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live from moscow this is r t it's now ten thirty pm here and our top stories of the moscow says piling new sanctions on north korea is not the way forward as the united nations announces pyongyang is controversial rocket launch the launch ended in failure as the rocket plummeted into the sea just moments after it took off. the u.n. said to send more observers into syria as a draft resolution is laid out before the security council envoy kofi annan says forces in the country have not yet fully complied with the terms of the peace deal as reports emerge of clashes near the turkish border. and the world's most famous
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whistle blower is bringing his new highly anticipated show to us r.t. from next tuesday june the sun will be talking to news makers and opinion formers some of whom have never appeared on english language television before it's must watch t.v. that's ahead the president just fifteen seconds away we're back from washington d.c. . with . its technology innovation all these developments from around russia we've got the future. last thursday the indictment against alleged cia whistle blower john kiriakou was finally unsealed and it contains some rather juicy kid bits specifically e-mails between kiriakou and journalist who allegedly communicated with
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a former cia agent were featured prominently in the indictment why the government believe that had the right to snoop through these e-mails as part of their probe seems kind of we've had marcy wheeler on the show to discuss the case the only criminal investigation involving the bush administration's torture problem ironically and so here is what she had to say about the investigation. this all started because these detainee lawyers had identified the people who had tortured their clients. so the question is not easy to locate for scott shane to report about to start tina's who was involved in chaos and torture what they were really after was is it ok for lawyers to know what happened to their clients when they were in u.s. custody and the government is basically saying no it's not ok they went back and tried to figure out how these detainee lawyers found out and ultimately curious who is the one source that they came up with it. so basically the justice department
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wanted to find out how this information about enhanced interrogators was leaked and their inquiry led them to these journalists e-mails yesterday politico's josh gerstein reported that the other journalists referenced in the indictment are believed to be former a.b.c. investigative journalist matt cole and current a.b.c. investigative journalist richard esposito but that's not what set the twitter sphere of fire the hulking two ton pink elephant remains in the room just how did the government of tame these e-mails and how many they obtained how one scenario can be counted out straight away we can assume that the government did not obtain the e-mails from cole as busy or shane because that move would have been ferociously contended by the reporters after all were government prosecutors want to know who leaked valerie plame the identity to the press new york times reporter judith miller refused to appear in court was held in content and spent time in jail and the ongoing case of another alleged cia leaker jeffrey sterling new york times reporter james risin seen here has been told by the court that he does not have to
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reveal his sources and that's a decision that the obama administration is appealing so the point is revealing sources can be a career ending move for journalists and sources are often legally protected furthermore we know that's not the case here we spoke to the justice department today and they told us that the e-mails were obtained from search warrants granted by a federal judge and they did not directly name the journalists but the d.o.j. spokesperson did not say who federal investigators were authorized to search only that additional information will be. revealed as the trial progresses so let's engage in some informed speculation shall we one possible scenario is rather straightforward kiriakou his e-mails were searched he had to turn them over and exchanges between himself and the three journalists turned up another possible course of action is that a court required get no defense lawyers to turn over those e-mails as marcy wheeler pointed out they were at the heart of the kiriakou case and while that's disturbing enough there is yet another scenario that is the most draconian of them all as we've seen before the government doesn't even need search warrants or the
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involvement of parties directly implicated in cases to obtain information take a look. what it means though is that if you ever do anything that the government decides that they find interesting they can get it they can get it by using the services provided by a free company provided free by companies like google facebook twitter that are really routinely saving this information by default we're sort of leaving this digital data trail behind and so when the government decides off to the thought you know they think you've got something interesting or they think you've spoken to a whistleblower they just call the companies for the information and suddenly they know who the whistleblower is without ever forcing you to reveal it. yep that's right the government can say information online from e-mail services internet service providers and social networks like twitter now we've seen that before in the wiki leaks case website supporters only found out that the government subpoenaed twitter for information because twitter executives challenge the government's gag order in court so that they could then tell those users of their information is being requested in this case it's unclear which companies if any
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were ordered to hand over information who knows maybe there's a gag order involved here too but however the government attorneys e-mails and things definitely clear journalists are vulnerable these face with feds able to browse through their information without even informing them you know sources say nor are the journalists they're all behind cases of whistleblowers being charged under the espionage act thomas drake jeffrey sterling leibowitz steven kim and bradley manning so we're journalists privacy compromised and the possibility of material support of terrorism charges and chilling effect of the n.d.a. added to the makes the first amendment seems a lot less sturdy and journalists those best suited to hold the government accountable mice we might be spooked into silence so let's just hope that won't be the trend. now as our viewers know we've been following the case of jailed environmental activist him to christopher last month he was thrown in isolation after an anonymous congressperson complained about a letter that he had sent to his activist network and well the christopher has since been released from isolation we want to know which congress person overstepped boundaries and secretly discussed this case with the bureau of prisons
