Edward Snowden http://wesa.fm en Interpreting the Fourth Amendment in the 21st Century http://wesa.fm/post/interpreting-fourth-amendment-21st-century <p>Last month judges in New York and Washington DC issued two different opinions on the controversial bulk metadata collection program being done by the NSA.</p><p>In light of these <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/view_from_chicago/2013/12/judge_pauley_got_it_right_the_nsa_s_metadata_program_is_perfectly_constitutional.html?wpisrc=burger_bar">conflicting decisions</a>, many wonder if the Supreme Court will take up the issue.</p><p>David Harris, Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law University of Pittsburgh School of Law says the opposite rulings were products of the environments where the judges preside, as well as the radically different views of the Fourth Amendment. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 20:22:40 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 22593 at http://wesa.fm Interpreting the Fourth Amendment in the 21st Century Former Whistleblower Says Exposing Truth Can Be Lonely & Daunting http://wesa.fm/post/former-whistleblower-says-exposing-truth-can-be-lonely-daunting <p>While working as internal auditor for Northrop Grumman,<a href="http://jameshholzrichterconsultancy.com"> James Holzrichter</a> noticed that his company was <a href="http://www.contractormisconduct.org/ass/contractors/42/cases/198/1518/northrop-grumman-robinson_pr.pdf">falsely inflating defense costs in order to receive more money from the government.</a>&nbsp; He describes the experience of being faced with a daunting decision to either <a href="http://staugustine.com/stories/110701/bus_252637.shtml">turn in his findings to higher authorities or keep quiet</a> with the knowledge that he was working for a dishonest company.</p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:41:27 +0000 Katherine Blackley 13294 at http://wesa.fm Former Whistleblower Says Exposing Truth Can Be Lonely & Daunting Cyber Security Basics: Assume That Private Communication Is Never Private http://wesa.fm/post/cyber-security-basics-assume-private-communication-never-private <p></p><p>Edward Snowden is the <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/world/report-nsa-contractor-is-source-of-leaks-about-us-government-surveillance-programs-691012/#ixzz2VqtdCXvv">source of leaks</a> of government surveillance programs within the United States. Which have raised questions about our privacy and how much information the government is gathering about us by phone and on the internet.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Mark Wuergler</strong>, Senior Security Researcher for the cyber security firm <a href="http://www.immunityinc.com"><strong>Immunity</strong></a>, says the NSA has the <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/expert-says-the-nsa-is-probably-spying-on-you-2013-6">means and motive to spy on anyone</a>. We'll talk with him about the NSA and security.</p><blockquote><p><strong>The government has been watching ever since the NSA was created. They've been finding and trying new ways of watching and listening and recording. And they're really good at it.</strong></p></blockquote><div style="overflow: hidden; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); text-align: left; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;">&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 22:26:56 +0000 Heather McClain 11169 at http://wesa.fm Cyber Security Basics: Assume That Private Communication Is Never Private