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This podcast is a weekly feature offering up the commentary and opinions on the latest events in technology, security, privacy, and government.

This podcast is a weekly feature offering up the commentary and opinions on the latest events in technology, security, privacy, and government.
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This podcast is a weekly feature offering up the commentary and opinions on the latest events in technology, security, privacy, and government.

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Episodes

Interview with Megan Stifle

6/17/2018
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In our 222nd episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker interviews Megan Stifel (@MeganStifel) regarding her white paper for Public Knowledge. Stewart and Megan are joined by Brian Egan and Gus Hurwitz (@gushurwitz) to discuss: ZTE, staggered but not dead, spurs White House-Congress fight over National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) language, which might not actually do what was intended (see also Commerce’s denial order for ZTE). The AT&T-Time Warner merge. A Committee on Foreign...

Duration:00:51:27

News Roundup

6/10/2018
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In our 221st episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Nicholas Weaver (@ncweaver), David Kris (@DavidKris), and Nate Jones (@n8jones81) discuss: LabMD decision from the 11th Circuit overturns decades of FTC acquisition of legal authority through bureaucratic adverse possession; Commerce says it has a deal with ZTE. Is bipartisan opposition from Congress too late? This Week in Leaks: More ill-advised romance in the intelligence community; James Wolfe pays the price; Paul Manafort has...

Duration:00:35:34

News Roundup

6/3/2018
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In our 220th episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Maury Shenk, Gus Hurwitz (@GusHurwitz), and Megan Reiss (@MegReiss) discuss: GDPR disruptions: Some US sites just exclude Europeans; GDPR yields new Schrems lawsuits against Big Tech; But it may also boost the giants’ cloud business and close the door on adtech rivals; Wilbur Ross, having caved on GDPR, whines about it and asks for exactly the wrong kind of relief; ICANN sues Tucows for dropping PII collection – and loses, tout...

Duration:00:28:02

Interview with Nick Bilton

5/28/2018
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In our 219th episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker interviews Nick Bilton (@nickbilton), special correspondent for Vanity Fair and New York Times-bestselling author. Stewart and Nick discuss the thrilling true story of Ross Ulbricht and the Silk Road takedown in Nick’s book American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road. You can grab a paperback reprint copy of the book starting today.

Duration:00:31:21

News Roundup

5/24/2018
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In our 218th episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Michael Vatis, Markham Erickson, and Nick Bilton (@nickbilton) discuss: The ZTE mess gets messier as the Senate moves to block sanctions relief. The FBI grossly overstated the number of encrypted phones it encountered last year. Mugshots.com operators were arrested for looking like they were up to no good? Trump dumps security for his phone. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the...

Duration:00:26:51

Blockchain Takes Over The Cyberlaw Podcast

5/20/2018
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In our 217th episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast Alan Cohn, Jack Hayes, Lisa Zarlenga and Chelsea Parker take over the podcast. Jack discusses the status of regulation surrounding cryptocurrencies including anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance, the Department of Treasury’s letter regarding initial coin offerings (ICOs), and the New York Attorney General’s questionnaire for cryptocurrency exchanges. Lisa provides an overview of tax issues surrounding cryptocurrency from establishing...

Duration:00:42:55

News Roundup

5/13/2018
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In our 216th episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast Stewart Baker, Paul Rosenzweig, and Nicholas Weaver discuss: China’s tech challenge. ZTE – Trump’s first bailout: the shutdown, and the bailout. The National Defense Authorization Act 2019 may hit Chinese telecom equipment firms again. John Bolton may get rid of the cyber coordinator National Security Council position. Russia could have changed voter databases. US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decides to screw around with border search...

Duration:00:47:19

Interview with Nicholas Schmidle

5/6/2018
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In our 215th episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast Stewart Baker, Jennifer Quinn-Barabanov, Jamil Jaffer, and Megan Reiss discuss: Domain fronting goes the way of the dodo before the NGOs can really muster a campaign but the NGOs give it a shot anyway. A lot of privacy cases settle with payments to the defendants’ (and maybe the judge’s) favorite charities. These “cy pres” payments are going to the Supreme Court and my guess it’s not for a round of hugs. Genetic engineering is boring; biohacking...

Duration:01:06:32

News Roundup

4/29/2018
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In our 214th episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Jim Lewis and Paul Rosenzweig discuss: Ray Ozzie deconstructs the condescending #math claims about law enforcement access. And now Silicon Valley wants its revenge; Kaspersky’s lawyers may have a new client: China's ZTE will take 'certain actions' against US ban. And the upshot may be that Huawei bails out ZTE with a new Android OS; House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence report on hacking and election; General Paul...

