On Saturday (January 21) President Donald Trump addressed CIA employees at the agency’s headquarters in Langley, Va.
Standing in front of the famous Memorial Wall dedicated to fallen officers, Trump tried to set aside his “feud” with the CIA by way of a speech which consisted of a series of rants about the “dishonest” media, his inauguration, the war on Islamic terrorism and the merits of Mike Pompeo (his nominee for CIA Director).
The speech garnered a lot of criticism from the press and on social media. Most of the news reporting has focused on President Trump’s “alternate facts” regarding the size of the crowd at his inauguration the day before.
This podcast breaks down the entire speech. Enjoy!
This episode breaks down last week’s online Q & A between Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and infamous NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden on Periscope. The event, promoted by the organizers of the campaign Pardon Snowden, featured a lengthy discussion on privacy and the role of social media in sharing user data with law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
Jacob Young – who submitted a question to Snowden and had it answered, sorta.
The event also included questions from Twitter users. Jacob Young, a software engineer and privacy advocate, was one of the lucky users who submitted a question and had it answered by Snowden during the event. Jacob joins the podcast to give his reaction to Snowden’s answer to his question and also shares his thoughts on mass surveillance, privacy and more.
He joins Vince to discuss attribution in the wake of the DNC email leaks which are being attributed to cyber espionage by Russian intelligence agencies. Jeff recently wrote a medium post in response to attribution of the DNC hacks to the Russian government.
Ron Brynaert is an investigative reporter and media critic. He is also a former executive editor at Raw Story. Ron covers political scandals, security firms, hacktivists and journalists. He has done extensive reporting on the US government’s case against convicted investigative journalist Barrett Brown.
“Teneo Holdings is rapidly becoming an extremely powerful consulting firm for businesses, and even governments, across the world, and it recently landed the European telecommunications company, Altice, as a client. A few weeks ago, Altice bought Cablevision for approximately $17.7 billion, creating the “No. 4 cable operator in the U.S. market.” And even though Teneo “handled the press,” The New York Times left the Clinton-linked firm out of its “scoop,” as I reported.”