privacy http://kuow.org en The Security Bug That Affects Most Of The Internet, Explained http://kuow.org/post/security-bug-affects-most-internet-explained <strong><em>Editor's Note</em></strong>: <em>A very serious bug with a scary name, <a href="http://heartbleed.com/">Heartbleed</a>, <a href="http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/04/critical-crypto-bug-in-openssl-opens-two-thirds-of-the-web-to-eavesdropping/">was discovered and disclosed this week</a>. The bug affects OpenSSL, a popular cryptographic library that is used to secure a huge chunk of the Internet's traffic. Even if you have never heard of OpenSSL, chances are, </em><em>it's</em><em> helped secure your data in some way. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:19:00 +0000 editor 32134 at http://kuow.org The Security Bug That Affects Most Of The Internet, Explained Text Messages Get The Same Privacy Rights As Traditional Mail http://kuow.org/post/text-messages-get-same-privacy-rights-traditional-mail <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Hanni Fakhoury, attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, about the recent Washington Supreme Court ruling on privacy rights. The Court found that text messages are considered private, and police need a warrant before they read them. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:51:59 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 29861 at http://kuow.org Text Messages Get The Same Privacy Rights As Traditional Mail Seattle Police Push For Facial Recognition Software http://kuow.org/post/seattle-police-push-facial-recognition-software <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Seattle City Councilmember <a href="https://www.seattle.gov/council/harrell/">Bruce Harrell </a>about a proposal that would allow the Seattle Police Department to use facial recognition software to identify suspects from security footage. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:52:21 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Andy Hurst 29214 at http://kuow.org Seattle Police Push For Facial Recognition Software Life After Blowing The Whistle On The NSA http://kuow.org/post/life-after-blowing-whistle-nsa <p>Steve Scher talks with former NSA&nbsp;senior executive Thomas Drake about his experience before, during and after blowing the whistle on fraud and abuse in the United States government. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 23:17:45 +0000 Arwen Nicks & Steve Scher 28349 at http://kuow.org Life After Blowing The Whistle On The NSA Judge Rules NSA Phone Record Collection 'Likely' Unconstitutional, Now What? http://kuow.org/post/judge-rules-nsa-phone-record-collection-likely-unconstitutional-now-what <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Randy Barnett, Georgetown University constitutional law expert, about what promises to be a long legal battle over NSA surveillance. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:12:49 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 25641 at http://kuow.org Paying For Lunch With Your Palm: Biometric Technology In Schools http://kuow.org/post/paying-lunch-your-palm-biometric-technology-schools <p>Ross Reynolds talks with University of Washington law professor <a href="http://verdict.justia.com/2012/10/09/biometrics-in-the-school-lunch-line" target="_blank">Anita&nbsp;Ramasastry</a>&nbsp;about the concerns behind using biometric technology in schools, like using fingerprints to identify students. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:28:14 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Christine Streich 25325 at http://kuow.org Paying For Lunch With Your Palm: Biometric Technology In Schools UW Students Learn To Hack For Your Safety http://kuow.org/post/uw-students-learn-hack-your-safety <p>What do kids who play capture the flag on summer breaks do when they grow up and go to college? Turns out, the same thing – only the game evolves to computer security and privacy puzzles in a trend that’s being called “ethical hacking.” Fri, 15 Nov 2013 00:35:39 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 23841 at http://kuow.org UW Students Learn To Hack For Your Safety Congress Considers Restrictions On NSA Domestic Surveillance http://kuow.org/post/congress-considers-restrictions-nsa-domestic-surveillance <p>Steve Scher talks with Washington Representative Susan DelBene about USA Freedom Act which could limit the NSA's ability to collect data in the US. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:55:48 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 22953 at http://kuow.org Congress Considers Restrictions On NSA Domestic Surveillance Jill Lepore On NSA Spying, New Technology And History Of Privacy http://kuow.org/post/jill-lepore-nsa-spying-new-technology-and-history-privacy <p>The continuing drip of revelations about NSA spying continues to provoke outrage around the world.&nbsp; Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore puts that outrage in historical context. She tells <em>The Record's</em> David Hyde that the modern concept of a right to privacy is a relatively new concept. And Lepore says the assertion of privacy rights always follows the rise of new technologies that have already invaded our privacy. