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Lauren Weinstein

Biography:

Lauren Weinstein is one of the "old" men of the Internet. He created the PRIVACY Forum in 1992, and has been involved with Internet and other technology issues for well over 25 years, starting in the early 1970's at the first site on the Defense Department ARPANET (the ancestor of the Internet), which was located at UCLA. Weinstein is quoted as an expert on a wide range of technology topics and issues of technology's impact on individuals and society, by a wide range of newspaper and magazine articles, and participates in numerous local and network radio and television news programs, talk shows, and other venues where these issues are under discussion.

Past Shows:

The Fracking Boom

Energy reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Russell Gold, discussed his work covering the hotly contested subject of fracking. Everyday one hundred wells in the U.S. are drilled and hydraulically fractured - or fracked. Fracking, he explained, involves turning a well horizontally, and running it through a very dense rock such as shale and then pumping it with water, chemicals, and sand with extraordinary pressure. First hour guest, technology and privacy expert Lauren Weinstein addressed various tech topics in the news, such as a "kill switch" on all cell phones which will be mandatory by 2015, and allow people to remotely disable or wipe their phones. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Internet & Technology/ ETs & Religion

Appearing during the first half, technology expert Lauren Weinstein talked about the recent 25th anniversary of the Web, and various technology-related topics. In the latter half, Rev. Michael J.S. Carter discussed the extraterrestrial connections to the world's religions, and his own ET encounters. In the first half hour, aviation safety expert David Soucie (book link) talked about the missing Malaysian plane. ... More »

Host: George Noory

The Millennium Project

Appearing during the middle two hours, Director of the Millennium Project, Jerome Glenn, discussed their annual 'State of the Future' reports which outline the challenges we face as a planet that is juggling technology, population, and the delicate balance of nature. In the first hour, technology expert Lauren Weinstein talked about how Paypal is testing mobile payments using face verification. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Annual Predictions Show, Pt. 2

George Noory celebrated New Year's Eve live on the air, reviewing listener predictions for 2012, and recording predictions for the new year. Some highlights of callers' predictions included a deadly hurricane for Jamaica, a food additive that will make people sick, and a pole shift that will cause a ring to form around the Earth. First hour guest, technology expert Lauren Weinstein talked about Internet and privacy issues. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Hypnosis & Subliminals

A doctor of psychology, metaphysics and a lifelong student of the human mind, Eldon Taylor, discussed his latest work combining subliminal technology and self-hypnosis techniques to harness the power of the subconscious mind. First hour guest, technology expert Lauren Weinstein talked about privacy issues in relation to technology developments. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Healing & Cells

Biophysicist Dr. Joyce Hawkes discussed her process and journey as a healer. She revealed how an NDE changed her from being rooted solely in science to being open to the teachings of shamans and healers. After the NDE, she began to discover that she had the ability to remotely perceive things like the physical and cellular condition of other people, and a gift for conduct healing/energy work. First hour guest, technology & privacy expert Lauren Weinstein addressed the problem of Internet bullying and defaming or insulting posts. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Secret Door XIII

In our 13th edition of the 'Secret Door,' George Noory welcomed three surprise guests who discussed a variety of topics: 'CryptoHunter' John Rhodes, technology expert Lauren Weinstein, and prophecy authority John Hogue. Riffing on the fact that we are now exactly one year before the end of the Mayan Calendar, first hour guest, author Clint Arthur talked about his 'Last Year of Your Life' program. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Government GPS Spying

Privacy expert Lauren Weinstein joined Ian Punnett to provide an update on how the government is secretly using GPS devices to track people without search warrants. In the first half-hour, Wired reporter Kim Zetter commented on news that two federal GPS trackers have been found on an SUV in California. The final hour of the show featured Open Lines. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Occult & Predictions/ Internet Regulation

In the first half, practitioner and teacher of natural magic, Dr. Evelyn Paglini, returned to share predictions, and talk about the dark side of the occult. In the latter half, technology expert Lauren Weinstein reported on recent attempts to regulate the Internet. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Time Travel

Physics Professor Ronald Mallett discussed his breakthrough research on time travel, which is based on Einstein's theories of relativity. "If we can control gravity with a device, then we can actually control time, as well, and that could lead to a machine," he said. First hour guest, Internet privacy and technology expert, Lauren Weinstein, commented on a new kind of electronic tattoo, as well as other technology stories. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Washington UFOs

