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dkf

(37,305 posts)
Wed Oct 9, 2013, 11:52 AM Oct 2013

Ron Wyden a keynote speaker at Cato's conference on NSA surveillance.

Excellent list of participants.

Keynote speakers: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), member of the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence; Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI); Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI). Panelists include: Siobhan Gorman, Wall Street Journal; Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian; Barton Gellman, Washington Post; Charlie Savage, New York Times; Jameel Jaffer, ACLU; Laura Donohue, Georgetown University Law Center; David Lieber, Google; David Dahl, SpiderOak; Jim Burrows, Silent Circle; Bruce Schneier, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School; Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Julian Sanchez, Research Fellow, Cato Institute.

Since June, news reports based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have revealed the depth and breadth of NSA surveillance activities. The NSA scandal’s many dimensions include: mass domestic surveillance of telephone call information; allegations that officials deceived Congress, the courts, and the public about the nature of the NSA’s programs; alleged access to the Internet’s backbone and the traffic of major Internet companies; and systematic efforts to undercut the use of the encryption that secures communications and financial information.

Please join us on October 9 at a conference focusing on these issues and more, featuring keynote addresses by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), and Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI). Conference speakers and panels will explore the reporting challenges, legal issues, technology and business dimensions, and potential for reforms related to NSA surveillance.

To follow the discussion on Twitter follow the hashtag #CatoNSA.

For full speaker biographies click here.

http://www.cato.org/live


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Ron Wyden a keynote speaker at Cato's conference on NSA surveillance. (Original Post) dkf Oct 2013 OP
Libertarians like Cato are good on a handful of issues. The surveillance state is one of them. Comrade Grumpy Oct 2013 #1
CATO was founded by Charles Koch. While their symposiums are always interesting, one must keep a msanthrope Oct 2013 #2
Koch money and organizations are destructive to the country. BluegrassStateBlues Oct 2013 #3
 

Comrade Grumpy

(13,184 posts)
1. Libertarians like Cato are good on a handful of issues. The surveillance state is one of them.
Wed Oct 9, 2013, 12:20 PM
Oct 2013

Drug prohibition is another.

And anti-interventionist foreign policy.

 

msanthrope

(37,549 posts)
2. CATO was founded by Charles Koch. While their symposiums are always interesting, one must keep a
Wed Oct 9, 2013, 12:30 PM
Oct 2013

sharp eye on those who do more than merely speak at their conferences. For example, those writing policy papers, or those engaged in paid speaking tours, or attending donor benefits should be regarded with the Koch-money influence in mind, no?

 
3. Koch money and organizations are destructive to the country.
Wed Oct 9, 2013, 12:33 PM
Oct 2013

Sad to hear that a Democratic Senator is consorting with them.

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