Friday, October 25, 2013
Brian Krebs' investigation raises larger questions. If Experian, one of the three main credit bureaus, is susceptible to accidentally selling data to identity thieves, what about all of the other data brokers out there? Brooke gets in touch with Avivah Litan, a fraud and security research analyst at Gartner, to put the Experian data breach into context, and talk about the larger implications of data security for consumers.
Beacon - Late November
Thursday, September 26, 2013
The deadly attack at a mall in Nairobi, Kenya, is raising concerns about safety at our shopping centers. On Wednesday, a Long Island mall was temporarily on lockdown, while police searched for the suspect of a nearby shooting.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Lavabit and Silent Circle have stopped providing their email encryption services, sending a message that they would rather close down than give up data for U.S. surveillance. Silent Circle president and co-founder Phil Zimmerman joins us to explain how we got here, and what the next steps are for ensuring data privacy.
Monday, August 12, 2013
General Keith Alexander said that the NSA plans to reduce the number of systems administrators by up to 90 percent. By limiting the number of people with access, Alexander says the leaking of sensitive information will be prevented. Noah Shachtman is Foreign Policy's executive editor for news and a fellow at the Brookings Institution. He joins us to discuss the role of a system administrator and whether this will actually help prevent leaks.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Army Private Bradley Manning, who leaked thousands of classified Iraq and Afghanistan war logs to WikiLeaks, was found not guilty of aiding the enemy on Tuesday, the largest charge he faced in military court. He was, however, convicted of at least 15 other charges, including 5 charges of espionage. The private had pleaded guilty to 10 criminal counts in connection with the leak to WikiLeaks. Joining us to discuss the verdict is Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University's School of Law, and Ed Pilkington, reporter for The Guardian..
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.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
The case of Edward Snowden, the former Booz Allen Hamilton contractor who leaked classified information on mass NSA surveillance projects, continues to unfold—and grows more complicated each day. WikiLeaks has stated that it has become involved in advising Snowden. Kristinn Hrafnsson,a spokesperson for WikiLeaks, explains his organization's involvement in the case.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Hong Kong could be the center of an international legal battle now that NSA-leaker Edward Snowden has announced his intentions to stay in the city. Though it maintains a judiciary, media, and educational system of it's own, the city is technically part of China, and has an extradition agreement with the U.S. Emily Lau, chairwoman of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party, explains the political pressures Hong Kong's leaders expect to face should the U.S. make a move to extradite him.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg was a military analyst working for the Department of Defense. He leaked what became known as the "The Pentagon Papers," which exposed that the US public had been misled about the war in Vietnam.
Ellsberg explains his support for Edward Snowden, who leaked of the NSA's internet and phone data collection; he also examines the similarities between his own leaking of state secrets over 40 years ago and Snowden's actions this week.
Turkish Riot Police Fight Protesters, Inside the Mind of "Whitey" Bulger, How Much Did Congress Know About N.S.A. Surveillance?
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Are Too Many People Issued "Top-Secret" Security Clearances? | Turkish Riot Police Force Protesters Out of Taksim Square | Understanding the Mind of James "Whitey" Bulger | Understanding the Mind of James "Whitey" Bulger | Are we in the Midst of an Orwellian Moment? | Animal Behaviorist: We Will Have the Ability to Understand our Pets in the Next Decade
Friday, June 07, 2013
There is growing outrage at the revelation this week that the Obama administration required Verizon to provide call data on their customers. The news yesterday that the NSA is also mining internet data via sites like Google, Facebook, and Apple only heightened public anger. What can the government do with our cell phone and internet data, anyway?
Thursday, June 06, 2013
The United States government is carrying out a top secret domestic surveillance program under which it is collecting the call data of millions of Americans on an "ongoing, daily basis." According to a document posted on the The Guardian's website, on April 25th of this year the U.S. government obtained a classified court order that required Verizon to begin handing over call data to the National Security Agency and the F.B.I.
Friday, May 17, 2013
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
The NYPD's latest plan for security measures at the World Trade Center site are out and open for public comment. The proposal would ring the 16-acre World Trade Center site with various security measures.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
After 9/11, the Bush administration vowed to do everything in its power to prevent another attack. But more than a decade later -- and after billions of dollars have been spent on counter-terrorism efforts -- are we safer? "Top Secret America: 9/11 to the Boston Bombings," a FRONTLINE documentary airing tonight, explores this question. The documentary follows the reporting of Dana Priest, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The Washington Post.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Congress now wants to know why the FBI did not pursue further investigation of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Boston bombing suspect killed last week. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich walks us through how Congress is digesting the Boston attacks, and what that might mean for security policy.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
By Jim O'Grady
In the wake of the Boston bombings, transit systems around New York and New Jersey are beefing up security. It's part reassurance, part having "more eyes and ears -- and in the case of police dogs -- noses out there," says an MTA spokesman.