UFO expert and editor of Unicus Magazine, Robert Stanley discussed how the location of Washington DC has been a hotbed for UFO activity over the years. Hundreds of people witnessed the numerous 1952 sightings over the Capitol, and some took photos and movies. First hour guest, technology & privacy expert Lauren Weinstein commented on the Supreme Court ruling on violent video games. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Shamanism & Spiritual Growth

Anthropologist and author Hank Wesselman discussed his eight years of visitations, begun in 1996, with the late Hawaiian shaman and kahuna Hale Makua, who was like the Dalai Lama to the Polynesian world. As he chanted the names of his ancestors, "I could see him very subtly transforming...as ancestor after ancestor used the bridge that he was creating to come through his body, and through his mind, into our world," he said of Makua. First hour guest, Internet privacy advocate Lauren Weinstein reported on a security breach into Sony's PlayStation Network, in which members' private information was comprised. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Internet Issues / ET Communications

In the middle two hours, Internet privacy expert Lauren Weinstein spoke about various net-related issues, as well as new biometric measures by the FBI. First hour guest, inventor Dezso Molnar discussed his prototype for a flying motorcycle; last hour guest, ET contactee George Kavassilas talked about his encounters with both positive and malevolent aliens. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Energy Grids

Author, explorer, and 'megalithomaniac' Hugh Newman discussed his work on earth grids and ancient sites, and new discoveries that reveal subtle energies emanating from megaliths such as the pyramids of Giza, Stonehenge and Cusco. First hour guest, technology privacy expert Lauren Weinstein reported on threats to free speech on the Internet. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Geopolitics, War, & the New World Order

Guest host John B. Wells (email) spoke with political scientist and personal security expert Joel Skousen about the growing government assault on privacy and liberty, as well as New World Order and war scenarios. First hour guest, privacy and technology expert Lauren Weinstein discussed TSA's scanning & security procedures at US airports. ... More »

Host: John B. Wells

Privacy, Tracking, & Technology

In the first half of the show, consumer privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht discussed the ways companies and the government are tracking people's behavior via RFID chips and the Internet. China has been using technology to track and suppress dissidents, and as the U.S. moves toward becoming "a sort of Big Brother top-down surveillance-based police state, I could see something like that happening here," she cautioned. Appearing in the second half of the show, Internet and privacy expert Lauren Weinstein spoke about various issues related to the web. ... More »

Host: George Noory

The Dangers of ACTA

Ian Punnett welcomed privacy and technology expert Lauren Weinstein, during the first two and a half hours of the program, for a discussion on the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Act (ACTA), which may pose a serious threat to civil liberties. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Alternative Cancer Treatments

Cancer researcher Dr. John Apsley discussed safe, cost effective, and alternative cancer cures and treatments, and the efforts made to suppress these natural therapies. Last hour guest, Lauren Weinstein, an expert in privacy issues and technology, shared updates. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Internet, Privacy, & Control

Privacy and technology expert Lauren Weinstein discussed the current state of the Internet, and possible ways it might be altered in the future. A kind of "network of networks," the Internet was originally developed as a research project rather than for commercial purposes, he explained. There'll be gradual increases in bandwidth and other changes over time, but we're unlikely to see a dramatic or sudden cutover of the public Internet to a new network like the "Internet2" research projects, he said. One problem he cited is that most email and web browsing is unencrypted and this data is "open to all comers," such as a user's ISP. If the data was encrypted, then ISPs wouldn't be able to spy on consumers, he noted. One proposal, which could be established in an attempt to protect children, would require the identification of all Internet users in order to visit various sites-- this would greatly hamper privacy and anonymity, he warned. More than a large compa ... More »

Host: George Knapp

Chinese War Principles

America's leading authority on Sun Tzu's 2500-year-old book The Art of War, Gary Gagliardi discussed the principles contained in the ancient Chinese military treatise and how they can be applied to the shifting situations in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as to the War on Terror in general.Gagliardi outlined five basic principles that make up Tzu's philosophy of strategy (mission, climate, ground, leadership, and methods), and summed up the work in the concept of "winning without conflict." According to Tzu, it is much better to replace conflict with information, he noted.Gagliardi suggested Tzu would see folly in America's current positions in Iraq and Afghanistan, as Tzu saw trying to win long-distance, long-term wars as problematic. For Tzu, movements should be kept small, local, quick, and always moving steadily toward a goal, Gagliardi continued.Gagliardi, who believes the United States is involved in a "legitimate war against a real enemy," said the real b ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

John Lennon & Rock and Roll Stories

Bill Harry, the founder of Mersey Beat magazine and one of John Lennon's best friends, joined author R. Gary Patterson to discuss Lennon, reports that he is composing songs in the afterlife and channeling them through psychics, as well as mystical occurrences associated with The Beatles and other Rock and Roll stories. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

