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Wiretapping in the Digital Age

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Wiretapping in the Digital Age

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Wiretapping in the Digital Age

Wiretapping in the Digital Age

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Earlier this month, Congress passed a law broadening the federal government's authority to monitor calls and e-mails without a warrant. The new law is an amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA). Guests discuss why the new law could possibly cause new security risks.

Susan Landau, co-author, Privacy on the Line: The Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption; engineer, Sun Microsystems