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Trump wants to ban Tik Tok
"Actually let's talk a little bit about Tick Tock today I performed this morning. An Act of rebellion. I downloaded installation talk on my iphone because who knows how much longer I'll be able to do it it's very confusing I don't know what's going on. Tick Tock, which is owned by the Chinese company Bite Dance Safest that committee. Or foreign investment in the United. States apparently is investigating I. Think they actually issued a ruling saying that like, wow away tick tock was a threat to the United States One of the ways tiktok became really big as by acquiring a couple years ago musically, which is really I think from what I see on. tiktok kind of the backbone of what Tick Tock is these days, which is lip synching or acting or dancing to an original track It's it's very entertaining. It's a it's probably the most engaging social network out there. But apparently, it's a threat to our way of life. On Friday the president on Air Force One. said that he was about to ban it as soon as yesterday. From the United States I'm not sure under what law safest can do it I think. But I don't know if the president can by executive order banning application. then for the last week Microsoft Been. Negotiating to buy the American rights to talk to kind of create a tick tick Tock America that would be separate from the Chinese bite. Dance. TIKTOK. But then the president says I'M GONNA ban it but I don't want anybody to buy it. So, micro-. Microsoft said. Threw their hands off and said figure it out and there. They didn't end the conversation with bite dance. Apparently, they were fairly close but they're not forwarding it until they find out what happens I'm GonNa make a prediction. Nothing is going to happen except now people are going to download and use TIKTOK. Brianna is tick tock a threat to national security. It's not a unique threat to national security. We need to have a conversation about the kinds of information social media APPS are able to download from our phones. We all remember the scandals of facebook on android downloading your tire phone list gang everyone you've ever called. We need to have a conversation about that, but there's there's really no evidence that what Tiktok is pulling is any greater than what you know facebook instagram these other social media sites are. Pulling so far. So we need a wider discussion about that. How's it just want to say I wish I could tell you this was just trump in the Republicans that would make me very happy. My heart broke today to see Chuck Schumer on the Sunday morning shows advocating the same thing tech talk. So you know it's it is we need to have a conversation about national security and the amount of information were giving up but it's I think. To just focus on TIKTOK. Sign of. Phobia. Or Zena Phobia Paris, you seem like a Tiktok user. I that's only because you're younger than. I. Did recently re downloaded when this whole. Wanted to make sure that I had it. I'm sure is a common response. I agree with everything the Brown said in the sense that I don't know I've been particularly disturbed by. The reactions to take talks, data collection both from the left and right and just. Experts in the tech field generally over the past couple of months because it is definitely coming from a place of seeing phobia. I mean, we have so many different. American. Made APPS that. Do many of the same things I mean one thing that I've seen noted quite often as to talk has the ability to see what you've. You know copied near Clipboard when guests so do most of the apps you have on your phone. Is Operatives. It's not a tiktok specific problem. This came up because of Iowa's fourteen, which is in public Beta now so people are suddenly using it and dozens of applications. I. Think must be a library that they all subscribe to infect somebody a couple of weeks ago. Somebody told me that it was. Ad Library I use of what a clearly noninvasive program from panic software Call Code editor, which lets me log into my Server. with SSh and and edit files and things like that and it was. I got the same thing that you get on Iowa's fourteen O, coders looking clipboard every time I typed to character. Now I don't think coded only panic software famous for an FTP program and this H. Program is at spying on me obviously, they're not. they're using the same code library. So it's a, it's a, it's a bug. That's what Lincoln Microsoft's linked in said as well. So. I think it's also just one of those things where if you're building an APP especially in. The Tom I. Don't know there was a time when absence of for being built were there wasn't this conversation about security and privacy. Why would map designers not take the position of? Yeah. All the things maybe we'll need that information talk said quite credibly. We're just looking to see if you put a url on your clipboard so we can pasted in. That seems credible I. Don't know if you need to do it every single time I type of character that seems like more that book I can tell you firsthand from developing an Iowa it's often easiest just to get it submitted to the APP store to take a bunch of permissions and It's just it's like you're trying to debugging in. Store, to accept it is just quirky. I can't tell you how many times I in other APP developers have. Just it's a very, very quirky system. So I, think this is just in Beta. I think it's really important to point out as far as the impetus for this I personally do not think it's a coincidence that tiktok was widely credited for disrupting trump's Tulsa rally a couple of weeks ago and Sarah Cooper is so famous for she's making five star she's she's amazing and those videos are brutal to trump and I I don't. That's a coincidence. She does trump limps licks lip sync. And I was talking to a friend said you know is the trump on TV I can't understand what he's saying but then I watched Cooper and that makes sense Sarah ads expressions and Gestures and all kinds of makes sense all of us and so I don't think the president should be so quick to to not like Sarah purchase he's adding context Might have something to do with it certainly in his mind because we know. You know. I don't know what he's going to do to Cape Pop stands because they were the other the other group that apparently figured out that you could register took on trump's team has got to be wise enough to know you can't take on the capons stands. Being. The capon stands the United States would crumble. Yes. That would be it would be over right. You just can't win against the K pop stands So. They were both advocating people sign up for the Tulsa Rally and not not show and Honestly the fault lies with Brad Par Scout trump's former campaign manager and his campaign team for believing all those registrations and building a giant outdoor stage. Giant parking lot so that the millions of people who are going to be coming because they all registered would have somewhere to be, and then I loved. Well, I shouldn't say that that sounds partisan was interesting to see the one person with the baby stroller in that giant area and the rest of the arena half full or third full So I could see why he might be a little angry about that. Is there. No, Matt. And I'm not putting you in the position of speaking for the government I want to say that in fact, we should have said that. That Nazi for the. Federal government but you also having worked Akiko Google you understand how you know a little bit about how this stuff works the the there's not any proof that while way for instance, has ever done anything. Particularly Evil they've done some commercial espionage apparently, but nothing could particularly evil but there's the potential if they run the entire five G. Network that at some point, they could inject malicious software to the network or shut it down. Is What could Even even sounds stupid asking it. What could take time do? It's the forbidden APP. If you think about it if you don't have it on your phone, it could disappear at any time. No I think it's it's less about that although you do see companies like Amazon saying, Hey, on your work phone or work device please don't install. And they did it. Because they realize Oh we do business with these guys. Let's not this them off but wells Fargo did that I think the Department of Defense I don't know about you sds, but it's reasonable if you've got a company phone. Probably shouldn't have facebook or instagram on it either you right? Yeah. I keep my twitter and all that stuff very far away from work phone. It's my it's my personal account, but you know it's I can understand why people want to have just a a sense of okay. Let's be careful. Let's see what's going on and then You know just making sure that you can depend on the. Tools all the way down reflections on trusting trust. You can put things into a compiler, which then you can remove it from the source code and turns out that thing can stay in the compiler for years and years and years. So you know you don't WanNa be load bearing on any particular technology that you can't quite vouch for his guesses what people are thinking, what would be the legal? How could a president ban an APP in the United States I was thinking about this in the one thing the United States government is very effective at is We we we went after Isis in I sell at a very effective way instead of this Ip address to a recruitment site you can't access it. So my my guess would be the executive order would basically grafter the ISP's and say you can't go to this particular ISP but think about that I know of VPN products is sponsor show sponsored mind and to know how few seconds would take the average teenager together VPN account to just keep their tiktok going. Yesterday I downloaded the tiktok cap the first video that came up credit account 'cause I forgot my previous password was a if Tiktok it's banned. Here's how to get around it. You don't Vpn you can go into the settings, your phone, change your country of origin to Canada and then You're great. Exactly I mean it's not enforceable basically So I mean one thing Leo I think. Matt and I would probably agree that we do need to. I don't know if it's more oversight from the point of sale like on the APP store or Google play I I don't know if it's kind of an External Code audit policy for these kinds of APPs on their own by countries I. Think we agree we we need more oversight and we need to make sure all of these are not stealing data from people and just to get people very brief history lesson you know Edward Snowden had some very serious allegations about our own spying agencies using. Facebook to gather intelligence on people all around the world there's evidence for that. There's no hard evidence at this point the Tiktok is doing any of this. So if we're serious about doing this, the answer isn't to further balkanize the United States from the rest of the world the answers to form coalitions with other countries say look if you're going to operate here in, you know if you're gonNA have the software operating in our country here, the rule you have to follow you can't just arbitrarily download people's Phone books, there's going to be You know civil fights. That's clearly the way to go is got to be bigger than just tiktok. I'm just looking at Tick Tock on my iphone. It has access to my photos because I gave it access to my photo so I could put a profile picture on there. it gives me notifications I could turn that off. That's that's a push though that's not a poll. Background APP refresh means it can run in the background and cellular data doesn't ask for. location data doesn't ask for I mean facebook asks for ten times more. That's why I don't have it on my phone. I. mean the worst thing Tiktok does is waste millions of hours a productivity, and maybe that's a recent ban I don't know. But I, just I don't understand how it could be used. If it's not getting location permissions, how could it be used maliciously and I think it is getting location position. I know that I've know anecdotally at least from a couple of friends whenever they let's say go to Connecticut to visit family or something they will suddenly get Connecticut. Themed Tiktok content or something similar. Okay. that could just be from. Connection you can get that from the IP address so they could get a Geo location through IP address without asking APP without telling apple that they're doing that that would make sense. Okay. So they're getting them. Every cannon probably, I hate to say it probably does do that.
Europe's Top Court Strikes Down Key Rules Of U.S.-EU Data Transfer
"In a major case, surrounding data privacy Europe's top court has invalidated the privacy shield. An EU US framework used to transfer personal data across the Atlantic. The ruling came in a clash between facebook. An Australian privacy activists Max Trams who has challenged the tech giants handling of EU citizens data ever since Edward Snowden spine revelations in two thousand thirteen, while the ruling does not mean an immediate halt to all data transfers outside the U. The court upheld the validity of standard contractual clauses. Two processors established in third countries scrutiny over data transfers will be ramped up a new system also have to be implemented, which guarantees that European data is afforded the same standard of privacy protection in the US.
