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A weekly conversation on cybersecurity law and policy, surveillance and digital privacy. Hosted by the CyberWire's Dave Bittner and Ben Yelin from the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security. They break down important current legal cases, policy battles, and regulatory matters along with the news headlines that matter most. It’s not just a podcast for lawyers and policymakers; security professionals, businesses, and anyone concerned about privacy and security in the digital age will find the discussions accessible, relevant, and thought provoking.

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Dave's got the story of the Google geofencing location requests coming under scrutiny, Ben describes how federal officers are using social media streams to track down protesters, and later in the show our conversation with Max Kirby from Publicis Groupe on the Evolution of the internet: how did we get to this point. While this show covers legal topics, and Ben is a lawyer, the views expressed do not constitute legal advice. For official legal advice on any of the topics we cover, please contact your attorney.  Links to stories: How feds used a YouTube livestream to arrest a Portland protester Police Requests for Google Users’ Location Histories Face New Scrutiny Got a question you'd like us to answer on our show? You can send your audio file to caveat@thecyberwire.com or simply leave us a message at (410) 618-3720. Hope to hear from you.  Thanks to our sponsor, KnowBe4.
Dave's got the story of the Department of Homeland Security authorizing the collection of information on protestors, Ben covers a European court ruling affecting Facebook, and later in the show our conversation with Elissa Redmiles, a Researcher in the Security & Privacy Group at Microsoft Research. We’ll be getting her take on the privacy concerns of the coronavirus apps. While this show covers legal topics, and Ben is a lawyer, the views expressed do not constitute legal advice. For official legal advice on any of the topics we cover, please contact your attorney.  Links to stories: EU court voids data-sharing pact with the U.S. in Facebook privacy case DHS authorizes personnel to collect information on protesters it says threaten monuments Got a question you'd like us to answer on our show? You can send your audio file to caveat@thecyberwire.com or simply leave us a message at (410) 618-3720. Hope to hear from you.  Thanks to our sponsor, KnowBe4.
The power of the pen.

The power of the pen.

2020-07-2240:25

Dave's got the story of police using smart streetlights to investigate protesters, Ben has the story of major tech companies responding to China’s new Hong Kong security law, and later in the show our conversation with Scott Godes, partner with Barnes & Thornburg on how companies who are affected by data breaches should approach insurance recovery. While this show covers legal topics, and Ben is a lawyer, the views expressed do not constitute legal advice. For official legal advice on any of the topics we cover, please contact your attorney.  Links to stories: The Secret Service Tried to Catch a Hacker With a Malware Booby-Trap Police Are Buying Access to Hacked Website Data Got a question you'd like us to answer on our show? You can send your audio file to caveat@thecyberwire.com or simply leave us a message at (410) 618-3720. Hope to hear from you.  Thanks to our sponsor, KnowBe4.
Law takes time.

Law takes time.

2020-07-1539:15

Dave's got the story of police using smart streetlights to investigate protesters, Ben has the story of major tech companies responding to China’s new Hong Kong security law, and later in the show our conversation with Hilary Wandall, SVP of Privacy Intelligence at TrustArc, on healthcare privacy issues. While this show covers legal topics, and Ben is a lawyer, the views expressed do not constitute legal advice. For official legal advice on any of the topics we cover, please contact your attorney.  Links to stories: TikTok pulls out of Hong Kong as tech companies push back against new security law Police Used Smart Streetlight Footage to Investigate Protesters Got a question you'd like us to answer on our show? You can send your audio file to caveat@thecyberwire.com or simply leave us a message at (410) 618-3720. Hope to hear from you.  Thanks to our sponsor, KnowBe4.
Dave's got the story of a school district in hot water over facial recognition issues, Ben has the story of protesters being tracked via their mobile devices, and later in the show our conversation with Shannon Vavra with CyberScoop on her recent article, "Huawei execs admit they don't know whether their tech is used for surveillance." While this show covers legal topics, and Ben is a lawyer, the views expressed do not constitute legal advice. For official legal advice on any of the topics we cover, please contact your attorney.  Links to stories: Almost 17,000 Protesters Had No Idea A Tech Company Was Tracing Their Location Lockport school district will intervene in NYCLU lawsuit Got a question you'd like us to answer on our show? You can send your audio file to caveat@thecyberwire.com or simply leave us a message at (410) 618-3720. Hope to hear from you.  Thanks to our sponsor, KnowBe4.
Policy is a mess.

Policy is a mess.

2020-07-0141:50

Dave's got the story of the IRS giving up on location data, Ben has the story of a man wrongfully arrested due to a facial recognition match, and later in the show our conversation with Fred Cate, Vice President for research at Indiana University and author of the book "Bulk Collection: Systematic Government Access to Private-Sector Data."  While this show covers legal topics, and Ben is a lawyer, the views expressed do not constitute legal advice. For official legal advice on any of the topics we cover, please contact your attorney.  Links to stories: Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm IRS Used Cellphone Location Data to Try to Find Suspects Got a question you'd like us to answer on our show? You can send your audio file to caveat@thecyberwire.com or simply leave us a message at (410) 618-3720. Hope to hear from you.  Thanks to our sponsor, KnowBe4.
Code is law.

