Tue, 11 March 2014
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.