Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Stephen Gottlieb: Big Data

In the wake of the revelations of the extent of our government’s collection of information from our phone calls, there has been a good deal of discussion about whether that is a problem. Most people feel safe if they did nothing wrong. They have NO idea!

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North Country News
10:45 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

VT's Sanders Asks If NSA Is Spying On Congress

National Security Agency headquarters, Maryland
Credit Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

Vermont's independent senator wants to know if the National Security Agency has been "spying" on members of Congress.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

ACLU Discusses Privacy and Data Collection Issues

William Arkin speaking at ACLU of Vermont conference 10/30/13
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The ACLU of Vermont held a conference in Montpelier Wednesday looking at “Surveillance on the Northern Border”. But with revelations over the NSA monitoring allies and increasing business data collection, the discussion ranged far beyond implications within Vermont.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens

  We have entered a new era in domestic surveillance.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that there must be a balance between national security intelligence and privacy.

Hudson Valley News
3:01 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Publication of Gun Map Stirs Debate

A newspaper and online publication in the Hudson Valley has made headlines coast-to-coast for an interactive map it published online. That map indicates the names and addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties, with Putnam County to come. The publication of the map has elicited outcry, and started a national discourse on many topics, ranging from privacy to safety to the public’s right to know.  

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Jesse Feiler - Personal Privacy on Facebook and Twitter

In a statement, Facebook’s chief privacy officer, Erin Egan recently said that the company is “committed to making sure people understand how to control what they share and with whom.” We will discuss how users can control their information on Facebook with Jesse Feiler.

Jesse is a developer, consultant, and author specializing in iOS, FileMaker databases, and technologies for small businesses, nonprofits, and municipal governments. His most recent books are iWork for Dummies, Sams Teach Yourself Core Data in 24 Hours, and its companion Objective-C in 24 Hours.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Garret Keizer - Privacy

We speak with Garret Keizer, essayist and Harper’s contributing editor, about his book, Privacy (Big Ideas//Small Books) .