August 3rd, 2011
07:31 PM ET

Massive hack attack hits U.S., U.N.

CNN's Brian Todd reports on a massive cyberspying operation targeting dozens of governments and companies worldwide.

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  1. rajeev

    Thomas Drake; 'Yes' Would do it Again
    Thomas Drake, former NSA senior official who the government tried to convict of ten felony charges, some by using the Espionage Act, joins the show with his attorney Jesselyn Radack, National Security and Human Rights Director for the Government Accountability Project. Just a few months ago all of the charges were suddenly dropped, and Drake pled guilty to one misdemeanor charge of unauthorized computer access. This was a case carried over from the Bush administration, and pursued actively by the Obama administration.

    August 14, 2011 at 10:11 am | Reply
  2. rajeev

    Gov't Abuses 'Emergency' ISP Rule
    The Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 allows federal law enforcement to obtain that information without a warrant if they deem it necessary in "emergency situations." But what's considered an emergency is left to the discretion of federal law enforcement alone, leaving a lot of room for abuse. Christopher Soghoian, fellow for the Center for Applied Security Research, and a frequent guest on the show, found some disturbing numbers when it came to the DOJ's warrantless surveillance tactics. Take a look here.

    August 10, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Reply

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