CNN Radio News Day: June 11, 2013
A new National Security Agency (NSA) data center is seen June 10, 2013 in Bluffdale, Utah. The NSA has come under scutiny after two large scale data survalliance programs were leaked to the press.
June 11th, 2013
04:29 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: June 11, 2013

CNN Radio News Day is an evening news program providing an informative, thoughtful and creative look at the day's events. It's posted Monday through Friday at 4:30 pm ET.

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day. Here are some of the stories we're covering in today's show:

  • Ed Snowden, the man calling himself the source of the NSA surveillance leak, has now checked-out of a Hong Kong hotel and disappeared. U.S. authorities are preparing charges against him, and have told CNN they will be searching his home in Hawaii. There's the story and interest in this one man and his motivations, but there's also the wider debate over government power. Julian Sanchez is an expert on technology and privacy for the Libertarian Cato Institute:

"I'm mostly still seeing people focusing on the substance. Whatever you think of him personally it seems like, there's reasons to be disturbed here." FULL POST

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The data insiders who 'hold the keys'
June 11th, 2013
10:42 AM ET

The data insiders who 'hold the keys'

By Libby Lewis, CNN

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(CNN) –  You may know that Edward Snowden was a system administrator for the NSA contractor he worked for – Booz Allen Hamilton.

You may even know that system administrators are responsible for nearly a third of the data breaches committed by insiders, because, as computer security expert Robert Richardson puts it, “they hold the keys.”

But here’s one thing you might not know: Snowden didn’t need the authority and access that he had to do his job.


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