Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast - Interview with Benjamin Wittes

April 7, 2014

In our fourteenth episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Michael Vatis, and Jason Weinstein discuss:

  • This week in NSA: A Reuters story claims that researchers showed something bad about the way NSA influenced the Dual EC encryption standard; a civil libertarian academic who was part of the President’s expert’s group NSA published a candid assessment of the agency – almost all of it positive; and Yahoo! has finally been able to encrypt its back-office communications  
  • This Week in Reruns: LabMD’s latest filing; the banks that sued Target’s security assessor have had second thoughts; Microsoft’s search of Hotmail to protect its property yields a guilty plea; and Google’s struggle with the most famous ten-second video performance in history ends abruptly.  
  • The Onion Router doesn’t really turn your messages into spoofed news stories (cool as that would be)  
  • Federal magistrates impose limits on computer search warrants as a condition of signing them

In our second half, we have an interview with Benjamin Wittes, senior fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution and co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Lawfare blog.

Download the fourteenth episode (mp3).

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