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Ep 98 | 10.14.21

Government agencies have different obligations on keeping data.

Guest Paul Robichaux of Quest Software joins Dave to talk about how government agencies can better protect citizen data, Ben has a story about the European Union considering a mandate for common chargers for all phones, and Dave's got the story an Uber driver in the UK getting locked out of his account because of facial recognition software.

Ep 97 | 10.7.21

Protecting local officials from doxxing and threats.

Guest Rob Shavell of DeleteMe talks with Dave Bittner about "how to protect local officials from doxxing and threats" amidst rising tensions over back-to-school policies, Ben's got the latest in FTC's antitrust case against Facebook, and Dave's story is about the Supreme Court considering disclosure of FISA court rulings.

Ep 96 | 9.30.21

Let's talk about Facebook's research.

Our guest is author and journalist Steven Levy. He’s editor-at-large at Wired and his most recent book is "Facebook: The Inside Story." Steven offers his insights on Facebook’s internal research teams, Ben shares a newly-decided court case on whether Big Tech companies can be sued under the Anti-Terrorism statute, and Dave's got the story of some warrantless surveillance being declared unconstitutional in Colorado.

Ep 95 | 9.23.21

Internet communications are the latest wiretapping class action trend.

Guest Paul Karlsgodt from Baker Hostetler joins Dave to discuss the latest class action trend – wiretapping claims for use of standard online tracking software, Ben shares the story of some of the big online players bowing to pressure from Russian authorities. and Dave's got the story of the Supreme Court hearing a case on state secrets and FBI surveillance.

Ep 94 | 9.16.21

Pay the ransom anyway regardless of payment ban?

Guest Mark Lance from GuidePoint Security talks with Dave about the FBI's recent advice not to ban ransom payments, some listener follow-up from Kevin who asks for ways a company or small business could keep their security gaps out of courts, Ben shares the story of a judge allowing a lawsuit against Apple alleging privacy violation in its use of Siri, Dave's got the details on trade groups lobbying for streamlined breach reporting standards.

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Dave Bittner
Ben Yelin
Dave Bittner, is a security podcast host and one of the founders at CyberWire. He’s a creator, producer, videographer, actor, experimenter, and entrepreneur. He’s had a long career in the worlds of television, journalism and media production, and is one of the pioneers of non-linear editing and digital storytelling.
Ben Yelin, JD, is the Program Director for Public Policy & External Affairs at the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security, where he consults public and private entities on homeland security, cybersecurity and emergency management policy. He also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where he teaches courses on electronic surveillance and the Fourth Amendment.
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