Best of the Left Podcast : (2016/01/15) The counterproductive thirst for snooping (Privacy/Spying)

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Edition #983

Today we look at a few of the myriad ways that the government and private companies work to destroy our right to privacy
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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1:  Congress Sneaks CISA Into Omnibus Bill. NSA Gets Everything. - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 12-24-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Stop Spying - The Grouch

00:08:03 Ch. 4: Act 2: Why Metadata Surveillance Failed to Stop Paris Attacks... - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 11-18-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Port of Call - Beirut

00:17:36 Ch. 6: Act 3: Intimidating whistleblowers and journalists - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 11-13-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Journalist (Remix) - Shakhan

00:21:39 Ch. 8: Act 4: 2000 Cases May Be Overturned Because Police Used Secret Surveillance - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 09-10-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Eyes in the Sky - laughing sky

00:25:57 Ch. 10: Act 5: The problem with automatic license plate readers - @HumorlessQueers - Air Date: 3-15-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Cameras - Matt and Kim

00:42:34 Ch. 12: Act 6: "Collect it all" doesn't work - @onthemedia - Air Date: 11-27-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: This is based upon a true story - Plusplus

00:49:29 Ch. 14: Act 7: End Dragnet Government Surveillance via @ACLU - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: This fickle world - Theo Bard

00:51:47 Ch. 16: Act 8: NSA Wants In Your iPhone's Backdoor - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-19-15


00:55:49 Ch. 17: Thoughts on how the public can influence their built environment - Ryan from Phoenix

01:01:22 Ch. 18: The time I didn't get shot - Nick from California

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:03:25 Ch. 19: Final comments on the response re: election coverage

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Activism: End Dragnet Government Surveillance via @ACLU — Best of the Left Activism

Take Action:

CONTACT the White House: Reverse EO 12333

SIGN: Cosmetic Changes Aren’t Enough: We need to END Dragnet NSA Surveillance via The ACLU

Sources/further reading:

"What President Obama Can Do to Stop US Dragnet Surveillance Around the World” via ACLU


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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