David Hyde talks with Ben Wizner, director of American Civil Liberties Union's Speech, Privacy And Technology Project, about former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden, and how Snowden's leaks have changed privacy in the United States.
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Saying that "critics are right to point out that without proper safeguards, this type of program could be used to yield more information about our private lives," President Obama said Friday that he wants the National Security Agency to stop holding on to massive amounts of "metadata" about the phone calls and electronic communications of millions of people around the world.
Steve Scher talks with David Cole, constitutional lawyer and national security expert, about how the state of security has changed post 9/11 and whether or not President Obama's civil liberty record holds up to his promises.
Originally published on Mon December 9, 2013 11:14 am
U.S. and British intelligence agencies have worked to infiltrate networks of violence-prone individuals who might unite for a common cause. And in some cases, the spies are also targeting networks that aren't regional terrorist cells — they're online gaming communities, according to the latest revelation from documents given to the media by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
Questions over who knew what and when about the latest NSA spying revelations and troubles with the Affordable Care Act rollout dominate Washington, D.C. The panel weighs in on those stories and takes one last look at state and local races before Tuesday's election. Plus, we get post-Halloween action items from Live Wire host Luke Burbank.
Originally published on Fri November 1, 2013 10:10 am
Some of the electronic surveillance programs of the National Security Agency have been on "automatic pilot" in recent years and have inappropriately "reached too far," Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.
Steve Scher talks with political scientist Henry Farrell about the national security concerns that swirl around leakers like Edward Snowden and how publicizing national secrets affects American foreign policy.