34 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
Episode 14 – Pre-Holiday Roundtable
Keyvis from RT4 Atlanta and Dennis from RT4 Milwaukee are joined by Mitch and Powderhorn to discuss California’s privacy proposition Prop 24, and much more…
69 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
Episode 13 – Post-Election Roundtable
Sam from RT4 Minneapolis, Keyvis from RT4 Atlanta, and Dennis from RT4 Milwaukee gather for a roundtable discussion of the privacy implications of the United Sta,tes presidential election.
61 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
Episode 12 – Privacy Patriots 2.0
Privacy Patriots is back! A new crew has assembled to bring you the latest news from the forefront of technology, civil rights, politics and global affairs. Tune in and follow our efforts to reign in the surveillance state through lobbying, activism, investigative journalism and more. The three hosts of Privacy Patriots have been lobbying for passage of much needed transparency measures over surveillance and military equipment in Minneapolis. This inaugural episode of the new edition of Privacy Patriots covers a lot of territory. First an introduction to the new hosts followed by a lengthy discussion of surveillance — locally, nationally and globally (including archival audio). Later on, Sam explains Persistent Surveillance Systems who aim to fly spyplanes over St Louis in a most Orwellian way. Kurt, Sam and Cass go back and forth about revelations that the FBI is looking into the Restore the Fourth movement. The three also discuss their lobbying of Minneapolis City Council to pass POSTME into law and more. Listen in and let us know what you think! Sam – Twitter Kurt – Twitter Cass – ???
75 minutes | Jul 22, 2018
Episode 11.5 – Radio Statler @HOPE XII
Fong & EJ return to the birthplace of the Privacy Patriots podcast – the 12th bi-annual HOPE Conference in NYC – where they recorded a live episode on Radio Statler. We were joined by Theo Chino, from NYCprivacy and RT4 NYC, and Alex Marthews spoke to us about the Carpenter v. USA Supreme Court decision. This episode’s Patriot is Tiana Smalls and our Pariah is Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Carpenter vs. USA Analysis One Woman Who Knew Her Rights Forced Border Patrol Off a Greyhound Bus Inside Cuomo’s plan to have your face scanned at NYC toll plazas
161 minutes | May 20, 2018
Episode 11 – GUEST: Shahid Buttar
We spoke with Shahid Buttar, a civil-liberties-minded candidate running for the 12th Congressional District in the San Francisco Bay Area. This episode’s Patriot is Jan Koum. He left Facebook after disagreements over use of WhatsApp users’ private data. This episode’s Pariah is the NYC Sergeant’s Benevolent Association, for admonishing the NYC CCRB for educating people about the 4th Amendment. TL:DR Is China Becoming A Black Mirror Episode (Sesame Credit) Google’s the Selfish Ledger They didn’t pay for the stock footage… Other Links More than 3,000 apps have been spying on children without parental consent FBI exaggerated the number of phones it can’t unlock by up to 550 percent IBM warns of instant breaking of encryption by quantum computers: ‘Move your data today’ Chrome Is Scanning Files on Your Computer, and People Are Freaking Out Russia blocks Telegram app over encryption Upstate NY farmer says ICE officers stormed his farm without a warrant, cuffed him, threw his phone Surveillance Database of Journalists to Be Compiled in the USA. Where Is the Outcry? Amazon Rekognition Scandal Amazon Admits Alexa Device Eavesdropped On Portland Family Update on the story Newark NJ surveillance cameras Victories! A California bill to hold police accountable for surveillance tech faces one last hurdle before heading to the state Senate floor. ISO rejects backdoored NSA IoT standard Georgia’s governor has vetoed SB 315, the state’s catastrophically stupid cybersecurity law Congressional law banning backdoors Fourth Circuit rules that border officials can’t subject electronic devices to suspicionless forensic searches
129 minutes | Mar 29, 2018
Episode 10 – GPS-tracked Food Trucks – GUEST: Robert Frommer
