Snoopy, Snoopier, Snoopiest
A tip sheet for the scandals
June 18, 2013

How should you feel about the latest invasions of privacy? We asked Jeffrey Rosen to give us a tip sheet for the scandals.

Getting Over It
June 17, 2013

Just last Friday, walking down the street, I saw a handmade sign above a dumpster warning passersby not to deposit their trash there. "Smile. You're on camera," said the sign.

Investigate FISA
June 15, 2013

The defenders of government surveillance have used the media’s fascination with personalities to turn attention onto leaker Edward Snowden and away from what he disclosed.  What Snowden’s leak should prompt is a re-examination of the National Securit

If Snowden's Such a Bad Guy, What Are You
June 13, 2013

Whatever gave Edward Snowden the idea that he could decide for himself what National Security Agency documents and data could be made public?

The TV Shows That Prepared Us for the NSA Scandal
Assessing a decade of surveillance television
June 13, 2013

If the details of the NSA scandal have seemed eerily familiar, perhaps it’s because TV drama has been playing out similar scenarios for years.

PRISM: Scary Program, Unlikely Logo
What the NSA owes Pink Floyd
June 13, 2013

Someone at the National Security Agency is apparently a Pink Floyd fan.

David Brooks Is Right About One Thing
Edward Snowden is a symbol of our growing distrust of government
June 11, 2013

There is a lot that David Brooks gets wrong in his much, much, much reviled New York Times column today.

Big Data Is Not Our Master
Humans create technology. Humans can control it.
June 11, 2013

Humans create technology. Humans can control it.

Is Edward Snowden the Anti–Bradley Manning?
June 10, 2013

For many, the first instinct yesterday upon reading about Edward Snowden, the Guardian and Washington Post’s source on the National Security Agency stories, was to compare him to Bradley Manning, the U.S.

Edward Snowden: Exemplar of the Beltway's Economic Boom
Washington is full of high-earning contractors just like him
June 10, 2013

Edward Snowden is ready for his Rorschach test. Is he Benedict Arnold or Tom Paine, Daniel Ellsberg or Bradley Manning (or Aaron Swartz)?