Slate’s If Then on Waymo v. Uber, the emerging anti-tech lobby, and the GOP’s hypocrisy on mass surveillance.

A National Security Expert Explains the Deep Hypocrisy Behind the Nunes Memo

A National Security Expert Explains the Deep Hypocrisy Behind the Nunes Memo

Decoding the Logic of Silicon Valley
Feb. 7 2018 3:02 PM

FISA and Fury

National security expert Marcy Wheeler explains the hypocrisy behind the Nunes memo.

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On this week’s If Then, Slate’s April Glaser and Will Oremus talk about a new anti-tech lobbying group formed by former employees of Facebook and Google. They update us on Waymo v. Uber, the trial that could chart the course for our self-driving future. And they’re joined by Marcy Wheeler, an independent journalist and longtime expert on national security and civil liberties, to re-examine FISA and mass surveillance in the wake of the Nunes memo.

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