Shows 83, 84 and 85 — Prof. Mireille Hildebrandt, Bob Wallace and Prof. Ned Snow — posted

I am pleased to post three more shows for the quarter. The first, Show 83, January 28, is my interview with Prof. Mireille Hildebrandt of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), co-editor of Profiling the European Citizen. Mireille’s book is a compendium of analysis related to the use of data mining and other technologies to analyze and keep track of citizens of the EU, and is a cutting-edge study of this emerging practice. We had a wide ranging discussion of the ramifications of profiling and I thoroughly enjoyed the interview.

On February 4, Show # 84, I interviewed Robert Wallace, co-author of Spycraft. Spycraft is a history of the CIA’s Office of Technical Services, and is a fascinating account of the use of technology by the CIA and other intelligence agencies. I hope that you enjoy our discussion.

*Unfortunately, the audio quality of shows 83 and 84 is poor — you need to turn up your volume to maximum to make the discussion intelligible. Rather than re-record the interview, I post them here, and apologize to my guests and listeners for the technical difficulties.*

Show #85, February 18, is my interview with Prof. Ned Snow of the University of Arkansas School of Law on the perils of copyright. We discussed Ned’s insightful article Copytraps, a study of the impact of current copyright law on the unwitting copyright violator. Ned’s work is of universal interest, and I hope that you enjoy our discussion!