#787 Good news, bad news for paranoia sufferers (NSA Spying)

Turns out that the people paranoid that the government was spying on them might not be as crazy as previously thought, to the detriment of all.


Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Demand a Digital Bill of Rights - The Progressive Magazine - Air Date: 12-10-13

Ch. 3: Song 1: Count On Me - Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Ch. 4: Act 2: If you're not doing anything wrong, what are you worried about? - Dan Carlin - Air Date: 1-1-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Slash and Burn - Slash and Burn EP

Ch. 6: Act 3: Battle over Snowden on CNN between Greenwald and Toobin - Young Turks - Air Date: 12-18-13

Ch. 7: Song 3: 99 Luftballons (99 Red Balloons) - My Best Friend's Girl (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Ch. 8: Act 4: The NSA gets a report card - On the Media - Air Date: 12-20-13

Ch. 9: Song 4: See What You Want - This Is Not the World

Ch. 10: Act 5: Researcher Proves NSA Can Identify Most Individuals from Phone Records - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 01-02-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: The Safety Dance - The Silver Collection

Ch. 12: Act 6: Is Your Webcam Off? Not If The FBI Is Watching - The Young Turks - Air Date: 12-20-13

Ch. 13: Song 6: Gaze Into Your Eyes - Above the Golden State

Ch. 14: Act 7: Why we need the Electronic Frontier Foundation - UnFuck it Up Project

Ch. 15: Song 7: I Didn't F*uck It Up - I Didn't F*ck It up

Ch. 16: Act 8: A look at the NSA-related legal decisions coming down - Dan Carlin - Air Date: 1-1-14


Ch. 17: Proud of the pope for focus on the poor - Ken from Illinois

Ch. 18: The Catholic Church knows what it's doing - Zach from San Francisco

Ch. 19: Suggesting an inconsistency in corporate amorality discussion - Dave from Olympia, WA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 20: Final comments on where governments derive their capacity for morality

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Activism: Electronic Frontier Foundation - Action Center

Activism Source Information:

EFF on NSA Spying

Senator Sanders campaign with EFF

Petition to end surveillance

Bernie Sanders press release - Is the NSA Spying on Congress?

Politico - Bernie Sanders to NSA: Spying on Hill?

The Guardian - NSA statement does not deny 'spying' on members of Congress

Corporate Spying on The Resistance | Joel Northam | Resistance Report

h/t Dennis Trainor Jr. & Joel Northam

Activism Sponsored by The UnFuck it Up Project

Katie Goodman, Creator

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Showing 4 reactions

  • Marshal Nix
    commented 2014-01-08 17:04:37 -0500
    I enjoyed this show. I certainly agree the spirit of the 4th amendment has been violated by the federal government and now many local officials think it’s cool to jump on the spy wagon. I don’t support the collection of phone meta data as there is sensitive information that can be extrapolated from that kind of seemingly innocuous record.

    But let me help clarify something for you. The name of the person/company who owns a certain telephone number is not extrapolated information. It is the meta data. The owner, how long the call was, what cell tower/s the cell phone accessed during the call, the number the phone connected with, what calling plan the phone is using, the number of characters in a text, if a file was sent with the text, how big the file was. These are all examples of meta data. The data that they claim they are not collecting is the content of the call or text. Law enforcement has always had access the the name identifying the owner of a phone number. People can us the internet to find out who owns a phone number? Observe my stunned expression.

    The researchers may have even known it was a crap study just to have something to publish. I feel sorry for David Pakman for wasting his time on this nonsense and I feel bad for you rebroadcasting his failure. Please be more alert in the future.
  • Aaron Rivera
    commented 2014-01-08 13:06:05 -0500
    This was a great episode. I was aware of the NSA spying and was against it, but for the most part, was not surprised, shocked, or outraged to the extent that I should have been. It was not until the clip from The Young Turks in this episode that I realized the extent of the entire situation. The Young Turks were right in saying that your home is the one place that you should feel safe in, where your privacy should not be invaded. Then they go on to examine our rights to defend ourselves from intruders, yet not from the government violating our rights. Powerful stuff.
  • Jay Tomlinson
    commented 2014-01-07 16:22:40 -0500
    Brian Smith: Interesting opinion on Dan Carlin, that’s not the way I interpreted him at all. Maybe there was something in the way I clipped those segments that took out some important context without me realizing it. Dan is traditionally one of the strongest 4th amendment supporters I listen to. If you want to listen to his comments completely in context I highly recommend the episode where those clips were featured: http://www.dancarlin.com//disp.php/csarchive/Show-267—-Magic-Lamp-Loopholes/4th%20Amendment-spying-surveillance
  • Brian Smith
    commented 2014-01-07 15:36:31 -0500
    the spying episode was informative and I agree with most of the views in the segments. not sure about the Dan Carlin segment thought, very appeasing in my opinion. you can spy on this but not that… spy on him, but not me??
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