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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: The NSA, Security & Privacy

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NSA Data Center, Bluffdale, Utah. Rick Bowmer / Associated Press

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: September 3, 2014) – This past year several notable people have spoken at the Hinckley Institute about the National Security Agency (NSA), and the debate about digital data collection that pits protection of national security against protection of our civil liberties and privacy.

The highlighted speakers include:
Judge Dee Benson, a U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Utah, who served from 2004 to 2011 on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA Court). His talk was recorded on September 26th, 2013.

Thomas Drake worked for the NSA as a crypto-linguist during the 2000s.  He became a whistleblower after he and several other NSA employees expressed concerns that the agency’s methods for surveillance were too intrusive and unconstitutional. The government pursued charges of espionage against him that were eventually dropped.  His talk was recorded on April 10, 2014.

Kashmir Hill is a Senior Online Editor at Forbes Magazine, and writes the “Not-So Private Parts” blog.  She spoke about “Big Brother vs. Big Business: Perspectives on the NSA Controversy”, on February 5th, 2014.

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour
The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour is a weekly program featuring forums on local, national, and international issues important to people living in Utah. The program airs every Wednesday at 10 AM and Saturday at 9 AM. Hosted by Anthony Scoma, the program highlights and contextualizes the forums presented by the Hinckley Institute of Politics every fall and spring semester at the University of Utah. Produced by KCPW Studios
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