Some archive (>10 years old) programs are not reachable through the search engine. They can be found at www.radio4all.net/files/pub
Your support is essential if the service is to continue, there are bandwidth bills to pay every month and failing disk drives to replace. Volunteers do the work, but disk drives and bandwidth are not free. We encourage you to contribute financially, even a dollar helps. Click here to donate.

Welcome to the new Radio4all website! If you cannot log in, you may need to reset your password. Email here if you need additional support.
 
Program Information
Radio News
Radio news about radio waves.
News Report
Produced by Tom Roe at Wave Farm/WGXC in upstate New York.
 WGXC 90.7-FM  Contact Contributor
European courts recent rulings are narrowing the scope of mass surveillance.
Produced for Jan. 20, 2016, but can air a few days later.
European courts recent rulings might outlaw mass surveillance. In Roman Zakharov v. Russia the court said a surveillance authorization must clearly identify a specific person or a single set of premises. And, then, from Hungary, a court gets more specific. Sharon St. Vincent at CDT writes, "In [the court case] Szabo and Vissy [the court] considered whether the challenged Hungarian laws provide, 'adequate and effective guarantees against abuse.' The answer was no: the phrase 'strictly necessary in a democratic society,' the Court explained for the first time, means not only that a surveillance measure must be strictly necessary for 'safeguarding the democratic institutions' at a general level, but must also be 'strictly necessary for the obtaining of vital intelligence in an individual operation.' Crucially, the Court added that the Hungarian authorities must therefore interpret a law allowing surveillance authorizations to apply to 'a range of persons' "which, as the Court observed, could potentially include everyone in Hungary "very narrowly. According to the Court, the body authorizing the surveillance must 'verify whether sufficient reasons for intercepting a specific individual s communications exist in each case.' Analysts are waiting to see if courts cite these precedents to strike down mass surveillance programs in Europe.

European courts may be striking down mass surveillance for Jan. 20, 2016 Download Program Podcast
Radio news about radio waves.
00:01:48 1 Jan. 20, 2016
Produced at Wave Farm/WGXC in the Hudson Valley, New York.
  View Script
    
 00:01:48  128Kbps mp3
(1.7MB) Stereo
192 Download File...