Peter Van Buren: Welcome to the Memory HoleDecember 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 OmnipotenceNovember 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 MeddlingNovember 2013
The federal institute that sets national standards for data encryption has announced it is reviewing all of its previous recommendations.
Tom Engelhart: The Crime of the CenturyAugust 2013
I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country–yours.