NSA 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 Gen. Michael Hayden on Why NSA Spying is Reasonable http://wesa.fm/post/gen-michael-hayden-why-nsa-spying-reasonable <p>In the wake of the Edward Snowden/NSA scandal, people all over the world are up in arms about their personal information being collected without their knowledge.</p><p>In America, citizens think their privacy is protected by the Fourth Amendment.</p><p>"Whatever happened to prohibiting unreasonable search and seizure?” asks Essential Pittsburgh host, Paul Guggenheimer.</p><p>According to General Michael Hayden, former Director of the CIA and NSA, the keyword is <em>unreasonable</em>. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:36:55 +0000 Katie Martin 19896 at http://wesa.fm Gen. Michael Hayden on Why NSA Spying is Reasonable Terror Threat Closes American Embassies & Consulates in the Middle East http://wesa.fm/post/terror-threat-closes-american-embassies-consulates-middle-east <p>Last weekend the US Government issued a <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-04/credible-specific-threat-closed-embassies-lawmakers-say.html">worldwide travel alert</a> for Americans abroad, and closed American embassies in the Middle East. It's been called the “most serious” terrorist warning post 9-11. <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/more/opinion/simpson/">Dan Simpson</a>, former US Ambassador and Editorial Editor for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, weighs in on the government’s decision, the NSA involvement and why he feels the alert is a political game.</p><p>Many believe that issuing these alerts is an attempt by the government to show support for the NSA wiretapping leaks.&nbsp; Simpson agrees, saying that he can see the government wanting to identify a serious terrorist attack regardless of whether one is likely, in order to justify the NSA surveillance.</p><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:18:42 +0000 Katherine Blackley 14328 at http://wesa.fm Terror Threat Closes American Embassies & Consulates in the Middle East What Lies Beneath: The Internet's Dark Side http://wesa.fm/post/what-lies-beneath-internets-dark-side <p>Beneath a sea of hashtags, behind the walls of Facebook users and beyond the top ten hits of a Google search is a set of websites and resources on the Internet called the “Undernet.” Also known as the “Dark Web,” these sites are not indexed by search engines and can provide complete anonymity to users.</p><p>Carnegie Mellon University Professor and Network Security Expert <strong><a href="http://www.cylab.cmu.edu/education/faculty/brumley.html">David Brumley</a></strong> explains this hidden Internet and the many legal, illegal and beneficial actions that occur within this web.</p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:23:10 +0000 Katherine Blackley 13283 at http://wesa.fm What Lies Beneath: The Internet's Dark Side