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  • Police use of lethal robots sparks crime-fighting debate

    Hours after gunman Micah Johnson ambushed police officers in downtown Dallas, he was killed by a bomb strapped on a police robot. Robots in the past have stopped a lot of dangerous situations, but using a robot to kill - that was a first for a domestic police force. Kris Van Cleave reports on the ethical questions about the use of robots to kill suspects.

    Affiliate Scholar Peter Asaro is interviewed. 

  • Bloomberg West

    Full episode of "Bloomberg West." Guests include Daphne Keller, director of intermediary liability at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy's chief executive officer, Radu Rusu, chief executive officer and co-founder of Fyusion, Crawford Del Prete, IDC's chief research officer, and Daniel Apai, assistant professor at The University of Arizona. 

  • Risky Business #417 -- PlayPen ruling to let FBI off leash?

    In this week's feature interview we're chatting with Stanford's very own Jennifer Granick about a recent ruling in a Virginia court that appears to give the FBI permission to hack into any computer it wants, sans warrant. Well that's what the headlines are screaming, anyway. But as you'll hear, it's not quite that black and white.

  • Bloomberg Law: Password Sharing Conviction Upheld

    Andrea Matwyshyn, a law professor at Northeastern University Law School, and David Levine, a professor at the Elon University School of Law, discuss a federal appeals court ruling that could make it easier for the government to bring criminal charges against people who share passwords for online accounts. In a 2-1 decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. upheld the conviction of a man who was convicted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of accessing his former employer’s computer system by convincing a then-employee to share her password.

  • Apple wants to know users better without knowing them

    "While Google has used differential privacy to analyze user data from its Chrome browser, Apple is the first major tech company to adopt it more widely and publicly, said Arvind Narayanan, a computer scientist at Princeton University.  

    “That’s what makes this so exciting – both for the technology and for the future of privacy protection,” he explained.

    In terms of challenges, Narayanan said the technology could come with extra costs.

  • DNC Breach and the Threat of Cyber Espionage

    With the news that Russian hackers stole Democratic National Committee campaign data, the threats of cyber espionage and cyber attacks from foreign entities are all the more real. 

    Guests:

  • The Age of Global Transparency

    The age of global transparency is upon us. Whether you’re using mobile wiretaps, drones, or satellites, surveillance has become cheap and ubiquitous. And governments aren’t the only ones doing it. These days, almost anyone can peek into the lives of the world’s rich and powerful—and expose sensitive information, using new-fangled technologies or old-fashioned methods like leaks to the press.

    In this episode of Foreign Affairs Unedited, we’re taking a closer look at what the end of secrecy really means for governments, politicians, and everyday people.

  • Court upholds FCC net neutrality rules

    "In a 2-1 ruling, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules that regulators. In a statement, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the ruling “ensures the internet remains a platform for unparalled innovation, free expression and economic growth.” RT America correspondent Manila Chan reports that the DC Circuit Court upheld the ruling despite heavy resistance from the telecom industry.

  • Artificial Intelligence: Law and Policy

    The University of Washington School of Law is delighted to announce a public workshop on the law and policy of artificial intelligence, co-hosted by the White House and UW’s Tech Policy Lab. The event places leading artificial intelligence experts from academia and industry in conversation with government officials interested in developing a wise and effective policy framework for this increasingly important technology. 

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