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Privacy Is Dead and We Might As Well Get Used to It

Don McNay | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Don McNay

No matter how hard I work to protect my privacy, my emails, my spending habits and the fact that I have seen several movies starring Scarlett Johansson, someone out there knows about it.

Matt Sledge

Judges Express Fears Over NSA Phone Surveillance Program | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Judges considering the fate of the National Security Agency's call tracking program in an appeals hearing on Tuesday repeatedly expressed ...

Snowden Gets Permission To Stay In Russia For 3 More Years

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

MOSCOW (AP) — Former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden, who is wanted by the U.S. for leaking details about once-secret surveillance programs, has ...

We Were Warned

Robert Slayton | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Robert Slayton

In 1972 a small film raised questions about issues of security and privacy we still confront. It did not answer them back then, and we did not respond either. We need to do better now.

NSA Has 'Far-Reaching' Partnership With Israeli Intelligence

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

Documents published Monday by The Intercept revealed the "far-reaching" extent of the U.S. National Security Agency's collaboration with Israeli intel...

Dem Senator To Propose Strong Curbs On NSA Phone Data Collection

Reuters | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) - A new Senate proposal to curb the government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and increase transpar...

How A Dead Person Can End Up On A Terror Watchlist

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The Intercept published an extensive piece Wednesday focused on terrorist watchlists, and many of the puzzling circumstances surrounding its contents....

Why People Apparently Don't Care About Muslim Surveillance or Dead Palestinian Kids

Nida Khan | Posted 09.21.2014 | Religion
Nida Khan

Make no mistake about it: the dehumanization of Muslims didn't just happen overnight. On the contrary, it's part of a long process of failed imaging, stereotyping, misrepresentation and flat out bias in the press, entertainment industry and society in general.

NSA Workers Might Be Sharing Your Nude Photos

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

According to Edward Snowden, the former government contractor who leaked key documents detailing the National Security Agency's broad surveillance tac...

UN Human Rights Commissioner Supports Snowden and Denounces US Surveillance Programs

Bea Edwards | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Bea Edwards

The report of the High Commissioner puts the U.S. government in violation of the definitive interpretation of international political and civil rights on the issue of privacy, surveillance and related whistleblowing.

Snowden, Go Home

Peter Scheer | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Peter Scheer

Snowden has portrayed his accessing, copying and distribution (to selected journalists) of NSA records as acts of conscience-and so they may have been. Civil disobedience is a time-honored form of protest, particularly in a democracy. But civil disobedience is not painless; it is not a get-out-of-jail free card.

NSA Scares Germany So Much It's Considering Going Back To Typewriters

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 07.16.2014 | Technology

German politicians are so concerned about U.S. surveillance that they’re considering turning to typewriters to keep sensitive documents away from pr...

Emily Swanson

Most Americans Think NSA Surveillance Goes Too Far | Emily Swanson | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

Most Americans think government surveillance that gathers up masses of telephone and Internet data goes "too far," a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows. A...

Obama Choosing the Wrong Enemies

Robert Miraldi | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
Robert Miraldi

The Obama administration is toying with whether to send New York Times reporter James Risen to jail for refusing to reveal a source involved in a federal leak investigation dating back to 2006.

REPORT: Majority Of NSA's Intercepted Data From Unintended Targets

AP | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. National Security Agency intercepted the online accounts of legally targeted foreigners over a four-year period it a...

Former NSA Head Takes On ACLU Director In Debate

Matt Sledge | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

Keith Alexander, former National Security Agency chief, took on the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union on Monday in a verbal gym...

Here's One Issue The Supreme Court Justices Can Agree On

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices found more common ground than usual this year, and nowhere was their unanimity more surprising than in a ru...

The Great Exception (That Wasn't)

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Whether consciously or not, however, the officials of the U.S. Intelligence Community did imagine one giant exception: themselves. No one outside the loop was supposed to know what they were doing. They alone on the planet were supposed to be unheard, unspied upon, and unsurveilled.

New NSA Chief Aims To Protect Data So It 'Can't Be Stolen Again'

The New York Times | DAVID E. SANGER | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

The newly installed director of the National Security Agency says that while he has seen some terrorist groups alter their communications to avoid sur...

Matt Sledge

New NSA 'Transparency Report' Raises More Questions Than It Answers | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

For years, big Internet companies like Twitter have released "transparency reports" to show users how often the government asks for their data. Now th...

Kathleen Miles

Glenn Greenwald Explains Why Privacy Is Vital, Even If You 'Have Nothing To Hide' | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.19.2014 | World

LOS ANGELES -- Journalist Glenn Greenwald defended the value of digital privacy and slammed those who dismiss its importance during a stop on his nati...

Matt Sledge

House Passes Landmark Amendment To Stop Warrantless NSA Searches | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

The House overwhelmingly approved an amendment Thursday meant to block the National Security Agency from performing warrantless searches on Americans'...

Al Gore Offers Praise For Snowden

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

Former Vice President Al Gore said Edward Snowden did "an important service" by leaking documents that detailed the extent of the National Security Ag...

Participatory Totalitarianism

John Feffer | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
John Feffer

We are at home in the new surveillance state, for we barely register all the cameras, all the targeted advertising, all the intrusions into what had previously been considered sacred private space. We are not passive objects of observation. We are active subjects of our own YouTube channels.

Matt Sledge

These 8 Things Happened Only Because Of Edward Snowden | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

One year ago Thursday, one of the most consequential leaks of classified U.S. government documents in history exploded onto the world scene: The first...