Code is law.

2020-06-2442:39

Dave's got the story of how the FBI used open source intelligence to track down an alleged arsonist, Ben describes a facial recognition test that took place at the Rose Bowl, and later in the show our conversation with Maureen Webb on her forthcoming book, Coding Democracy: How Hackers Are Disrupting Power, Surveillance, and Authoritarianism. While this show covers legal topics, and Ben is a lawyer, the views expressed do not constitute legal advice. For official legal advice on any of the topics we cover, please contact your attorney.  Links to stories: 30,000 Unsuspecting Rose Bowl Attendees Were Scooped Up in a Facial Recognition Test Got a question you'd like us to answer on our show? You can send your audio file to caveat@thecyberwire.com or simply leave us a message at (410) 618-3720. Hope to hear from you.  Thanks to our sponsor, KnowBe4.
Building public trust.

Building public trust.

2020-06-1739:04

Dave's got the story of law enforcement using enhanced Stingray technology, Ben explains why IBM is no longer pursuing facial recognition technology, and later in the show our conversation with John Ackerly, CEO of Virtru Corporation. We’ll be discussing protecting our right to privacy in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  While this show covers legal topics, and Ben is a lawyer, the views expressed do not constitute legal advice. For official legal advice on any of the topics we cover, please contact your attorney.  Links to stories: Agencies Spending Millions on 'Crossbow' Spy Tech, an Upgraded Stingray IBM will no longer offer, develop, or research facial recognition technology Got a question you'd like us to answer on our show? You can send your audio file to caveat@thecyberwire.com or simply leave us a message at (410) 618-3720. Hope to hear from you.  Thanks to our sponsor, KnowBe4.
Dave's got the story of a class action privacy suit targeting Google, Ben takes a look at surveillance in a time of protests and unrest, and later in the show our interview with Maryland State Senator Katie Fry Hester. While this show covers legal topics, and Ben is a lawyer, the views expressed do not constitute legal advice. For official legal advice on any of the topics we cover, please contact your attorney.  Links to stories: America is awash in cameras, a double-edged sword for protesters and police  Suit Claims Google’s Tracking Violates Federal Wiretap Law  Got a question you'd like us to answer on our show? You can send your audio file to caveat@thecyberwire.com or simply leave us a message at (410) 618-3720. Hope to hear from you.  Thanks to our sponsor, KnowBe4.
Pushing the CCPA.

Pushing the CCPA.