EU court invalidates data-sharing pact with US
"The European union's top court has ruled that an agreement that allows a big tech companies to transfer data to the U. S. is invalid and that national regulators it needs take tougher action to protect users data the ruling doesn't mean an immediate halt to old data transfers outside the EU there is another legal mechanism that some companies can use but it means that the scrutiny over data transfers will be ramped up and that the EU and the US may have to find a new system that guarantees that Europeans data is afforded the same protection in the US as it is in the E. U. the case began after former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed in two thousand and thirteen that the American government was snooping on people's online data and communications center shockingly London
"edward snowden" Discussed on Recode Decode
"There is therefore going to be. There's GonNa, be some intelligence that they could have gathered in the past. That is hard for them together now. There's just no. There's no getting around that it's it's impossible for me to know what the harm is because the harm, would itself be classified and I don't have access to that now it's impossible for the government to know itself. What it what? It doesn't get that it might have got otherwise so there has to be some harm there. I still would maintain. That? There is no intelligence official who would trade. The Access to information they have right now in the post era with what they had access to ten years ago twenty years ago thirty years ago or any other time in American history, the landscape of digital data is so vast the ability to. Home in on. Any conversations or any database remotely from around the world is so great. That they've never had anything like it. It's like a party. It's a party for them. It's an intelligence party and a lot of ways. So what is the current American surveillance state obviously very lot about China and they used facial recognition and a I and what they're doing What is it here? How do you look at the American surveillance state in the United States? We're probably I mean I've written this. We've the most surveilled people on the planet, not just Americans, but across the globe because of cellphones, and and a lot of it is. We decided to let that happen, but talk about what you consider to be. The dangers of what's coming up given this vast trove of data that people now have the intelligence officials especially have to follow US track US look. The American surveillance establishment is bound by law and under legal structure. The problems have been. that. We didn't know what the law was. There there is such a thing a secret lawyers this country. And that's a scary and dangerous thing I. Would I would write stories for the Washington Post. About one or another's disclosure about the NSA, you would have people like Bob Lit. Come out and he was the. General Counsel for the Director of National Intelligence I'd say every single thing story. You describe everything you described here as lawful it's it's done under color of law. And There's a great saying by name Michael Kinsley. That sometimes the scandal is what's legal. Especially, if you didn't know, it was legal, especially, if you've been led by public statements that it was wasn't legal. I mean look. Here's an example the problem the problem was. Dissimulation by the government. There was a famous provisions of the USA Patriot Act section to fifteen people called it the library proviso because people imagine that the government would be getting copies of people's library, borrowing records and spy on them that way, but what it really said was. The government. With a warrant could get access to any business record any tangible thing. And the FBI, which made use of this power would report every year. Look, we only use twenty one times We're doing it discreetly proportionately narrowly. and you don't have to worry about abusing this power now. They're all secret because they're all classified that we're telling you the number only twenty one times this year, and then you find out by inference from the documentation provided by Edward Snowden that with twelve twenty one warrants. They were obtaining a trillion telephone records right, no, not a million or a billion trillion. That's with twelve out of the twenty one and then you start to feel like you've been lied to. I mean if you are teenage. Daughter told you she had a party while you were out of town, but she only invited twelve people no problem you would be distressed and pissed off to find out that she actually had a trillion people attend. You would feel you were lied to and we were lied to. So you, most worried about going forward a lot of talk about your own worries about being surveilled about you being hacked. Is Anybody safe for what? What are the big worries? You have not just as a reporter. Because you have a you're you're? You're operating in an area where you would become a target? I would assume What do you think most people should be worried about? What are the top issues for the average citizen who is active on facebook active on twitter at or any of these social networks uses Amazon especially now during coronavirus with were giving. We're using these digital services so heavily and yielding up so much information about ourselves. Well, you said earlier, and a lot of people say this and I know you understand the nuances, but you said. That we give so much information freely to these big companies. Just by carrying our phones around our shopping or her making a posting on facebook. and. What hardly anyone understands? Is How much information is taken from us without our knowing what facebook knows about you? Only a small percentage of it is what you tell facebook deliberately. facebook collects thousands of different signals about you that come from your machine that come from your behavior around the Internet that is that is surveilled by facebook. Java applets that are placed on websites around the world that come from your friends. I for example would never give facebook my cell phone number. But I'm sure facebook. Has You know a hundred copies of it because they've persuaded? People who don't understand what they're doing to upload their address books to facebook. So. Any number of my friends who know my cell phone number? The button without paying much attention that said short. Take all my contacts. FACEBOOK is now. They know my cellphone number. My can't protect myself against that. To what is one to do? How do you look at the State of American? Surveillance just continuous. Say 'cause. I what I say as I say I agree with you on the second point is that people don't realize quite how much they're taking along with the stuff. You know that they're taking, but we become these sort of dates to Internet companies in that we get a map or a APP or a dating thing, and they get everything else including making money off of it. What should people be worried about from a government level and a consumer level? You know there are a lot of people who say. First of all I've got nothing to hide. Those people never really mean it. And if you if you. Can show them any sort of granular way, how much is known about.
"edward snowden" Discussed on Recode Decode
"Up? We're back with Bart. Gilman he is a well-known journalist award winning and he's also the author of a new book called. Dark Mirror Edward Snowden and the American surveillance state. We were talking about schools of fish and what they're allowed. Let's be clear. They're not supposed to be taking surveilling Americans and but the Internet has provided the opportunity to do so given that the Americans are giving up all kinds of information to social networks or Google or anybody else that they have relationships with talk a little bit about the impact on tech of what happened here because I've always felt like the Edward, snowden moment was the moment that. The relationship, which has been close closer than people realize was quite hurt and people in Silicon Valley, depending on which company it was, twitter was more loud about it but others. They all reacted with sort of shock. I sorta surprised they didn't realize. Why wouldn't the government come fishing in there? in their pond. So the tech companies, all knew that the rules had changed, and that the NFL could come to them. And give them ten thousand accounts and say give me all the content of these accounts under authority of federal judge, and they were comfortable enough with that they it was the force of law, and they were doing it and I have no reason to think that they were especially disturbed by it. But when they found out that the say was breaking in. to another door of their house overseas, and not telling them about it, and just helping itself that really pissed them off, and it took them back and I think that was A. Big Big moment. For Tech in fact, there were a number of top tech executives that were gathered. I'm told. At a conference in China. At the time that this story broke and he was the talk of the conference, and it was a defining moment, it was the moment that. First of all, they decided to take defensive countermeasures, and this was an extraordinary thing you had. For the first time. American companies treating the American government as an adversary and. Spending millions and millions of dollars to defend against US government surveillance. Okay, that was a big moment, and it had not happened before Edward. SNOWDEN Now it was also facing China was facing on. It was facing other countries, which were already doing to them. In in many states, Google Tussle in China earlier. Talk a little bit about that because they were used to doing to having this, but not the US government correct. Bright, they were used to defending themselves in China and in infrastructure that touched China. They were not used to the idea of global adversary that could intercept data on the private fiber that going between their data centers is not the open Internet. This fiber optic cable that these companies buy or lease themselves. No other traffic travels on them. They were not used to those as be. Targets, and it changed the way they operated. So, what do you think the impact was? I think it did I think it led to the two of them, not paying attention to different things, not cooperating with the government on things like. Interference and things like that. I don't know if you think that was the case, but the relationship was not irretrievably broken, but it was pretty broken at that time as I recall. It was badly hurt and. Some that may have been principal. Some of it may have just been outraged at. Your own locks have been picked and and a big chunk of it. Let's be honest had to do with market imperatives. There was a lot of global outrage about NSA's surveillance when these stories started breaking and the question was. Can we trust Microsoft anymore to host our company cloud infrastructure? Can we trust? Amazon, can we trust CAN WE TRUST YAHOO? Google and so forth they were at very real risk of losing the biggest market. They had for growth that their presence in the US market. For e mail for cloud storage, floor data infrastructure. They were pretty well saturated in this market. All their growth was going to be overseas. And you had Europeans for example starting to say well, we're. We're not going to allow us of American infrastructure if that's just going to be. On the menu for the NSA, and so, the companies had to make very strong indications, not just with words, but with deeds of their independence. And what do you think the impact of that was them doing that moving into encryption moving into stronger corruption and different things they were doing. Because again there is there does need to be some cooperative relationship between tech companies and the government, or maybe you don't think that at all. I think that. Some surveillance has substantial amount of us. Intelligence collection is justified necessary, and so you need to have the means of doing that. Especially bothered me what I tried to explore in the book. Is the idea of bulk surveillance of collecting everything in order that you can find anything. rather than targeting surveillance at specific intelligence targets to begin with. Levy be clear about the reason. There is an important legal at operational concept in intelligence gathering that's called incidental collection. If, you pull in a big bucket of information and. It happens that there are Americans in there. That's not an accident because you know they're Americans. Swimming in that see it's not unexpected. It's not even undesired, but it has to be called incidental, which means you weren't aiming for them. But once you collect them and you weren't aiming for them. You collected them. Incidentally, you get to keep that data. and. In some cases, for example, the FBI can sort through it and. Look for Cara, look for bar inside that and other things that might other crimes other things that you. That might be suspect. Correct. Today's them. And they can do that for criminal investigative purposes So you have a situation in which information has been collected? Without The dorm will fourth amendment protections and without the benefit of a warrant. And yet if they find evidence of crime. They can use it This is the kind of information that would be suppressed if they did this. With the usual sort of domestic law, enforcement means right so one of the terms that was using the book. You're quoting someone which was database of room. It's creating a data. Could you talk about that? Because and then I would love your ship that the government was doing this, but the tech companies themselves all have this information, even if it's been sort of served up by consumers, who? Who Know they're doing it. Who Know they're giving all this information to talk a little bit? This idea of a database of ruin because I think people don't realize how much you can put together information and create you know to create it really problematic situation for a lot of people, secrets and different things that they want to keep a confidential well. It was Paul. My believe in an article I, if I remember correctly in in a Harvard Journal, who coined the term database of ruin? TO DESCRIBE SITUATION WHICH Any sufficiently large collection of information. Is bound to have data in it. Which if revealed? Could destroy lives. It could put people in danger. It could expose victims of crimes victimisers. It could expose personal secrets that were destroy marriages. It could expose trade secrets that were destroyed jobs. That if you put together enough. They're going to be connections in there that are terribly damaging. And although it's true. That private companies private Internet. Companies have enormous amounts of data about us. It's different. First of all when the government has it because the government has a compulsory power over our lives. And it's also true that the government has a breadth of access to information that even the facebooks of the world don't have if you can..
