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Media Roundtable: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech

Cyrus Farivar

On the next Your Call’s weekly media roundtable, we’ll speak with Ars Technica senior tech reporter Cyrus Farivar about his new book, Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech.

Habeas Data details the legal cases over the last 50 years that have had an outsized impact on surveillance and privacy law in the United States, and explores how the growth of surveillance technology has outpaced our understanding of the ethics, mores, and laws of privacy.


Cyrus Farivar, senior tech policy reporter at Ars Technica, and author of Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech

Web Resources:

Ars Technica: How a suspected gang member’s traffic stop led to a crucial privacy case

LA Times: Technology turns our cities into spies for ICE, whether we like it or not

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.