Quoted in the Verge

I’m quoted in this story in the Verge about reform­ing the NSA. I issue a chal­lenge to Con­gress to fol­low through on some of its rhetoric about the Obama admin­is­tra­tion. But if Con­gress decided to crack down on the NSA, there’s plenty more they could do. Joshua Foust is a for­mer intel­li­gence ana­lyst turned freelance […]

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Quoted in Time

I’m quoted in Time about two new reports out by Amnesty Inter­na­tional and Human Rights Watch about the U.S. drone pro­gram. While the reports pro­vide dev­as­tat­ing details and draw atten­tion to the debate, sto­ries of inno­cent peo­ple hurt in drone strikes “don’t add sub­stan­tively to knowl­edge of the drone pro­gram nor do they alter the […]

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Robo-Ethics: Do Autonomous Weapons Pose Greater Ethical Dangers or Rewards? (Video)

I had the tremen­dous plea­sure this week of vis­it­ing the Naval Post­grad­u­ate School, where I par­tic­i­pated in a dis­cus­sion with Dr. Heather Roff and Dr. Bradley Strawser about the ethics, moral­ity, legal­ity, and prac­ti­cal impli­ca­tions of allow­ing weapons to autonomously make lethal deci­sions. The full ses­sion is below:   [LINK IS HERE]   I’ll be writ­ing more on […]

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Panel on France 24

F24

On Tues­day, I was on France24’s Debate pro­gram, dis­cussing the deten­tion of David Miranda. The other pan­elists were: Jeremy CORBYN. British Labour MP (Isling­ton North). Mem­ber, Stop the War Coali­tion — from Lon­don; Ellen WASYLINA. Chair­man, Expert Coun­cil. Pres­i­dent, Obser­va­tory of the Black, Gulf and Mediter­ranean Seas (OBGMS); Guil­laume GRALLET. Tech­nol­ogy Reporter, Le Point; Fran­cis PERRIN. Spokesperson, […]

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Quoted in the Financial Times

I was quoted in the Finan­cial Times over the week­end, dis­cussing the NSA dis­clo­sures. Joshua Foust, a for­mer ana­lyst at the Defence Intel­li­gence Agency and coun­tert­er­ror­ism expert, said sur­veil­lance activ­i­ties had expanded so rapidly because after 9/11 vot­ers and politi­cians had insisted that the gov­ern­ment take all nec­es­sary mea­sures to pre­vent ter­ror­ism, pun­ish­ing politi­cians who […]

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Talking Autonomy and Drones All Up in the BBC

Yes­ter­day, I was on the BBC sev­eral times talk­ing about drones and auton­omy. First was this seg­ment from World Have Your Say, where we dis­cussed the UN Human Rights Coun­cil delib­er­a­tions on Spe­cial Rap­por­teur Christof Heynes’ call for a pre­emp­tive ban. WHYS_drones I was also 32 minute into this Radio 4 The World Tonight seg­ment on […]

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