Anti-Surveillance Advocate Alvaro Bedoya Nominated To Federal Trade Commission

Cybersecurity Stalkerware
This Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington. The Federal Trade Commission has for the first time banned a company that makes so-called stalkerware — software used to surreptitiously track a cellphone user's activities and location — from continuing in the surveillance app business. The action Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, applies to the marketer of SpyFone, Puerto Rico-based Support King LLC, and its CEO, Scott Zuckerman. Alex Brandon / Associated Press
Cybersecurity Stalkerware
This Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington. The Federal Trade Commission has for the first time banned a company that makes so-called stalkerware — software used to surreptitiously track a cellphone user's activities and location — from continuing in the surveillance app business. The action Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, applies to the marketer of SpyFone, Puerto Rico-based Support King LLC, and its CEO, Scott Zuckerman. Alex Brandon / Associated Press

Anti-Surveillance Advocate Alvaro Bedoya Nominated To Federal Trade Commission

President Joe Biden on Monday nominated Alvaro Bedoya to the Federal Trade Commission. Bedoya is famed for his anti-surveillance advocacy, specifically researching the harm it causes to minority communities.

GUEST: Drew Harwell, Washington Post technology reporter