December 14, 2018

Event Coverage Highlight

Intelligence Gaps in the Age of Encryption: ISIS, Security, and Surveillance

In the wake of the November 2015 attacks on Paris, security officials disclosed serious gaps in intelligence gathering due to modern phone encryption and other anti-surveillance measures. Are intelligence failures increasing? If so, how has contemporary surveillance been affected in the post-Snowden era as computer and phone encryption have become more standard?

Panelists included Yahoo News deputy editor and OPC governor Daniel Klaidman, author of Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency, and Michael Isikoff, chief investigative correspondent, Yahoo News, who discussed how investigative journalism on terror and intelligence has evolved in response to these changes and what their impact might be on future security measures.

The event is part of an ongoing series, titled Newsmakers: Perspectives in Global Media with Alexis Gelber.

Gelber, former OPC president and a longtime top editor at Newsweek, moderated.

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