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The Washington Post Asks Tim Edgar About This Week's

"The outcome of the case," says Tim Edgar, a senior fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, "is going to be hugely important for the balance between privacy and security.”

He's referring to Apple's recent refusal to comply with the FBI's request for access to the phone ...

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Sometimes silence, perhaps unintentionally, speaks louder than words. Writing today in Lawfare, Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at Brown University's Watson Institute, noted that neither cybersecurity nor surveillance nor encryption was mentioned once in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address last night.

"In past years," he writes, "Obama has sounded increasingly ...

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Timothy Edgar Helps Fact-Check Marco Rubio For Politifact

"Rubio is almost certainly off by orders of magnitude," says Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at Brown University's Watson Institute. He was recently consulted by Politifact in an article critiquing Senator Marco Rubio's claim that 700,000 Americans could be unjustly prevented from buying guns by a bill that would use a terrorist ...

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NYT Quotes Timothy Edgar On NSA Surveillance

Documents recently obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, the New York Times reports, reveal that the National Security Agency has used foreign collection of Internet metadata as a way around the oversight of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The article features remarks from Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at Brown University's Watson ...

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Timothy Edgar Gives NPR And WWL Radio Interviews

As the world revisits issues of government surveillance and cybersecurity in the wake of the Paris attacks, Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at Brown University's Watson Institute, has been interviewed by regional and national radio stations. 

His interview with Louisiana-based WWL is available here.

His interview on NPR's "To The Point" program is ...

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La Presse Interviews Timothy Edgar About

Francophones will be interested in a recent interview with Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at Brown University's Watson Institute. La Presse, Canada's second-largest French-language newspaper, sought him out on the topics of Edward Snowden, government surveillance, and privacy. 

You can read the full article here

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NYT Article On Government Surveillance Quotes Tim Edgar

Today's edition of the New York Times includes an article by Scott Shane ("After Paris Attacks, C.I.A. Director Rekindles Debate Over Surveillance") reviewing recent developments in the discussion regarding limits on government surveillance. In it, Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at the Watson Institue, offers comments alongside several colleagues and prominent public ...

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With Friends Like These: Timothy Edgar Writes For Lawfare On The Politics Of The USA Freedom Act

Writing on the topic of surveillance reform in Lawfare, Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at the Watson Institute, again proves himself one of the few scholars able to consistently pierce the bubble of political rhetoric for the benefit of the layperson.
 
"[Rand] Paul’s machinations have no chance of causing the Patriot Act to permanently ...

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Good News About Spying: Tim Edgar Writes For Foreign Affairs

"Although rising public anger is welcome, it is misdirected."

Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at the Watson Institute, turns his attention to the future of intelligence in an article published today by Foreign Affairs. After quickly sketching the current context of increasing public skepticism, Edgar offers an explicit rebuttal of the leaps to judgement and ...

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Tim Edgar Assesses A Recent Supreme Court Ruling With Surveillance Implications

Writing for Lawfare, Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at the Watson Institute, offers an astute and even at times humorous analysis of the implications that the recent Yates v. United States decision has for national security surveillance. The article is available here.