Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Looks like Bill Gates is firing some shots at Google Glass. A new patent on which Gates is listed as an inventor proposes a technology that would blur computer monitors or alert users when a camera is present.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Edward Snowden spoke live via video conference with the ACLU's Christopher Soghoian today at 12PM EST about the NSA's spying on the tech community and technological solutions to avoid surveillance. If you missed it, you can watch below.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Why leave eavesdropping on phone calls to law enforcement? With the new app Crowdpilot, you can invite anyone to listen in.
Friday, January 17, 2014
At 11:00 AM, President Obama will be giving a press conference to announce reforms to the current NSA data storage regime. Watch the conference live on the embedded player below. Be sure to tune in to this week's On the Media for a special comment on the NSA surveillance story by Brooke.
Friday, December 20, 2013
This week, the White House released a 300-page report, which included a list of 46 recommendations to change the NSA’s surveillance techniques and increase transparency and oversight. Brooke talks with Richard Clarke, a member of the panel, about the group’s attempt to address the privacy concerns of Americans.
Friday, November 01, 2013
Following Edward Snowden's leaks about the NSA's surveillance program, the NSA, members of Congress and the Obama administration all attempted to justify the program by declaring that it had thwarted more than 50 terrorist plots. But, at a Senate hearing last month, NSA Chief General Keith Alexander admitted that the numbers being cited weren't all plots and weren't all thwarted. Brooke talks to ProPublica's Justin Elliott about how the claim spread despite a lack of evidence to support it.
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Friday, September 13, 2013
After September 11, in the name of greater security, the New York Police Department created a sweeping surveillance program that infiltrated many corners of Muslim life – sending informants and undercover officers into Muslim neighborhoods, cafes, mosques, and even cricket games. Bob talks to Associated Press reporters Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman, who won a Pulitzer for reporting on the NYPD surveillance program, about their new book Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD’s Secret Spying Unit and Bin Laden’s Final Plot Against America.
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Friday, June 21, 2013
Brooke asks the Boston Globe's Hiawatha Bray the key question about the We Are Watching You Act: who, exactly, is watching us -- and how?
Friday, June 21, 2013
Last week, a bill called the We Are Watching You Act was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives. It's meant to protect consumers from new technology that could monitor them as they watch TV or play video games. Brooke speaks to Rep. Walter Jones, one of the bill's cosponsors, about why he feels these regulations are necessary.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Last Thursday brought leaks that about a government program called PRISM. But while the early reports described a program that had unilateral, unfettered access to companies like Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft, subsequent reports made the program look significantly less intrusive. Brooke talks to Wired's Kim Zetter about the evolution of reporting on PRISM, the perils of national security reporting, and what we still don't know about the government program.
Friday, June 14, 2013
The media's turn from the value of Edward Snowden's leaks to the nature of his character, the evolving story of the PRISM program, our privacy trade-offs in the Internet age, and an interview with Fox News mole Joe Muto.
Friday, June 07, 2013
New revelations about US foreign and domestic surveillance, Turkey's journalists caught between the government and protesters, and getting around Iranian internet censorship.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Bob looks at the risks and promise of surveillance after the Boston marathon bombing, a new documentary looks at war crimes and whistleblowing in the theater of war and an Onion-like satire site tries to bring military humor to the civilian masses.
Friday, March 22, 2013
We have known for years that certain words and phrases can get Chinese internet users flagged for surveillance by the Chinese government. Now a computer science graduate student at the University of New Mexico has compiled an extensive list of the sometimes surprising words and phrases that put Chinese internet censors on alert. Bob talks to Jeffrey Knockel about how he cracked the code of the Chinese version of Skype to compile the list.
Friday, November 09, 2012
With one term down and one more to go, we take a look at how well the first Obama administration did on some of the issues OTM cares about most: surveillance, transparency, whistleblowers, and press access. Brooke and Bob speak with The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, the Sunlight Foundation's Lisa Rosenberg, and ABC's White House correspondent Jake Tapper about Obama's first four years, and what they expect in the next four.
Friday, May 04, 2012
Much of the hardware and software used by oppressive regimes to monitor foreign dissidents is manufactured in the west. Margaret Coker, Middle East Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, talks to Bob about President Obama's recent Executive Order banning the sale of this technology to Iran and Syria.