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The End of Privacy Episode 1 - When Governments Spy on Journalists

Today I’m launching The End of Privacy, a five-part series on the intersection of journalism and privacy issues. Are journalists entitled to special privacy rights? Are news publishers helping data trackers violate users’ privacy? Is it possible to have confidential sources in the Age of the NSA? All of that and more is coming up.

In today’s episode, Jason Parkinson, a freelance video journalist from the UK, tells me what it’s like to discover the police have been spying on you for almost a decade. And Ryan Gallagher of The Intercept and Eva Blum-Dumontet from Privacy International talk about the company that makes high-end spyware governments use to spy on journalists. Music by Bobby McElver.

Listen and subscribe on iTunes, Soundcloud or via the Stitcher app.

  • Episode 1: When governments spy on journalists
  • Episode 2: The losing battle to protect sources
  • Episode 3: Data trackers and user privacy, the news business’ ugly secret
  • Episode 4: Are journalists entitled to special privacy rights?
  • Episode 5: Do we have an obligation to help our users protect their privacy?

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