Tag: NSA

Tom Engelhardt: Failure Is Success

October 2014

How American intelligence works in the 21st century.

Pull Back to Reveal

October 2014

American Empires: The privacy advocate and legal advisor to Edward Snowden on today’s surveillance empire.

Peter Van Buren: Shredding the Fourth Amendment in Post-Constitutional America

June 2014

Four ways that the Fourth Amendment no longer applies.

Tom Engelhardt: Advice Too Secret To Ignore

March 2014

Col. Manners answers your questions on national security.

Tom Engelhardt: Documenting Darkness

February 2014

How a thug state operates.

Pratap Chatterjee: The World of Surveillance

February 2014

Imagine that you could wander unseen through a city, observing everything.

Alfred McCoy: Surveillance and Scandal

January 2014

NSA surveillance isn't just about security. It's about blackmail.

Peter Van Buren: We Have to Destroy Our Constitution to Save It

January 2014

Debunking ten myths about NSA surveillance.

Justin Elliott: Presidential Panel Tells NSA to Stop Undermining Encryption

December 2013

The government agency comes under fire for its attempts to undercut the protection of privacy.

Pratap Chatterjee: Hollywood Without the Happy Ending

December 2013

How the intelligence community in America fails to achieve the success of its fictonal counterpart.

Peter Van Buren: Welcome to the Memory Hole

December 2013

Why the NSA's reaction to Snowden hints at a future that is closer to 1984 than even Orwell could have imagined.

Tom Engelhardt: Mistaking Omniscience for Omnipotence

November 2013

In today's global surveillance state, American moles aren't spying for a foreign power, but for us.

Jeff Larson: NIST to Review Standards After Cryptographers Cry Foul Over NSA Meddling

November 2013

The federal institute that sets national standards for data encryption has announced it is reviewing all of its previous recommendations.

Justin Elliott and Theodoric Meyer: Claim of “Attacks Thwarted” by NSA Spreads Despite Lack of Evidence

October 2013

The oft-cited number is 54, but there’s no evidence that it is accurate.

Pratap Chatterjee: The Data Hackers

October 2013

When the FBI hires hackers and hacking tools, it’s because they don’t have any other choice.

Christopher Calabrese and Matthew Harwood: Destroying the Right to Be Left Alone

September 2013

The NSA isn’t the only government agency exploiting technology to make privacy obsolete.

Tom Engelhardt: Letter to an Unknown Whistleblower

September 2013

How the security state’s mania for secrecy will create you.

Jannis Brühl: Why NSA Snooping Is Bigger Deal in Germany

August 2013

Understanding why the NSA spying programs are such a hot-button issue in the current German pre-election season.

Heather Smith: Secrets

August 2013

On Chelsea Manning and the prices of disclosure.

Kara Brandeisky: Before Obama was President

August 2013

As a senator, Obama supported strong controls on surveillance. As president, not so much..

Kara Brandeisky: Six Ways Congress May Reform NSA Snooping

July 2013

A measure to end one NSA program was just defeated in the House by a surprisingly narrow margin. Here are other proposals on the table.

Justin Elliott: Does the NSA Tap That?

July 2013

What we still don’t know about the agency’s internet surveillance.

Rajkamal Kahlon: A Time for Breaking Laws

July 2013

An intervew with the Jameel Jaffer, the Director of the ACLU's Center for Democracy, about surveillance, privacy, and the importance of "meta data."

Tom Engelhardt: How to Be a Rogue Superpower

July 2013

No one's laughing in a global security state.

Tom Engelhardt: The Dictionary of the Global War on You (GWOY)

July 2013

Vocabulary for life in the surveillance state.

Peter Van Buren: Edward Snowden’s Long Flight

July 2013

What a whistleblower thinks a fellow whistleblower might have thought.

Trevor Paglen: Turnkey Tyranny, Surveillance and the Terror State

June 2013

We’re not moving toward a surveillance state; we live in the heart of one.

Tom Engelhardt: The Making of a Global Security State

June 2013

The five uncontrollable urges of a secrecy-surveillance world.

Christie Thompson: The Best Stories on the Government’s Growing Surveillance

June 2013

What we know about what the government knows.