The surprising danger that deepfakes pose to the presidential elections
"Deep fakes. Those digital manipulated videos. That look scary. Real pose a threat to the upcoming presidential election. Real danger will surprise you. I'm Roger Chang and this is your daily charge me reporter John Salesman. Thanks for joining me Joan. Yeah it's great to be back on the daily charge so we've all heard of deep fix but you don't think there's actually a real risk in say candid footage of Joe Biden. Donald trump actually saying something crazy and swing voters. What's real danger deep fix with this election? The Deepak experts that I talk to yes. They said that they're not most worried about a candidate depict like that like something where Donald Trump or Joe Biden is admitting to a hot button. Crime or saying something really inflammatory with. They're more concerned about are two things. One is known as the Liars Dividend. And that's this concept that as more people know that the fakes exists that there can be these completely false highly realistic out there. It gives people who are caught in the act and are guilty more credibility when they deny something when they denial legit video by saying. Oh you heard deep fix. You can't trust what you see anymore. And that just muddies the waters and makes it harder for people to understand and trust what is truth. And what is fiction? Yeah that's that sounds very dangerous because that's like it damages the credibility of basically everything right. Because if you could point to this one thing is oh see this fake. It applies to everything essentially right. Yeah it makes it harder. You know we. Our brains have been wired for so long to believe what we see. And we've learned to you. Know as Photoshop came along and as other sorts of media manipulation have come a long. We've been able to catch up and at least be more skeptical of those but because video is tricking your eyes and your ears because the AI that powers depicts is so sophisticated and so good and making things look real. That's really really deep wiring in your brain telling you all these signals like trust this. Trust this trust this and so when people start saying. Hey you can't trust that anymore. It just means that it's harder for anyone to understand what's even real and speaking of the AI aspect of things you have a nice breakdown of how deep fix work like how how are these videos created defects are created by a kind of artificial intelligence called Ganz that's short for generative adversarial networks and the the the basic way that they work is they have to neural networks. Networks are a kind of learning. That's based on how the kind of inspired by how the brain works so imagine that these two neural networks are actually an artist and an art critic and they're locked in rooms right next to each other. The artist creates a painting trying to make something that looks like a masterpiece. And he shuffles that painting into a stack of other paintings that actually are works by the go or we're in war or whatever they take that stack moving into art critics room and art critic picks out which ones he thinks are a forgeries. The ones that aren't the real masterpieces. That feedback goes back to the artists and the artists gets better and better and better at figuring out how to make a really convincing fake masterpiece up to the point where he's able to he or she is able to. This artificial neural network is able to make something that can trick the critic into thinking that what is fake is actually real. That's how these sort of artificial intelligence systems work. So I mean that sounds complicated by no love this kind of working superfast background but how easy is it for someone to actually make a deep? Do It depends what kind of deep lake we're talking about. You know there are open source tools to make the kind of celebrity face swaps the Elon. Musk sauna babies had sort of thing. They're open source tool sick at that. They're not as easy. Those aren't as easy to make us like a meam or an animated Gif. You need to have technological savvy Know How to get. You need to have a pretty powerful computer you need. Large data sets unique things. That are more difficult than like making taking a photo putting some white text on it of course so those are berry accessible with are kind of acceptable. But what we're talking about here talking about election defects now. These are the kind of things all the experts that I talked to say. You know we have a lower hurdle to suspend disbelief when we're looking at Elon. Musk space on a baby. But when you're presented with a video of a candidate for president or the president of the United States we have a luckily human beings. Have they kind of set a higher bar that you have to clear to actually believe that it's true so what that means is kind of very sophisticated high end e fix that would threaten on election? Those are really reserved for people that work at universities or research centres powerful computers or state actors that have that kind of computing power like China at their disposal. So the idea here. That Kennedy fakes are less of a risk. Like what are some of the defects? We should be worried about what people are more worried about aren't necessarily these candidates it's more an a deep lake that attacks your faith in the election rather than your trust in a candidate so instead of having what are the reasons is at the state in our political discourse where we're very divided. I think everyone agrees that we're divided and our our opinions seem more entrenched than they had before and so in that environment it's harder to convince or sway voters either way with a fake video. You know like if you were to make a video of Donald Trump's hair flying off or something like it will only solidify your beliefs if you liked on trump you'll be like that's a fake. I like Donald Trump. Even more. If you don't like him you'll be like he looks Tom. I dislike them even more. And so a more cunning way to use a deep fake to disrupt the US election would be to create a deep fake of say like an authoritative news anchor or a governor or authority. Figure who not as many people know saying things like. We're in the age of Kobe. Nineteen we have marsh. It's two days before election martial law. You cannot go to your polling place or to create like news. Anchors saying there There are you know there are some sort of you. Know armed militants some sort of supremacists or militants. That are arming themselves. Going to polling places in a specific neighborhood these kind of people need to be scared about showing up to vote and in that way you can suppress votes and you can also after the vote undermine people's faith in the result if you have an authoritative figure saying something about how we have footage of vote-switching from trump to Biden That could so this sort of distrust not only in going to the election but after the election in the results themselves. That's an interesting point because it's it's not necessarily like a defect that would make Joe Biden. Say something like I killed the spurs like this is these are actually kind of believable is right. I think that's your point like this is a lot more coming. It's lot a lot more nuance but I think. That's what makes the lila easier to swallow the fact that it is all what you're saying. It's pretty plausible sounded. Yeah and the other thing to keep in mind. Is that a candidate. Deep fake would. It's kind of like this Yin and Yang. Were like the the head of the snake is eating the tail like a candidate. D. Fake would only be successful if it basically goes viral and lots of people see it right but when it goes viral. One thing that the. Us has say what you will about the US press core. We have a robust free Press we have a robust free press entrenched in our country other countries where there are dictatorships or more emerging democracies. They don't have that quite at their disposal as much as we do. So if a candidate of the president or Joe Biden were to come out. We do have the capacity here built into our democracy to have a force of people trying quickly as possible. To debunk it. Whereas if you were somebody that wanted to make a deep fake that could actually just robbed or suppress boats. It would be more successful if it doesn't go viral if it's not something that draws the attention of an entire press corps. That's entirely focused on this on this election. And so and that way could also kind of be the most successful not going viral kind of existing on the radar enough to disrupt people in say one or two counties that are really important in a swing states. And that wouldn't draw the attention of a national press corps debunk it well defects captial of tension and headlines is really just sort of one way to manipulate the Info right like this. We're looking at it a little bit too narrow. If we're just focusing on defects is that is that the case. Yeah you know. It's it makes sense that people would be scared of depicts because you know as we talked about earlier it. It undermines the species assumption. That if I see it I can believe it. And so that's why. There's a lot of fear around deep fakes and what they could pinch the harm that could potentially cause but the reality is you know because of some of these things we talked before about. How really sophisticated deep picks are still inaccessible to a wide right of people? That's not true for like you said memes for slowing down video like the Pelosi sounding drunk video that went viral. Those are kinds of media manipulations. Sometimes people refer to them as shallow fakes or cheap. Fix that have the power of being cheap easy and still incredibly effective. And so. That's why you know. One of the Edward Snowden slayer. Aclu lawyer this comparison. He said that you know looking at election information manipulation by only looking at depict looking at it through a straw. You're just not seeing. You're seeing something really scary. But you're not seeing the much. Bigger picture of how things could be disrupted in twenty twenty oxygen. Russia played a big role in. You know clouding the two thousand sixteen elections with misinformation disinformation. And you know you talked about how it takes a lot of resources for these fakes to be effective. Obviously Russia's a country with a lot of resources like should we should we be worried about Russia antiques. Well so I talked to one expert on the national security locations of depicts his. Name's Clint Watts. He testified to Congress. He testified to senators about just the sort of thing and he says you know anything's possible but Russia and their disinformation tactics. They are more skilled at the art of this information than they are at the science of deep fakery so they although anything's possible. Russia has lots of oil money could always who knows what Russia could do. But he's more interested in the potential in China or other places China in particular as a place. Where China has you know. They have supercomputers I think Stephen Shanklin expert on nonstop. He always has that but I think they have. More supercomputers than we have in the US or whatever compute they've got lots of supercomputers which is important for making the takes no for sure beyond supercomputers they've invested heavily artificial intelligence. The one leads in the world in a appear that neural network. That's that stuff is a recipe for a lot of potential problems. Down the line. Yeah in China they have completely synthetic television personalities like deep fake news anchors so that a very authoritative anchor can report on something without actually take time out of his day to report on it The fact that a country like that if if they wanted to do that then they could They are the ones that are in the best position to create a deep fake That would disrupt global geopolitics. But you know. State actors could create other kinds of deep fakes. That could cause other kinds of problems. Those are in the world so you know it's just doomsday scenario. No matter how you look at it well that's that's glorious and very positive Just lastly I mean I think we can all figure out that Elon. Musk is not really a baby. But are there giving advice for for like how despotic fake. Or or just a you know how to be a little bit more vigilant when looking at some of the content that surfaces around the web. Yeah so I asked everyone. I talk to you all the extra Saturday. I asked this question. And there's no silver bullet like little loophole that you can find for understanding it's fake For debunking it on your own. If it's a real deep fake than your eyes won't save you like watching it. You won't be able to tell that it's like that's the whole point of a defense that it's an AI. Created where the power of this artificial intelligence outstrips like. Our brains are very attuned human faces. But they're not so fast that they can keep up with how well deep fake technology can progress. And so you know. We don't have computers in our brains that are as powerful as supercomputers at research universities So the advice for normal people that are like hey how do I even know of this fake? It really comes down to like basic hygiene about what you're exposed to if you see a video and it seems like it's so outlandish that it couldn't be true than might not be and if you see a video that is clearly something trying to appeal to some person some segments inflammatory instincts. That's also reason to be skeptical defects just mean. Everyone needs to do what we should be doing with other kinds of manipulated media slowdown. And think before you share. It's hard to do and it's even harder when we're talking about deep ix but it's just as important to act that way what you're presented with a really realistic video as you would be if you presented with a mean or like a cheap slowed down video of a drunk. Nancy Pelosi Right. Yeah well. That's good advice in general whether it's an article or D do a little bit of Homework. Thinks through what you're actually looking at
Kishore Mahbubani says COVID-19 won't stop China's rise
