We talk to national security and surveillance policy expert Marcy Wheeler (@EmptyWheel) about reports that the NSA will be stopping ONE of its methods of spying on Americans — is it true?
The kill-us-all death care bill isn’t the only piece of legislation moving ahead in Congress. The GOP also advanced a bill that shreds the protections passed in the wake of the last financial crisis, also know as Dodd-Frank. Alexis catches us up on where we are, and what to do next.
Finally, we also talk about the License to Discriminate Executive Order that Trump signed in early May, an EO that turned out to be so pointless, the ACLU doesn’t even need to sue over it.
MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:
- Pew Research Center: Wealth Gaps Rise to Record Highs Between Whites, Blacks, Hispanics
- CFPB Explores Impact of Alternative Data on Credit Access for Consumers Who Are Credit Invisible
- AI Now: Researching the social impacts of artificial intelligence now to ensure a more equitable future
- ACLU’s Anthony Romero statement on so-called “religious freedom” executive order
- Marcy Wheeler’s response to the NYTimes story about NSA the collection “About” searches
BOOKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:
- Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street by Karen Ho
- Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil
- Black Box Society by Frank Pasquale