Government Surveillance and You

Monday, November 25, 2013

Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director at the American Civil Liberties Union and director of the ACLU’s Center for Democracy, connects the dots on government surveillance: where we are, where we need to go, and how to get there. The ACLU has filed a lawsuit challenging the NSA’s phone records collection program, and Jaffer is arguing against the Justice Department attorneys.


Jameel Jaffer

Comments [6]

DK in BK

Can we get the audio for this segment posted. The topic is of interest to a great many of us. Thank you.

Nov. 26 2013 10:25 AM
Robert Stevens from Florida

Any reason why the audio and podcast of this segment is not available?

Nov. 25 2013 05:20 PM
Amy from Manhattan

How are the limitations on non-Intelligence Committee members of Congress put into place & enforced? Is it a rule that can be enacted/changed the way the filibuster rules were recently changed in the Senate?

Nov. 25 2013 01:59 PM
Amy from Manhattan

CREDO Mobile's customer agreement says:

"Government Requests for Customer Records

We will refuse to comply with unlawful government requests for customer records or call content, and will only divulge our customers' private phone records pursuant to an emergency request or under court order or subpoena."

I appreciate the inclusion of this, but given the lack of security in cell phone technology, does this even make any difference? CREDO uses Sprint, which refused to comply w/warrantless wiretap orders/requests back during the Bush administration.

Nov. 25 2013 01:34 PM
Truth & Beauty from Brooklyn

I think the government's argument is flawed. They can only collect data with reasonable cause (4th Amendment). Do they think we're stupid enough to fall for their skewed reasoning? Well, at the least ACLU is wall to wall lawyers, so they'll mount a successful 4th Amendment case and it will go to the Supreme Court (we hope) and We, the People, will win (we hope).

Nov. 25 2013 01:30 PM

Please address the pros, cons and limitations of the Tor anonymity network ( )

and Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System, a marriage of Debian GNU/Linux and Tor, )

Nov. 25 2013 01:25 PM

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