Government Surveillance

The Brian Lehrer Show

How Lone Wolf Attacks Frame the Patriot Act Debate

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi discusses the attacks outside an event in Texas that featured cartoons of the prophet Mohammad.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Government Surveillance Is Making Journalism Harder

Friday, August 01, 2014

U.S. government surveillance is hampering U.S.-based journalists and lawyers in their work and is having a chilling effect on journalists who cover national security, intelligence, and law enforcement, according to Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union. Alex Sinha talks about his report “With ...


The Leonard Lopate Show

How Silicon Valley Helps the NSA Spy on You

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tech companies are working with the government — sometimes willingly, sometimes not — to gather and warehouse our data. A new PBS Frontline documentary investigates how that happened and how the information is being used.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Glenn Greenwald on Edward Snowden and the 'Inept and Menacing' NSA

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Journalist Glenn Greenwald on traveling to Hong Kong to meet Edward Snowden, the scope of NSA's data collection, and why the NSA still doesn't know what documents Snowden took. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How the Government Came to Spy on Millions of Americans

Monday, May 12, 2014

The secret history of the surveillance program began after 9/11—and the lengths the government has gone to to keep the program secret.

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On The Media

A Busy Week In the Security State

Friday, August 02, 2013

This week saw the conviction of Bradley Manning, congressional hearings on intelligence, and more stories broken from the leaks of Edward Snowden to The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald. Bob reflects on the public perception of government surveillance programs, the threats journalists face, and more.

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New Tech City

NYC Tech Reacts to Government Surveillance

Friday, June 07, 2013

The news this week that the U.S. government obtained personal data from several major American communications and technology companies has unleashed fresh debates over privacy and national security.  It's also raising uncomfortable questions for the city’s many tech start-ups.

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