Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast

In our tenth episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker and Jason Weinstein discuss NSA/Snowden: Keith Alexander hints about a possible end to the broad collection of metadata---and the FISA court's refusal to extend the 5-year retention deadline for NSA's store of metadata. Was that ruling a defeat for NSA or the result of a clever litigation strategy? Roundup of Bitcoin news: What is going on here? Taking a second look at the copyright fight over "Innocence of Muslims", in wiretap news, the $21 million Justice Department claim against Sprint for overcharging on wiretaps, this week in cybersecurity policy: the Obama administration's approach is getting the most sincere form of flattery from other nations; China and Europe are once again living out the fantasies of American officials; except for the FTC, which as far as we can tell is already living in its own fantasy, riding a 50-plus streak of wins to a couple more victories, though one was closer than expected. In our second half we have an interview with Mark Weatherford, a Principal at the Chertoff Group.

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In our ninth episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Michael Vatis, and Jason Weinstein discuss NSA/Snowden: NSA weighs options for 215 data and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence will not disclose the study of storage options; GCHQ's webcam captures; Canadian extradition flap; ABA President sends letter to NSA, LabMD falters, Cellphone unlocking - the long withdrawing roar of copyright maximalism begins, Holder calls for a national breach notice law - so why don't we have one?, Julie Brill's Princeton speech - big data and consumer privacy, Report from NSA: Trustycon and the boycott; What's hot - bot catchers and intelligence driven security, and this week in weird copyright law - what the Google/Islam/takedown decision means. In our second half we have an interview with Adam Sedgewick, Senior Information Technology Policy Advisor at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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