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How NSA Spying, Google and Chlorinated Chickens Are Pitting Germans Against Americans -- And What to Do About It

Sigmar Gabriel | Posted 12.24.2014 | World
Sigmar Gabriel

The "Chlorhuhn" chicken symbolizes the fears triggered by a proposed free trade agreement. The fear is that foreign products will push out local goods, and that health standards will drop. We are also having an argument about the way the major Internet companies mine and use data -- with the danger that they will turn us into transparent human beings. But one thing we do agree on is that unrestricted monitoring of communications by secret services can destroy the Internet as a space of liberty. Google's Eric Schmidt rightly described this practice as "outrageous."

From Government to Googlement: How to Protect Data

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg | Posted 06.02.2014 | World
Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg

Key players in the public and private sector are now working to protect their interests in a world that is shifting from government to "Googlement"-- driven by the unprecedented ability of companies to gather, store, and evaluate vast amounts of personal data. Adding to the challenge will be unabated progress on more invasive technologies such as biometrics, household robotics, smart homes, and connected cars, coupled with widespread adoption of cloud computing.

Cops and Muslims

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The case of Hassan v. City of New York stands for the proposition that what you don't know can't hurt you. But if someone else discloses what a bad actor is doing that affects your rights, the person who let the cat out of the bag may be responsible to you for any injury that bad actor caused you.

A Rogue Superpower

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Tom Engelhardt

In the years before 9/11, the U.S. focused its global attentions on what it then called "rogue states." The U.S. now resembles a rogue superpower to an increasingly resistant and restless world.

Michael McAuliff

Boehner Calls U.S. Spying 'Imbalanced'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) added his voice to the growing clamor by lawmakers disturbed about the United States' spying practic...

U.S. Spy Chiefs Face Congress Amid Spying Rift With Europe

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Tabassum Zakaria and Deborah Charles WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Top U.S. intelligence officials appeared at a congressional hea...

Obama Aware Of Spying On Merkel Since 2010: Report

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.27.2013 | Politics

The United States flatly denied Sunday that President Barack Obama had been informed years ago that US spy agencies were monitoring German Chancellor ...

NSA Reportedly Monitored Phone Calls Of 35 World Leaders

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2013 | Politics

LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - The United States monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders according to classified documents leaked by fugit...