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 22:37:07 +0000 David Hyde 22711 at http://kuow.org Jill Lepore On NSA Spying, New Technology And History Of Privacy Should Parents Post Baby Pics Online? http://kuow.org/post/should-parents-post-baby-pics-online <p>We’ve all seen them: cute baby pictures in our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter feeds. For many parents, it’s hard to resist the temptation to share just how adorable their kid looks in their first rain boots or winter hat. But some are saying parents should pause before hitting that "share" button. Marcie Sillman talks with Amy Webb about why <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/data_mine_1/2013/09/facebook_privacy_and_kids_don_t_post_photos_of_your_kids_online.html">she doesn’t post anything about her daughter online</a>. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:41:49 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 20137 at http://kuow.org Should Parents Post Baby Pics Online? Yahoo And Facebook Join Microsoft And Google In Free Speech Request http://kuow.org/post/yahoo-and-facebook-joinmicrosoft-and-google-free-speech-request <div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); margin: 0px;"><p></p><p>Facebook and Yahoo have joined Microsoft and Google in asking the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court for permission to tell the public about personal information they give to spy agencies.</p><p>The big four companies are responding to persistent reports that spy agencies are using them to grab users’ personal information.</p><p>In the FISA court <a href="http://www.uscourts.gov/uscourts/courts/fisc/index.html">filings</a>, Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo and Google say their reputations have been damaged. They say only a small part of Internet traffic is being handed to spy agencies, and they want to give the public information to correct the record.</p><p>The Justice Department says it can’t allow that for national security reasons.</p><p>The companies say that gag order violates their free-speech rights. Microsoft and Google are asking the FISA court to allow oral arguments so that they can argue their case in public.</p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 16:44:37 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 20026 at http://kuow.org Yahoo And Facebook Join Microsoft And Google In Free Speech Request Oregon Sen. Wyden On The NSA, "The Law Always Ought To Be Public" http://kuow.org/post/oregon-sen-wyden-nsa-law-always-ought-be-public <p>"When the American people find out how their government has secretly interpreted the Patriot Act, they are going to be stunned, and they are going to be angry," said Oregon Senator Ron Wyden on the Senate floor in May, 2011. He was referencing the National Security Agency’s secret surveillance program.</p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:47:47 +0000 Andy Hurst & Marcie Sillman 19631 at http://kuow.org Oregon Sen. Wyden On The NSA, "The Law Always Ought To Be Public" Biographies In The Age Of Email http://kuow.org/post/biographies-age-email <p></p><p>For centuries, biographers relied on handwritten letters to bring historical figures to life, from Ghandi to Catherine The Great. But email, texts and Outlook <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/shows/newtechcity/2013/aug/07/">have changed how historians work</a>. For example, we know from emails how Microsoft executives reacted to Apple’s early success with iTunes: “We were smoked.”</p><p><strong>Full list of stories from <em>KUOW Presents</em>,&nbsp;August 7: </strong> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 20:41:35 +0000 Joshua McNichols 18170 at http://kuow.org Biographies In The Age Of Email U.S. 'Extremely Disappointed' At Russia's Asylum For Snowden http://kuow.org/post/us-extremely-disappointed-russias-asylum-snowden <strong>This post was last updated at 2 p.m. ET</strong><p>The White House says it is "extremely disappointed" in Russia's decision to grant a temporary one-year asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.<p>Snowden left Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport on Thursday after spending more than a month holed up in its transit center. Anatoly Kucherena, a Russian lawyer who has been advising the former U.S. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 12:45:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 17760 at http://kuow.org U.S. 'Extremely Disappointed' At Russia's Asylum For Snowden NSA: America’s Most Secret Agency http://kuow.org/post/nsa-america-s-most-secret-agency <p>For 31 years journalist James Bamford has been writing about the National Security Agency and the threats he sees it posing to our privacy. Even after all the recent revelations about NSA spying on citizens, the agency knows much more than you think.&nbsp;The NSA listens in while Ross Reynolds and Bamford discuss the role of government surveillance.</p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:51:54 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 17715 at http://kuow.org NSA: America’s Most Secret Agency