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  • Won’t Somebody Think of the Journalists?

    On April 25, 2017, CLTC was honored to host Tom Lowenthal, Staff Technologist for the Committee to Protect Journalists, for a lunch seminar entitled “Won’t Somebody Think of the Journalists?”. Formerly a paranoia advocate at Mozilla and the Tor Project’s coordinator, Lowenthal specializes in operational security and grassroots surveillance self-defense. In his presentation, he outlined the importance of broad security and privacy protections in today’s media landscape, in which anyone can be a journalist.

  • Murder Video Again Raises Questions About How Facebook Handles Content

    ""Half the time it's, 'Oh no, Facebook didn't take something down, and we think that's terrible; they should have taken it down,' " says Daphne Keller, a law professor at Stanford University. "And the other half of the time is, 'Oh no! Facebook took something down and we wish they hadn't.' "

  • Bloomberg Law Brief: Qualcomm Sued Over Chip Pricing

    Matt Larson, a litigation analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence, and Andrea Matwyshyn, a professor at Northeastern University, discuss a lawsuit between Apple and Qualcomm over Qualcomm’s chip pricing structure. They speak with June Grasso and Michael Best on Bloomberg Radio’s "Bloomberg Law."

  • Weaponized Twitter: Terror in 140 Characters or Less

    When a Texas grand jury this week indicted the man accused of causing journalist Kurt Eichenwald to have a seizure, experts said it was perhaps the first time that a type of electronic communication has been classified as “a deadly weapon” in a physical assault case.

  • Hyperloop Law: Autonomy, Infrastructure, and Transportation Startups

    In 2013, Elon Musk proposed an "open source transportation concept" of levitating vehicles zooming passengers through vacuum tubes at 760 miles an hour. It would be weatherproof, energy-efficient, relatively inexpensive, have autonomous controls. Its impact on urban and inter-city transport could reshape economies and families. 

  • How Many Times Has the Government Spied on You Today?

    The Snowden revelations, while dramatic, have done little to amp up public concern about personal surveillance.

    After all, thanks to technology, electronic spying is cheap —  so cheap the government can’t afford not to do it.

  • 'American Spies' author Jennifer Granick on privacy in the age of surveillance

    The internet makes access to information incredibly easy, and we normally see that as a good thing. But what if the information being accessed is details of our private lives? And what if the person accessing them is a government intelligence agency? This week we speak with Jennifer Granick, author of "American Spies" and director of civil liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, about the quest for privacy in the age of surveillance.

  • Celebrating Hackentine's Day

    The House recently passed legislation that would update the Stored Communications Act, a measure that dictates how law enforcement can gain access to electronic communications stored remotely. Northeastern professor Andrea Matwyshyn joins us to explain some of the problems with the law. Next, we'll look at the intersection of fashion and tech with a new customized dress from Google and H&M based on your personal data. And finally, we'll talk about one nonprofit's event to help women who want to learn more about coding: Hackentine's Day.

  • American Spies - Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care, And What to Do About It

    US intelligence agencies - the eponymous American spies - are exceedingly aggressive, pushing and sometimes bursting through the technological, legal and political boundaries of lawful surveillance. Written for a general audience by a surveillance law expert, this book educates readers about how the reality of modern surveillance differs from popular understanding. Weaving the history of American surveillance - from J.

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