Back in 1990, the internet was still raw, new and had yet to worm its way into our everyday lives. But even then, some were concerned about this network and what it might mean for privacy, freedom of expression and security. The Electronic Frontier Foundation grew out of that concern, and today is the leading nonprofit fighting for online civil liberties. The importance of that mission has never loomed larger, as the U.S. prepares to hand over a global intelligence network over to a man who has threatened to imprison and deport ethnic minorities, silence or ostracize those who dare to disagree with him and to use electronic media to deliver an endless stream of propaganda. Ernesto Omar Falcon is the Legislative Counsel for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and he joins Brian Standing by phone.
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