Tom Engelhardt: Documenting DarknessFebruary 2014
How a thug state operates.
Alfred McCoy: Surveillance and ScandalJanuary 2014
NSA surveillance isn’t just about security. It’s about blackmail.
Peter Van Buren: We Have to Destroy Our Constitution to Save ItJanuary 2014
Debunking ten myths about NSA surveillance.
Pratap Chatterjee: Hollywood Without the Happy EndingDecember 2013
How the intelligence community in America fails to achieve the success of its fictonal counterpart.
Tom Engelhardt: Mistaking Omniscience for OmnipotenceNovember 2013
In today’s global surveillance state, American moles aren’t spying for a foreign power, but for us.
Tom Engelhardt: The Etiquette of War and SurveillanceOctober 2013
Colonel Manners demystifies national security etiquette for the masses.
Pratap Chatterjee: The Data HackersOctober 2013
When the FBI hires hackers and hacking tools, it’s because they don’t have any other choice.
Raymond Bonner: How A Telecom Helped the Government Spy on MeOctober 2013
As early as 2004, an unnamed telecommunications company—identified in documents only as Company A—helped the FBI spy on New York Times reporters.
Heather Smith: SecretsAugust 2013
On Chelsea Manning and the prices of disclosure.
Kara Brandeisky: Before Obama was PresidentAugust 2013
As a senator, Obama supported strong controls on surveillance. As president, not so much..
Peter Van Buren: Welcome to Post-Constitution AmericaAugust 2013
What if your country begins to change and no one notices?
Kara Brandeisky: Six Ways Congress May Reform NSA SnoopingJuly 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 LawsJuly 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.”
Rebecca Solnit: Prometheus Among the CannibalsJuly 2013
A letter to Edward Snowden
Tom Engelhardt: The Dictionary of the Global War on You (GWOY)July 2013
Vocabulary for life in the surveillance state.
Trevor Paglen: Turnkey Tyranny, Surveillance and the Terror StateJune 2013
We’re not moving toward a surveillance state; we live in the heart of one.
Theodoric Meyer and Peter Maass: No Warrant, No ProblemJune 2013
How the government can get your digital data.
Tom Engelhardt: The Making of a Global Security StateJune 2013
The five uncontrollable urges of a secrecy-surveillance world.
Christie Thompson: The Best Stories on the Government’s Growing SurveillanceJune 2013
What we know about what the government knows.
Todd Miller: Living in a Constitution-Free ZoneFebruary 2013
Drones, surveillance towers, malls of the spy state, and the national security police on the northern border.
Due Process, Imminent ThreatDecember 2012
From electronic surveillance to drone strikes to racial disparities in the criminal justice system, the writer, lawyer, and advocate anticipates the most pressing issues of the next four years.
Linda Sarsour: Surveillance and the CityAugust 2012
The director of the Arab Association of New York talks with Meaghan Winter about mosque monitoring, civil liberties, and kids asking ‘why do they hate us?’
Megha Rajagopalan: How Many Millions of Cellphones Are Police Watching?July 2012
No one knows for sure why or how many cell phone records have been picked up, or whether it’s fully legal.
Josh Dratel: Updates in the War on Civilian PrivacyMay 2012
With surveillance cameras on every corner and our smartphones tracking our every move, we’ve entered a new era of the war on civilian privacy.