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Ali Watkins

Huge Pieces Of The Patriot Act Just Expired. Here's What That Actually Means.

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Forget Edward Snowden. It was congressional dysfunction that brought down the Patriot Act. In a sensational late-night Senate session...

Will Congressional NSA Action Matter?

Kevin Price | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Kevin Price

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is playing "beat the clock" when it comes to the continued authorization of the NSA accumulation of phone data of US citizens. June 1 is the deadline and there is no consensus on how to go forward.

Two Years After Snowden, a Plea for Perspective

Riley Roberts | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Riley Roberts

In the days ahead, as we reappraise Edward Snowden's complicated legacy, now two years old -- and as Congress considers a package of sensible NSA reforms -- what's called for is a dose of clear-eyed realism, an appetite for nuance, and a high tolerance for uncertainty.

Congress Has A Lot To Tackle Before Another Holiday Break

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) - With just five days left before a holiday break, the U.S. Congress on Monday was preparing to deal with urgent decisi...

Journalism in the Age of Mass Surveillance

The Next Ten Challenge | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
The Next Ten Challenge

Surveillance has begun to replace censorship as the weapon of choice for both democracies and repressive regimes intent on silencing and intimidating journalists.

How Spies Stole The Keys To The Encryption Castle

The Intercept | Jeremy Scahill and Josh Begley | Posted 02.19.2015 | World
Read More: Spying, World News

America and British spies hacked into the internal computer network of the largest manufacturer of SIM cards in the world, stealing encryption keys us...

Researchers: NSA Has Ability To Hide Spying Software Deep Within Computer Hard Drives

Reuters | Joseph Menn | Posted 02.17.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Wester...

The Image of Paranoia

Boria Sax | Posted 04.10.2015 | Home
Boria Sax

Mainstream society, especially on the Internet, has taken an enormous amount from the culture of espionage. We now routinely use multiple passwords, aliases, and disguises. We also employ a vast arsenal of techniques for both identification and deception

The Crisis of Trust in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Akbar Ganji | Posted 01.23.2015 | World
Akbar Ganji

Many people in Iran do not trust Iranian officials, and cast doubts on their sincerity. All types of conspiracy theories have also spread around the nation.

5 Reasons Liberals Tired of War Should Vote for Rand Paul Over Hillary Clinton.

H. A. Goodman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Red, blue, liberal, and conservatives should mean nothing when 3,000 American soldiers were just sent back to a war that we lost.

Voiceprints: Time to Be Afraid Again

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

What can be accessed can be collected. What can be collected can be stored. What can be stored can be leaked, hacked, shared and used. What can be used, well, can be used. Now, next Sunday, be a nice son or daughter and call your mom to say hello. Just be sure to speak slowly and clearly.

Spies That Live Among Us

Joe Navarro | Posted 12.31.2014 | Crime
Joe Navarro

With satellites, Internet security breaches and code breaking, can't the Russians get the information they need without resorting to moles? The answer may surprise you.

Movie Review: 'CitizenFour', Snowden for Lovers and Haters

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.28.2014 | Entertainment
Peter Van Buren

'CitizenFour' is impressive filmmaking. Pointras starts with the problem of telling a story most people already know. She succeeds brilliantly, and if 'CitizenFour' is not awarded the Academy Award for Best Documentary then that award no longer is relevant.

Behind A Hero's Mask -- A Very Dangerous Personality

Joe Navarro | Posted 12.07.2014 | Crime
Joe Navarro

There was no apology for putting millions of lives in jeopardy, for betraying his country, for involving others, for giving the Soviet Union the very information which according to one NATO general would have "assured the destruction of the West." The only things he cared about was himself and money -- lots of money.

The Government Acts Against StealthGenie

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 12.01.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, Founder & CTO Ziklag Systems Two US Assistant United States Attorneys, Kevin Mikolashek and Jay Prabhu have f...

'Son of Hamas' Author Tells His Story in a New Film -- Do Not Miss The Green Prince!

Isa Freeling | Posted 11.09.2014 | World
Isa Freeling

Filmmaker Nadav Schirman deftly tells the story of Mosab Hassan Yousef, code name, "The Green Prince."

Friday Talking Points -- Boehner's 'Keystone Kops' House

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As I write this, the House has still not managed to pass a bill to deal with the border crisis. They've been trying for a few days now, but have been locked in a serious battle between Tea Party hardliners and Republicans from more moderate districts.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: A Supreme Autocrat Not a Shia Messiah

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

A recent tactical shift in Ayatollah Khamenei's policies indicate that he has increasingly become less powerful or "Supreme" as the mainstream media reveals or as his title indicates.

U.S. Spying and Europe's Disillusioned Pro-American Elites

Stephan Richter | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Stephan Richter

Spying scandals, the systematic erosion of privacy. A corporate sector that makes mincemeat of American democracy. To understand why Europe's normally pro-American elites are so disillusioned now, it is important to look at the days of their youth a few decades back -- specifically the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Zach Carter

Top Spy Agency Has Hilariously Appropriate Welcome Message

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

You have to credit them for consistency. If you call the The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, you'll be greeted with an appropriate we...

Spies Will Be Spies in War, Peace and Cyberspace

Lothar Determann | Posted 09.13.2014 | World
Lothar Determann

Consumers and employees agree every day to share massive amounts of personal data via various forms of tracking and surveillance technologies with companies that notify consumers and employees they should not expect privacy. In such open, limited-privacy segments of cyberspace, the government seems justified to emphasize security and patrol virtual worlds like city roads and public places.

The New, Creepy Way Your iPhone Passcode Could Get Stolen

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology

If you've ever felt a little paranoid while entering your iPhone's passcode in public, consider yourself justified. A startling number of common e...

Britain's Chief Foreign Spy Master Is Stepping Down

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2014 | World

LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - The chief of Britain's MI6 foreign intelligence service will step down in November after five years in the job, a govern...

Another US Spying Problem in Latin America: The Drug Enforcement Agency

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

This is potentially an even bigger breach of diplomatic trust than the NSA spying that Dilma denounced at the United Nations.

Stung: Government Disappears Stingray Spying Records

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

We've heard variations on the phrase "If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear" from the government for quite some time. It appears this may be true, at least if you are the government.