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Podcast: How to Protect Yourself (and Your Data) Online
In the latest FRONTLINE roundtable, privacy experts Julia Angwin and Hanni Fakhoury talk privacy and surveillance in today's data-saturated world.
May 20, 2014
The Robot Defense: How Google Saw Privacy Before Snowden
In 2004, Google's co-founder offered a unique defense of the web giant's privacy policies.
May 20, 2014
How the U.S. Gov't Turned Silicon Valley Into a Surveillance Partner
Ten years later, Nick Merrill still can't discuss the details of the data request that came hand delivered to him from the FBI.
May 19, 2014
Next Week: How Silicon Valley Feeds the NSA's Global Dragnet
On May 20, FRONTLINE investigates what the tech industry said when the NSA came knocking.
May 13, 2014
Live Chat: How Did the Government Come to Spy on Millions of Americans?
FRONTLINE’s Mike Wiser, Spencer Ackerman of The Guardian and NSA whistleblower Kirk Wiebe will answer this question -- and take yours. Join us Wed. 5/20 at 2 pm EST.
May 13, 2014
What Does It Mean When the NSA Has Your Number?
A study of what the NSA may be able to learn by analyzing telephone metadata may confirm the worst fears of privacy advocates.
May 13, 2014
Obama on Mass Government Surveillance, Then and Now
Barack Obama campaigned for the White House promising "no more secrecy," but as president he has embraced the same domestic surveillance programs he derided as a candidate.
May 13, 2014
NSA Reform: A Guide to the Options
Lawmakers in Congress are jousting over how to reform the NSA's domestic surveillance activities. Will changes go far enough?
May 13, 2014
Readings & Links: NSA Secrets
A guide to the major leaks about the NSA's domestic surveillance program.
May 13, 2014
The FRONTLINE Interview: Ben Rhodes
Ben Rhodes is President Obama's deputy national security adviser for strategic communications and speechwriting. Here, he discusses the president's review of "the program" and the White House reaction to the Snowden leaks.
May 13, 2014
The FRONTLINE Interview: Thomas Drake
Thomas Drake served as a senior executive at the NSA from 2001 to 2008. He brought his concerns about wasteful spending at the NSA and the government's surveillance program to a Baltimore Sun reporter; he was later charged with leaking classified information under the Espionage Act, but the charges were ultimately dropped.
May 13, 2014
The FRONTLINE Interview: Glenn Greenwald
Glenn Greenwald is a journalist, lawyer, and columnist who broke the story of widespread NSA surveillance while working for The Guardian U.S. His stories, based on documents provided to him by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service.
May 13, 2014
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