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How To Protect Your Phone From Secret Surveillance

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 06.12.2013 | Technology

After The Guardian and The Washington Post revealed the existence of the National Security Agency's secret surveillance programs this week, many Ameri...

The NSA and Verizon: Paranoid Delusions or an Assault on Your Rights?

Adam Banner | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Adam Banner

Proponents of the domestic surveillance say the metadata collected is minimally invasive and is not personally identifiable. But how hard is it to determine endless information about a person based on his or her phone number and location?

Ask Your NSA

Marty Kaplan | Posted 08.10.2013 | Comedy
Marty Kaplan

Dear NSA, It turns out that our handyman has been looking at gay porn on my laptop. Is there a way to correct your records? Name Withheld, Washington, D.C.

Life Under the Surveillance State

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics
Leighton Woodhouse

The question in the debate on privacy is not whether Obama should or should not have made the decisions he did, but what social and historical conditions are making it possible for such massive surveillance programs to be constructed in the first place? This isn't just a question of policy or politics; it's a story of technology.

NSA Judge's Conference Attendance Raises Eyebrows

Center for Public Integrity | Chris Young | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson, who signed an order requiring Verizon to give the National Security Agency telephone records for tens of millions of...

Watch The One Senator Who Voted Against The Patriot Act Warn What Would Happen

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

After the Guardian revealed that the National Security Agency seized millions of Verizon customers' phone records through a secret court order, Rep. J...

Obama On Defensive Over Shocking Revelations

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

By Matt Spetalnick and Steve Holland SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday staunchly defended the sweeping ...

Howard Fineman

Dare I Make A Phone Call | Howard Fineman | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's surveillance of tens of millions of Verizon phone calls is questionable at best and illegal at worst, a top p...

Canaries in the Coal Mine

Susan Landau | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Susan Landau

The invasiveness of this data is hard to underestimate. It is data that reveals where every connected person is during the day, with whom they speak, when, how often.

House Republicans Cry 'Scandal'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

The National Republican Congressional Committee on Thursday sought to portray recent reports that the National Security Agency is collecting the call ...

Lindsey Graham: 'I Don't Mind' NSA Collecting Phone Records

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Thursday that he was "glad" the National Security Agency is collecting the phone records of Verizon Communications c...

Hey America -- 'Can You Hear Me Now?!' Obama, Verizon, and Executive Power Run Amok

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Kristen Breitweiser

For years during the Bush administration, many groups fought against the Patriot Act and its illegal surveillance of U.S. citizens. They were horrified by torture and extraordinary renditions. They fought for the sanctity and protection of whistleblowers. Where are these people now?

Al Gore: NSA Phone Records Collecting 'Obscenely Outrageous'

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

Al Gore had some harsh words for the Obama administration in response to the news, first reported by The Guardian on Wednesday, that the National Secu...

THEY'RE WATCHING: NSA Collecting Millions Of Verizon Phone Records

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency is collecting telephone records of millions of Verizon Communications customers under a secret ...