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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cuomo’s Budget; What the NSA Can Do; Blogging Illness; Macroeconomics Explained

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Gov. Cuomo released his proposal for the new state budget. We’ll go through the main points, including changes to campaign finance laws and how he plans to fund universal pre-K across the state. Then: context for our list of technologies the NSA can use. Plus: blogging or tweeting serious illnesses; and Financial Times columnist and author Tim Harford explains how macroeconomics affects everyone, everywhere.  

Specials

Does Domestic Spying Keep Us Safe?

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The NSA collects data on billions of phone calls and internet communications per day. Are these surveillance programs legal? Do they keep us safe? If not for the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, most Americans would be unaware of the vast amounts of information their government is secretly collecting, all in the name of national security. But whether you believe leakers are heroes or traitors, an important public conversation has finally begun, and we should ask ourselves: What tradeoffs are we willing to make between security and privacy?

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The Takeaway

Obama Overhauls NSA's Surveillance Programs

Friday, January 17, 2014

President Barack Obama has announced a major overhaul of the National Security Agency's (NSA) surveillance practices. The president said that in order for the nation's intelligence community to be effective over the long haul, the trust of the American people must be maintained. To maintain that trust, the president said he would end the vast collection of phone data “as it exists” today. The Takeaway's Washington Correspondent, Todd Zwillich breaks it down with further NSA analysis from Pulitzer Prize winning author Lawrence Wright.

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WNYC News

Full Transcript, Audio and Video: President Obama on NSA Reforms

Friday, January 17, 2014

Below is the transcript of the speech (as prepared for delivery) by President Obama on NSA reforms. Audio available for streaming and download above, and full video lower on the page.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obama Curbs NSA Powers, but Keeps Data in Hands of Government

Friday, January 17, 2014

Coming on the heels of the Edward Snowden leaks, and a 300-page set of recommendations from a panel of presidential advisers, President Obama announced Thursday key changes to the NSA surveillance gathering -- but not the immediate end to the storage of metadata by the NSA. He called for an independent panel to advise the FISA court, and an end to the spying on foreign leaders unless there exists "a compelling national security purpose."

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On The Media

Watch President Obama Speech on Suveillance Rules Reform

Friday, January 17, 2014

At 11:00 AM, President Obama will be giving a press conference to announce reforms to the current NSA data storage regime. Watch the conference live on the embedded player below. Be sure to tune in to this week's On the Media for a special comment on the NSA surveillance story by Brooke.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Running List of What We Know the NSA Can Do. So Far.

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Brian Lehrer Show has been keeping a list of elaborate tricks the NSA can use to monitor communications and data around the world, revealed in the documents leaked by Edward Snowden. We update it whenever there are new revelations; contact us if we missed anything.

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Money Talking

NSA, Davos and Target? It’s All About Your Data

Friday, January 17, 2014

The President announces new guidelines for NSA surveillance. Tech CEOs prepare gather with other business and world leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. And Target tries to soothe customers’ fears after hackers obtain millions of credit and debit card accounts. What's the connection?  It’s all about our personal data. On Money Talking, why everyone – governments, companies, and hackers – want it: Privacy, people and the bottom line.

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On The Media

Obama Threads the NSA Needle

Friday, January 17, 2014

Today President Obama announced changes to the United States’ surveillance policies. While Obama addressed greater security measures for telephone data, much of the NSA’s surveillance practices remain intact. Listen to a sneak preview of this week’s On the Media, where Brooke Gladstone examines the President’s proposal for the future of the NSA surveillance program.

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The Takeaway

A Cryptologist's Critique of NSA Reforms

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cryptologists have their own opinions about how best to protect the American public. And because they design many of the privacy programs that the National Security Agency has thwarted, they have a unique perspective on how best to reform the agency. Joseph Bonneau, a cryptologist and winner of the NSA's Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper award for his work on passwords and encryption, discusses his profession's long history of conflict with the NSA.

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The Takeaway

The End of Equal Internet Access? | What Another Round of Sanctions Will Do to Iran | Lessons From the Most Innovative Eras in U.S. History

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The End of Equal Internet Access? | Your Take: The Benefits of Bragging | Congress Finally Reveals New Spending Deal | NSA Can Spy on Computers Not Connected to the Web | Russia Just Expelled Another Journalist, and it’s a Big Problem | What Another Round of Sanctions Will Do to Iran | Examining The Most Innovative Eras in U.S. History |

The Takeaway

After the NSA, Is the Internet Forever Changed?

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Are the tech giants of today just friendly competitors with an enlightened sense of customer service, or just the same scary communication monoliths of old? In his new piece for Wired, “How the NSA Almost Killed the Internet," Steven Levy explores how companies like "Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and the other tech titans have had to fight for their lives against their own government."

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On The Media

The NSA Gets a Report Card

Friday, December 20, 2013

This week, the White House released a 300-page report, which included a list of 46 recommendations to change the NSA’s surveillance techniques and increase transparency and oversight. Brooke talks with Richard Clarke, a member of the panel, about the group’s attempt to address the privacy concerns of Americans.

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On The Media

Journey to the Center of the NSA

Friday, December 20, 2013

Last Sunday's 60 Minutes profile of the NSA was almost universally reviled. But 60 Minutes is not the only outlet that has spent time at the agency's headquarters in Maryland. Brooke talks to Daniel Drezner, who wrote about his trip to the NSA's headquarters and the agency's new PR push for Foreign Policy.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

David Sanger on NSA Panel Recommendations

Thursday, December 19, 2013

David Sanger, National Security correspondent for the New York Times, discusses the limits on the NSA proposed by The Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies.

 

 

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The Takeaway

Panel Tells White House to Curb NSA Spy Program

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Yesterday, a panel of presidential advisers released its recommendations on the NSA's mass data collection program. The panel urged President Barack Obama to end the government's systematic collection of logs of all Americans' phone calls and refrain from tapping into any commercial or private efforts to collect data. David Sanger, National Security Correspondent for our partner The New York Times, helps unpack the report.

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The Takeaway

Views of the Middle from Across America | Panel Tells White House to Curb NSA Spy Program | As Culture Shifts, New Discussions For Teens & Marijuana

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Views of the Middle from Across America | Gov. John Hickenlooper's Year on the National Stage | Crisis Averted in the South China Sea | Panel Tells White House to Curb NSA Spy Program |  As Culture Shifts, New Discussions For Teens & Marijuana | Eleanor Catton's "The Luminaries" Lights Up ...

The Takeaway

Will an NSA Challenge Reach the Supreme Court?

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

This week a federal judge ruled the National Security Agency's surveillance programs were unconstitutional. What are the odds that a challenge to the NSA's data collection intelligence program will reach the Supreme Court? Pretty good, but how will it get there and when? Adam Liptak, Supreme Court correspondent for our partner The New York Times, joins The Takeaway to explain.

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The Takeaway

Greenwald on Snowden Leaks: "Hold Me Accountable"

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who helped Edward Snowden break news of the NSA’s mas surveillance apparatus, has found himself in the middle one of the year’s biggest news stories. In this second half of a two-part interview with The Takeaway, Greenwald shifts his focus from national security issues to the meaning of responsible journalism. “The public will ultimately judge what it is that I do just like anybody else who’s acting in a way that affects public life, and I think that’s how it should be,” he says.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The End of NSA Spying?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

In a fiercely worded opinion, a federal judge said NSA phone surveillance is an "indiscriminate and arbitrary" invasion of privacy that may violate the Fourth Amendment. Siobhan Gorman of the Wall Street Journal says the opinion opens the way for Edward Snowden's to ultimately be vindicated.

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