"This is a problem for us all," warns Reason Managing Editor Katherine Mangu-Ward about Google's compliance with NSA requests to mine private email data. How different companies have responded to the government's demands is a critical question for public debate.

However, Mangu-Ward notes an important distinction between government and private snooping: When Google snoops on our email, it's usually to sell us something. When the government spies on us, it's to convict us of a crime.

Airdate: August 14, 2013

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