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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. 


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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On The Media

The Making of CitizenFour

Friday, October 17, 2014

Brooke speaks with New Yorker staff writer George Packer about profiling filmmaker Laura Poitras as she made the documentary CitizenFour, about Edward Snowden.

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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 Brian Lehrer Show

Guantanamo After Bergdahl

Monday, June 09, 2014

In exchange for the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, five prisoners were returned to the Taliban from Guantanamo Bay. Karen Greenberg, head of Fordham University's Center on National Security and author of The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days, looks at whether this indicates a change in prisoner detention policy, and what it says about just who is being held at Guantanamo.

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On The Media

Do the Motivations of Leakers Matter?

Friday, January 24, 2014

A recent Pew poll found that although 45% of Americans believe Snowden's leak helped the public, 56% wanted criminal charges brought against him. Did he act to protect the rights of Americans, or dismantle what he considers a surveillance state? Does it matter why he acted? Brooke talks to New Republic contributing editor Sean Wilentz about his cover story that asks that very question.

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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’s Bob Garfield on Edward Snowden, WikiLeaks and the NSA

Friday, August 02, 2013

It was a big week of news on the national security front. While NSA contractor turned leaker Edward Snowden was securing asylum in Russia, the Guardian newspaper, which first published his revelations, uncovered more about the agency's controversial surveillance programs. 


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The Takeaway

Senator Angus King Leaning Towards Treason On Snowden

Friday, June 28, 2013

While Edward Snowden waits for his application for asylum in Ecuador to be processed, we bring the story back to American soil. Why was the leak such a big deal, and how can we maintain both security and privacy in its wake? Senator Angus King sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee and joins us to discuss how lawmakers intend to move forward. 

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The Takeaway

NSA Leaker Thomas Drake on Snowden's Case

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What might have happened if the former defense contractor Ed Snowden had decided to stay here and taken up his complaint within the official chain of command? It's what former National Security Agency official Thomas Drake, one of Snowden's idols, did. After 9/11, Drake became uncomfortable about the agency’s top-secret counterterrorism programs. He grew to believe that the NSA’s actions, which included warrantless wiretapping “subverted the Constitution.” He joins us today to discuss Snowden and his NSA concerns.

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On The Media

How Do We Have a National Conversation?

Friday, June 21, 2013

This week, President Obama told Charlie Rose that he would like to have a national conversation about government surveillance. Brooke explores what it means to truly have a "national conversation" with the American Library Association's Lynne Bradley, the Constitution Project's Sharon Bradford Franklin, and California Congressman Henry Waxman.

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On The Media

Snowden's Life Online

Friday, June 14, 2013

On Wednesday, journalists discovered that Edward Snowden was an avid poster in their online forums. For more than ten years, he posted under the name TheTrueHOOHA. Ars Technica's Joe Mullin has been reading Snowden’s posts. He tells Bob that, taken as a whole, they trace the thinking of a precocious teenager into a tech-savvy geek into an opinionated adult. 

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