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CyberWire Law and Policy Podcast


Need effects change.
Aug 12 • 41 min
Dave describes the business concerns of a company who makes their living scraping data, Ben explores the legal importance of being able to analyze source code, and later in the show Ben speaks with Professor Julia Lane, Professor at the NYU Wagner…
The evolution of the internet.
Aug 5 • 42 min
Dave’s got the story of the Google geofencing location requests coming under scrutiny, Ben describes how federal officers are using social media streams to track down protesters, and later in the show our conversation with Max Kirby from Publicis Groupe…
Diversity in contact tracing.
Jul 29 • 40 min
Dave’s got the story of the Department of Homeland Security authorizing the collection of information on protestors, Ben covers a European court ruling affecting Facebook, and later in the show our conversation with Elissa Redmiles, a Researcher in the…
The power of the pen.
Jul 22 • 42 min
Dave’s got the story of police using smart streetlights to investigate protesters, Ben has the story of major tech companies responding to China’s new Hong Kong security law, and later in the show our conversation with Scott Godes, partner with Barnes &…
Law takes time.
Jul 15 • 41 min
Dave’s got the story of police using smart streetlights to investigate protesters, Ben has the story of major tech companies responding to China’s new Hong Kong security law, and later in the show our conversation with Hilary Wandall, SVP of Privacy…
Huawei statements are not as strong as before.
Jul 8 • 37 min
Dave’s got the story of a school district in hot water over facial recognition issues, Ben has the story of protesters being tracked via their mobile devices, and later in the show our conversation with Shannon Vavra with CyberScoop on her recent article,…
Policy is a mess.
Jul 1 • 43 min
Dave’s got the story of the IRS giving up on location data, Ben has the story of a man wrongfully arrested due to a facial recognition match, and later in the show our conversation with Fred Cate, Vice President for research at Indiana University and…
Code is law.
Jun 24 • 43 min
Dave’s got the story of how the FBI used open source intelligence to track down an alleged arsonist, Ben describes a facial recognition test that took place at the Rose Bowl, and later in the show our conversation with Maureen Webb on her forthcoming…
Building public trust.
Jun 17 • 40 min
Dave’s got the story of law enforcement using enhanced Stingray technology, Ben explains why IBM is no longer pursuing facial recognition technology, and later in the show our conversation with John Ackerly, CEO of Virtru Corporation. We’ll be discussing…
Cybersecurity at the global, national, and state levels.
Jun 10 • 45 min
Dave’s got the story of a class action privacy suit targeting Google, Ben takes a look at surveillance in a time of protests and unrest, and later in the show our interview with Maryland State Senator Katie Fry Hester. While this show covers legal topics,…
Pushing the CCPA.
Jun 3 • 50 min
Dave’s got the story of a judge ruling that powering up a mobile device requires a warrant, Ben takes a look at Twitter adjusting their policies in response to the President, and later in the show our conversation with Ken Dort, data privacy lawyer at…
Tech and cyber competition with China.
May 27 • 45 min
Dave describes how law enforcement may be using a new technique to access suspects’ iPhones, Ben takes a look at a Senate vote that may signal surveillance reform, and later in the show our conversation with Adam Segal, Senior Fellow at Council on Foreign…
The different implications of surveillance.
May 20 • 36 min
Dave has the story of the potential expansion of the Patriot Act. Ben takes a look at hacking tools that were offered up to local law enforcement. And later in the show my conversation with Alan Z. Rozenshtein, associate professor of law at University of…
Privacy is a human right.
May 13 • 53 min
Dave has the story of a facial recognition research project that claims to be able to predict criminality, Ben takes a look at privacy in the face of contact tracing app and coronavirus, and later in the show our conversation with Jules Polonetsky, CEO of…
If there’s cyberwar, are there cyber war crimes?
May 6 • 40 min
Dave has the story of a US appeals court asking why a Facebook encryption order should remain sealed, Ben takes a look at the effects of GDPR, and later in the show our conversation with Tarah Wheeler, she is a Cybersecurity Policy Fellow at New America,…
You will pay for that one way or another.
Apr 29 • 36 min
Dave’s got the story of a landlord who may run afoul of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Ben wonders if the big tech CEOs could be held liable for contact tracking apps, and later in the show my conversation with Joseph Cox. He is a Senior Staff Writer…
You don’t own your photos.
Apr 22 • 38 min
Dave’s got the story of photographer who came up short in an online copyright claim, Ben wonders if the Supreme Court is going to take a look at the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and later in the show my conversation with Dmitri Alperovitch. He is the…
Where there’s a will, there’s a loophole.
Apr 15 • 40 min
Dave shares the details of New York’s new data breach notification law and how it may affect businesses. Ben examines the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s approach to evaluating government demands for new surveillance powers. And later in the show our…
Heat maps and surveillance temptations.
Apr 8 • 43 min
Dave has a fascinating application of anonymized data to show travel patterns during the coronavirus pandemic. Ben discusses the temptation to increase surveillance during this pandemic, and later in the show my conversation with Professor Yehuda Lindell,…
Never let a crisis go to waste.
Apr 1 • 40 min
Ben and Dave discuss the policy and privacy issues surrounding the global coronavirus pandemic, and later in the show our interview with Lily Hay Newman. She is a senior writer at WIRED, and we’ll be discussing browser privacy. Links to stories: U.S.…
Can smart surveillance keep us safe?
Mar 25 • 47 min
Ben and Dave discuss the policy and privacy issues surrounding the global coronavirus pandemic, the Listener on the Line has a question about ZTE bribery and later in the show our interview with Nancy Kim. She is the ProFlowers Distinguished Professor of…
Dressing for privacy.
