Thu, 21 Feb 2019

Articles Posted in the " ICYMI " Category



  • ICYMI #10 – Freddy Martinez: Chicago Police Surveillance

    Sam and Jason fill in for Jerod to interview Freddy Martinez of the non-profit Lucy Parsons Labs in Chicago. Martinez won a major public records case against the Chicago Police Department specifically over their use of surveillance technology. In doing so, he’s uncovered proof that the CPD uses seized money from drug busts to fund their acquisition of surveillance gear. The three talk about his case, the wider surveillance state, the War on Drugs, the counter-surveillance movement and more!

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  • ICYMI #9 – Lynn Walsh of SPJ – #AccessDenied

    Jerod talks with Lynn Walsh, president-elect of the Society of Professional Journalists. Lynn and the SPJ have been working in collaboration with MuckRock to launch a projected called #AccessDenied. This project will shine light on the obstructionist tactics used by some public information officers around the country and hopefully force positive changes.

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  • ICYMI #5 – Kirk Wiebe: NSA, Whistle Blowing & ThinThread / Trailblazer

    Jerod and Sam speak with NSA whistle blower J. Kirk Wiebe. He helped create a program along with other NSA whistle-blowers that could have prevented 9/11 but was dropped in favor of mass surveillance. Mr. Wiebe’s decision to push for an investigation into fraud, waste and abuse at the NSA through the Office of the Inspector General of the DoD lead to a 7 hour raid by the FBI.

    This riveting conversation includes optimistic solutions, critical analysis of the mainstream media and so much more!

    Find them on Twitter: Kirk, Jerod, Sam.



  • ICYMI #4 – Encryption

    ICYMI #4 – Encryption

    Jerod interviews technology & surveillance reporter for the North Star Post, Jason Hernandez. Jason is a self-taught cyber security expert and works to implement strong security measures for the data and communications of the Post. The two explain how encryption technology works, the current state of information privacy, and how encryption is a boon for civil liberties.

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  • ICYMI #3 – First Amendment

    ICYMI #3 – First Amendment

    Jerod interviews Joseph Russomanno Ph.D associate professor at Arizona State Cronkite School of Journalism where he focuses on First Amendment law and theory. Russomanno has had an impressive career in broadcast journalism and is the recipient of several awards including a regional Emmy award.

    The two discuss First Amendment issues, how they relate to a free press and the future of free speech.

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