"These days for China there's been an economic slowdown a trade and technology war with America. One of the few issues of bipartisanship in today's Washington then there have been protests in Hong Kong global criticism of Beijing's treatment of the Muslim minorities not to mention Western anxiety about the role of Y in those five G. networks and don't forget the allegations of Chinese interference in sovereign states across the region. Add to this. The outbreak of corona virus or covered nineteen and silently some pundits and they mainly in the West. They're asking whether we're witnessing communist China's Chernobyl moment what do you think well one distinguished intellectual who profoundly disagrees with all this skepticism. He's my guest today. Kishore Mahbubani is distinguished fellow. The Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore a former ambassador to the UN twice and a former foreign secretary of Singapore case. Your has risen several influential books on Asia and the rise of China the lightest one is called has China won the Chinese challenge to American Promessi as published by public phase in New York Keisha. Welcome back between the lines. My pleasure there'd be back now you've heard all these. These dial warnings about China and as I say they mainly come from listeners. What do you disagree well? I think it's absolutely certain that the return of China to his place as the number one economy in the world cannot be stopped because from the year one to the eighteen twenty or eighteen hundred of the last two thousand years the two largest economies of the world were always those of China and India so the past two hundred years of Western domination award. History have been an aberration. All aberrations come to a natural end and China's return cannot be stopped. And that's absolutely set. You say in your book that if Xi Jingping does not put in place San Succession mechanisms. America could win this geopolitical contest and bear in mind just a couple years ago. She overturned legislation on. Term Limits for presidents essentially might himself later for life. Some of these critics say that. How does that promote good governance for China and a sound succession mechanism? That will allow China to Rosza Unabated well I would say that the history of China has taught them when they have strong central government. The people benefit a lot. When this week government they suffer a lot and you look at a hundred years of humiliation. That China's suffered from the first opium war of Eighteen. Forty two right until the establishment of the People's Republic of China in nineteen forty nine. The main reason why they went through one hundred years of humiliation was because they had weak central government so what Xi Jinping has given to China is once again very strong central government this is an asset for China. I think he's going to be around as Vita for a long time. And as long as he's around. I think China will do very well. Okay will you say that this geopolitical contest that's broken out between America and China? That will continue marathon. Rice does that mean that Beijing and Washington a doomed to confrontation. Well the the reason why. I'm producing my book now. Has China one his precisely because I want to avoid a confrontation in my. I think it's absolutely unnecessary for the United States and China to get entangled in this confrontation because at the end of the day the primary goal of the United States government is to improve the wellbeing of the American people than the best way to improve the well being of the American people especially in this call. The crisis is to work with China and not work against China but of course unfortunately the United States has other goal and is the primary goal of the United States is to maintain primacy in the global order. Then that will lead to confront To leading American proponents of containing China. John Shaw. The University of Chicago Have Stephen. Walt whom you quoted approvingly in your book about the perils of American Hubris and exceptionalism but on China I disagree. They say I've been guests on this program and I've made this point Measham and casual. They say that a rising China does indeed threaten the regional status quo and Washington moreover will and should go to great lengths to ensure that China does not dominate the Asia. Pacific your response. Well I think the question is whether or not they can both live with each other In the region if if the United States by the way you know all the countries in this region many of them one the United States will remain strong player in this region. I think it'd be good for the region to have United States. Remain as strong Leah. By United States can remain a strong player without on fronting China. He can remain a strong player by working with China In in in many critical areas. And frankly if you ask the countries in the region What they would like to see they would like to see a strong China and they would like to see a strong United States. But they don't want to be forced to choose within China and the United States and we'll get to this question about choosing later on in the show but I want to stick with America. There is a consensus in the region. That America should stay but Foreign Affairs magazine. This is the Distinguished New York Journal to Achieve. Contributed this month. It faces a range of top. Foreign Policy Thinkers. They're all weighing on whether or not the. Us is in the process of global retrenchment The cover of Australia's leading Foreign Affairs Journal. This month is is called can trust America So Am I right in saying you? Don't think American showing any signs of withdrawing from Asia. Now I see no signs at all America retreating from the region and And I think that very strong as you know policy in America is to some extent made by the president but is also made by the deep state and the deep state has a very strong consensus that they got to remain very strongly Industry region. So I don't see an American of withdraw anytime in the near future but I do I do argue that the United States has got to behave differently. With China net once had One tenth the size of China's of America's GNP retailers but today China's be GNP BB. Dems is bigger than the United States. So you behave differently. Was this animal. What about that? Animals DASA more assertive. Now in your book and you listening to Katia Mahbubani. We're chatting about his new book. Has China one in your new book as show you dedicate a chapter to the question is China expansionist and you say basically China wants to respect global rules and norms but let's face it. It has ignored the ruling from the UN's Permanent Court of Arbitration. That was at The Hague in two thousand sixteen. The high concluded for those of you listening who've forgotten about this this is four years ago. Chana's conduct around the Scarborough Shoal and the Spratly islands it was illegal and let's remember Beijing has continued to build up a military prisons on artificial Alan's at drive out local fishermen and in the last few months case. Short Sean has been bullying Indonesia over the Natuna islands. How is all this respecting global order? Well you know one point. I emphasize said there were people talk of benevolent. Great Powers Turn Benevolent Grid. Power is an oxymoron. So as you know the United States today has not ratified the law. The Sea Convention. So in in some areas as China emerged behaving exactly the United States. The United States would never accept going to a tribunal to judge whether or not the United States valid or invalid claiming any area in that respect. China is behaving like the United States by just as the United States. Most of the time respects most international rules and conventions China. Also most of the time respects most of international rules in confections in many ways. China's behavior and America's behaviour is very similar in the international arena. Your critics would say that. China's maritime climbs a contested by the Philippines Malaysia Brunei Indonesia Vietnam Beijing has antagonized nations log New Zealand Australia with cyber attacks and and political interference. Nightside casual these. Not Diplomatic Wins for president. She hasn't he made some big mistakes. Well I it's it's it's interesting. It's always the rest. That is screaming very loud on this South China Sea When was the last time you heard a very strong statement from militia All of all of Philippines On the South China Sea. Why you're seeing behind. What is happening behind the scenes is a lot of diplomacy that is not reported in the Western media. Now I cannot comment on the side of the tax on Shelia and New Zealand but I I believe it was Edward Snowden revealed to us that if you live in today's world you can assume that anything you put up. There is being monitored completely by the National Security Agency of the United States. So I think what the world needs is new conventions in the cyber area and the world should work together do agree on some set of rules for what you can or cannot do in terms of cyber hacking spoke with the New Zealand professor. Anne Marie Bridie last week on this program and she told us about three investigations into Chinese interference in politics that a currently underway in New Zealand. But we WANNA go there now and finished your point. I was quite struck by a law in in your book. He sure well. You talked about the Chinese reluctance to conquer Australia quote. Future historians will marvel at the fact that even though Australia is geographically close to China. It was physically. It was physically occupied in conquered by far more distant British forces absolutely true. I mean if China was an expansionist power wrenching. Her travel all the way to Africa. He could have easily gone to Australia. Additional Australia. Remarkable accident of history. That Australia was colonized by British forces than not Chinese. I mean future. Historians will marvel. The anomaly visits Tom Switzer. On our in 'em I guess is Keisha Mahbubani the former foreign secretary of Singapore and President of the UN Security Council. He's now a distinguished fellow at the National University of Singapore. We're talking about his new book. Has China one now for some of Iran's listeners in Venice Matas whether your overstating China's rise and I WANNA put to you this very rule weakness in limitation surely because many analysts They argue that there's a ticking bomb in China it's low birthright and the aging population and this is the argument that will reduce the workforce and could potentially break social security system. How would you respond to those critics? Oh that's absolutely no question. That China faces a lot of serious Internal Challenges. Because you know it is to instill a developing country It's CABBIE DYING IF I get it right. It's still about ten thousand dollars. One-sixth debt of the United States has a long way to go before it becomes fully developed country. And that's precisely why China wants to focus on its internal development and not get dragged into an all-out geopolitical contests with the United States. So you notice that China wherever possible is trying to avoid getting entangled with the United States even though the United States clearly is challenging the United States challenging the United States charging China In many
Edward Snowden And Mass Surveillance At the start of this decade
"A federal judge ruled that proceeds from Edward Jones Memoir permanent record to be paid to the US this government because he violated the terms of his employment contract with the US government in publishing the book. You clearly don't follow me on twitter. You're GONNA love this. I wrote real quickly on twitter. There's so many it's with someone. Summarize twitter perfectly as does not pay. I know I wrote espionage a bitch and I know you don't like it when I used that word and so many people weighed in against against me and it's inspired me and as you to learn more about Edward Stone because a lot of people who unless they're bought as far as I know the Russian show is trying to gain my trust but who seem thoughtful weighed in and said you got this wrong. Edward Snowden is a patriot. It's there's much great podcasts. You could read the book. I'm sending you the the book I am sending you the book I'm going to learn more about Edward Snowden. That's your Christmas present. The free book I got from it again here. We go again and going to give it to me an intermission at cats right anyway. So what I'm GONNA we're going out here. We can't Handy Randy. Who Might Not Randy? Were coming to your show. All right. So Edward Snowden you think he should not be paid for the for the money to go to government because he violated the terms of his employment contract. That's what thank you will be going to be more measured here. I need to learn more about Edward Snowden because a lot of people that I respect said turn got it. Got It wrong on this one. So I'm going to try and learn. Learn more about how a guy decides to state secrets. Shove a thumb drive up his ass and moved to China and Russia's a hero so I'm going to try to understand how that makes my hero but anyways anyways and I'm sure the Russians anything cube there was no shoving with the thumb drive. I'm sorry there was a Rubik's cube that he took in and out so there you have it
Republicans want Hunter Biden and whistleblower to testify
"Usual the whistle blower and former vice president Joe Biden's son hunter Biden are on the list of witnesses house Republicans want to testify in the impeachment inquiry into president Donald Trump that according to The Washington Post the paper reports intelligence committee chair Adam ships not likely to call them meanwhile the debate over whether to publicize the whistle blowers name continues senator rand Paul it is you know I've been a big defender of whistleblowers Edward Snowden is probably the most famous whistle blower all time and time great defender of his so I think we should protect whistleblowers but I do think that there is a competing right that others have that when you're accused of a crime you should get to confront your accuser that's part of the six the ma'am and I think it's important the president get that protection as well meanwhile White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney wants to be part of a lawsuit that would keep him from testifying until a federal court decides the
"edward snowden" Discussed on At Liberty
"From the ACLU this is at liberty. I'M EMERSON SYKES A staff Aphids Ernie here at the ACLU and your host today. I'm handing hosting responsibilities responsibilities to my boss ACU Executive Director Anthony Romero a few days ago he interviewed. NSA WHISTLE BLOWER ACLU client Edward Snowden in front of a live audience at the Brooklyn Public Library. Anthony spoke to snowden about his memoir permanent record. I'll be back with you as usual for the next episode. I hope you enjoy the interview. The hello everyone it is a pleasure to be with you here tonight. In Brooklyn where I live Hello Ed we'll get to you in a second. I'm really thrilled to be talking to you about this incredible new book permanent record. If you haven't read it you must it is beautifully written. It tells a very personal story. That's relevant not just to the one man who's the author tells a personal story about each and every single one of us. It is so good that it's number two on the New York. You're at times bestseller lists congratulations and the US government is suing the author as an effort to try to shut the book down in perhaps is helping promote it in fact ed sparked a historic worldwide debate about privacy and technology when you expose evidence of the mass surveillance that was was happening unbeknownst to the American people or even to members of Congress so this is not our first conversation at an I had a chance to sit face to face a couple all times Moscow couple times with robot couple times on video chat but I've been really looking forward to this the.