2020-06-0348:46

Dave’s got the story of a judge ruling that powering up a mobile device requires a warrant, Ben takes a look at Twitter adjusting their policies in response to the President, and later in the show our conversation with Ken Dort, data privacy lawyer at Faegre Drinker on insights into the online data-privacy bills under consideration in New Jersey. While this show covers legal topics, and Ben is a lawyer, the views expressed do not constitute legal advice. For official legal advice on any of the topics we cover, please contact your attorney. Links to stories: Twitter Refutes Inaccuracies in Trump’s Tweets About Mail-In Voting (Twitter) @realDonaldTrump: Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices... Just turning your phone on qualifies as searching it, court rules Got a question you'd like us to answer on our show? You can send your audio file to caveat@thecyberwire.com or simply leave us a message at (410) 618-3720. Hope to hear from you.
Dave describes how law enforcement may be using a new technique to access suspects’ iPhones, Ben takes a look at a Senate vote that may signal surveillance reform, and later in the show our conversation with Adam Segal, Senior Fellow at Council on Foreign Relations on tech and cyber competition with China. While this show covers legal topics, and Ben is a lawyer, the views expressed do not constitute legal advice. For official legal advice on any of the topics we cover, please contact your attorney. Links to stories: Surprising Senate Vote Signals New Hope for Surveillance Reform iPhone spyware lets police log suspects' passcodes when cracking doesn't work Got a question you'd like us to answer on our show? You can send your audio file to caveat@thecyberwire.com or simply leave us a message at (410) 618-3720. Hope to hear from you.
Dave has the story of the potential expansion of the Patriot Act. Ben takes a look at hacking tools that were offered up to local law enforcement. And later in the show my conversation with Alan Z. Rozenshtein, associate professor of law at University of Minnesota. We’re discussing his recent article in Lawfare, Government Surveillance in an Age of Pandemics. While this show covers legal topics, and Ben is a lawyer, the views expressed do not constitute legal advice. For official legal advice on any of the topics we cover, please contact your attorney. Links to stories: Mitch McConnell Moves to Expand Bill Barr’s Surveillance Powers NSO Group Pitched Phone Hacking Tech to American Police Government Surveillance in an Age of Pandemics Got a question you'd like us to answer on our show? You can send your audio file to caveat@thecyberwire.com or simply leave us a message at (410) 618-3720. Hope to hear from you.
Dave has the story of a facial recognition research project that claims to be able to predict criminality, Ben takes a look at privacy in the face of contact tracing app and coronavirus, and later in the show our conversation with Jules Polonetsky, CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum on how privacy is better understood as a human right, privacy risks that will grow in prominence during the 2020s, and rising technologies that will be used to manage privacy over the next decade. While this show covers legal topics, and Ben is a lawyer, the views expressed do not constitute legal advice. For official legal advice on any of the topics we cover, please contact your attorney. Links to stories: Research brief on facial recognition software Got a question you'd like us to answer on our show? You can send your audio file to caveat@thecyberwire.com or simply leave us a message at (410) 618-3720. Hope to hear from you.
Dave has the story of a US appeals court asking why a Facebook encryption order should remain sealed, Ben takes a look at the effects of GDPR, and later in the show our conversation with Tarah Wheeler, she is a Cybersecurity Policy Fellow at New America, we spoke about why the world desperately needs digital a Geneva Convention. While this show covers legal topics, and Ben is a lawyer, the views expressed do not constitute legal advice. For official legal advice on any of the topics we cover, please contact your attorney. Links to stories: U.S. appeals court asks why Facebook encryption order should stay sealed Europe’s Privacy Law Hasn’t Shown Its Teeth, Frustrating Advocates Got a question you'd like us to answer on our show? You can send your audio file to caveat@thecyberwire.com or simply leave us a message at (410) 618-3720. Hope to hear from you.
Dave's got the story of a landlord who may run afoul of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Ben wonders if the big tech CEOs could be held liable for contact tracking apps, and later in the show my conversation with Joseph Cox. He is a Senior Staff Writer at Motherboard and will be discussing his recent article How Big Companies Spy on Your Emails. Links to stories: Apple and Google CEOs should be held responsible for protecting coronavirus tracking data, says GOP Sen. Hawley The twitter thread from Dave's story Got a question you'd like us to answer on our show? You can send your audio file to caveat@thecyberwire.com or simply leave us a message at (410) 618-3720. Hope to hear from you.
Dave's got the story of photographer who came up short in an online copyright claim, Ben wonders if the Supreme Court is going to take a look at the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and later in the show my conversation with Dmitri Alperovitch. He is the co-founder and former CTO at CrowdStrike. We’ll be discussing the recently published cybersecurity solarium report. Links to stories: Photographer can’t sue a website for embedding her Instagram post, says court Is the Supreme Court About to Take Its First Big CFAA Case? Got a question you'd like us to answer on our show? You can send your audio file to caveat@thecyberwire.com or simply leave us a message at (410) 618-3720. Hope to hear from you.
Dave shares the details of New York’s new data breach notification law and how it may affect businesses. Ben examines the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s approach to evaluating government demands for new surveillance powers. And later in the show our conversation with David Holtzman from CynergisTek. We’ll be looking at how HIPAA privacy and security standards have been impacted by the federal response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Links to stories: New York’s New Data Breach Notification Law: What Businesses Should Know How EFF Evaluates Government Demands for New Surveillance Powers Listener on the line: First-Ever CCPA Cause of Action Filed in a Federal Court, but Is This Class Claim Short-Lived? Got a question you'd like us to answer on our show? You can send your audio file to caveat@thecyberwire.com or simply leave us a message at (410) 618-3720. Hope to hear from you.
Dave has a fascinating application of anonymized data to show travel patterns during the coronavirus pandemic. Ben discusses the temptation to increase surveillance during this pandemic, and later in the show my conversation with Professor Yehuda Lindell, CEO and co-founder of Unbound Tech on government requests for data: What does it mean for your organization? Links to stories: The temptation of coronavirus surveillance Terrifying cellphone ‘heat map’ shows just how much people are still traveling Thanks to Elizabeth Wharton @lawyerliz, former Caveat guest for the assist. Got a question you'd like us to answer on our show? You can send your audio file to caveat@thecyberwire.com or simply leave us a message at (410) 618-3720. Hope to hear from you.
Ben and Dave discuss the policy and privacy issues surrounding the global coronavirus pandemic, and later in the show our interview with Lily Hay Newman. She is a senior writer at WIRED, and we’ll be discussing browser privacy. Links to stories: U.S. Government, tech industry discussing ways to use smartphone location data to combat coronavirus DOJ asks Congress for broad new powers amid Covid-19. Schumer says, “Hell no.” Got a question you'd like us to answer on our show? You can send your audio file to caveat@thecyberwire.com or simply leave us a message at (410) 618-3720. Hope to hear from you.
Ben and Dave discuss the policy and privacy issues surrounding the global coronavirus pandemic, the Listener on the Line has a question about ZTE bribery and later in the show our interview with Nancy Kim. She is the ProFlowers Distinguished Professor of Internet Studies and Professor of Law at California Western School of Law, and author of several books including Consentability - Consent and Its Limits. Be sure to stick around for that. Links to stories: Surveillance Company Says It's Deploying 'Coronavirus-Detecting' Cameras in US Israeli Spyware Firm Wants to Track Data to Stop Coronavirus Spreading U.S. Probes Chinese Telecom Giant ZTE for Possible Bribery Got a question you'd like us to answer on our show? You can send your audio file to caveat@thecyberwire.com or simply leave us a message at (410) 618-3720. Hope to hear from you.
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