We speak with Robert Frommer of the Institute for Justice about Chicago’s ordinance requiring all food trucks to be outfitted with GPS trackers. This episode’s Patriots are Chris Lydgate and Nick Budnick of the Willamette Weekly. Our pariah is Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans. Honorable mention: Rancher, Ricardo Palacios. Mountain of sensitive FedEx customer data exposed, possibly for years Equifax may actually make money off data breach Signal partners with Microsoft to bring end-to-end encryption to Skype Microsoft bans foul language from Skype, Microsoft365 and Xbox Live Police give out infected USBs as prizes in cybersecurity quiz Voting-machine makers are already worried about Defcon DHS wants to subject all international travelers to face scans at airports ICE Wants to Be an Intelligence Agency Under Trump Facebook can’t force Germans to use their real names, court rules Google Photos algorithm racist? NSA deletes ‘honesty’ and ‘Openness’ from Core Values NSA deleted surveillance data it pledged to preserve NSA Denies Prior Knowledge of Exploits British court ruled that their snooper’s charter lacks adequate safeguards Amazon Partnership with British Alarms Privacy Advocates China bans the letter ‘N’ Apple moves to store iCloud keys in China, raising human rights fears Governments, and ISPs are using network gear to inject malware into citizens downloads FUJITSU Technical Computing Solution GREENAGES Citywide Surveillance FBI chief calls unbreakable encryption an ‘urgent public safety issue’ EFF and MuckRock reveal how much data law enforcement agencies have collected using automated license plate readers Law Enforcement Has Been Using OnStar, SiriusXM, To Eavesdrop ICE is about to start tracking license plates across the US Police asked google for info on all cellphones near a crime scene NYC implements the Right to Know Act H.R.4816 – Stop Civil Asset Forfeiture Funding for Marijuana Suppression Act of 2018 Berkeley law requires council approval of surveillance tech California Senate Rejects License Plate Privacy Shield Bill Please support Restore the Fourth during the DuckDuckGo Fundraising Challenge!
101 minutes | Jan 7, 2018
Episode 9 – Alleged Leaked Army Document – GUEST: Theo Chino
In a special ‘Patriots & Pariahs’, Fong & EJ are joined by Patriot ‘DividedBy0‘ of DeepDotWeb who reveals a little known document authored by Pariah James P. Henry of the U.S. Army. Allegedly leaked on 4chan, it ostensibly describes the Army’s successes compromising the anonymity of TOR and VPNs, as well as their attempts to monitor anonymous cryptocurrencies such as Monero. Fong also speaks with Theo Chino of the NYC chapter of Restore the Fourth and NYC Privacy Board Advocates about the POST Act, challenging the NYS Dept of Financial Services attempt to regulate BitCoin, and U.S. v. Costanzo (aka. Morpheus) – among other topics. New Congressional bill (S139) reignites debate over Section 702 of FISA and NSA surveillance reform ‘Spectre’ and ‘Meltdown’ exploit threaten security on systems utilizing chips manufactured by Intel, ARM, and others XKCD’s Explanation Department of Homeland Security expands license plate reader dragnet California Senate to hear EFF’s License Plate Cover Bill Warrantless phone, laptop searches at the US border hit record levels Amazon giving a record amount of data to government Getting driver’s license puts Arizonans into ‘perpetual criminal lineup’ China uses facial recognition, mandated spyware, and QR code etching to deploy a surveillance state in the Xinjiang province Please DONATE to Restore the Fourth!
104 minutes | Nov 18, 2017
Episode 8 – GUEST: Tracy Rosenberg
Fong joins recently rescued cohort EJ for the latest digital privacy news, including analysis of Section 702 reform… and Fong talks police surveillance oversight and SB21 with Tracy Rosenberg of Media Alliance and Oakland Privacy. This episode’s PATRIOT is Alex Wubbels, and this episode’s PARIAH is Rod Rosenstein. Congress considers Section 702 reform with the USA Liberty Act and the USA RIGHTS Act Mystery Surrounds Metal Towers Popping Up In Tunnels & Bridges Tenth Amendment Center activist sued by local government after requesting documents on surveillance tech ACLU joins civil rights lawsuit concerning the surveillance and wrongful arrest of a Chinese-American Physics Professor US Homeland Security Wants Facial Recognition to Identify People in Moving Cars Eight years worth of US Military social media surveillance data discovered on misconfigured Amazon S3 Bucket Open Whisper Systems releases Signal Desktop Standalone Backdoor found in OnePlus smartphones Please DONATE to Restore the Fourth!
