The Cyberlaw Podcast: The Shane Roundup

By Stewart Baker
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 12:20 PM

Today’s news roundup features Shane Harris of the Wall Street Journal, Brian Egan, and Alan Cohn discussing stories that Shane wrote last week. Out of the box, we work through that .

The Russian hacking story is biting more companies than just Kaspersky. Turns out that when the Russians asked them to. Because privacy! I put in a plug for the rule that privacy always somehow ends up protecting the powerful – in this case Vladimir Putin and, of course, Twitter itself.

We also cover another detailing North Korea’s use of (another) antivirus product to hack South Korea’s military – and US war plans. 

Alan unpacks the Trump Administration’s most detailed statement to date on law enforcement and technology -- Deputy AG Rosenstein’s .

Alan and I also touch on the – and the media’s evergreen and credulous “discovery” that the far left and far right are surprisingly close on surveillance issues.

Alan spells out the case for , along with what some of her detractors are saying.

While Brian lays out the explosive theory behind the latest effort to tag Google and other .

We close with two short hits.

I ask why, if , they’re starting with facial recognition.

And I can’t help noting that, for a while at least, ! Thanks, Tim Cook! We’ll keep that in mind the next time you argue that the ability to hack every iPhone on the planet should be left with you and not the FBI.

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