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The Takeaway

NSA Director: Snowden Leaks 'Manageable'

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

It has been more than a year since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked around 200,000 thousand secret government documents, blowing the lid off of the American government's spying methods and their vast phone-data surveillance program.

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The Takeaway

House Votes to Defund NSA Spying Programs

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Republican controlled House of Representatives took a surprising step to curb the federal government's power by voting to defund two key NSA programs. But the bill still has to pass the Senate.

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The Takeaway

Snowden's Lawyer: No Return Under 'This Regime'

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

After the NSA contractor turned whistleblower revealed the U.S. government's vast network of surveillance, federal prosecutors charged Snowden with two felonies under the 1917 Espionage Act and one count of the theft. His legal advisor explains why he won't be returning Stateside anytime soon.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Snowden's Lawyer Speaks Out, New Immigration Challenges Test System, Tea Party Support Slides

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

1. Wave of Immigration Tests Ill-Equipped System | 2. Chaos, Violence Erupt in Pakistan | 3. Tea Party Support Slides Among Republicans | 4. Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the GOP Face Off Against the Tea Party | 5. America's Police Departments See Influx of War Gear | 6. Snowden's ...

The Takeaway

Glenn Greenwald on Snowden's Latest Revelations

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The journalist who helped Edward Snowden reveal the NSA's secrets says Snowden sleeps fine at night. And he says John Kerry is sounding like Dick Cheney these days.

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On The Media

The Mysterious Death of One of the Internet's Most Popular Encryption Tools

Thursday, May 29, 2014

TrueCrypt was abruptly, mysteriously killed yesterday by its developers. Now everyone’s freaking out.

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The Takeaway

House Votes to Curb NSA Spying

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The USA Freedom Act aims to stop some of the NSA’s most invasive surveillance practices. But some say the bill doesn't go far enough.

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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 Takeaway

Meet the Senator Who Wants to Reform Mass Surveillance

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ron Wyden on why he wants legislation to end bulk collection of data. The House is set to vote on such a bill this week.

 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Reforming Government Surveillance, Homegrown Militias, and the Secret World of Bob Dylan Superfans

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

China Furious Over Accusations of Economic Espionage | Meet the Senator Who Wants to Reform Mass Surveillance | Credit Suisse Pleads Guilty in $2.6 Billion Criminal Case | Military Evacuates Americans from U.S. Embassy in Libya |Senate Primary Races Could Determine the GOP's Future | Homegrown Militia Groups Multiply in Tense ...

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

The New China and Revealing Edward Snowden

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Evan Osnos, The New Yorker’s correspondent in China, tells us about the profound political, economic, and cultural upheaval he’s seen in that country. And Glenn Greenwald gives us the full story behind his meetings with an “anonymous source” last year who turned out to be the NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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

The NSA's Best PR Move in Months

Monday, May 05, 2014

The NSA could really use some good PR right now. It has had a rough year, deservedly so. With information about the agency's hoovering of personal information continuing to leak as well as the FISA court's alleged rubber stamping of government requests for surveillance, the revelations by contractor Edward Snowden have cast the NSA in a very negative light. It hasn't helped that the agency's response to the leaks by both the agency and The President was slow, and for the most part unsatisfying. Surprisingly, the first thing I've seen the NSA do correctly in months has arrived in the form of total gibberish.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

An Update to Our List of What We Know the NSA Can Do (So Far)

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

In January, we started keeping a running list of technology the NSA has at its disposal -- disclosed by the documents stolen by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and leaked to the media. Shane Harris, senior staff writer at Foreign Policy, returns to discuss the updates to the list since he was last on.

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Intelligence Squared US

Was Snowden Justified?

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Edward Snowden has managed to establish himself as one of the most polarizing names in the world. Beginning in June of 2013, the former CIA employee and NSA contractor leaked classified material that revealed a slew of secret US surveillance programs. Since then, he's been simultaneously championed as a patriot and traitor.

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The Takeaway

Spy Agencies Capture Millions Through Webcams

Friday, February 28, 2014

Millions were surprised to learn on Wednesday that, with help from the NSA, the British surveillance agency Government Communications Headquarters captured and stored the webcam images of millions of Yahoo users worldwide. Spencer Ackerman, U.S. national security editor at The Guardian and the reporter who broke the story, explains how the government was able to get access to this information.

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On The Media

Bridgegate, Inside the TSA, Japan's Beethoven's Fall from Grace, and More

Friday, February 14, 2014

A look at Chris Christie's struggle to control his own narrative, an inside look into the TSA, and a musical scandal at the Olympics.

On The Media

The (Not So) All-Knowing NSA

Friday, February 14, 2014

Last week the Washington Post reported that the NSA collects less than 30% of phone metadata, contrary to the popular perception that all call activity is being gathered en masse. As it turns out, the agency is unable to keep up with the explosion in cell phone use, which raises significant questions about the efficacy and potency of the program. Bob talks with Ellen Nakashima who wrote the story for the Washington Post.

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The Takeaway

With New Leader, Will Change Come to the NSA?

Thursday, January 30, 2014

National Security Agency director Keith Alexander is preapring to step down in March, and according to reports, President Barack Obama is interviewing Alexander's potential successor himself. If he is confirmed by the Senate, Navy cryptologist and Vice Admiral Mike Rogers will take the helm of the NSA as the agency faces renewed public scrutiny. Rogers's former colleague John Nagl, a retired Lieutenant Colonel, counterinsurgency expert and headmaster of the Haverford School, discusses the Vice Admiral's resume and how he might change the NSA.

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