"edward snowden" Discussed on Fresh Air
"About US intelligence agencies surveillance of American citizens the revelations made snowden a wanted man accused of violating the espionage act they also led to changes in the laws and standards governing US intelligence agencies and the practices of US US technology companies which now encrypt much of their web traffic for security snowden has lived for the past six years in Russia out of the reach of American law aw he's written a new memoir about his life and his experiences in the intelligence community. It's called permanent record snowden spoke to fresh air's Davies from from his apartment in Moscow via an Internet connection will Edward Snowden. Welcome to fresh air. I want to begin with the suspicion that some have have that you are. A tool of the Russian government. Were collaborating with Russia since this happened in twenty thirteen. We've seen you know the Russian interference interference in the US election. It's collaboration according to the Muller report with wikileaks and getting stolen emails to affect the election and I think there's just just a general belief that in this authoritarian state Edward snowden wouldn't be able to live for six years unless he were useful to the Russian government. What's it's the general answer to that. I think this is for a lot of people who have sort of Hollywood understanding of how international fairs and intelligence works but the reality is even in the case of as you said electoral interference in the case of wikileaks the Muller report the United States government itself never alleges that for example wikileaks even knew that they were talking to Russian intelligence wikileaks entire system is designed so they don't know who is submitting documents and even granting that they came. I'm from Russian intelligence that that wasn't fact the case every newspaper in the world thought these were newsworthy stories the times the Washington Post everybody was reporting putting on this and when you look beyond sort of the standard examples that we look at the case of electoral interference and we looked toward my case ace there is that question if he's not cooperating with the Russian government. Why would he be allowed to stay and I think the answer here is actually quite obvious. Yes Russia doesn't need to do anything or rather the Russian government doesn't need to do anything to look good in this circumstance it shows they have an independent foreign policy to their public because I applied to all these other countries in Europe or asylum and all of their governments unfortunately could be threatened to revoke their expressions of support and this happened. This is a long and well reported campaign where every time a country started to lean towards letting me Dan it would be either the secretary of state or the vice president of the United States call their foreign ministry and say look if you let this guy in we're going to retaliate and Russians nations are very much consider themselves to a European country so if the rest of Europe is afraid to do something and Russia is not afraid to do something that makes Russians I feel good and remember we did this reverse some Russia and the Soviet Union for the last fifty years so of course if we have an example sample or an instance where the whole world sees basically the United States government is not living up to its values. The Russian government is going to be very eager. You're just underline that that's all they need. Do receive any financial support from the Russian government. No no this is one of the things that that again is a common misconception people sort of think about my life. They think I'm living in a bunker. There's rushing guards the Russian government then I have any contact whatsoever. They're paying me now. I have my own apartment. I have my own income. I live a fully independent life. I have never will will never accept money your housing or any other assistance from the Russian government you didn't exactly have typical adolescence. You ended up spending nights on the computer school. Not of great interest to you you tell the story of looking at the website of the Los Alamos National Laboratory to the did all this nuclear research and discovering that anybody with little understanding of Computers Directory Systems could get internal memos memos. You looked at confidential memos that were just available. You call the general number the lab and left a message and said this is a problem. You eventually got a callback. Tell us about that so my mother gets a little bit of a rude awakening because she's making dinner and I'm I'm sitting in the living room on this computer and she picks up the phone and says Yes yes here and she turns and looks at me and as I see her hearing the other side of the call I can't hear on her face just gets Pale and she looks at me and her eyes grow wide in. She covers the receiver and she says why can't you tell and win. I get out of my chair and pick up the phone and this this man says I'm from Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory. These these are the sweetest words anyone could have told me in because I'm like. Oh thank God because I had left that message because I had called them because I hadn't really done on anything wrong. I had simply been curious as a boy scout had called this facility and said Hey. There's something broken on your website. You should do something about that. My Mother did not not punish me for this. In fact she was very proud of the fact that I told them they had weakness and their website and Los Alamos for all things once they realized I was a child mile. I think they've been expecting someone older. They said when I turned eighteen I should McCall. You had a lot of jobs in the intelligence community you were actually a CIA a officer in Geneva for a while you ended up in Tokyo after that and then Hawaii and you write that the material Israel that you distributed to journalists ultimately documented and array of abuses so diverse that nobody was ever in a position to know all of them to really to found out even a fraction you had to go looking and what set you looking was an assignment to do a presentation about China. You want to explain doing this so yeah. I'm invited to give a presentation about how China is hacking the United States. intelligence services defense contractors contractors anything that we have available in the network which I know a little bit about but not not that much about because they have the person who's supposed to be giving the presentation drop opt out so I go looking. I use my network access to pull all the slide decks all of the presentation all the training. That's previously been given. I pull all of the recent reporting on what's happening work late into the night. Seeing what exactly is it. The China is doing what are their capabilities are they hacking acking are they doing domestic surveillance doing international surveillance what is occurring and. I'm just shocked by the extent of their capabilities. I'm appalled by the aggression with which they use them but also in a strange way a surprised by the openness with which they use them. They're not hiding it. They're just opened out there saying thing yeah. We're doing this yeah. You know we're hacking. What are you going to do about it and I think this is a distinction ham. I think yes the NSA spying of course they're spying but we're only spying overseas. We're not spying on our guys at home. We wouldn't do that. We have firewalls. We have trip wires for people to hit but surely these are only only affecting terrorists because we're not like China but this plants the first seeds doubt where I see if the capabilities there perhaps somewhere hidden deep even even inside the United States government the appetite for how they can use these capabilities remains the same right so you explore or further and what do you discover about what the NSA is actually doing so over the final years of my career I see that we have the same capabilities as the Chinese government and we are applying them domestically just as they are we have an internal strategy at the NSA which was never publicly vowed but it was all over their top secret internal slides that said the aspiration was to collect all what this means means was. They were not just collecting an intercepting communications from criminals spies. Terrorists people have intelligence value. They were collecting on everyone everywhere all the time. I am just in case because you never know what's going to be interesting and if you miss it when it's passing by you might not get another chance and so what happened was every time we wrote an email. Every time you type something into that Google search box every time your phone moved you send a text message. You made a phone call. Increasingly the United States government without giving the public of so we weren't allowed to know this as a public but in secret the boundaries of the fourth amendment were being changed. This was without even the vast majority members of Congress knowing about it and this is when I start to think about. Maybe we need to know about this. Maybe Congress knew about this. Maybe if the courts knew about this yes we would not have the same policies as the Chinese government. We're listening to the interview fresh. Air's Dave Davies recorded with Edward Snowden. His new memoir is called permanent record. We'll talk more after a break and Justin Chang will review ad Astra the New Science Fiction Drama starring Brad.
"edward snowden" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"One was the law broken and that's not actually really particularly interesting question because the law in this case simply was classified information given to someone who is not authorized. I received it which is basically any journalist. It's the public it's you. It's everyone who did not know that their constitutional rights were being violated because that was the secret but there's another question there which is okay if the law is broken was justified and think about this it you murder order someone you can tell the jury will. They were trying to kill me. It was self defense. The jury can go well. Yes they did break the law yes. They did murder someone. It was justified. The government argues that you there is no justification for telling journalists no matter what in fact they forbid the jury from hearing why you did what you did. You cannot voice this and don't take my word for just two days ago the day before my came out. There's a whistle blower lower by the name of Daniel Hale. He's in US prison right now. He was arrested for giving documents that were classified to journalists about the US drone program extrajudicial killings and the United States government just filed in the same court that they're going to charge me Eastern District Virginia they just put put a complaint of filing before the judge that said we demand that the court prohibit the jury from hearing and we prohibit the defendant from saying why why he did what he did. That's relevant should be distracted with Bryson's so I mean that that makes a lot of sense and so you're you're in a serious serious predicament right now. The book is going to come out you know the US government's going to fight not we if we do not get the money from the book they can stop the book from coming out but you on Russia where you've lived for a long time now you seem to be in good spirits which is interesting for someone who's been in Russia for this long like like what is what does someone do not a fan of surveillance. Russia's a weird place to be enjoying your life. Is there something about Russia's no is is I like cool spots in Russia that more people need to learn about is that where Edward Snowden goes in show so Moscow is actually a lot more like New York than you might think for good and bad there. The problem is the politics in Russia. The Human Rights Record Russia are terrible and a lot of people. Don't realize that in this extensively the book I didn't choose to go to Russia. I was on route to Latin America. The United States government cancelled my passport and then when I was trapped in the Russian airport I spent forty days stuck in an airport because I wouldn't cooperate with the Russian authorities. I don't know what the longest layer you guys have never had but forty days that was not the best part of the time. I've spent in Russia. I play for twenty seven different countries around the world places like France Germany Italy Norway Way and every time they got close to letting me come the United States government would call their foreign ministry and it would be then then the vice president or the secretary of state notes. There will be consequences if he led. This guy doesn't matter if it's legal doesn't matter if the Universal Declaration of Human Rights says he has a right to seek an enjoy SILOM silom. There's GonNa be consequences when I say what they are but there will be punishment and so what I ask you guys is you would think right former. NSA former CIA yea like the last place on earth the government would want me to be is in Russia working hard to keep me here and I think the reality there's just a convenient political that will never go away well. You are truly one of the most interesting human beings on the planet because you've lived one of the most interesting lives on the planet but one thing that really struck me from the book is I think a lot of people don't realize how young and normal you are and were before this happened to you like you're just a a young guy who likes computers and play. Video Games and I know that you you actually have to pirate games because you can't use a credit card because then people can track you so like what games are you. Are you like a fortnight person are you games does Edward Snowden play. I played fortnight recently and I I spent like a week on it and then I got really mad because like their matchmaking system and they just put people who don't know what the hell they're doing. The Greatest Oems uh-huh and I'm like come on come on thirty six years old man. I can't keep up with these twelve year old. Well you know I just want to say thank you so much for your time. The book is illuminating I think everyone has benefited from what you've done before you go though I do have one question to that to that regard. Do you think you've made a difference or do you think you've just it's been a big story like is data safer. Has the government changed his tactics or was this offer nothing. Do you live in Russia for for nothing offic. There's no question and this is covered in the book. It's actually the final chapter is sort of an overview of what's changed. There's no question the entire structure of the Internet has changed since two thousand thirteen the world's biggest technology companies good and bad for privacy have re engineered the kind of protections that we experienced that you don't even see simply because they realized the government was sort of going in undercover darkness and helping themselves to the buffet without anybody noticing our laws have changed our international standards has changed but the most important thing and and this is what I think people forget is you don't look for some guy to come out of a building and save the world that that's not how life works what two thousand thirteen did the most important thing that no one can ever change is before two thousand thirteen the idea of mass surveillance people news possible possible there were technologists academics and people who suspected this was going on but it was kind of a conspiracy through because it was a suspicion and that distance since between suspicion and fact is everything a democracy that is all we have in a free society because we can't agree on what is happening. How can we decide what we should do about it. Government in democracy derives its legitimacy from the consent. Eh Governed and the biggest problem twenty thirteen was that consent is only meaningful if it's informed and they lied to US Edward Snowden awesome thank you so much for joining us on the show.
"edward snowden" Discussed on Fresh Air
"The NSA through the FBI and this being replicated again and again and again throughout the country and across the world. It's not everywhere but it's closed just everywhere as we can get and this means. It's basically every communication that can be intercepted. that can be stored award can be processed at can be decrypted. We can search and we can read. You Sat at one of these terminals and had access to this. Can you describe looking at the material of a professor in Indonesia right yes so this is an academic He is just some kind of engineer. I believe he's applying for either a position or a period of study at a university in Iran and the US government for whatever reason has an interest in this particular university. We don't spy on every university but we spy on interestingly a lot of them which would surprise people but is. Iran so people go okay. You know maybe there's some intelligence value. Maybe this guy's a terrorist and what struck me here. Was that normally when we do a deep dive and we look into someone it's because they're up to no good it's because they're associated with terrorism. this gentleman affect was not he's applying to university but he's caught up in the dragnet and so they have his university admissions application they have pictures of his passport and then. I see something unusual something that I normally see. I see a video file now. Now we can intercept video files just like we do with everything else but this one to me indicated that it was produced because we had hacked his machine we had turned his Webcam on while he was at the machine and we do this. Sometimes to to confirm particularly infrastructure analysts who at this anonymous honest machine is actually using it to fund. He's on his laptop right. Yes he's he's on his laptop and we're we're looking at the man behind the device in his lap his little boy a toddler who's just playing on the keyboard and the father smiling and Lou boy looks at the Webcam. It's it's just a glimpse but to me it seems as though he's looking at me in it reminds me of my childhood of learning about technology with with my own father and I realized this man has done nothing wrong. He's just trying to get a job. He's just trying to study. He's just trying to get through life like all of us are and yet. He's caught up. His children are caught up. We we are all caught up by a system that we were not allowed to know existed but we were not allowed to vote whether this was proper or improper and courts were not allowed to assess open courts real courts whether it was proper and constitution Where do we go from there. Edward Snowden is new memoir is called permanent record will continue our conversation after a short break this is fresh.
