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Mary Theroux on BART Cell Phone Shutdown
Recorded: Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mary Theroux, Senior Vice President at the Independent Institute, engages with Judge Napolitano on Fox Business Network's Freedom Watch about BART's cell phone shutdown in San Francisco.

Experts: Mary L. G. Theroux
Type: Television
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Technology, Transportation

       
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Will Strong Encryption Protect Privacy and Make Government Obsolete?
Recorded: Tuesday, April 24, 2001

Many people have wondered how technological progress will affect political, economic, and civil freedoms. With the rise of encryption software, the National Security Agency's Echelon worldwide surveillance system, and the FBI's Carnivore e-mail snooping program, this subject is no longer the exclusive domain of speculative thinkers or futurists, it is the subject of intense public-policy debate. Will privacy-enhancing technology improve faster than privacy-threatening technology? Should the government mandate privacy standards? Should it enforce contracts in cyberspace, or would private law do a better job? Economist, physicist, and legal scholar David Friedman discussed these and related questions about technological change and the case for and against government involvement.

Experts: David D. Friedman
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Government Power, Law Enforcement, Technology

       
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