What the FBI’s iPhone hack means; PLUS: Are the FBI’s “Shared Responsibility Committees” an informant network?

Cyrus Farivar

The FBI announced that it has broken into the iPhone of Syed Farook, one of the San Bernadino shooters–and  they did it without a court order. Cyrus Farivar joins us to discuss how and why. Plus: we talk with Samer Khalef about a new FBI surveillance program called “Shared Responsibility Committees,” that critics are calling “informant networks” targeting the Arab and Muslim communities.


  • Alex MacDonald, a journalist and commentator for the website Middle East Eye
  • Cyrus Farivar, Senior Business Editor at Ars Technica
  • Samer Khalef, President of Arab American Anti Discrimination Committee

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