Monthly Archives: March 2018

Bolton on Snowden/NSA (June 2013): “Who died and made him King?”

Just posted a clip from an interview I did with former UN Ambassador John Bolton on June 12, 2013. The clip focuses on Bolton’s evaluation of Snowden and the NSA programs Snowden revealed just weeks before this interview. It may give you some idea of what to expect from Bolton as National Security Advisor. In particular, Bolton values “democratic legitimacy” over individual judgement, and believes that foreign aggressors are a bigger danger to the United States than our own government.

Any help you can give me sharing this interview clip is greatly appreciated!

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“Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and the Need to Legalize Privacy,” TODAY at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT)

Facebook allowed users who installed an app to harvest data on 50 million people. The data was turned over to Cambridge Analytica, which used it for commercial and political purposes. Did Facebook do anything wrong? Anything for which it should be legally culpable? These questions and more on today’s show. See Program Notes, below, for all the stories, etc., I plan to discuss.

Join in live, either in the chat room at BlogTalk Radio, or on YouTube, where I’ll be livestreaming.

The show can be accessed here on BlogTalk or here on YouTube.

Update: The livestream worked, yay! ICYMI, you can check out the YouTube video here:

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Program Notes

Facebook’s Surveillance Machine HT John Althouse Cohen, Benjamin Chayes

F.T.C. Investigating Facebook in Use of Personal Data by Firm Tied to Trump

What’s genius for Obama is scandal when it comes to Trump HT Mark Nitikman

The Supreme Court’s Opportunity to Legalize Privacy

Police are casting a wide net into the deep pool of Google user location data to solve crimes HT Brooke Von Loh

Geek Squad’s Relationship with FBI Is Cozier Than We Thought HT Michael Martz

The Struggle to Build a Massive ‘Biobank’ of Patient Data


The Abortion Case That’s Really About the First Amendment

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“I’m From the Government, and I’m Here to Help” (with Yaron Brook), TODAY 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT)

The focus of today’s “None of the Above” with Yaron Brook will be stories which bring to mind what Ronald Reagan called “the nine most terrifying words in the English language”: “I’m From the Government, and I’m here to help.”

The show will be broadcast live on BlogTalk Radio here and also via streaming video on Yaron’s YouTube Channel as well as on his show’s Facebook page here.

See Program Notes, below, for all the stories, etc., I’ve lined up to discuss with him.

Enjoy this series of shows with Yaron? I’d love to have you as a Patron on my Patreon page here.

You may also support me directly at this link via PayPal. Thank you!

Program Notes

Collapsed FIU Bridge Was Funded by Federal Grant Program Criticized for Shoddy, Politicized Review Process

Engineer on Florida bridge project called state two days before deadly collapse to report crack, state says

I’d Be an ‘A’ Student if I Could Just Read My Notes

Will Betsy DeVos Expand the School-to-Prison Pipeline?

Exclusive: Trump finalizing opioid plan that includes death penalty for dealers

President Trump halts Broadcom takeover of Qualcomm

In Welcome Win Against Overregulation, 7 New Licenses Killed In New Jersey

No Fourth Amendment Protections Against Warrantless Cell Phone Searches at U.S. Border, Says Federal Court

“Clock boy” family loses racism lawsuit against city, school, and police

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