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Ghosts Are Real

Joseph Sutton | Posted 03.23.2015 | Technology
Joseph Sutton

While I am very much alive, I find it interesting to consider the data trail as a shade: It continues to exist, perhaps forgotten, in cyberspace and meatspace alike and, as with the memories of those who outlive me, the data will remain long after my body does.

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Democrats and Republicans Agree On Iran Nuclear Negotiations

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

A majority of Democrats and Republicans support nuclear negotiations with Iran. Trust drops for Clinton. And Americans are split over concern of gover...

How DNA Is Turning Us Into a Nation of Suspects

John W. Whitehead | Posted 03.10.2015 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

With such a powerful tool at their disposal, it was inevitable that the government's collection of DNA would become a slippery slope toward government intrusion.

ruth, Transparency, Democracy and the Surveillance State

Coleen Rowley | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

When a powerful government like "Top Secret America" enjoys maximum "privacy" while private individuals are subjected to full transparency, it might be time to turn that boat around!

Triangulation of Cyber Security, Social Media + You.

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 03.05.2015 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

BAM! There it is. Right in your face one morning when you check your social feed as news. That nasty little something that someone, a bot, or ...

The Comparative Politics of Atrocity

John Feffer | Posted 03.05.2015 | World
John Feffer

Is ISIS medieval? However much ISIS is committed to returning the world to the seventh century, their atrocities have a more complicated genealogy that stretches from the beheadings of the Middle Ages through the tortures of 18th-century France all the way up to the present day.

Challenging the Surveillance Society

John Feffer | Posted 03.04.2015 | World
John Feffer

Whether it's the NSA, European intelligence agencies, private corporations, or the police, Katarzyna Szymielewicz is deeply concerned about the erosion of privacy and civil rights. We talked about how she became involved in this work, how Polish politicians have reacted to surveillance issues, and why Snowden deserves the EU's Sakharov Prize.

Stalked By a Targeted Ad

Jeff Fox | Posted 03.04.2015 | Technology
Jeff Fox

It was as if I had embarked on a road trip and the same blasted roadside billboard had kept appearing no matter which street I drove down. It became a visual reminder of just how widely online advertising networks stealthily monitor our every activity.

To Catch an Algo Thief

John Bates | Posted 02.26.2015 | Technology
John Bates

Cyberterrorism is on the upswing and algorithmic terrorism is the next iteration. So much of our economy is underpinned by electronic trading that protecting the markets is paramount.

Creepy, Calculating and Controlling: All the Ways Big Brother Is Watching You

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.25.2015 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

On any given day, the average American going about his daily business will be monitored, surveilled, spied on and tracked in more than 20 different ways, by both government and corporate eyes and ears.

'Green News Report' - February 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.19.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another day, another oil explosion, this time at an Exxon refinery in C...

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...

Why I'm Not Breaking up With America This Valentine's Day

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Perhaps I persevere because I know that there are genuinely concerned Americans out there who want to pitch in and turn things around for the better. As long as there is this small but vocal minority who cares enough to stand up and speak out, then all is not completely lost.

The Most Dramatic Crimes Solved Thanks To Surveillance Cameras

Posted 02.25.2015 | Crime

They’re everywhere, and they’re watching you. They’re surveillance cameras, and following 9/11 they seemingly sprouted on every building, parkin...

The Lone-Wolf Terror Trap

Matthew Harwood | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics
Matthew Harwood

There's a problem with the rising crescendo of alarm about lone wolves: most of it simply isn't true. There's nothing new about the "threat" and the concept is notoriously unreliable, as well as selectively used.

New Snowden Findings Suggest Cyber-Espionage Program Used By Several Countries

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2015 | World

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 27 (Reuters) - A program used by U.S. and British spies to record computer keystrokes was part of sophisticated hacking operations ...

Building an Internet Movement from the Bottom Up

Timothy Karr | Posted 03.28.2015 | Technology
Timothy Karr

The Internet is simply an effective tool for connecting people. Whether the network becomes a force for good or evil is up to its users. It's only because millions of people have mobilized in defense of our rights to connect and communicate that the Internet pendulum occasionally swings toward doing good.

More and War: The Tao of Washington

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In the wake of the 2014 midterm elections, the capital is said to be a big government town being taken over by smaller government types -- not, however, if you're talking about the national security state.

The Dire State of Our Nation (What You Won't Hear From the Politicians)

John W. Whitehead | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Pay attention to what your local city councils are enacting. Pay attention to what your school officials are teaching and not teaching. Pay attention to whom your elected officials are allowing to wine and dine them.

Your Home Is Your Prison

Maya Schenwar | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics
Maya Schenwar

On January 27, domestic violence survivor Marissa Alexander will walk out of Florida's Duval County jail -- but she won't be free.

My Conversation With Laura Poitras

Tavis Smiley | Posted 03.18.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Citizenfour chronicles the eight days Poitras, Glenn Greenwald and Ewan MacAllister of The Guardian spent with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong as he handed over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the NSA.

John Boehner Credits Government Surveillance For Uncovering Capitol Bomb Threat

AP | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Speaker John Boehner says a controversial government surveillance program is responsible for alerting authorities to an alleged ...

Rep. Peter King Is Wrong: Spying Based on Faith Fails to Keep Our Communities Safe

Farhana Khera | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics
Farhana Khera

Singling out American Muslims for blanket surveillance does not make our nation safer. Spying based on race, ethnicity or religion has failed to identify criminal activity while undermining the very trust between American Muslims and law enforcement that is needed to fight real threats.

Your Sherpa to All Things Disruption - James McQuivey

Ondi Timoner | Posted 03.14.2015 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

If you're looking to follow someone who has their fingerprint on the leading edge of disruption, look no further than James McQuivey. He is VP & Principal Analyst at Forrester Research.

Jimmy Carter Believes Surveillance Has 'Gone Too Far'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

Former President Jimmy Carter thinks surveillance programs have “gone too far," the Georgia Democrat told HuffPost Live in an interview Tuesday. He ...