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Join us for thought provoking conversations on surveillance, digital privacy, and cybersecurity law and policy in the information age. Each week, hosts Dave Bittner and Ben Yelin break down the headlines, legal cases, and policy battles that matter most. 

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Join us for thought provoking conversations on surveillance, digital privacy, and cybersecurity law and policy in the information age. Each week, hosts Dave Bittner and Ben Yelin break down the headlines, legal cases, and policy battles that matter most. 

    The startup leading AI security in the UK.

    The startup leading AI security in the UK.

    This week, we are joined by Dr. Peter Garraghan, CEO of Mindgard, as he is discussing UK's recently published AI security guidelines and the recommendations he made for addressing cyber security risks in AI. Dave is examining the troubling challenges of regulating deepfake porn. Ben looks at a brand new Appeals Court decision on geofencing.
    While this show covers legal topics, and Ben is a lawyer, the views expressed do not constitute legal advice. For official legal advice on any of the topics we cover, please contact your attorney. 
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    Links to the stories:

    Geofence Warrant Decision Exposes Hole in Fourth Amendment Law

    Deepfake Porn Is Leading to a New Protection Industry

    Mindgard’s report Cyber Security for AI Recommendations


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    • 50 min
    The cybersecurity prescription healthcare needs.

    The cybersecurity prescription healthcare needs.

    This week, we are joined by Errol Weiss, CSO of Health-ISAC, and he is discussing the current threat landscape in healthcare and their contributions to the Cyberspace Solarium Commission's healthcare report. Dave and Ben discuss the latest rulings from the US Supreme Court including how the ruling will likely have a sweeping effect on regulations, including cybersecurity rules, in every sector.
    While this show covers legal topics, and Ben is a lawyer, the views expressed do not constitute legal advice. For official legal advice on any of the topics we cover, please contact your attorney. 
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    Chevron Pattern Disrupted: The Impact on Cybersecurity Regulations

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    • 58 min
    Encore: Where oh where in the world is that information?

    Encore: Where oh where in the world is that information?

    George Tziahanas from Archive360 is talking about what happens when the information is no longer in boxes but could be anywhere in the world. Ben has the story of a raid on an independent journalist who leaked unaired clips from Fox News. Dave's got the story of a DC court ruling that AI generated content is not eligible for copyright protection.
    While this show covers legal topics, and Ben is a lawyer, the views expressed do not constitute legal advice. For official legal advice on any of the topics we cover, please contact your attorney. 
    Links to stories:

    Did a Journalist Violate Hacking Law to Leak Fox News Clips? The Government Thinks He Did.

    AI-Generated Art Lacks Copyright Protection, D.C. Court Says (1)


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    • 47 min
    High-tech tales of Law and Order.

    High-tech tales of Law and Order.

    This week Dave shares a story on new documents revealing Jacobs Technology's role in equipping local law enforcement with advanced cell-site simulators (CSS), and discreetly integrating it into vehicles like the Chevrolet Silverado. Ben shares the story of a bipartisan effort to penalize platforms for hosting harmful deepfakes.
    While this show covers legal topics, and Ben is a lawyer, the views expressed do not constitute legal advice. For official legal advice on any of the topics we cover, please contact your attorney. 
    Please take a moment to fill out an audience survey! Let us know how we are doing!
    Links to the stories:

    The Next Generation of Cell-Site Simulators is Here. Here’s What We Know.

    Ted Cruz Wants Platforms To Be Liable for Deepfakes


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    • 46 min
    Encore: Laws, lawsuits, and privacy.

    Encore: Laws, lawsuits, and privacy.

    Dan Frechtling from Boltive sits down with Ben to discuss changes in health privacy, video privacy lawsuits, and children data laws. Ben's story looks at proposed legislation coming out of Massachusetts that could ban cell site location data. Dave's got the story of comedian and author Sarah Silverman suing OpenAI over copyright infringement.
    While this show covers legal topics, and Ben is a lawyer, the views expressed do not constitute legal advice. For official legal advice on any of the topics we cover, please contact your attorney. 
    Links to stories:

    Selling Your Cellphone Location Data Might Soon Be Banned in U.S. for First Time

    Sarah Silverman is suing OpenAI and Meta for copyright infringement


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    • 53 min
    The end of an era.

    The end of an era.

    Eric Goldstein, Executive Assistant Director for Cybersecurity at Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, is sharing his thoughts on where cybersecurity has been and is going as he is leaving CISA. Ben has the story of Google laying off members of the team that reviews law enforcement data requests. Dave's got the story of teens using AI to undress their peers.
    While this show covers legal topics, and Ben is a lawyer, the views expressed do not constitute legal advice. For official legal advice on any of the topics we cover, please contact your attorney. 
    Please take a moment to fill out an audience survey! Let us know how we are doing!
    Links to the stories:

    Google cuts part of team that vets police requests for user data

    Teens Are Spreading Deepfake Nudes of One Another. It’s No Joke


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    Got a question you'd like us to answer on our show? You can send your audio file to caveat@thecyberwire.com. Hope to hear from you.
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    • 52 min

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84 Ratings

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Good content but with a nauseating liberal bias

Cyberwire Pro subscriber. The cases and discussions are informative but when it comes to the opinions expressed they are overwhelmingly left-leaning in political persuasion. The co-host attorney is your typical condescending coastal liberal elite professor type. I truly wish it was politically neutral. I will continue listening but will continue to hit skip when it comes to the nauseating hot takes.

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I’ve assigned several episodes to students in my Cyber Law, Policy, and Ethics class for review. They all really enjoy the podcast. Thanks

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