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that we want to relay that information. back to you again in touch with your representative ask if they reached out to the bureau of prisons about to christopher and if so what do they say then email us the results t.a.'s producer at g. mail dot com for more information about the christopher you can also check out our facebook page or the website of the activist group he co-founded peaceful uprising or. well the goal of space programs across the world used to be to put a man on the moon times of change the challenge now is to put a man on the moon and keep him there russian announcer are now working to do just that they're in talks to build manned research colonies on the moon in the next decade archies tom barton reports. to put a man on the move to keep him that's the aim for space exploration in the coming decade according to a plan unveiled by moscow's academy of sciences choice was told us that words alone kind cannot stay where it is now for
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a long time you have been successful in exploring near earth space it's time to move beyond the budget goal is to put on. by two thousand and twenty with landing stations established by twenty twenty two which will start the process of building a permanent manned base their own on the minute the moon is that all well say scientists we actually know surprisingly little about our closest cosmic neighbor and the consensus is we should try and prove our skills and science as close as possible to home before attempting any bigger leaps vast quantities of frozen water we discovered under the moon's surface taken there by billions of years worth of collisions with asteroids and what might not be all we find if we look carefully organic samples may have been preserved in comets in a frozen state it's impossible to investigate them from afar so we should deliver those samples that were in the control rooms there have been serious questions
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about whether we can technically manage a moon base the past year has seen a catalog of errors between a supply rocket on its way to the international space station plunging back to earth and an unmanned mars exploration rocket falling from orbit we're still using technology from the decades of the space race from the fifties to the eighties scientists and new ships have been taking too long to arrive. until we get these new ships we will have problems also many of the people with the knowledge of the old models are no longer with us and the younger generation doesn't have the knowledge so for now sticking with the moon might be. just enough with some tentative mars missions as well as the world remembers the pioneers who made it up to space in the first place those in charge of cosmic exploration want to stop mocking the breakthroughs of full cost and stalls making some of their own some box
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and obsolete. i would take a quick breather but after the break i'll give our tour a final board and this time it's going all the way to the top how is the white house has just now learned to rein in the use of executive power and happy hour my guess and i'll have a collective freak out about facebook her feelings best win tonight all that we come back. the close up team has been to the spirit little stranger. where blacksmithing the develops from a craft into an industry. and now our team goes far north. where it turns to put roads and rail are a battle against the elements where the culture is the only transport for medics to
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all right it's time for tonight's tools not a war and tonight we're handing it to the commander in chief it's the president obama and his in this ration have been meeting with the activists working on a way to ensure the federal contractor employees will not basis criminal action in the workplace based on their sexual orientation and seeing how difficult or it's been difficult to pass other bills and agreements the activists were hoping that an executive order would guarantee that they will be protected in the workplace now if you're a fan of the show you know that obama has that absolutely no problem exercising his executive powers in the past but apparently the administration decided against the order this time saying we do not expect an executive order on elegy nondiscrimination for federal contractors will be issued at this time we support legislation that has been introduced and we will continue to work with congressional sponsors to build support for it so what they're saying is that
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they're not opposed to supporting gay rights but they want to do it the old fashioned way getting approval from congress before moving forward and i mean normally that would make sense i might even applaud it at least give us some respect but then when it comes to the obama administration i'm just a little bit confused like i said before this president is all about flexing his executive muscles when it comes to financial political specially foreign policy issues take libya for example here but obama went on t.v. to explain the threat of massacres and ghazi and now we want to do something to prevent it from happening it was not in our national interest to look let that happen i refused to let that happen. and so nine days ago after consulting the bipartisan leadership of congress i authorized military action to stop the killing and enforce u.n. security council resolution one nine hundred seventy three now if you notice he
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says that he consulted with congress but let's be clear here telling congressional leaders that you're about to engage the u.s. in a war through different thing getting their approval you know the old fashioned way with a vote and if you look on the white house website you will see the executive order one three five six six about blocking property in prohibiting certain transactions relating to libya now let's talk a foreign policy have we also forget about the case of anwar lockheed or when obama made a really proud announcement about taking out this american citizen without due process earlier this morning and while i lost. a leader of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula was killed in yemen. but that. of all aki is a major blow to al qaida as most active operational affiliate the death. now what he didn't say was how executive order to kill a lot he was also
