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On The Media

Misleading Obamacare Promises, The Original 'Nigerian' Scam Letter, and More

Friday, November 01, 2013

The media start challenging Obama's "you can keep it" promise about health care, a man who challenged hackers to hack him, and a predecessor to "Nigerian" scam emails.

The Takeaway

Report: NSA's MUSCULAR program taps Yahoo, Google data centers

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The latest revelations from NSA leaker Edwards Snowden about the agency's surveillance practices involve a program called MUSCULAR. By tapping into the data centers that connect Yahoo and Google to users around the world, the program gave the NSA secret access to millions of digital records about who sent or received emails and when. Stewart Baker, former general counsel to the NSA, says that American citizens should be relieved by how closely the agency is tracking potential threats in order to maintain security.

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The Takeaway

Rep. Alan Grayson: Congress Doesn't Trust the NSA

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

President Obama wasn't aware of many of the NSA's surveillance activities, like the one that monitored German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to the The Washington PostRep. Alan Grayson, Democrat from Florida’s 9th district, argues that he and his colleagues are kept in the dark by the intelligence community, as well. He says that as a result, America's democracy is at risk.

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The Takeaway

Ira Flatow on Extreme Weather One Year After Sandy | Britain Seeks to Stop The Publishing of Snowden's Leaks | Young Egyptians Discuss Their Country's Future

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A Look at The Federal Response to Sandy | In the Face of Disaster, Would You Stay? | Britain Seeks to Prevent The Publishing of Snowden's Leaks | As U.S. Changes Foreign Policy Priorities, Will Egypt be Left Behind? | Young Egyptians Discuss Their Country's Future | Science Friday's Ira Flatow on ...

The Takeaway

Senator Bernie Sanders Weighs In on the Latest NSA Spying Scandal

Monday, October 28, 2013

The outrage continues over revelations that the NSA has spied on some of America’s closest allies. Members of European Parliament will travel to Washington today—they are likely to press senior U.S. officials for more information regarding the NSA's alleged spying. Senator Bernie Sanders, an Independent from Vermont, explains the fallout and what can be done to rein in the NSA.

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On The Media

How The US Uses Its Embassies to Intercept Allied Countries’ Phone Calls

Monday, October 28, 2013

On Sunday night, Glenn Greenwald published another revelation about the US spying on an allied European country - Spain, this time. But what you might’ve missed was an explanation of how this is even possible.

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The Takeaway

Fallout Continues from NSA Revelations in Europe

Friday, October 25, 2013

European Governments remain outraged over allegations that the U.S. has eavesdropped on phone conversations in their countries. The political and diplomatic fallout has intensified, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande both demanding a "full explanation" from the U.S. Kurt Volker, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO, joins The Takeaway to explain.

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On The Media

How To Eavesdrop On A Former NSA Chief On A Train

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Former NSA head Michael Hayden took the train today. He spent his time on the phone, giving interviews to reporters in which he asked to be identified only as an anonymous former senior administration official. 

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On The Media

The NSA Probably Has Your Buddy List

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Washington Post reports that the NSA harvests the email addresses and contact lists of millions of people globally, many of them Americans. They don't have permission from the email providers to do this, the agency just snatches the data as its transmitted across the world.

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The Washington Report

Government Shutdown's Impact on Global Markets; and NSA Chief Defends Agency

Monday, October 14, 2013

Eddie Robinson talks with New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about the ongoing government shutdown and its impact on global markets. They also discuss the head of the NSA's attempt to defend his agency's surveillance programs amid criticism from America's allies.

New Tech City

Lavabit Founder Talks about Snowden While Under a Gag Order for Hosting His Email

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Another peek into the NSA snooping scandal comes to us today via unsealed court documents in the case of Lavabit, a secure email service used by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. That email service was run by Ladar Levison, an interesting character. He stopped by the New Tech City studios last week, donuts and Red Bull in hand. 

 

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On The Media

If you own an iPhone, the NSA is snickering at you

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Just in time for Apple's big press conference this week, Der Spiegel's reporting on slides from an internal NSA powerpoint presentation that show the agency making fun of Apple users for voluntarily participating in their own surveillance. 

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The Takeaway

Snowden Strikes Again With New Leaks

Friday, September 06, 2013

According to our partner The New York Times, the N.S.A. has bypassed or simply cracked much of the digital encryption used by businesses and regular Americans by building powerful supercomputers to break encryption codes, among other things. Scott Shane, national security correspondent for our partner The New York Times, explains Snowden's latest leak.

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The Takeaway

America: War Weary & Wary of Syria | Snowden Strikes Again With New Leaks | For Obama & Putin, G-20 Summit Brings a Big Chill

Friday, September 06, 2013

For Obama & Putin, G-20 Summit Brings a Big Chill | N.C. Rep. Walter Jones & His Constituents Don't Support U.S. Action in Syria | The Takeaway Answers Listener Questions on U.S Intervention in Syria | August Jobs Report: 169,000 Jobs Created, Unemployment Dips To 7.3 Percent | New Movie ...

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Kerry: "High Confidence" Syria Used Chemical Weapons | N.F.L. Agrees to $765 Million Settlement in Concussion Lawsuit | The Dreams of the Undocumented Community

Friday, August 30, 2013

New Snowden Leak Reveals Secret "Black Budget" for U.S. Intelligence | As U.S. Considers a Syria Response, Echoes of Iraq Reverberate | New Movie Releases of The Week: Our Nixon, Closed Circuit, One Direction: This Is Us | "Our Nixon" Documentary Gives Inside Look at 37th President | N.F.L. Agrees ...

The Takeaway

Predicting Crime Through Data

Monday, August 26, 2013

Most of profiling has been based on race, gender and neighborhood. But what if those identifying factors were combined with other information, and maybe bits and pieces collected by the NSA? Jim Adler knows from experience that these questions aren’t just the stuff of science fiction. He recently created a program that makes predictions about criminal behavior based on identity.

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The Takeaway

New Documents Show Sweeping NSA Surveillance of Americans

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Yesterday, U.S. officials released new documents showing that the NSA may have unintentionally collected as many as 56,000 emails from Americans between 2008 and 2011, and private telecommunications providers like AT&T were involved in the data gathering. Siobhan Gorman, the intelligence correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, explains.

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The Takeaway

New Report Shows More Oversteps By NSA

Monday, August 19, 2013

According to documents provided by Edward Snowden to the Washington Post's Barton Gellman, the NSA has overstepped its legal authority thousands of times since 2008. Gellman joins The Takeaway to discuss the latest NSA revelations, and the consequences for the Obama Administration and American citizens. Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian reporter who published Edward Snowden's leaks, found that his domestic partner was held for nearly nine hours under British anti-terror legislation at Heathrow airport on Sunday. David Anderson is the U.K's Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. He joins the program to discuss British anti-terror laws and why Miranda was held.

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