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Sara Sorcher
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Lives in Washington, DC
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Security and privacy experts say a lot is riding on the outcome of a federal court order to bypass security functions on an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, which would require Apple to build what CEO Tim Cook calls a ‘dangerous’ backdoor.
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The space-based navigation and timing system faces a growing risk of attack. But there is a simple solution.
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The Global Positioning System that some 4 billion people rely on daily is essentially unprotected, opening it up to serious attacks from rogue nation states or criminal hackers who want to wreak havoc on American cities. However, there's a simple solution
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However, some senators want to avoid Congress making a 'knee-jerk' response to give law enforcement and intelligence agencies a power that could harm all consumers’ security and privacy.
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In the latest episode of The Cybersecurity Podcast, New America's Peter Singer and I interviewed Cory Doctorow, co-editor of Boing Boing and science fiction author, about the surveillance state and what WWIII might look like. We also talked to DARPA's Dan Kaufman – who runs all its cyber programs – about funding "moonshots" and what it's like to work in an office with ‪#‎ROBOTS‬. For your nerdy weekend listening: 

https://soundcloud.com/newamerica/science-fiction-the-surveillance-state-and-world-war-iii#t=0:00
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Science Fiction, The Surveillance State and World War III
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Listen to Passcode's latest podcast with New America about cybersecurity. We talk about Stuxnet, sexism, CEOs and surveillance.

https://soundcloud.com/newamerica/stuxnet-sexism-ceos-and-surveillance

You can also download episodes and subscribe on iTunes here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-cybersecurity-podcast/id977319885?mt=2
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Stuxnet, Sexism, CEOs and Surveillance
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My first The Christian Science Monitor magazine cover story on the cyber gold rush came out online today. Read about the different cities and regions competing to be the #SiliconValley of cybersecurity – and why, in an ironic twist, cybersecurity could kill the cybersecurity industry. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2015/0503/The-cyber-gold-rush?cmpid=TW
How cities and states are scrambling to become the Silicon Valley of cybersecurity – and ride the next big economic boom. 
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In the wake of Islamic State and other violent attacks, an Obama administration delegation met with technology leaders Friday to develop a strategy for battling terrorists' use of technology.
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As lawmakers and presidential candidates advocate for mandates on tech companies to fight terrorism, Internet companies warn against policies they say could jeopardize their users’ civil liberties and stifle innovation.
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Tech titans are pushing back against Obama's national security officials over strong security on consumer devices, strengthened after the Snowden leaks. The outcome could impact the future of the Internet – and your privacy.
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Behind the scenes, the battle to curb National Security Agency call records surveillance catalyzed an unlikely coalition that bridged far-left and far-right political divides.
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Passcode's 3-part series on the identity economy, from the black market where your personal life is the commodity, to the burgeoning business of fraud protection. Plus, what it's like to have your identity stolen. Check it out: http://passcode.csmonitor.com/identity
Exploring the identity economy, from the black market to the booming fraud protection business. @CSMPasscode series for #ID360.
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Yahoo's chief information security officer joins Passcode and New America for their monthly podcast about cybersecurity.
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Deputy Cybersecurity Editor at Christian Science Monitor
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    Middle Eastern Studies
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    Deputy Cybersecurity Editor, 2014 - present
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    National Security Correspondent, 2010 - present
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