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a major blow to the judicial process to the constitution of the growth of the use of executive authority and they said many times obama made himself the judge the jury and executioner eric holder try to come out with a defense addressing the issue indirectly during an un televised speech in northwestern university and their holder explained the u.s. government have the right to take out all locky without getting approval from a federal court because due process and judicial process are different specially when referring to national security i would just love to hear eric holder tell that to the founders but obama doesn't just like the executive power in the foreign policy and national security role he's had no problem issuing domestic executive orders as well and back he openly talks about overriding congress to create a bipartisan fiscal commission during his twenty ten state of the union speech the cost of medicare medicaid and social security will continue to skyrocket that's right call for a bipartisan fiscal commission modeled on
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a proposal by republican judd gregg and democratic incumbent. yesterday the senate blocked a bill that would have created this commission. sole issue an executive order that will allow us to go forward because i refuse to pass this problem on to another generation of the. obama knows best people now look we can keep rattling off examples but i think you get the point the president has had no problem flexing is executive muscles but for some reason when faced with an order to ensure the elegy between federal employees are treated as equals they decided draw some sort of line in the sand what gives killing an american citizen with no due process bringing the us into a war those weren't executive power but they'll leave this issue to be dealt with in congress i call b.s. inconsistency is never becoming and if the obama administration wants to use executive powers at least use them equally don't hide behind some notion of executive restraint the everybody knows you don't actually believe it and so for that we're giving the obama administration really the president himself since he's
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the executive the issues the orders tonight's trial time work. ok guys time for happy hour and join you this evening archie producer jenny churchill and kevin glass managing editor at downhaul plaguy thanks for i mean you can say thanks for joining me first you're trying to switch of the order i mean or . let's talk about iraq rails obviously the big story has been that there was a gawker a mole working within box news they fired him they found him that's all said and done it but listen to what roger ailes had to say about gawker. what is it that we're. just sort of for folks.
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told. i only knew it as a website that everybody should see it. i am not kidding. we just doesn't know what. the right way to have your pulse on the news world all of you honestly doesn't fox news is obviously not in the business of punching down you know they're competing with c.n.n. they're competing with n.b.c. nightly news except roger ailes not concern himself as you can see is low. so that he would find out he doesn't consume stuff with this a lonely publication that on a regular basis has broken stories about how it's news they broke the story about o'reilly and not a whole cost bragging to pocket so i don't really have grown out it's honestly small potatoes compared to you know what the regular news cycle goes through that's a little bit of you know gotcha journalism that we like to talk about and we think is important but you know the biggest thing that i can think of that gawker media has broken was when they found an i phone in
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a bar somewhere and it was the new i phone prototype roger ailes sense of good stuff when it comes to foyer requests. and we've done interviews with some of the people there that have done investigative work but still you figure that if there's a if the biggest story right now is that somebody from another news organization is a mole in your news organization you probably would at least want to know what that news organization is especially if you want to talk about liberal media bias now they're taking over i think you can get the impression from that clip that he knew there was that he was even aware that some was out there dialing stories from him i did not going to meet you know the story we live in is your little obsessive likable where no one else actually cares we definitely do because i have to say and else defense when i moved here i didn't know what gawker was i never read any type of gossipy type magazines any of those things and i had no idea what compromise and was found running. down kind of risk a few think about it. girls probably knows what presidents and it's just if you're going for a girl so yes i said. but. the way things really work in life is if someone tells
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you not to do something or not to look at something what do you do you go to it or try and you go look at it so somebody said roger going to don't go to the pornographic web site called gawker there's really a dirty stuff on there i'm going to guess that roger ailes went to gawker to see what was all about the bigger question is roger ailes friends that they're like oh dear friend these don't visit this i want a graphic shield. i think we've killed the guys. in there. ok. next story is. facebook facebook facebook we know they've had a lot of privacy issues in the past and we call them out for it all the time and they're actually trying to do something new in this whole era of transparency. it's been one issue after another with those guys over the years to do with privacy the most recent involves your telephone number being handed over to developers of third
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party applications you may choose to use on facebook so last friday facebook last friday evening i should say facebook gave after developers access to your phone number and address if you decided to use an app on facebook. but some of the shady stuff their face because in the past now they're trying to do is create a little more transparency so they've expanded this feature called download your data. he's likely going to copy of what you shared on facebook in the past you could get a copy of your list of friends photos all post messages now you get all of your former user names e-mail addresses even all of your old friend requests for you can go back and never expected that request. i don't want to call you out but i wonder what happens to all the people that are in your weird box right now. you know we.
