Privacy

'Harriet the Spy' Predicted Our Surveillance State
A cold war children's book is surprisingly prescient
July 21, 2014

Harriet's domestic spying was eerily similar to the NSA's 

Justice Alito Would Be Just Fine if Congress Undid Yesterday's Landmark Privacy Decision
The twisted logic of his concurring opinion
June 26, 2014

The twisted logic of his concurring opinion. 

Would You Feel Differently About Snowden, Greenwald, and Assange If You Knew What They Really Thought?
January 19, 2014

Understanding the real motivations of Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, and Julian Assange.

What the Latest NSA Bombshell Reveals About Media Standards Today
January 15, 2014

David Sanger and Thom Shanker have a lengthy story in the New York Times about various National Security Agency techniques for penetrating foreign computers and networks, including a strategy for accessing seemingly air-gapped computers.

Your Email Address Isn't Personal Information. Get Over It.
January 14, 2014

If you think people shouldn't have access to your email address, you must not remember the phone book.

Inside the Stunning Court Smackdown on NSA Spying
December 17, 2013

The fatal flaw in the Obama administration's defense of metadata collection.

Instagram's New Feature Shows How the Internet Is Embracing Intimacy
December 12, 2013

The social web used to be about broadcasting your life. Maybe not any more. 

John Cusack and Maggie Gyllenhaal Get Angry in a Political Ad About NSA Surveillance
October 24, 2013

Privacy and celebrity aren't particularly well-acquainted concepts. But actors Maggie Gyllenhaal and John Cusack appear in a new PSA video calling for an end to NSA surveillance practices.

We Need an Invasive NSA
October 10, 2013

It’s the best way to stave off the oncoming onslaught of cyber-attacks.

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