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The Takeaway

NSA's Secret Court Faces Challenge

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The FISA Court issues classified warrants for domestic intelligence information—a key underpinning of the warrantless wiretapping program that was being used by the Bush Administration.

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On The Media

The Surveillance Stream

Friday, March 20, 2015

You've probably heard of the NSA's "Prism" program, which collects metadata. Wikimedia and other groups are now suing over a different surveillance apparatus called "upstream."

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On The Media

Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales Vs. NSA

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Wikimedia Foundation is suing the NSA over its "upstream" spy program. Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales discusses the "chilling effect" he says surveillance has on its users. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

When Government Agencies Friend Tech Companies

Monday, March 02, 2015

Journalist Robert Scheer discusses how government agencies and tech corporations monitor virtually every aspect of our lives, and offers a defense of privacy and democracy.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Workplace Surveillance, David Ives & Tracking Your Medical Searches

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them. 
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The Takeaway

An Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower Breaks His Silence

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

When John Kiriakou was imprisoned for leaking classified information, he became the first (and only) CIA officer to be imprisoned for leaks, or for any involvement with torture.

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The Takeaway

Your TV Is Listening to You. And Messing With It Could Be a Felony.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Your TV might be listening in on your conversations. Want to change it? Meddle with the technology on the TV, and it could be a felony under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. 

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The Takeaway

DEA Spies on Millions of Drivers Across U.S.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The DEA is running a domestic intelligence-gathering program. If you drive in populated areas, your movements have very likely been tracked.

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The Takeaway

ISIS Fears Sink NSA Reform

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

On Tuesday, Senate Republicans blocked a sweeping overhaul to the NSA's surveillance program—a program that first came to light largely because of revelations by Edward Snowden.

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BBC Future

Privacy, Surveillance and our Future

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

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There's a choice between security and surveillance. Systems are either open to governments — and hackers — or they are closed to both.

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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. 

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The Takeaway

Report: U.S. Government Secretly Monitoring Mail

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Last year, the USPS approved tens of thousands of requests from law enforcement agencies to secretly monitor the mail of Americans for use in criminal & national security investigations.

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The Takeaway

A Real-Life Spy Thriller: New Doc Reveals The Story Behind Snowden

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

More than a year after NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden revealed the extent of the government's surveillance programs, a new documentary chronicles Snowden's story.

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FT Big Read

Internet on a leash?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Internet on a leash?

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PRI's The World

Here's what happens when a spy sleeps with his targets

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

This is the story of Bob and Jacqui — Bob Lambert was a British police spy who worked in counterterrorism and Jacqui fell in love with the man she thought was a Greenpeace activist. Now, decades later, their relationship is at the center of a lawsuit over "rape by the state."

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PRI's The World

In France, Ferguson protests stir memories of suburban riots

Friday, August 15, 2014

The death of Michael Brown and the protests in Ferguson have provoked lots of conversation about the militarization of the police in the United States. France has its own history of racial tensions and riots, and the week's events have reminded some French people of tenser times.

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PRI's The World

Nixon thought he'd be the only one to ever hear his secret recordings

Friday, August 08, 2014

Forty years ago today, President Richard Nixon resigned after incriminating tape recordings from a high-tech audio system he installed in his offices came to light. Is presidential decision-making less transparent today, or will secrets always find a way to be heard?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Government's Guidelines for Labeling You a Terrorist

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Jeremy Scahill talks about how the Obama Administration has expanded the terrorist screening system and what causes people end up on the watch list.

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The Takeaway

Russian Gang Rips Off The Internet

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

In what is the now the largest collection of user information ever stolen from the Internet, a crime syndicate swiped more than 1.2 billion user names and passwords, and some 500 million email addresses.

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The Takeaway

The Watchmen at The White House

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

About 40 percent of suspects in the federal government's Terrorist Screening Database have no connection with any terrorist group. The database includes 611,000 men and 39,000 women across the U.S. The U.S. no-fly list has also expanded tenfold since President Obama took office in 2009.

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