A Source for Sources

Friday, May 17, 2013

Transcript

The AP story should be a reminder not only to journalists, but also to sources, that leaking information is increasingly complicated. Brooke talks with Nick Weaver, a researcher at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, about ways people can safely turn information over to journalists. Weaver gave advice to sources in Wired this week.

Guests:

Nicholas Weaver

Hosted by:

Brooke Gladstone

Comments [1]

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The jocular tone of this interview disturbingly strays into Dr. Strangelove territory. These all seem like Cold War "duck & cover" solutions. Instead of crudely protecting ourselves from a foreign enemy we are protecting ourselves from the overreach of "progressives" in our own government bureaucracy and jauntily accepting it as the new normal.
How about journalists holding accountable the politicians and bureaucrats who are supposed to work for us and let them defend their "legal" actions in keeping with the US Constitution (or is that for Republican politicians only)?

It is a bit odd to voluntarily support the IRS policing and casting judgement over our health records via Obamacare while deriding those opposed to it and then later complaining about government surveillance.

May. 18 2013 06:20 PM

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