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This episode features a deep dive into the National Security Agency’s self-regulatory approach to overseas signals intelligence, or SIGINT. Frequent contributor David Kris takes us into the details of the SIGINT Annex that governs NSA’s collection outside the US. It turns out to be a surprising amount of fun as we stop to examine the SIGINT turf wars of the 40s, the intelligence scandals of the 70s, and how they shaped NSA’s corporate culture.
In the news roundup, Bruce Schneier and I review the Canadian Privacy Commissioner’s determination that Clearview AI violated Canadian privacy law by scraping Canadians’ photos from social media. Bruce thinks Clearview had it coming; I’m skeptical, since it appears that pretty much everyone has been scraping public face data for their machine learning collections for years.
David Kris explains why a sleepy investment review committee with practically no staff is now being compared to a SWAT team. The short answer is Sen. Cornyn.
More and more, Gus Hurwitz and I note, Big Tech CEOs are being treated in Washington like comic book supervillains. But have they finally met their match? Sen. Amy Klobuchar is clearly campaigning to be their nemesis. Like Doc Ock, she’s throwing punch after punch at Big Tech, not just in antitrust legislation but Section 230 reform as well.
We’re not done with Solar Winds yet, and Bruce Schneier thinks that’s fair. He critiques the company for milking profits from its software niche without reinvesting in security.
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