"edward snowden" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Air's Dave Davies recorded with Edward Snowden a former. It systems manager who worked under contract for the national security the agency in two thousand thirteen he gave three journalists access to thousands of classified documents describing US intelligence agencies surveillance of American can citizens snowden spoke today through an Internet connection from his apartment in Moscow a year a guy who believed end the US intelligence services. You are the son of two career government servants. When you discover this broad surveillance what what impact does it have on emotionally. It was a severe relation because think about it and you know people look let me now and they think I'm this crazy. I am this extremist whatever some people have a misconception that guy he set out to burn down the NSA but that's not what this this was about in many ways twenty thirteen wasn't about surveillance at all what it was that was a violation of the constitution what was about democracy and government. I had signed lined up to help my country and my very first day entering into duty for the CIA. I was required to pledge an oath of service now. A lot of people confused. I think there's an oath of secrecy but this is important understand. There's a secrecy agreement. This is a civil agreement with the government. A nondisclosure agreement uncalled standard form three twelve very exciting that says you won't talk to journalists. You won't write books. I have done but a the when you give this of service. It's something very different. It's a pledge of allegiance not to the agency not to a government not the president but to support support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic and so when I realized we have been violating in secret the fourth amendment of the Constitution for the better part of a decade and the rate of violations increasing the scope of the violations increasing with every day we are committing Finland. He's in the United States at under a direct mandate from the White House billions of times a day honestly I fell into depression and this leads to a period where I resigned from what would be considered direct mission related related work out in Japan and the foreign field as we call it and I returned to a purely corporate position for Dell as a as a sales official don't let CIA headquarters before you actually go through the revelations of this material you described going to Fort Meade the NSA's essays headquarters and you see analysts using a tool that allows them to exploit the fruits of all this mass surveillance. It's a tool called X. Key Key score. Would it allow these guys to do okay so you to do so when you think about all of these intelligence programs you've heard of right. They've got your email. I got your Internet communications. They've got your phone calls but for everybody everywhere. Obviously this isn't just a straight stream. People are reading. Is it comes in because it would take more hours in the day. Hey thank you know any government has people go through so what they actually do is they just dump this into gigantic data centers like they've built in. BLUFF DALE UTAH and other smaller couvert ones around the world so they don't have to move data around so they construct what's called a distributed query system you can think of this like Google for spies and what it does anywhere in the world that we've collected information every were in. Sep Intercepting Communications. Now we have have our own little search engine. It's Google box that little prompt that you can access from your desk wherever you are just an NSA NSA internal website and you can type in anybody's phone number anybody's email address any computers Internet address and the anywhere on the Internet one of our sensors collected a communication it will look through instantly everything that it has and it will send just the results back to that employee so you can spy on anyone in the world from anywhere in the world as long as you have access to this network work in this tool so if you had the clearance you pick a name you get. Their phone calls their web searches. What so I'm working with the Internet side of it we have people who work with telephony data which is largely phone calls and S.'s but your Internet data eight is everything everything largely that transit the global communication network if you send it over satellite hop we have what are called foreign set foreign satellite sites sites all over the world that are just listening to the sky. If you're sending it to a cell phone tower well we hack those all over the world to the best of our ability. If you send.
"edward snowden" Discussed on The Art of the Exit
"You said to me and where your first discussing the story this could be considered the most notorious intelligence terrance heist of all time in especially the fact that he essentially has gotten away. Scot free for the most part but I know there's a financial implication. I know there are many. Will you talk about those as well. Maybe what this is cost. The United States estimated what what are the costs involved in and what happened with Edward Snowden. Yeah there's a there are a few different costs in terms of there's the cost of the resources spent inspire the NSA in the FBI in terms of trying to track him down and work this case the NSA. We know from the black budget. That's known meeting was published in The Washington Post that their budgets by ten billion dollars a year in a We're moving resources around to do that so there's there's the cost of of that there is the cost of reputational damage to US companies after this because he's basically people started thinking that the US government could tap into your facebook that was like the simple person the symbol explanation that people would understand if they weren't really following the news that they'd heard about it. They thought that the US government could get into all these companies which is not the case ace is nowhere close but these these big tech companies do have a law enforcement relationship so they took reputational damage and there was a great paper in the February of two thousand seventeen he was updated by Microsoft Research Office and they kinda look did all the existing estimates of how much money was lost and and and they said that the the expected losses to the US cloud industry where at least eighteen billion dollars. That's one kind of quantitative figure on it. This paper makes a really fascinating point in that for these individual companies. They had to spend money to harden encryption. They had to win the trust back of their customers customers and so they spent money kind of investing to create more solid structures in that's arguably a good thing the apple leading the way in terms of encrypted phones but he was forced. Edward Snowden forced the hand and then current day and looking now. There's the fascinating aspect of Wa wa the way being a Chinese telecom companies. That's the US alleges is very close to the Chinese government and they're the lead the world's leading telecom equipment provider and so the worry is is that they could access other countries systems simply by having back doors and their telecom equipment the the US is is fighting a very high high stakes diplomatic kind of battle right now banning away from the US and trying to lobby governments to not use this in one of Weiwei's defenses against US accusations is oh well just look at what Edward Snowden and showed us the US government is is is the one doing this. We're not doing doing this so he's kind of used as a shield to deflect this kind of criticism which is fast and you can't really quantify that but it it does have an effect on commerce today which is kind of one of the interesting long tail effects of snowing last question and this is your opinion that I'm asking is Edward Snowden a hero or a Villain Ellen so sometimes I think about a story that I wrote covering this in the summer summer two thousand thirteen and the headline is Edward. Snowden is both a Patriot and a traitor and and I think that that story has aged pretty well the basic thesis of it was that he's a Patriot for exposing providing evidence silence of post nine nine eleven domestic surveillance activity that move the ball forward in terms of the conversation of post nine eleven abuses and there's that transparency transparency argument. That's it's really there's a commendable part of of that in the reforms that have come out after that and then there's this other shoe about all the rest of the stuff and I'm really ambivalent because I think that both of those things can be true through. I think he's a very complicated figure and I'm interested in you know that's why I spent time looking into the person because he was obviously very disgruntled. Build again and again in his life and there was a certain anger in his actions and it seems from just an observational point of view that that he stole information unrelated to civil liberties of the things that would make him a whistle blower and so that that kind of goes beyond that in the the the question becomes how far beyond it to go and that's an interesting question. I don't think it's been answered yet so we could do one of these episodes. Just on the the the colorful words used by the true hoo-ha Snowden alias on the ars Technica Forms uh-huh between the years two thousand one in two thousand twelve and one of my favorites is from June twelfth. Two thousand has an eight so this would be right before Edward Snowden turned twenty five and he's working for the CIA at the time and he writes his own. He starts a forum post and it's titled Okay Okay. This is getting real. I had a vision and so the post reads. I woke up this morning with a new name. I had a vision a dream vision a vision righteous and true true before me I saw Gamers gamers shrouded in the glory of their true names step forth and assume your name in the Pantheon. It's it's always been there. Your avatars true name it slips through your sub conscious. Brazil reveals itself under your posts and flashed visibly in that moment point of unrestrained spite in the indulgent teabag. You've felt known it recognize it now realize it. I woke up this morning with a new name. That name is Wolfgang Wolf King Awesome Fox and this is. It's just a really fun on an interesting posted captures a lot of Edward Stones a personality and even if you break down the Etima at Amal of of this name Wolf King Awesome Fox it has this kind of voracious nece to it it has this kind of illusions of grandeur to in and that's exactly who his personality was online so you know people say that Edward Snowden is related related to the true how that would be his alias but really every stone is true aliases Wolfgang Awesome Fox.
"edward snowden" Discussed on The Art of the Exit
"From Yahoo Finance. This is the art of the exit. I'm Alex. You're early on the scene with Snowden so maybe tell me what was going on with you your writing about the whole situation. You also uncovered a lot as it was starting to progress. Maybe just tell L. Your story. The snowden leaks came at a great time for me professionally and personally in the sense that as a young reporter at business insider I was interested in national security and I was interested in specifically domestic spying so when Snowden came out it. It really hit directly on my beat. This is Michael B Kellie my colleague Yahoo Finance. He's an expert on the Snowden case and agreed to help tell the story and so I covered it immediately and then something interesting happened in the League started on about on June fifth two thousand thirteen and he identified himself on June ninth Hong Kong time then two days later after he identifies himself Edward Snowden American whistle lar- he gives an interview with the South China Morning Post he also provides documents to that reporter Lana Lamb and those those documents were actually detailed operations against China as opposed to domestic surveillance activities of of the NSA which was is the big kind of reveal of snow documents when he gave that interview saying I have more documents. I have to go through the mall. I did not provide these documents to journalists before four in the actual details of the documents were foreign intelligence operations the US against China it piqued my interest in a different way and when I asked an expert cyber expert who'd worked with NATO to put together the international rule book called the talent manual for cyber operations he said Yeah and Snowden revealed to dispatch. I'm wearing post is just spying. It's just an updated version of espionage. That's been going going on forever but now the technology is much better at that point my mind kind of went on parallel tracks where it was obvious that the early snowden leaks had exposed something that was important for American society and start a privacy discussion that continues to this day. There is also this aspect aspect of well. Why is he also leaking this information that doesn't really have that same public interest in in mind and it really is only helpful to the people he's leaking inobound namely the Chinese government and even Glenn Greenwald all two's the the main and most aggressive journalists on the snowden case in who one of the the three journalists that snowden really work within provided documents since two he was asked by a reporter at the time and he said yeah basically paraphrasing that that if he had to guess who would be that was trying to ingratiate himself to the people of Hong Kong and the authorities and that in itself is a recognition that that snowden was no longer acting out of altruism he was a very selfish act in the sense that he was trying to to save himself from being caught by authorities handed over gouges and so that that added an extra element to the story so was everybody else sings divergence like you said these two parallel tracks trains of thought almost like he's a good guy on one side and in a bad guy on the other side or is that unique to something you noticed than maybe others had there weren't that many people who noticed it if you speak to former government officials officials at at the time they certainly noticed it they knew the difference between those two pieces of Information William Binnie any who was a mathematician at the NSA for thirty years. He ended up quitting right after nine eleven because he believed that there were abuses being committed. E actually came out after are snow leaked that information to the South China and post and said well. He's transitioning from a whistleblower to a traitor which is is a pretty wild statement in a couple years later. I actually asked Bill Binney about that statement and he said when pressed he said that he stood by that statement well and he's kind of a hero to Snowden so that's it's a fascinating aspect but for the most part in two thousand thirteen those leaks the initial ones really just rocked. Everyone and they kept coming there. was there was a really really good story developing which was ever snowed in the whistle blower the champion of privacy and everyone's freedoms that that was really the dominant story so this subtexts that there is this other element to it didn't really catch on at the time that subtexts. Michael's referring two has become the most interesting part of the story to me when looking at motives it always just comes down to the person who was Edward Snowden before four he began handing over those documents well see a brave Patriot willing to put his whole life on the line to create more transparency in the US or is there something else behind these actions the only way to get any clear direction as to look snow's life before the leaks. Why don't you tell me what you know about him. What made Edward Snowden the way he is yeah that that's a really fascinating part of the story and and it it's a different part of the story but it's it's part of the story that becomes important when evaluating intent. Why does anyone do anything and you know we are the end of all the actions that we've taken before now and we are created by the context in which we grew up and was born in Nineteen eighty-three so depending on where you put the cut off a millennial. He's is right there. He's he's one of the original digital natives. He liked computers. he was very good at it. He t took to it very well. he grew up in North Carolina for a time lived not far from Fort Mead where the NSA is based EGR opening of government family is mother works for the courts. His father worked in the the Coast Guard. He had a tough teen years. He dropped out of high school when he was about fifteen and he says because he got mono and just didn't go back his parents got divorced when he was seventeen going on eighteen and he was basically at that point on socializing mostly on the Internet on these ars technica forms so the first time he logged on December of two thousand and one over the next ten plus years he is on on and off but on those forms his last post is right before he allegedly started stealing documents. You learn a lot about his personality. He calls himself an indoor cat but now and he lives in Moscow because he's just computer all the time Gotcha. You said one thing that I want to kind of dig at when he dropped out of high school because is he claimed to have motto. You say that saying like we a lot of people get mono and it doesn't take them out of high school. Necessarily what do you think was the the real story. They're like what what caused that. You think it's impossible to say based on what we're going on in terms of these are these online artifacts of his posts online. He rails against institutional schooling. He doesn't like the system. He never liked system. Whatever system he's in in the first time we see that is through the school system so yeah. It's true that you know almost everyone knows people who had mono in high school and those people didn't drop out so ah it suggests that there was a larger context there and it becomes interesting for Edward Snowden his life because a lot of times medical reasons become so important at different stages so he joined the Special Forces training program and this is right around when the Iraq war is really heating up and he did he basically washed out but he says that he broke both of his legs in a training accident accident so there's another medical reason for him to leave this institution this different institition people haven't hasn't his medical records haven't been published because that's a privacy thing but the official reason for him leaving was an administrative discharge wasn't a medical discharge and and if you talk to form officials that's kind of a big difference right so and and even even if you would have broken his legs if he wanted to stay in the the program he could have just like if you get mono in high school and you want to stay in highschool there are there are ways that they can accommodate even in the military tearing right and famous most famously win he left the NSA Hawaii to go to Hong Kong with all his documents. He told his boss that he had to go to a doctor because he had epilepsy so there's another medical reason to leave an institution but that was actually sleep just as cover story said he he'd get a few days time lead time to go to Hong Kong. This is a something that's repeated itself pattern in in his story. We spoke a little beforehand and you said something interesting that I I wanted to kind of talk about too because clearly he was in. He was online like you said an indoor cat even back then but he also interests in gaming right. Wasn't that part like He. He was an arcade visitor. Yeah he's he talks about the arcade in Maryland. He's really big into tech and one of the the Internet pages that he was on he put his occupation as Tekken and you you know he's on all these different threads but over the years he's consistently on video game threads whether it's.
