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The Brian Lehrer Show

Glenn Greenwald Checks In

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

 Glenn Greenwald updates Edward Snowden's story and his own ongoing work uncovering government surveillance.

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The Takeaway

NSA's Secret Court Faces Challenge

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The FISA Court issues classified warrants for domestic intelligence information—a key underpinning of the warrantless wiretapping program that was being used by the Bush Administration.

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On The Media

Confession and Suppression

Friday, March 20, 2015

OTM examines the line between making great documentary and heeding the law. Plus, Florida officials suppressing the term "climate change," and Wikipedia vs. NSA.

On The Media

Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales Vs. NSA

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Wikimedia Foundation is suing the NSA over its "upstream" spy program. Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales discusses the "chilling effect" he says surveillance has on its users. 

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New Tech City

There's One Way to Actually Fight the Surveillance Machine

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Security technologist Bruce Schneier, author of “Data and Goliath,” says you should stop feeling guilty about skimming the Terms of Service. Get mad instead.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Focusing on Faces

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Did you know that the National Security Agency has been collecting thousands of photos of faces every day, as part of its facial recognition effort? Turns out, your face is more unique than your fingerprint, and government agencies and private companies are developing new programs to find and identify faces. The New York Times' Natasha Singer gives us an update on the state of facial recognition.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Docs: Citizenfour

Friday, February 13, 2015

Laura Poitras, documentary filmmaker and director of Citizenfour, was contacted by Edward Snowden when he chose to leak classified information about the surveillance excesses of the NSA.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Does the NSA Know How to Prevent Terrorist Attacks?

Monday, February 02, 2015

The NSA’s metadata program has been ineffective in thwarting terrorist attacks, since many attacks in recent years have been perpetrated by people known to law enforcement.

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The Takeaway

ISIS Fears Sink NSA Reform

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

On Tuesday, Senate Republicans blocked a sweeping overhaul to the NSA's surveillance program—a program that first came to light largely because of revelations by Edward Snowden.

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New Tech City

EXTRA: Bill Binney and Ladar Levison Talk Cryptography

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Just how paranoid do we need to be of NSA spying? And what can we do about it? These guys know the threat first hand. 

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New Tech City

The Other Ed Snowdens

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ladar Levison and William Binney each paid the price for a moral stand against the U.S. government. And your digital privacy is slightly better for it. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Gunman, A Spy, and A Fading Memory

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Takeaway explores the attack on the Canadian Parliament, Valerie Plame stops by to discuss the new state of national security, and we examine the life and legacy of Glenn Campbell.

The Takeaway

A Real-Life Spy Thriller: New Doc Reveals The Story Behind Snowden

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

More than a year after NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden revealed the extent of the government's surveillance programs, a new documentary chronicles Snowden's story.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

James Risen on the Freedom, Privacy, and Abuses of Power in Post-9/11 America

Thursday, October 16, 2014

New York Times investigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner outlines what he sees as government overreach in the name of security and why he won't name his sources.

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FT Big Read

Internet on a leash?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Internet on a leash?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Government's Guidelines for Labeling You a Terrorist

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Jeremy Scahill talks about how the Obama Administration has expanded the terrorist screening system and what causes people end up on the watch list.

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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 ...

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The Takeaway

A British Spy Agency is Manipulating the Internet

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

From changing the outcome of online polls to artificially increasing website traffic, GCHQ has been blurring the line between online surveillance and state propaganda, according to new documents from NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Muslim-American Professor Spied on by NSA: 'They Owe Me An Explanation'

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Rutgers professor Hooshang Amirahmadi isn't angry, but he thinks the NSA should use its resources more wisely. "They were looking into my emails," he says, and meanwhile "ISIS in Iraq took over the country."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

This Week in NSA: Muslim Spying, Thousands of Emails

Thursday, July 10, 2014

This week brings news about the NSA from the Edward Snowden leaks, from the extent of their surveillance on everyday communication to the fact that they targeted particular Muslim-Americans. We begin with Hooshang Amirahmadi, professor and former director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers University, and one of five Muslim-Americans spied on between 2002 and 2008, per Glenn Greenwald in The Intercept.

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Then, Shane Harris, senior writer at Foreign Policy and author of The Watchers discusses the news and updates our List of What We Know the NSA Can Do.

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