National Security Agency

Which Federal Agency Controls Cybersecurity? The Answer May Surprise You.
April 16, 2014

How the infitration by a Russian criminal organizaion of Wyndham Hotels led to a major development in cybersecurity policy.

The Pulitzers Didn’t "Vindicate" Anything Except Good Journalism
April 15, 2014

"Awarding a prize to a newspaper that covered a hurricane does not somehow vindicate the hurricane.”

"Metadata Material Shouldn’t be Held by the Government"
Interview: A key NSA reform panelist explains their recommendations
December 22, 2013

Interview: A key member of the panel advising Obama about NSA surveillance reform says Uncle Sam needs to get out of the metadata-storage business

Take the World War II Memorial—Please!
When the government reopens, shut this stuff down
October 15, 2013

If architecture is, as Goethe put it, frozen music, then which classical opus is suspended within the granite semicircle of Washington’s National World War II memorial?

Edward Snowden Leaks Again—And It's a Bombshell
August 16, 2013

In 2008, the National Security Agency illicitly—if accidentally—intercepted a “large number” of phone calls from Washington, D.C. because an error confused Egypt’s country code—“20”—with, yes, “202.”

The Lies Aren't What Make Obama's NSA Stance So Awful
August 12, 2013

President Obama’s repeated comments that “there is no spying on Americans” and that “we don’t have a domestic spying program,” as he told Jay Leno, were contradicted by two revelations at the end of last week.

The One-Stop Whistleblower Shop
How did The Guardian become the leaker's outlet of choice?
June 20, 2013

How did The Guardian become the leaker's outlet of choice? 

We Need a New Church Committee
It's time for a basic re-evaluation of intelligence operations
June 11, 2013

It's time for a basic re-evaluation of intelligence operations.

Against Our Values—And Bad at Keeping Us Safe
The real problem with data mining
June 07, 2013

Massive data sweeps like the NSA's recently disclosed program are an affont to Democratic values. 

Why Tech Companies Are Better Than Phone Companies at Protecting Your Privacy
Verizon handed over data to the NSA. Why don't Google or Facebook?
June 06, 2013

Verizon may not have been able to fight a secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order, revealed last night by the Guardian, to hand over subscribers’ call data to the National Security Agency.