behavior even if there is no reason to suspect them.
Last March, the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) was granted unprecedented power to collect data on ordinary U.S. citizens, data like flight records or lists of casino employees. Critics have likened the NCTC to the "Pre-Crime Squad" in the movie "Minority Report." Wall Street Journal reporter Julia Angwin talks with Bob about this dramatic shift in the intelligence community's power over US citizens.
Wall Street Journal reporter Julia Angwin explains the rise of license plate tracking and how surveillance of seemingly mundane activities is growing. Her article, "New Tracking Frontier: Your License Plates," written with Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, appeared in the September 29 issue of The Wall Street Journal.
Starting this fall, law-enforcement agencies across the country will be outfitted with new devices that will make iPhones capable of scanning a person's face and matching it to a database of people with criminal records. The new facial-recognition technology, which is also able to collect fingerprints, has raised concerns with privacy advocates who say police who use the device may be conducting "searches" illegally without warrants. Julia Angwin wrote about the new devices in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal.
Over the summer, Pulitzer Prize-winning technology journalist Julia Angwin told us about the various tracking technologies that companies secretly install on websites in order to monitor user behavior. Only six months later, these technologies have migrated outside of our hard drives and into our televisions. Today, Julia joins us along with Wall Street Journal Deputy Bureau Chief for Media and Marketing Jessica Vascellaro to discuss the newest monitoring technologies that are currently being installed in televisions. They'll also discuss the latest articles in the series: from technologies that monitor which apps you use on your cell phone to the Web's latest commodity: privacy