I am always trying to bring information to my readers and to the general public from source that others my not be associated with. This podcast comes from a CBC Radio 1 program Day Six with Brent Bambury(for American readers, CBC is Canada’s public broadcaster). It is imperative that the mass public come to know and understand issues that effect their World know or not know.
So I bring you a podcast of Glenn Greenwald speaking to Brent about Edward Snowden’s revelations, spying and how the Mass Media deals with stories the Establishment might not like the public to know.
To listen to the show click on the link below. The Glenn Greenwald piece starts at the 1:30 minute mark and ends at approx. 18:08.
At right, picture of Edward Snowden, former NSA agent.
Thanks to CBC Host Brent Bambury for his courage in producing such an important story.
Now here is the pushback
Jian Ghomeshi (of the radio station Q) speaks with Ron Diebert about his part in an organization called Citizen Lab on censorship and internet surveillance, at the conclusion of the cyber surveillance in Sochi. Citizen Lab has just been awarded with the Mac Aurther Award. Quoting Q site “The MacArthur awards, which do not seek or accept nominations, recognize “exceptional” organizations that generate provocative ideas, reframe the debate or provide new ways of looking at persistent problems”.
Further quoting Q on the interview “Deibert explains that his organization aims to “lift the lid on the internet” and reveal things that aren’t apparent to the average user.
Jian and Ron
“We just don’t understand that we leave this digital exhaust around us that doesn’t just evaporate into the ether,” he says, adding that the Citizen Lab breaks down the silos between traditional research areas to offer a more complete picture.
“For me it’s not really about privacy … it’s about the potential for the abuse of unchecked power,” says Deibert.
If you have no restraints on governments and corporations, he warns, it’s very easy to erode the foundation of healthy societies.
“We have a structural flaw in the heart of our liberal democracy that needs urgent correcting.”
Click below to hear the podcast. Interview begins at 2:40 min. and ends approx. 17:25 min.)