Thursday, August 01, 2013
Karen Greenberg, head of the Center on National Security at Fordham University discusses what practical changes to our government's surveillance systems that may restore a balance between privacy and security, from more oversight to limiting the number of people who have access to phone and email records. Plus: the latest on Edward Snowden, who has left the Moscow airport and been granted asylum by Russia.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Kate Nocera, BuzzFeed reporter discusses last night's House vote that failed -- by a surprisingly close vote -- to curb the NSA's authority to collect personal information, and what it tells us about attitudes towards the agency post-Snowden.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The Snowden case has caused friction between the United States and Russia and China, as the U.S. believes China may have played a role in Hong Kong's decision to allow Snowden to leave the country. Ambassador Stephen Young, outgoing American consul general in Hong Kong and Macau and Kimberly Marten, Professor of Political Science at Columbia University's Barnard College, examine the relationships between the U.S. and its former Cold War foes.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The Defense Department has long teamed up with technology firms to create weapons and vehicles like fighter jets. One of its latest projects is a bipedal robot called Atlas that can walk, run, jump and climb and could be the future of disaster response on and off the battlefield.
Friday, July 12, 2013
After three weeks of silence, NSA leaker Edward Snowden is meeting with international human rights workers today from his base in the Moscow Airport. In an email invitation to groups like Human Rights Watch and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Snowden wrote that he has "been extremely fortunate to enjoy and accept many offers of support and asylum from brave countries around the world,” according to The New York Times. Joining us is Ellen Barry, Moscow correspondent for our partner The New York Times. She walks us through the possible outcomes this meeting could produce.
Monday, July 08, 2013
New information is out on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA), which operates in secret and approves government surveillance programs—including the two revealed by leaker Edward Snowden. The court's role is expanding to more than just surveillance programs. Eric Lichtblau is a reporter in the Washington Bureau for our partner The New York Times. He's reported on these broad expansions of the FISA court for the paper and joins The Takeaway to discuss this expansion of powers.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Edward Snowden remains in a transit area in the Moscow airport, but he has abandoned his request for asylum in Russia after Russian President Vladimir Putin said asylum would only be granted if Snowden ceases leaking classified information against the United States. Ellen Barry, Moscow Bureau Chief for our partner The New York Times, and Kimberly Marten, Political Science professor at Barnard College, join The Takeaway to discuss Putin's decision and the possible next steps for Snowden.
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Tuesday, July 02, 2013
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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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Friday, June 21, 2013
In a Guardian livechat this week, NSA leaker Edward Snowden advised Americans to consider the trade off they make between privacy and security: "Bathtub falls and police officers kill more Americans than terrorism, yet we've been asked to sacrifice our most sacred rights for fear of falling victim to it." These "X kills more people than Y" comparisons crop up all the time, in discussions of terrorism, gun control, even obesity. Brooke talks to risk analyst Peter Sandman about why they aren't very persuasive.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The Los Angeles Times has reported that officials are trying to move as quickly as possible, to prevent Snowden from leaking any more information. The question is, how exactly will they have Snowden returned to the U.S.? Extradition? Or some other method? Ashley Deeks, a University of Virginia law professor and former State Department adviser on matters of extradition, explains the Obama administration's options.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
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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.