This week, Abraham Hyatt launched “The End of Privacy,” a five-part podcast series on the intersection of journalism and privacy issues. We will be cross-posting the podcasts here on MediaShift. Stay tuned.
Are journalists entitled to special privacy rights? Are news publishers helping data trackers violate users’ privacy? Is it possible to have confidential sources in the Age of the NSA? All of that and more is coming up.
In today’s episode, Jason Parkinson, a freelance video journalist from the UK, tells me what it’s like to discover the police have been spying on you for almost a decade. And Ryan Gallagher of The Intercept and Eva Blum-Dumontet from Privacy International talk about the company that makes high-end spyware governments use to spy on journalists.
Abraham Hyatt is a former contributing editor at Circa, and the editor and co-founder of Oakland Police Beat, an ONA award finalist that covered police misconduct in Oakland, Calif. He previously worked as the managing editor of ReadWrite.com and Oregon Business magazine. Follow him on Twitter @abrahamhyatt.