Mon, 25 Mar 2019

Articles Posted in the " ICYMI " Category

  • ICYMI #22: CFAA & Password Sharing – Jamie Lee Williams (EFF)

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    Jerod interviews Jamie Lee Williams, legal fellow with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) about the expansive Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). A recent ruling by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals criminalized password sharing under the CFAA. This episode covers the security research implications, problems that could arise, and much more.

    As Williams wrote “EFF has long warned, read broadly, the CFAA can be used to turn millions of ordinary computer users into criminals. This leaves innocent people to only hope that a prosecutor will not decide



  • ICYMI #20: Reprieve – Shelby Sullivan-Bennis

    Shelby Sullivan-Bennis, Staff Attorney with Reprieve.org joins Jerod to talk about Guantanamo Bay, indefinite detention, issues of policy, Obama’s promise to close the detention facility, surveillance chilling effect on attorney client privilege, and more.

    From Reprieve – “We are a non-profit organization of lawyers and investigators assisting those facing detention without trial, execution and extra-judicial killing.”

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  • ICYMI #19: Jared Yates Sexton – Inside a Trump Rally

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    Sam talks with Jared Yates Sexton who covers the 2016 election and has been inside the strange and sometimes frightening world of Trump 2016 and his supporters.

    From his website:

    “Jared Yates Sexton was born and raised in Southern Indiana and received his MFA from Southern Illinois in 2008. He’s the author of three collections, a crime-novel, and works as a political correspondent and Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Georgia Southern University.”

    Check out Atticus Review, especially Jared’s coverage of the Trump campaign.

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  • ICYMI #18: Tony Webster – Freedom of Information & Land of 10,000 Cameras

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    Sam interviews public records researcher Tony Webster. Webster has begun receiving documents from a lawsuit against Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. These emails, documents, and other revelations paint a disturbing picture of government secrecy and the creation of a digital panopticon here in Minnesota. NSP has been furthering the investigation and will be publishing our results very soon.

    Real-time facial recognition camera networks, crowd iris scan, behavioral recognition enhanced by artificial intelligence, and other Orwellian advancements will all be upon us soon.

    This lawsuit will be remembered as


  • ICYMI #17: Mike Katz-Lacabe – The Center for Human Rights & Privacy

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    Sam interviews Mike Katz-Lacabe who has been requesting documentation from law enforcement agencies across the United States to determine which possess surveillance gear. Mike and his wife established The Center for Human Rights and Privacy, the website of which includes a regularly updated blog covering their work.

    These significant contributions made towards transparency and public awareness of government surveillance – specifically cell-site simulators and license plate readers – has informed journalists and activists around the nation. The documents provided by Mike’s efforts have lead to numerous


  • ICYMI #16: Dr. Richard Tynan – Privacy International

    Jerod interviews Dr. Richard Tynan, technologist with Privacy International. The two discuss a variety of surveillance issues including: snooping technology, regulation (or lack thereof), homemade and black-market gear, the proliferation of companies involved with the industry and much more. Dr. Tynan holds a first class honours BSc (Hons) degree and a PhD in Distributed Artificial Intelligence for Embedded Sensor Networks from University College Dublin, and has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Law.

    Check out Privacy International! They have great explainers, important projects & more!

    Privacy International analysis of the state


  • ICYMI #15: James Mahaffey – ‘Atomic Accidents’ & Nuclear Energy

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    [James]:”I think we are the only country in world that has nuclear power that doesn’t have a plan for what to do with the waste.”[17m25s]

    Jerod and Dr. James Mahaffey have a fascinating conversation about nuclear energy, atomic age history, accidents that befall such science, nuclear power in a modern context and much more. Mahaffey has written books on nuclear energy and is a well regarded scientific historian on the subject. He hails from government and private nuclear energy projects including The two also discuss America’s energy future, pros