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Cyber War

The Takeaway

Time to Rethink The U.S. Drone Program?

Friday, April 24, 2015

Americans have been victims of drone strikes since President Bush implemented the program in 2002. Is it time to rethink the U.S. drone program? 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Cyber-War; Two Films: "The Attack" and "My Afghanistan"; Bretton Woods

Monday, June 17, 2013

Vanity Fair’s Michael Joseph Gross explains how America’s bid to stop the 20th-century threat of nuclear proliferation may have unleashed a unexpected 21st century threat—cyber-war! Then the director “The Attack” talks about the film, about a Israeli-Palestinian surgeon whose life is shattered after he discovers secrets his wife has kept from him. Plus, a powerful documentary from the forbidden zone of Afghanistan. And how a new geopolitical order was hatched at Bretton Woods, when representatives of 44 nations gathered there in July 1944.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Cyber-War

Monday, June 17, 2013

Michael Joseph Gross talks about the first cyber-war, taking place now. He explains that America’s attempts to stop nuclear proliferation may have unleashed the greater threat of cyber-war. Gross writes in his article “Silent War,” in the July issue of Vanity Fair, that Washington and Tehran are ramping up their cyber-arsenals, enmeshing such high-tech giants as Microsoft, Google, and Apple.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Anthony Weiner; Cyberwarfare; Economics of Weed; Airbnb

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner has announced he's running for mayor. He'll lay out his vision for the city. Plus: New York Times chief Washington correspondent, David Sanger, discusses cyberwarfare; the economics of pot; and WNYC's Ilya Marritz discusses the case of the man who was fined $2,400 for renting his apartment on Airbnb--and what it could mean for your summer rental plans.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Chinese Army Tied to Hacking Against U.S.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent at the New York Times and contributor to WNYC, discusses his reporting on a Chinese Army unit tied to hacking against the United States.

 

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On The Media

Assessing the True Threat of Cyberwar

Friday, February 15, 2013

This week, President Obama issued an executive order to strengthen the nation's cyber security against what the government sees as a potentially cataclysmic threat. There has been plenty of drum beating about the threat of cyber warfare, but just how realistic is the threat of an attack that could wreak havoc on our national infrastructure? In a story from August of 2012, On the Media producer Alex Goldman investigates.

 

Jun Miyake - Lillies of the Valley

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On The Media

Assessing the True Threat of Cyberwar

Friday, August 10, 2012

Last week, a massive, seemingly bi-partisan Cyber Security bill was filibustered in the Senate. The bill would have outlined voluntary standards to protect critical infrastructure from "cyber attack." There has been plenty of drum beating about the threat of cyber warfare, but just how realistic is the threat of an attack that could wreak havoc on our national infrastructure? On the Media producer Alex Goldman investigates.

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The Takeaway

Is the U.S. Government Too Prone to Leaks?

Friday, June 08, 2012

Members of congress met yesterday with the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, to discuss recent government leaks about two of America’s newest weapons: computer worms (like Stuxnet) and drones. They asserted that each leak puts lives at risk and makes America's allies less likely to trust our government with their secrets.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet 'Flame'

Friday, June 01, 2012

Wired senior reporter Kim Zetter discusses 'Flame,' the latest tool of cyberweaponry infecting Iranian computers.

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The Takeaway

Richard Clarke on Stuxnet and Cyber-Security

Thursday, March 29, 2012

This story has all the trappings of a spy novel, or a James Bond film. Espionage. International intrigue. Underground nuclear development. It would make for quite a work of fiction...except that this story is true. In 2010, a little virus called Stuxnet caused severe damage to an Iranian uranium-enrichment facility, effectively delaying Iran’s nuclear capabilities for months or possibly years. It was long thought that Israel took the lead in developing Stuxnet, but our next guest thinks that the Untied States was the culprit. And while we Americans might be skilled in creating cyber-viruses, we might be completely unprepared when it comes to defending ourselves against them.  

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The Takeaway

The Quiet War Against Iran's Nuclear Program

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Stuxnet, the mysterious computer virus which only targets Siemens industrial software and equipment, devastated Iran's uranium enrichment facility at Natanz and nuclear reactor at Bushehr. These setbacks didn't incur any loss of life; however, they weren't the only actions taken against Iran's nuclear program. Many experts believe that a covert campaign of assassinations, bombings, and sabotage has been anonymously carried out over the past three years by Israel and the Bush and Obama administrations.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Cyberthieves, Cybercops and You

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Misha Glenny explores the three fundamental threats facing us in the 21st century: cybercrime, cyberwarfare, and cyberindustrial espionage. Darkmarket: Cyberthieves, Cybercops and You explores the rise and fall of the criminal website DarkMarket and looks at the new, ever-changing, often invisible, breed of criminal: the hacker.

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On The Media

Is International Cyber Warfare a Real Threat?

Friday, December 02, 2011

The media, the security industry and some members of congress have pounced on reports about the potential for hackers to wage cyber war on the United States, wreaking havoc on our nation's infrastructure. Brooke talks to Jerry Brito, the director of the Technology Policy Program at George Mason University's Mercatus program, who says that the rhetoric around cyber warfare doesn't square with reality.

Nicolas Jaar – Problems with the Sun

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Cyberthieves, Cybercops, and You

Monday, October 10, 2011

Misha Glenny explores the three fundamental threats facing us in the 21st century: cybercrime, cyberwarfare, and cyberindustrial espionage. Darkmarket: Cyberthieves, Cybercops and You explores the rise and fall of the criminal website DarkMarket and looks at the new, ever-changing, often invisible, breed of criminal: the hacker.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Cyber War

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Joseph Gross looks at the scope of the raging cyber-war and gives details of what happened at Google during their 2009 attack. He also reveals information on a government-initiated program—Operation Starlight—to combat cyber-attacks. Gross was the first to report on Operation Shady RAT, which cyber-security firm McAfee has just released details of. His article “Enter the Cyber Dragon” appears in the September issue of Vanity Fair. He’s also written a Web exclusive, “Operation Shady RAT—Unprecedented Cyber-espionage Campaign and Intellectual-Property Bonanza.”

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