The Warfare Comet

Historical detective Graham Phillips presented his thesis that a comet, which came close to Earth around 1500 BC, had global effects on civilizations. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Spiritualism & Magic

Ian welcomed writer Christine Wicker, who discussed her work as a religion reporter for The Dallas Morning News as well as her research into spiritualism and magic, which she defined as "all those things that science will not allow us to believe anymore." ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Robert Kennedy & The JFK Assassination

Ian welcomed Salon.com founder David Talbot, who discussed Robert F. Kennedy's secret search for the truth about his brother's assassination. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

FBI Spying Violations

Filling in for Art Bell, Ian Punnett welcomed technology and privacy expert Lauren Weinstein, who discussed a recent government audit that revealed spying violations committed by the FBI under the auspices of the Patriot Act. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Internet & Privacy Issues

Art Bell welcomed technology expert Lauren Weinstein, who discussed a variety of Internet- and privacy-related issues. ... More »

Host: Art Bell

Afterlife Encounters

Author Dianne Arcangel discussed life (consciousness) after death and shared several stories from her book Afterlife Encounters. Arcangel said she wrote the book to help her deal with the loss of her husband as well as to change the world's skeptical view of after death communications.According to Arcangel, afterlife encounters bring comfort to the bereaved and occur when a person feels "any sense of being connected to or in the presence of a discarnate personality." ... More »

Host: Art Bell

Surveillance & Privacy

Lauren Weinstein, an expert in privacy issues and technology, presented an update on such topics as secret wiretapping, Echelon, and camera surveillance. Much of the government's current wiretapping efforts may not meet "probable cause," (which had been used in the past to get a court order) and thus is raising controversy, he said. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Rebroadcast: Uri Geller/Lauren Weinstein

This show was a rebroadcast of Uri Geller from 3/25/04, with a first hour appearance of Lauren Weinstein from 10/14/04. Dr. Bruce Goldberg will be rescheduled. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Demonology & Exorcisms

Lay demonologist, Dave Considine, the founder of Phantasm Psychic Research, shared accounts of his investigations of haunted houses and assisting at exorcisms. Over the years he has encountered many malevolent entities which he said are fallen angels from various hierarchies who exist in order to torment and destroy mankind. One case he worked on involved a woman who purchased a condo in Montreal and began having the inexplicable experience of having her hair yanked out of her head by an unseen force. A visiting dog also had patches of hair yanked out. In a case Considine investigated in Newburgh, NY, the family reportedly saw a disembodied head turned upside down looking down at them. ... More »

Host: George Noory

The Internet and Privacy

Lauren Weinstein, the founder of People for Internet Responsibility (PFIR) joined Art Saturday night to discuss privacy issues and the future of the Internet. Weinstein said the Internet was not originally designed for the things it's used for now, and this has resulted in many problems. ... More »

Host: Art Bell

Privacy & Technology

Privacy advocate Lauren Weinstein (vortex.com) expressed concern about balancing the needs of law enforcement and government with the civil liberties of citizens. He noted that since 9-11 the heightened pace of security has shifted the balance against people's privacy and civil rights. Weinstein was critical of new airline databases which use secretive methodologies for profiling passengers, because consumers can't judge the process. He also discussed how technological advancements have an "enabling function," where people become accustomed to the new convenience or speed and thus may be willing to overlook privacy concerns. Future computers may actually become more restrictive, as manufacturers seek out more control, said Weinstein. Right now some people's computers are acting as "spam bots" sending out voluminous amounts of email without them even being aware of it. Such issues will be addressed in a conference titled Preventing the Internet Meltdown, that Weinstein's group, ... More »

Host: George Noory

Visions of Planetary Destruction

Author Wayne Green introduced David Booth, who had a series precognitive dreams that were documented by the FAA, in which he accurately foresaw a major plane crash in 1979. Last year Booth said he had a second set of dreams, foretelling a much greater disaster. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Privacy & Technology

"We're probably living in a golden age;" people in the future, to us, "will be a slave civilization," said Lauren Weinstein, the creator of the PRIVACY Forum. Weinstein warned of the increasing erosion of privacy rights fueled by new technological developments and the post 9-11 climate. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Privacy and the Internet

Lauren Weinstein spoke about privacy concerns in relation to the Internet. He created the PRIVACY Forum in 1992, and has been involved with Internet and other technology issues for well over 25 years. Websites: www.vortex.com People For Internet Responsibility: www.pfir.org ... More »

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