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haven't other people well that's a somebody tried out. there and maybe there's a new there is a limbo feature i think obviously that facebook is trying to do right by people who are always begging for them to release more data let us know what they're doing with our information that goes online and for the most part it's not something that i'm too concerned about most of the apps that can access your data there's a big box when you use the app that says are you going to allow this to access your data well i know it's like ok allow those apps the issue was that it was letting the people who click yes it was giving access to information about their friends that was the problem i think there's been a bunch of a bunch of glitches essentially is what has happened to you with a lot of these things in terms of the apps were then later they get to claim we didn't know then our information you know and the. getting handed out what about the facial recognition features you know they keep introducing new things and then trying to have to walk back i didn't actually have to opt out or you know i did to
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certain settings in this case so i really do think it's kind of one of those weird things where they're just letting you see all the people you sent request to and if you're psychotic and crazy you can then go print out who your friends are and cross-reference the lists to find out real friends are and then you go to their house where you're going to bring this thing out i haven't seen that in a good rule of thumb is don't use facebook if you don't want your information to be sold to people you know don't put things online that you don't want to be found but how do we live with it i don't. know when you have a solution to this space so facebook should be really honest about their policies though you can't just say oh well they just don't use it because the bad on you if facebook is going to be honest about who they're actually giving this information to. you know the onus is on them they should be honest with their users. if. you. have my soapbox now. basically ok so there's all kinds of cool new little technology that we talk about
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all the time that we find really creepy things you can say are turning into a big brother security types including. scanners. it's really a los to identify with a very high degree of security every individual busters but on top of that there is simplicity all of us and you need to do is just step into the space look at the camera. now if i go to do these days step in the scanner. your password has a certain i.d. no biggie right. turns out that the cia is actually running into a little bit of trouble because you know this stuff is designed to catch terrorists and criminals but by traveling or false identities or secretly having some stuff kind of ironic isn't it usually when there's some new form of i.d. recognition software the government wants to get their hands on it and they want to
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implement it in you know before anyone else so you know you hear the things about the biometric id cards that are implanted with your genetic d.n.a. you have iris standards that are already operating operating at a bunch of airports around the world and now they're just trying to expand them to land border crossings in places like that they didn't think it would come back and bite them yet they're really concerned because what happens is if you have an agent go into a country and these are scanners are used that's their one identity that's only one they get cracker before it was like you know pick an identity go i mean it helps the defending country you know from spies you know if we send some guy under a secret identity over to china and he's trying to gather information on the chinese government the chinese are going to be better at identifying that so it improves defense in that way and you know it's going to improve the united states is defense which is going to piss off the cia when it comes to their often thought and it's going to mean the end of the james bond movies which is really depressing because you know contains bond somehow always manages to be a big
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a video it has the great technology that you would never think the response been going downhill for a couple movies now i consider the james bond movie series ended a couple years. i think it was for. they get the sack though because they want to back out and paul look at that it's us and you know i disagree or can i say i want to say that i love her i love you like the. other thing. is already. anyway thanks for joining me tonight about it and i thank you for tuning in as a nation to come back tomorrow or in the service of the capital account is giving out for our weekly financial checkup and meantime don't forget to become a fan of the lower show on facebook and follow us on twitter and if you missed any of our shows tonight or any other right you can always. flash the water show up on the interviews as well as the show in its entirety there we have noticed is that it's.
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