Duration:00:40:11

News Roundup

4/22/2018
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In our 213th episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Maury Shenk, Jim Lewis, and Paul Rosenzweig discuss: RSA Conference 2018 wrap-up; the ZTE debacle - and the long-term fallout? Xi reads the writing on the wall; Telegram’s woes in Russia become Russia’s woes; Privacy vs. Security; the WHOIS database and the vindication of Ted Cruz; Tweet by White House cyber coordinator Rob Joyce; the European Union follows CLOUD Act lead? Who pays for the SWIFT hacks? China’s face recognition...

Duration:00:40:15

News Roundup

4/15/2018
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In our 212th episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast, Brian Egan, Maury Shenk, Peter Jeydel, David Kris, and Nate Jones discuss: The US-UK-France air strikes on Syria, and rumors of “cyber-retaliation against the UK”; The Michael Cohen raid has added new vocabulary to the national lexicon that has nothing to do with Stormy Daniels: the “taint team.” What is a taint team, and how will it work here?; This FBI raid is a big deal; The trouble with taint teams – can the government be an honest broker?;...

Duration:00:31:52

Interview with Ambassador Nathan Sales

3/11/2018
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In our 207th episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Brian Egan, Jamil Jaffer and Matthew Heiman discuss: Qualcomm/Broadcom fight charts new path for CFIUS; more broadly, the US government is just beginning to struggle with the challenge of an economically strong adversary nation; weaponized capital; naive and compromised US academic institutions; China’s intelligence-industrial-unicorn complex; and an aggressive campaign to shape the views expressed on US campuses; the US...

Duration:00:56:27

News Roundup

2/25/2018
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In our 205th episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast, Brian Egan, Maury Shenk and Jim Lewis discuss: Microsoft Ireland argument this week - get ready; Russian election interference: Democrats' reply memo; no surprise: the Russian bot campaign is a repurposing of tools used to control Russian public opinion - on behalf of lousy school lunches (lucky for us that this was never part of Michelle Obama’s plan for US school lunches); Google's Advanced Protection for high value targets - a personal...

Duration:00:32:12

News Roundup

6/19/2017
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In our 170th episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Michael Vatis, and Anthony Rapa discuss: the Senate passes Russia sanctions bill; more trouble for 702; the NSA and GCHQ link WannaCry to North Korea; Reality Winner's losing streak; trade in exploits gets another expose. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.

Duration:00:34:58

Interview with David Sanger

6/5/2017
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In our 168th episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Karen Eltis, and Maury Shenk discuss: Social media firms have increased removals of online hate speech, brags EU. It turns out that they're really talking about things like "anti-migrant" speech. Theresa May's call for internet regulation to prevent the spread of she called "Islamic extremism." Rightie claim that Obama and FBI was caught spying on Americans goes viral, despite lack of real connection to, uh, Obama and...

Duration:00:52:28

Interview with Kevin Mandia

5/26/2017
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In our 166th episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast—a companion to episode 165—Stewart Baker is joined by guest Kevin Mandia, CEO and Board Director of FireEye, where they discuss FireEye's report entitled Cyber Espionage is Alive and Well: APT32 and the Threat to Global Corporations. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.

Duration:00:22:49

News Roundup

5/22/2017
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Wannacry fallout continues; Who to blame?; Microsoft? David Omand, the former head of British intelligence agency GCHQ, said Microsoft should have maintained support for its Windows XP system to protect public services from hacks; North Korea?; NSA? PATCH Act; Companies who don't patch? SEC Warns Firms To Beef Up Security After Cyberattacks; What does it say about relative nations' security?; The Oliver-Pai debate on net neutrality; This week in cyberproliferation; Vietnam joins the ranks...

Duration:00:28:20

Interview with Tim Maurer

5/15/2017
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In our 164th episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Paul Rosenzweig, and Brian Egan discuss: the cyber EO is finally out - and just in time for wCry; WCry causes ransomware meltdown ; given a choice of blaming Microsoft, who wrote the bad code and the limited security update, the hackers who wrote the ransomware, or the GRU, who revealed the vulnerability, US reporters blame … NSA; Brad Smith of Microsoft thinks it shows we need a digital Geneva accord; NSA's latest...

Duration:00:53:42

Interview with Susan Munro

5/8/2017
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In our 162nd episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Alan Cohn, Maury Shenk, and Jennifer Quinn-Barabanov discuss: Putin does what Putin does, this time in the French election: maybe with forged documents, plus prosecution threats for publishers, and NYT reporters whining about automated retweets ; OK, that's nuts, but quite possibly the plaintiff bar's future; transparency report reveals shocking stat on FBI searches of NSA data for criminal suspects. The bureau did it …...

Duration:01:02:53