In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, I am joined by Brandon Keibler, the sixteen year old founder of “Project Digital Privacy”, a group which aims to end local and state level mass digital surveillance in the United States. Brandon begins by describing how he first became politically aware at the age of fourteen, when he learned of the Edward Snowden revelations while on vacation. Brandon then details how, after co-founding Restore the Fourth to draw attention to mass surveillance at the national level, he decided to start Project Digital Privacy in order to focus on surveillance at the local level. Brandon and I discuss just how local police departments are able to spy on digital communications, why digital privacy is so important even for those who feel they have “nothing to hide”, and how knowledge of surveillance stifles political speech. Finally, Brandon has some advice for other young people who see a problem with how their government is operating, before I wrap things up with my typically rant-y ways!
As discussed in this episode:
– My interview with Pablo Serrato of Restore the Fourth LA
– My interview with Dan Johnson of the Solutions Institute
– 1984 by George Orwell. Purchase on Amazon:
Be sure to come back this coming Thursday March 12 when my guest will be our very own Brian McWilliams for the premier of the podcast edition of his weekly column “Rand Pauluses and Minuses!” Yes, that’s right, it’s the same ranting, raving Rand analysis you know and love, now in podcast form!
And then, next week, on Tuesday, March 17 (yes, we even give you a podcast on St. Patty’s Day! Trust me, the show is GREAT to listen to drunk!), when my guest will be libertarian author, speaker and activist, Dr. Mary Ruwart!
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