FRONT BURNER

How a Canadian watchdog turned the tables on an undercover operative

John Scott-Railton from the Citizen Lab joins us to try and understand why his group was targeted by what they believe to be undercover operatives.
John Scott-Railton, a senior researcher at the Citizen Lab, a watchdog group, in New York on Thursday, on Jan. 17, 2019. (Kathy Willens/Associated Press)
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In December a digital privacy watchdog began receiving mysterious emails from businessmen who didn't seem to exist. John Scott-Railton from the Citizen Lab joins us to try and understand why his group was targeted by what they believe to be undercover operatives.

In this image from video, a man who identified himself as Michel Lambert reacts during an interview at a restaurant in New York. (Joseph Frederick/Associated Press)

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