Mar 18 • 38 min
Ben shares a story about dressing for privacy, Dave has the tale of location data putting an innocent man at the scene of a crime, and later in the show our interview with Admiral James Stavridis. He is the former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO. Links…
Technology always moves quicker than policy.
Mar 11 • 36 min
Ben has an update on NSA’s phone surveillance program, Dave has a story about cars snitching on their owners, and later in the show our interview with Liesyl Franz. She is from the U.S. Department of State in the Office of the Coordinator for Cyber…
Get that thing off my car.
Mar 4 • 39 min
Ben explains why Apple may pay half a billion dollars to settle a class action suit, Dave has an update on last week’s GPS tracking device story, and later in the show our interview with Riana Pfefferkorn. She is Associate Director of Surveillance and…
Just gimme some truth.
Feb 26 • 39 min
Ben wonders why law enforcement are often cagey when it comes to revealing the electronic surveillance tools they make use of, Dave shares a story of a judge requiring an insurance company to help a small business clean up after a ransomware attack, and…
Rigging the game.
Feb 19 • 41 min
Ben describes a decades-long global espionage campaign alleged to have been carried out by the CIA and NSA, Dave shares a story about the feds using cell phone location data for immigration enforcement, and later in the show our conversation with Drew…
The practical concerns of data encryption.
Feb 12 • 45 min
Dave shares a story about the government compelling some tech giants to help find a WhatsApp drug dealer, Ben follows developments on the ClearView facial recognition story that the New York Times recently broke, and later in the show, our conversation…
And the heat goes on.
Feb 5 • 45 min
Dave shares a story about Amazon trying to have its cake and eat it, too when it comes to product liability. Ben has developments on the ClearView facial recognition story that the New York Times recently broke, and later in the show our conversation with…
Exploring the cultural values of personal privacy.
Jan 29 • 48 min
Dave shares a story about our own state of Maryland trying to crack down on ransomware, Ben shares a New York Times story about facial recognition software, and later in the show our conversation with Stuart Thompson from the New York Times on the…
There is no back door.
Jan 22 • 39 min
Dave shares a story about congress struggling to define acts of war in cyberspace. Ben has Apple’s response to the DOJ’s request to unlock yet another iPhone, and later in the show we interview Andrea Little Limbago the Chief Social Scientist at Virtru…
Cell phone tracking and the future of data value.
Jan 15 • 47 min
Dave shares a story from Gizmodo about lawsuits aimed at Ring and Amazon. You asked - Ben listened - his take on an op-ed from the New York Times about cell phone tracking, and later in the show we interview Michelle Dennedy, formerly of Cisco and now CEO…
The quiet, behind-the-scenes work of the FBI.
Jan 8 • 48 min
Dave shares a Washington Post story about the data your car may be collecting about you. Ben digs in to recent revelations about government surveillance, and later in the show we interview Jason G. Weiss, former forensic expert with the FBI and current…
The cyber resiliency of White House operations.
Dec 18, 2019 • 47 min
On this week’s show Ben unpacks a recent Capital Hill hearing on the crypto wars, Dave describes a ruling that addresses biometrics and self incrimination. Our guest is Christopher Whyte, an assistant professor of homeland security and emergency…
Helping us understand HIPAA.
Dec 11, 2019 • 47 min
Ben shares a story of student privacy in an age of surveillance. Dave describes efforts by the state of Georgia to put parts of their official legal code behind a paywall. The listener on the line wonders about speed cameras. Our guest is Donna Grindle,…
Moving the needle in the federal space.
Dec 4, 2019 • 45 min
In this episode, “Moving the needle in the federal space,” Ben describes US Senate Democrats’ proposal for new privacy legislation. We have a story from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on the 5th Amendment and password privacy. And later in show we…
Compliance, regulation and small businesses.
Nov 27, 2019 • 43 min
Dave wonders if a case involving a GPS tracker has drifted toward absurdity. Ben reviews a Pew survey on attitudes toward privacy. Our guest is Aleksandr Yampolskiy from Security Scorecard. He shares his thoughts on privacy legislation and the crypto…
Lessons learned from environmental legislation.
Nov 20, 2019 • 43 min
On this week’s show Ben shares news on the ability of the government to search your electronic devices at the border, Dave has a story about Google drawing the attention of HHS for gathering medical patient data and later in show my interview with Bret…
Slowly awakening to the problems we face.
Nov 13, 2019 • 42 min
Ben looks at the cozy relationship between Ring and local law enforcement, Dave shares a story about a DNA tests and search warrants. Our listener on the line wonders about deleted emails. Our guest is Michael Chertoff, former US Secretary of Homeland…
The legislation can only do so much.
Nov 6, 2019 • 47 min
Ben describes a potential loophole in medical records privacy regulations. Dave shares a story of a woman ordered by a judge to unlock her mobile device. Our listener on the line wonders how digital assistants may run up against two-party consent laws.…
Privacy and biometric data.
Oct 30, 2019 • 38 min
Ben wonders if the NSA’s authority to collect metadata will be renewed. Dave describes an expensive case of mobile device snooping. Our listener on the line wonders if the feds can monitor his laptop. Our guest is Elizabeth Wharton from Prevalion on…
Crowdsourced private surveillance.
Oct 21, 2019 • 40 min
Dave shares a candidate’s plan to make personal data private property. Ben describes a system of crowdsourced private surveillance. The listener on the line has a question about expectations of privacy in places like shopping malls. Our guest is Kim Phan…