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  • Bloomberg Law Brief: Apple Invokes First Amendment

    Bloomberg Law Brief with June Grasso. Andrea Matwyshyn, a law professor at Northeastern University, and Nate Cardozo, a lawyer at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, discuss the ongoing dispute between Apple and the U.S. Government, which presses on as Apple continues to fight back against a court order requiring it to write software that would help the FBI unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. Now, Apple is planning to argue that the computer code in their devices is a unique creative work that should be protected by First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

  • What the FBI might be looking for on San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

    "Kate Westmoreland, an attorney and fellow at Stanford University's Center for Internet and Society, said there's a "whole tool kit" of digital information investigators can frequently obtain in crime investigations.

    Smart phone activity is captured in a number of places: cell phone towers intercept people’s locations, emails are stockpiled on servers and contacts, call and text histories often live in archives held by wireless companies, pictures and recordings are often uploaded to the cloud.

  • Bloomberg Law Brief: Apple and the FBI

    Today’s topic: Apple and its decision to pick a fight with the U.S. government over demands to create a security "back-door" into its iPhones, so investigators can unlock a phone used by one of the San Berardino shooters. Bloomberg Law host June Grasso spoke to Robert Mintz, a partner at McCarter and English, and Andrea Matwyshyn (like magician), a law professor at Northeastern University and former FTC senior policy adviser

  • Bloomberg Law: Apple Refuses Court Order

    Robert Mintz, a partner at McCarter and English, and Andrea Matwyshyn, a law professor at Northeastern University and former FTC senior policy adviser, discuss Apple’s battle with the government over a court order that would force the tech giant to create a backdoor into its devices. The case, which revolves around an iPhone that was used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terrorist attacks, is just the latest conflict between Apple and the government over encryption. They spoke with Bloomberg Law host June Grasso on Bloomberg Radio’s "Bloomberg Law."

  • Syrian Government Blocks Aid To Starving Residents Of Madaya

    People in the Syrian town of Madaya are still starving to death. A U.N. aid convoy was finally allowed into the town last month, but it wasn't enough. Secretary of State John Kerry says that's because the Syrian government has surrounded the town and is not allowing enough aid in. Anti-government rebels have also besieged towns in Syria, which Kerry called "directly contrary to the law of war." Is starvation a war crime? NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to law professor Beth Van Schaack to explain.

  • Truth and Power - About The Issue: Cell Phone Surveillance

    Jennifer Granick, Director of Civil Liberties, is in this episode discussing Stingray technology. 

    "Truth and Power" highlights Daniel Rigmaiden, the young tech-genius who exposed STINGRAY - a secret government surveillance technology that hacks into your cell phones. All New Episodes - Fridays at 10 p.m. ET / PT on Pivot. Learn more at


  • Bloomberg Law: Dish Claims Innocence in Robocall Suit (Audio)

    Andrea Matwyshyn, a professor at Northeastern University and former FTC senior policy advisor and Steven Calkins, a law professor at Wayne State University and former general counsel at the FTC, discuss a suit against Dish Network, which accused them of allowing their contractors to violate do-not-call laws by placing millions of robocalls to consumers. The government is seeking more than $24 billion in fines from the company, despite the fact that Dish is only valued at $22 billion. They speak with Bloomberg law hosts June Grasso and Michael Best on Bloomberg Radio’s "Bloomberg Law."