WhatsApp Users Spread Rumors in World's Biggest Democracy
"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from Deloitte, a global leader in digital transformation helping clients apply. Technologies like cloud an AI to their unique business challenges Deloitte got com slash look again. This is tech news briefing. Im Tanya boost does reporting from the newsroom in London. And the spread of false information is a fire. The world is still trying to contain in India in particular. Brian fake, news has lit social media aflame as the world's largest democracy prepares for national elections. More after these tech headlines. The national security agency has suggested to the White House that it ditch a surveillance program that collects data about calls and text messages saying the logistical and legal burdens of keeping it outweigh its intelligence benefits. Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden leaked the existence of the program nearly six years ago, and it ignited and international uproar. The Wall Street Journal reported last month that the NSA was considering ending the meta data program, but such conversations were in the early stages. Scientists have harnessed artificial intelligence to translate brain signals into speech, a huge step toward brain plants that one day let people with impaired abilities speak their minds a research team at the university of California. San Francisco introduced an experimental brain decoder that combines direct recording of signals from the brains of research subjects with AI machine learning and a speech synthesizer. And when perfected the system could give people who can't speak such as stroke patie-. And cancer victims the ability to conduct conversations at an actual pace. The journals Lijo tes is covering it all read more at wsJcom or the WSJ app. And now, let's talk about Domino's and data because pizza Domino's pizza believes keeping control of its delivery remains critical for the quality of its pizza. So what is it not going to do surrender to some random third party? That's according to its CEO who told investors when talking earnings this week that it's not clear why Domino's should quote give up the data in our business to some third party. Who will ultimately use it against us, and quote, the world's biggest pizza chain does use third party platforms abroad in addition to its own fleet. But the results have been mixed Domino's pizza has big plans for your car. It recently announced a plan for millions of connected cars starting this year. We're customers will be able to place and track orders on car touchscreens coming up around the world efforts to stop the spread of misinformation. Are having little effect. Why the problem continues to grow in the world's biggest democracy support for this podcast and the following message? Come from Deloitte, a global leader in digital transformation helping clients apply. Technologies like cloud an AI to their unique business challenges Deloitte got com slash look again. In india? The fight against fake news is in full force as we all know the spread of false information is a runaway train of global proportions. But the Wall Street Journal's newly Cornell in his coverage explains why the problem is particularly bad in India. Millions of people are getting online for the first time, thanks to cheap smartphones and plummeting prices for mobile data. Many of these first time web users are using the messaging app. What's up with an estimated three hundred million users? India is what's the biggest market sending texts videos and photos doesn't incur the same costs as conventional text one user can create a group with as many as two hundred fifty five people just like in the US Europe and beyond political campaigns have managed to play on cultural and economic divides win campaigns want to target voters. They often blast tailored political messages to hundreds of what's up groups. They spread misinformation about sensitive subjects like India's relationship with Pakistan or religious stereotypes. Fact checking groups say this exacerbates social tensions. In addition, many Indians who are getting online for the first time live in rural areas where there is limited education about digital literacy. So how does social media tackle such a problem ahead of the elections? Facebook took down hundreds of pages in accounts that were specifically spreading misleading content or spam messages. What's app has made it harder for people to share messages a user. Now as limited to fording one message to only five groups. What's have also introduced temp line where people can submit dubious claims to be fact checked though, it's effective nece. So far is unclear despite these efforts fact, taking groups say misinformation isn't going away anytime soon for more details had to wsJcom that ends this edition of tech news briefing for the Wall Street Journal Ontong Tanya boost thanks for listening.
"edward snowden" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"An unpopular opinion. I'm not mad at you. I'm wishing we had two hours to explore. I think hell it will be an onion that the more. We peel the more. We might find George. Go ahead. Yes. I believe in UFO's. All right. I think that's more popular than you than you would believe then you would expect Kelly. Go ahead. Got kelly. Yes, I was calling to see if I could have to I think that we should not allow baby born here to be citizens about their parents are citizens or at least here legally and the other one I just wanted to put the female point. And I agree with the guy that I don't think women should be police officers and firemen and as far as the military definitely not combat, but that his because there are positions they might do. But that also takes away from the easier positions for the guys to do when they're injured though, it's kind of an air. And I think that men should be principles of public sports. Interesting James, go ahead. Edward Snowden man eleven and America's long based on Christianity. Edward Snowden is based on Chris Edward Snowden. Nine eleven and the fact that American laws are based on Christianity. Edward snorts Snowden being portrayed as a traitor. Nine eleven being it wasn't an inside job. And America's laws not based on Christianity. So you've you've listed subjects. But I don't know what you're unpopular opinions are. I would think that all of them would be unpopular opinion. Those aren't opinions. Those are subject, you didn't state the opinion. Jeremy go ahead. Is the almighty creator or Jesus is father and there's power in that name. That's the sacred secret. Is your name? Jeremy? It's theresa. Mess that out. But he did maybe he getting confused when you start talking about Jehovah. Yeah. I didn't say that must be.
"edward snowden" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"Believe that. An unpopular opinion. I'm not mad at you. I'm wishing we had two hours to explore. I think Helen will be an onion that the more. We peel the more. We might find George. Go ahead. Yes. Believe in UFO's. All right. I think that's more popular than you than you would believe then you would expect Kelly. Go ahead. Kelly. Yes, I was calling to see if I could have to I think that we should not allow babies born here to be citizens of us. Our parents our citizens or at least here legally and the other one I just wanted to put the female point. And I agree with the guy that I don't think women should be police officers firemen, and it's worth the military. Definitely not combat. But that discussable because there are positions they might do. But that also takes away from the easier positions for the guys do when they're injured though, kind of up in the air. And I think that men should be principles of public schools. Interesting James, go ahead. Edward Snowden nine eleven and America's long based on Christianity. Edward Snowden is based on Edward Snowden nine eleven. And the fact that American laws.
"edward snowden" Discussed on KTRH
"That. An unpopular opinion. I'm not mad at you. I'm wishing we had two hours to explore. I think Helen will be an onion that the more. We peel the more. We might find George. Go ahead. Yes. I believe in close. All right. I think that's more popular than you would then you would believe then you would expect Kelly. Go ahead. Kelly. Yes, I was calling to if I could have to I think that we should not allow babies born here to be citizens of us. Our parents our citizens or at least here legally and the other one I just wanted to put the female point. And I agree with the guy that I don't think women should be police officers firemen, and as far as the military definitely not combat, but that his castle because there are positions I might do. But that also takes away from the easier positions. So the guys do when they're injured though, kind of up in the air. And I think that men should be principles of public sports. Interesting James, go ahead. Edward Snowden nine eleven and America's long based on Christianity. Edward Snowden is based on Chris Edward Snowden. Nine eleven. And the fact that American laws are based on Christianity. Edward Snowden Snowden being portrayed as a traitor. Nine eleven being it wasn't an inside job. And America's laws not based on Christianity. So you've you've listed subjects. But I don't know what you're unpopular opinions are. I would think that all three of them would be unpopular opinions. Those aren't opinions. Those are subject, you didn't state the opinion. Jeremy go ahead. Is the almighty creator is father and there's power in that name. That's the sacred secret. Is your name? Jeremy? Now, it's Theresa. Hi. Out that he did. Maybe he get confused when you start talking about Jehovah. Yeah. I didn't that him. He must be right..
Police decrypt 258000 messages after breaking pricey IronChat crypto app
"Police in the Netherlands claimed have decrypted more than two hundred fifty eight thousand messages sent using the app iron chat, which is an end to end encrypted chat service. In fact, the two men who ran blackbox security who operated iron shed have been arrested on charges of money laundering. Please have taken down the server used to send messages they've also taken down the website server, those might be the same servers. But they've they're both off line. It's an unknown. How the police were able to read the messages, but the best guesses involves some kind of weakness in how the iron chat app handled encryption the Netherlands police are not claiming to have broken. The encryption an article published by Dutch public broadcaster NAS detailed several weaknesses in iron chat, like easy to miss notifications of a change in key, which could be an indication of an attempted man in the middle attack or failure to check if the server sending the messages is the correct ones he could spoof things. So Dutch police might have used any number of methods to trick themselves into being able to get the messages without breaking the. Decryption iron Chet claimed to be a choice of Edward Snowden. Although that is not verified is something. They just put up on their website.
NSA deletion of more than 685 million call records raises questions
"The wasser ban dangled tickets you could use some anytime or limited time this is kelly show kfi am six forty more stimulating talk down to the kfi news from foreign update demonstrators rallied in cities all over the nation against the trump administration's immigration policy california lieutenant governor gavin newsom was one of today's featured speakers at the families belong together event downtown la the candidate for governor says diversity is what makes la unique i don't know about you but i think the world looks to us looks to each and every one of you to see that it's possible to live together to advance together and prosper together across every conceivable and imaginable different sows people turned out to protest at the event earlier today also speaking at the rally were us representative maxine waters and l a mayor garcetti the feds are filling the recycle bin the national security agency is deleting more than six hundred eightyfive million call records obtained since two thousand fifteen from telecommunication companies in connection with investigations the bulk collection of call records was initially restricted by congress after former contractor edward snowden leaked documents revealing extensive government surveillance a law enacted in june two thousand fifteen said that going forward the info would be retained by the telecoms not the nsa but the agency could access the massive database aaron bender kfi news president trump says he wants to rebuild the nation's transportation infrastructure and to strengthen the us steel industry through tariffs on imports second goal could make it more costly to accomplish the first that's because the president's own tariffs raise steel prices and created uncertainty for big transportation projects steel is essential in the building of bridges roads and railroads pasadena museum of california art is closing museums going to close october seventh when it's three current exhibitions and their runs the pm see a board voted earlier this month to close a museum because they were out of money museum was founded in two thousand two by a wealthy couple traffic from your helpful socal honda traffic center.
