December 28, 2010 – Episode 193

Episode 193 of  The Cyberjungle  is 33 minutes long. You can hear it by clicking on the flash player below. You may download the file directly – great for listening on many smartphones. Or, you may go to the listening options page and browse for other ways to hear the show.

To listen to Episode 193 via the flash player:

Our Take on This Week’s News

Taking a week off from the news.  But we anticipate a big news year in 2011.

Interviews

#1-  Attorney Don Werno A commercial pilot videos a flaw in TSA security…responsible disclosure or aiding terrorist? We talk to the pilot’s lawyer, Don Werno. Note: The TSA security interview was recorded before the decision to make the pilot’s name public. Don mentions that the pilot may go public in the future, and he did, two days after the interview was taped. The pilot’s name is: Chris Liu.

#2 – Author Lynn Powell was a neighbor of a Cynthia Stewart, a woman whose prosecution made national headlines after she took photos of her 8-year-old daughter rinsing off with the shower hose after a bath. The incident is now a decade old, and settled. It did not involve digital photography or a computer. But we asked Lynn Powell to talk with us about her book, “Framing Innocence,” which tells the story of Stewart’s struggle to keep her daughter, and to stay out of jail. We offer this interview for two reasons. One – law enforcement is still seizing innocent photos of bare-bottomed kids, and videos of nudity shot by parents in playful moments, in an ever-widening search for child porn. This issue has not been resolved. Two – the story reminds us that most big issues in life are rooted in principle, not technology. Cynthia Stewart did not even own a computer, and while the questions in these cases may be more technical in 2011, the principles are the same.

Wrap-up

Is reading your spouse’s e-mail a crime? One DA thinks so.

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