Skip to comments.The 2014 Cato Institute Surveillance Conference
Posted on 11/27/2014 6:36:34 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
Never in human history have people been more connected than they are today nor have they been more thoroughly monitored. Over the past year, the disclosures spurred by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have drawn public attention to the stunning surveillance capabilities of the American intelligence community, and the unprecedented volume of data they collect from hundreds of millions of people around the world. But the growth of government surveillance is by no means restricted to spies: Even ordinary law enforcement agencies increasingly employ sophisticated tracking technologies, from face recognition software to Stingray devices that can locate suspects by sniffing out their cellular phone signals. Are these tools a vital weapon against criminals and terrorists or a threat to privacy and freedom? How should these tracking technologies be regulated by the Fourth Amendment and federal law? Can we reconcile the secrecy that spying demands with the transparency that democratic accountability requires?
This inaugural Cato Institute Surveillance Conference will explore these questions, guided by a diverse array of experts: top journalists and privacy advocates; lawyers and technologists; intelligence officials
and those whove been targets of surveillance. And for the more practically minded, a special Crypto Reception, following the Conference, will teach attendees how to use privacy-enhancing technologies to secure their own communications.
|9:159:45 a.m.||Opening Remarks|
|9:4511:00 a.m.||Panel 1: INTERNATIONAL SURVEILLANCE: FISA §702 & Executive Order 12333
Moderator: Charlie Savage
New York Times
John Napier Tye
Former Section Chief for Internet Freedom
Georgetown University Center on National Security & the Law
Civil Liberties Officer
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
|11:00 11:15 a.m.||Break|
|11:15 a.m.12:30 p.m.||Panel 2: DOMESTIC SURVEILLANCE: Law Enforcement in the Digital Age
Moderator: Jack Gillum
Attorney & Surveillance Target
Professor of Law
George Washington University
Advocacy Director and Senior Counsel
Center for Democracy & Technology
Principal Technologist and Senior Policy Analyst
American Civil Liberties Union
|12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.||Lunch - Keynote Address|
|1:453:00 p.m.||Panel 3: OVERSEEING SURVEILLANCE: Secrecy, Transparency, and Accountability
Moderator: Siobhan Gorman
Wall Street Journal
Robert S. Litt
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
National Security Fellow
Open the Government
Project on Government Secrecy
Federation of American Scientists
Sharon Bradford Franklin
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
J. Kirk Weibe
Former Senior Analyst
National Security Agency
|3:004:15 p.m.||Panel 4: LIMITING SURVEILLANCE: Congress, the Courts, and Technology
Moderator: Ellen Nakashima
Elizabeth Liza Goitein
Liberty and National Security Program
Brennan Center for Justice
Research Professor of Computer Science
Johns Hopkins University
Deputy General Counsel
Electronic Frontier Foundation
|4:305:30 p.m.||Closing Session
ProPublica; author of Dragnet Nation
|5:307:00 p.m.||Special Post-Event: Crypto Reception
Wine, cheese, and a hands-on opportunity to learn about installing and using privacy-protecting technologies for encrypted email, encrypted chat, and anonymous web browsing. Presenters include: Amie Stepanovich, Senior Policy Counsel, Access; and Matthew Green, Research Professor of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University.
It will never be legislated, but it will be approved for the government schools (you deserve a high speed internet connection) that will be allowed in the home ... thus ... mom and dad will jump on the cheap (or maybe free .. I know .. nothing's free) connection
It's for the chi'run, don'cha'know
And, of course, being provided by your (tax dollared) school, it MUST be regulated
I wonder if the government will try to monitor it.
The Cato Institute needs to watch this video:
I’m not sure net neutrality topics are included in the agenda posted above. Certainly, it will be discussed but it appears the programs center upon surveillance issues entirely.
A good chance of that.
The ayrabs didn't invent tequia ... and every political faction of the planet engages in the art of saying one thing and doing another while saying they are not doing another ... let me be perfectly clear ...
I viewed that video back about a year and a half ago. I think it took 5 or six sessions of 1/2 hour each. It’s long and comprehensive and thank you for the link.
"Wine, cheese, and a hands-on opportunity to learn about installing and using privacy-protecting technologies for encrypted email, encrypted chat, and anonymous web browsing."
If that is available online as a separate program, I'll include the link. Of course, these types of privacy-protecting technologies could be unfortuneate. Even in the best of intentions, using these types of privacy utilities would only make one a suspect, in the eyes of surveillance personnel. How the Patriot Act ever survives is beyond me. Facebook alone has conditioned American not to expect privacy.
Glad to see its going to be so balanced. /sarc
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