Tim Edgar, former ACLU lawyer and National Security Council advisor on cybersecurity, and current senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, discusses his new book “Beyond Snowden: Privacy, Mass Surveillance, and the Struggle to Reform the NSA” with the director of Brookings Institution Press Bill Finan.
Also in this episode, David Wessel joins us for his regular economic update and Robin Lewis discusses a new report from Brookings Center for Technology Innovation on financial and digital inclusion around the world.
Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producer Brennan Hoban. Additional support comes from Christopher McKenna, Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, Rebecca Viser, and David Nassar.
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[On the interplay between Russian disinformation and hacking], there’s been a huge surge in interest… It’s sort of hit everybody in the face after the 2016 election...FireEye has made the subject a focus, building out its own intelligence team under analyst Lee Foster dedicated to tracking disinformation campaigns.