80 minutes | Jun 17, 2017
Episode 7 – ANYCON
Chuck and Fong come to you from the ANYCON InfoSec conference in Albany, NY. We talk to Tyler Wrightson of Leet Systems, Doug White of Secure Digital Life, and hacker Mario DiNatale. We also go over a busy week in privacy legislation. Call the members of the Senate Intelligence Committee and let them know to let Section 702 sunset the end of this year. Carpenter vs. U.S. heads to the Supreme Court to decide if police need a warrant to obtain cell provider location data, and potentially reexamine the Third-Party Doctrine. SB21 heads to the floor in Sacramento, potentially placing transparency and strong oversight on law enforcement surveillance equipment deployed in California. New York City considers the POST Act to enact similar accountability measures city-wide on the NYPD’s surveillance gear. New York State residents: Contact state reps Carl Heastie, John J. Flanagan, and Jeffrey Klein and urge them to push the NY ECPA out of committee before the end of session. This episode’s Patriot is Mario DiNatale and our Pariah is Sen. Tom Cotton (R, AR).
84 minutes | Apr 27, 2017
Episode 6 – Civil Asset Forfeiture – Part 2/2 – GUEST: Robert Johnson, Institute for Justice
Chuck and Fong wrap up our two-part feature with an interviews with an expert in civil asset forfeiture and Robert Johnson from the Institute for Justice. Also, Internet Privacy Repeal, Vault 7 Leaks, Border Cellphone Searches… and more! This episode’s Patriot is Journalist Barrett Brown and our Pariah is Sen. Jim Sensenbrenner (R, Wisconsin).
111 minutes | Feb 24, 2017
Episode 5 – Civil Asset Forfeiture – Part 1/2
Chuck and Fong go low-tech in the first of a 2-part examination of the process of civil asset forfeiture. Also, limitations on stingray use, privacy intrusions at the border, Rogue Tweets… and more! This episode’s Patriots are Daylin Leach, State Senator, PA and Konni Burton, State Senator, TX. Pariah is Sheriff Harold Eavenson, Rockwall County, Texas.
93 minutes | Jan 27, 2017
Episode 4 – GUEST: Gregg Housh, Activist & Former Anon
Alex Marthews and Muska Yousuf premiere as new adjunct hosts of the Privacy Patriots podcast. This episode’s PATRIOT is Moxie Marlinspike of OpenWhisper Systems, and this episode’s PARIAH is Mike Pompeo. The Patriots talk about the Muslim Ban… Privacy issues for non-citizens… the EU-US Shield Agreement… The social media surveillance program in Boston… and more! Please DONATE to Restore the Fourth!
73 minutes | Dec 5, 2016
Episode 3 – GUEST: Zaki Manian, Restore the 4th San Francisco
Chuck and Fongaboo are joined by Zaki Manian from Restore the Fourth San Francisco… who discusses how they were successful at passing ordinances at the municipal level to restrict surveillance in the Bay Area… as well as lobbying to protect encryption at the state level. He also gives a full breakdown of Rule 41, which effectively will allow the FBI to hack into anyone’s computer. This episode’s PATRIOT is Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, and this episode’s PARIAH is James Comey, Director of the FBI. BOSTON GLOBE: FBI Gains Access to Twitter’s ‘Firehose’ COUNTER CURRENT NEWS: Journalist and Hacktivist Barrett Brown Released from Prison THE INTERCEPT: Internet Archive Successfully Defends Against National Security Letter and Gag Order Please DONATE to Restore the Fourth!
80 minutes | Nov 19, 2016
Episode 2 – Patriots and Pariahs – GUEST: Rashida Richardson, NYCLU
Chuck and Fongaboo discuss the latest digital privacy news, including Election Results… introduce their new segment ‘Patriots & Pariahs’… and interview Rashida Richardson of the NYCLU about NY ECPA. This episode’s PATRIOT is Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, and this episode’s PARIAH is Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina. TIME MAGAZINE: President Obama Should Shut Down the NSA’s Mass Spying Before It’s Too Late TechDirt: Senators Burr & Feinstein Look To Bring Back Bill To Outlaw Real Encryption REUTERS: NSA Director James Clapper Resigns IBT: UK passes Investigatory Powers Bill that gives government sweeping powers to spy The Intercept: Obama Refuses to Pardon Edward Snowden ZDnet: NY D.A. vs. Apple Encryption Please DONATE to Restore the Fourth!
69 minutes | Oct 29, 2016
Episode 1 – Inaugural Podcast
Hosts Fongaboo and Chuck Ritter introduce the show and ponder such topics as NSLs, Warrant Canaries, end-to-end encryption and the Fourth Amendment itself.