NSA deletion of more than 685 million call records raises questions
"Newsradio twelve hundred w newsradio twelve hundred w away i news director jim forsyth is at main plaza downtown for san antonio's version of an antitrump immigration rally one of more than one hundred scheduled across the us for today jim i'm seeing signs air saying things like the united states is kidnapping children pictures of children with signs reading i'm in a baby prison and a lot of opposition to president trump a lot of people wearing t shirts reading impeach there's a sign in front of me right now united states unite families this is is a rally that is opposing the white house's zero tolerance plan toward immigrants at the border even though president trump has signed an order ending the divide the division of families a lot of these people don't believe it's happening at a lot of these people want zero tolerance to go away on main plaza jim foresights newsradio twelve hundred w police in maryland continue their probe into an attack that left five people dead in a newsroom in annapolis as a small memorial take shape outside the offices of the capital gazette newspaper in annapolis we have learned a bit more about the alleged gunman thirty eight year old jared ramos accused of gunning down five newspaper employee's in a brutal attack police today being stymied though because they say ramos is not cooperating ramos is believed to have had a long simmering feud with the newspaper and at one point he sued for defamation a case he lost was that behind this attack that terrorized not just the newspaper offices but a number of other nearby businesses and this morning rama's continues to sit in jail without bond following years of controversy and numerous missteps the national security agency is deleting millions of phone records it collected for what it says were national security reasons six hundred eighty five million call records will be erased these records the nsa collected from telecommunications companies since twenty fifteen the agency says it's due to quote technical irregularities but some speculate it might be because the program failed the data collection practice got some controversial press when former nsa contractor edward snowden leaked documents pointing to widespread government surveillance in two thousand fifteen congress passed a law saying the nsa could no longer collect call records and.
America's poor becoming more destitute under Trump: UN expert
"Uh of regret and disappointment at the american actions and concern that they are not constructive canada the european union and mexico have all vowed to retaliate against those tariffs president trump is meeting with top advisers today as he prepares for his on again meeting with north korea's leader defense secretary james mattis says they won't be talking about us troops on the korean peninsula that issue is not on the table here in singapore on the twelfth nor should it be madison's the summit will still focus on denuclearization president trump's lawyers have been trying to keep special counsel robert muller from forcing him to answer questions on the russian meddling probe the new york times is reporting that mr trump's attorneys say he cannot be compelled to testify arguing and a confidential letter that he could not obstruct justice because he has a thorny over all federal investigations the defense department is about to take over background checks for the federal government security expert daniel gray says the new system would improve the clearance process possibly catching people such as former national security agency contractor edward snowden who leaks classified material you may be able to identify anomalies which in the past may have been overlooked leading you to a snowden or at chelsea manning type of situation manning went to prison for leaking classified documents a united nations expert says the trump administration needs to do more to help the nation's poor cbs's larry miller widespread poverty in the us and it's grown since donald trump became president charges a un human rights investigator philip allston claims the administration's policies such as welfare cuts reduced access to health insurance appeared deliberately aimed at removing a safety net from the poor while tax reform hand the mega rich and big companies financial windfalls the un human rights specialists says nearly forty one million americans live in poverty with the rate of youth poverty highest in the industrialized world larry miller cbs news more mandatory evacuations on hawaii's big island as a killer way of all keno continues to erupt residence in several neighborhoods have been told to get out or risk being trapped by lava.
Make Alexa the default assistant on an Android phone
"If they go life there's no guarantee i eighteen months ago whistle blower edward snowden asked twitter ceo jack dorsey for encrypted diem and dorsey at the time said that's reasonable and something we'll think about so maybe they did it the real question is when will twitter include a stories functionality that's what i wanted that's not the real question it might be it's a different question okay all right fine the dish for the next eight minutes android appears to now be recognizing amazon's vice assistant as a possible google assistant substitute for the same way it does microsoft's cortana so you can set alexa to be your default assist app instead of google assistant you'll need amazon's alexa app then make the switch in these settings apps default apps assist and voice input setting after a long press on your home button your new amazon default assistant will fire up this yeah as a very very very good move in my incident on a folks don't get you can get all the tech headlines each day in about five minutes by subscribing to daily tech headlines available on the amazon echo the google home and the anchor app or a daily tech headlines dot com all right let's talk a little bit more about google we're going to go through the groups of announcements they had today first thing i want to give acknowledgement to is excessive ability google adding more s code to g board for excess ability it comes to g boorda ios and android now granted they could do more but it's nice to see that google and microsoft both continued this trend of of treating accessibility seriously in their keynotes.
"edward snowden" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Never rebounds especially because you and i think you're a great person to comment on this over your period have in fact sheet uk domestic intelligence palsy so at at least one of your papers of i understand correctly is cited as the blueprint for the investigatory powers act end that of course his fomented quite a bit of discussion around whether or not it would meet let's say that standards for an adequacy decision with the eu you've spoken favourably about the the ipa in so far as it promotes transparency and i wonder if you could talk a little bit about the uk's domestic legislation in so far as it may or may not conflict with eu expectations or other a terrific blank canvas in 2014 vote on on uh uh the exercise of investigate repola's across the board by intelligence agencies by police by others and my conclusion was that the existing goal was not fit for purpose it was a paint a member of the public on a legislature even could not be aware from looking at the low on the published guidance pows were actually being used and would have you think of edward snowden my case it's it's it's not very much i think one has to accept that the consequences of what he revealed out walls to host the realization if you'd like that people have to be a lot more transparent up to me this is a political issue and it was something that that had to be put right said the main characteristics of unusual the festival they do have a little hasnat extensive powers including powers relating to the collection of data similar for example jio section 702 was a power not dissimilar jio section two one five although i think it was it's a much more useful powers it exists in the uk and as it's used in the uk but with those strong powers at comes much more transparency i think probably will leading transparency see any for example commute computer network exploitation or equipment interferences call it.
"edward snowden" Discussed on Plus 7 Intelligence
"We will were looking for games that either intentionally did this or so true to a particular philosophy the the they they just fitted naturally of how we would have what talk about fostering help ancient offers modern office lost by the career you gave her that the story about edward snowden edinburgh that uh that's really fascinating batte it really underlies how how significant the video games can be in shaping people's philosophy a ends in a sometimes they're ethics hum i think that this is really relevant with a lot of these topics that you're talking about their topics that are from science fiction for now with things like artificial intelligence and a hero know the rise of automation now these topics are very relevant because pal you relate to an artificial intelligence a lot of people had a majority of their experience with chronic oh artificial intelligence with nbc's in a game and then now it's going to be in your house you're going to have an artificial intelligence to to deal with daytoday so so these topics are are very relevant to uh to to modern life for seemed to be modern life athena's truly and sciencefiction has always has me she wells' day and tuesday wednesday in the ancients who wrote kind of mad sciencefiction about the moon or openly like decree shas all of these people have written things off they all kind of trying to create what future's going to be an quite often they've been ranked but not writes in the way they thought they would they so yet that's the kind of what's happening here as well as people generating thought experiments about the way the world my bay and then letting you play through the consequences of.
"edward snowden" Discussed on Off The Hook
"Among these among the among the keynote sir who are just a few of the top of your head so oh a edward snowden and thomas drake uh having a one of the first big public speeches by edward snowden yeah and where it will be listening to a little bit of that in a in a bit but the not just meter political figures like edward snowden um we've had the software world luminaries like richard storman loyd the mentor blankenship we've had people from other other areas of public life like aaron mcgruder from the boone docks creator of the comicstrip and cartoon the boone docks we've had jello biafra yes um former lead of the dead kennedy's punk icon and so so many more people adam savage of mythbusters and i could i could go on and on and the list but the distal i think the three of you are also um longtime hope attendees and i'm sure you've you've you've got particular a jeff keynotes that that made particular impacts on you well i think jello be all frias keynote at the last hope i think was the first time at actually managed to make it two a keynote ad hoc conference and it was just an amazing experience it was part going to uh a relieve amazing concert it was part of a really great comedy set and it was just an amazingly passionate speech about civil rights and community building and uh and the state of society at the time.
"edward snowden" Discussed on KBOI 670AM
"Animal liberation the alf that's right that was the right yeah animal liberation front publishes names of people on their website who are snitch is the publisher faced in may put their face up there put their license plate number up there yeah so as unpopular as it may be for the press to publish something without the government's permission that's why the press actually has that freedom that's why the press has that freedom a number of you love edward snowden a a lot of fear of what it it's close it's almost 50 percent think edward snowden is a whistle blower on the government if the government is doing something that the people don't know about jute do the people have the right to know rusty gets me on facebook and says yes the guy has the right to post the names my question is does he have any responsibility if one of them is harmed or killed a rusty no he doesn't not a call to my knowledge it's not a call to action find these people and harm them no that is upon the person unmasking some buddy does not make you responsible for their for for anything that happens to them if they get fired from a job or or if he or if they get harm he's not responsible somebody else who did that action is somebody else's responsible for them ada county sheriff and counties all over the country post the names of child molesters they're not telling people who to beat up they're not telling people who to target in fact they're telling people who to stay away from or be cautious of does he have to verify it if he chooses to the honestly if he chooses to if he believes what he is publishing is true you can and nobody has told them it's not they can't verify it because hey they're trying to keep it a secret they're trying to keep a lid on it it's an interesting story because the people involved in these standoffs have rights we have the right to confront an accuser we all of us every single one of us has the right to confront an accuser how can you question somebody that the government knows who they are and are keeping them a secret from you how can you question while they're just here for informational purposes well anybody who has their freedom on trial has.
"edward snowden" Discussed on No Such Thing As A Fish
"My thank this week is the g c h q has an internal ghost hunting club circle this is hurdle ghost hunting are it's not looking for internal find you're in a go the first group of spooks to be found looking for ghosts no it's not that this is a this came out a couple of years guys cotton twenty thirteen actually was the wikileaks leak of lots of g h q correspondence loaded which was very important and then there was this which was just an exchange of emails confirmed has got a ghost hunting grief and it arranges trips to kind of haunted house is advertised to staff and partners whether they're skeptics all believers and yes for visits to the haunted properties sounds good how they spend their spare time that saddam was a part of a edward snowden leak that was the big edward snowden league and it was that it was one bit of the wasn't that where it kind of showed the inside social life of the people who work adjacent h q because it goes beyond just having a ghost hunting club will be whit if that was the only social i had a look at the notice boobs one is covered in blood apparently they have their own in sort of internal social media platform which is colds upon on my space spice space the classified well that was a wouldn't have got a facebook what's i parodying said have a good social secretary in dc h q and it sounds like they have already fun time so there was another of correspondence it was leaks about the football tournament they have a sports to every year and the main event as a football tournament in which every team has to have one lady player at all times i thought say lady players sounds like away the old fashioned your time is it also sounds like a blow koos leaks around a of a lady player.