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Nsa Surveillance Leaks

On The Media

The Classification Game

Friday, June 28, 2013

In spite of the ongoing leaks by the Guardian and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, there is still much that the public doesn't know about government surveillance. Brooke talks to Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, who says that the government needs to better inform the public, and when it does, it needs to be a little more accurate and a little less misleading.

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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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The Washington Report

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Monday, June 24, 2013

In this week's edition of The Washington Report, Kerry Nolan speaks with David Sanger about the ongoing saga of Edward Snowden, the man who has admitted leaking secrets about the NSA's electronic surveillance program. He also looks at the final day of the current Supreme Court term and the cases the judges are set to rule on.

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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New Tech City

NSA Surveillance as a Teachable Moment?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

What can we learn from the NSA's surveillance program? A lot, according to Chris Lawrence, senior director of the Mozilla Mentor Community. He calls the scandal's aftermath "a teachable moment."

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New Tech City

New Tech City: NSA Surveillance Backlash

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

In the wake of news that the National Security Agency is collecting vast amounts of digital data about the online activity of U.S. citizens, the federal government has said the program — known as PRISM — is crucial for homeland security. Of course, not everyone agrees.

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New Tech City

Remaking NSA Prism PowerPoint

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The following blog post is by New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi.

Imagine this: You flash your top-level security badge, settle into a government conference room as the lights dim and begin to watch a slideshow explaining the latest NSA surveillance plan, code-named PRISM.

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On The Media

Is Snowden a Hero, Traitor, or Something Else

Friday, June 14, 2013

This week, the rush was on to understand Edward Snowden's character and the conversation in the media quickly broke down in to one camp that holds Snowden up as a hero and another that condemns him as a traitor. Brooke examines that dichotomy and suggests another way to think about Snowden. 

 

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Money Talking

The Business Relationship Between the U.S. and China

Friday, June 14, 2013

The leaders of the United States and China recently met to try to establish a new and better relationship between the two superpowers. This week on Money Talking, Joe Nocera of the New York Times and Rana Foroohar of Time magazine report from China on what Chinese government officials and business leaders are saying. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Did Intelligence Director Clapper Lie About Spying?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Fred Kaplan, War Stories columnist for Slate and author of The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War, discusses statements by National Intelligence Director James Clapper about the extent of electronic surveillance, and whether he lied under oath. Plus, what Edward Snowden's latest disclosure, to a Chinese newspaper, means for his credibility and legal status.

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The Takeaway

Are Too Many People Issued 'Top-Secret' Security Clearances?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Edward Snowden, the Booz Allen Hamilton employee who exposed the N.S.A.’s phone and internet surveillance programs, had “top-secret” security clearance. There are more than 4.9 million individuals who have security clearance, and over 1.4 million of those are “top-secret.” John Schindler, a former N.S.A. intelligence analyst, discusses how security clearance works, and the risks associated with so many workers having access to secret information.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Understanding the National-Secrecy-Complex

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Edward Snowden was a contractor for Booz Allen Hamilton when he accessed NSA intelligence information and leaked it to The Guardian and The Washington PostMarc Ambinder, editor-at-large at The Week and author of the book Deep State: Inside the Government Secrecy Industry, discusses the state of national security infrastructure -- and how "secret" something can be if a contractor has access to it.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Is Snowden the New Ellsberg?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Adam Cohen, legal columnist for Time Magazine and lecturer at Yale Law School, breaks down the legal options for NSA document leaker Edward Snowden, and discusses how closely he should be compared to Daniel Ellsberg.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

More on the NSA Leak; NJ Senate Race; Education Commissioner John King; Marc Maron

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

We'll continue to discuss the classified information that was leaked by a government contractor. Plus: the New Jersey senate race is now underway; New York State Education Commissioner and the President of the University of the State of New York John King talks about the new teacher evaluation system and the Ramapo school funding dispute; the tables are turned on comedian and podcaster Marc Maron as he is interviewed on his new book and TV show; and Jessica Pressler from New York Magazine breaks down a debate on cats vs. birds.   

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Contractors and the NSA

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tim Shorrock, author of the book Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing, discusses the National Security Agency's reliance on private contractors like Booz Allen Hamilton for a range of sensitive activities.

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New Tech City

New Tech City: How to Disappear from the Internet

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The specifics of a secret government surveillance program called Prism are still being uncovered, but last week it was revealed that for the past six years, the National Security Agency has been collecting people’s emails, photos and videos from companies like Google, Apple and Facebook.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Worried Should We Be About the NSA?

Monday, June 10, 2013

Slate senior editor Emily Bazelon thinks we should be very worried about NSA snooping and that's it's gone too far. She lays out her reasons why.

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The Washington Report

Whistleblower or Enemy of The State?

Monday, June 10, 2013

In this week's Washington report, Kerry Nolan speaks with David Sanger- Chief Washington Correspondent for The New York Times - about the former CIA employee who has been identified as the source of the electronic surveillance leaks.