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Inside The NFL's FBI

The Washington Post | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports

Larry Wansley convinced himself long ago that three hours’ sleep is plenty. His thoughts kept him up anyway, but even if he did drift off, the chanc...

The Scary Apple Watch Feature No One Is Talking About

HuffPost Live | Posted 09.12.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

There’s a scary feature on the Apple Watch that no one seems to be talking about. In its elaborate press conference on Tuesday, complete with an...

DOCUMENTS: U.S. Threatened Yahoo To Turn Over User Data

The Washington Post | Posted 09.11.2014 | Technology

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Dealing With the Stasi

John Feffer | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
John Feffer

Today David Crawford reports for The Wall Street Journal from Berlin. When I met him 23 years ago, he was one of the most knowledgeable researchers into the Stasi. Through careful investigation, he put together a series of lists that exposed the inner workings of the organization.

Legal Memos Released On Bush-Era Justification For Warrantless Wiretapping

The Washington Post | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics

The Justice Department released two decade-old memos Friday night, offering the fullest public airing to date of the Bush administration’s legal jus...

Give Me $46 Billion and I will Build a Safe Computer System

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 09.05.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, Founder & Chairman Ziklag Systems ABI Research estimates that cyber security spending on the critical infrastructur...

Is China's New Computer Operating System a Threat?

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 08.29.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, Founder & Chairman, Ziklag Systems China has announced it will introduce a new computer operating system in October...

Surveillance and the Creative Mind

T.A. Ridout | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
T.A. Ridout

Recent U.S. history paints a clear picture of abuses by law enforcement and intelligence agencies, often with the approval of politicians. Despite paternalistic assurances that Americans have no reason to fear their own government, caution is warranted.

Think Twice Before Using Your Smartphone

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

As smartphones are increasingly used for financial transactions, sharing sensitive personal and proprietary information, and for operating other devices (such as home security systems), the field for intruders grows and becomes increasingly attractive.

The Stealing of America By the Cops, the Courts, the Corporations and Congress

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

For those with any accounting ability, it's clear that the total sum of the expenses being charged to the American taxpayer's account by the government add up to only one thing: the loss of our freedoms.

Mobile Security vs. Blackphone Marketing and Sales Hype

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 08.13.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Tom Malatesta, CEO, Ziklag Systems For those focused on the subject matter, yesterday's Tweet fest from TeamAndIRC and Blackphone was ...

The Tyranny of the Nanny State, Where the Government Knows What's Best for You

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Having allowed the government to expand and exceed our reach, we find ourselves on the losing end of a tug-of-war over control of our country and our lives.

The Fourth Branch

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Generally speaking, its powers and prerogatives remain beyond constraint by that third branch of government, the non-secret judiciary. It is deferred to with remarkable frequency by the executive branch and, with the rarest of exceptions, it has been supported handsomely with much obeisance and few doubts by Congress.

The Cost of Surveillance

Sen. Chris Murphy | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Sen. Chris Murphy

The bottom line is this: just because we can obtain a piece of information, or listen into a conversation, doesn't mean we should. This is especially true when it comes to our nation's most important allies, like Germany.

Why 24 Lived Another Day and Will Live Again

William Bradley | Posted 07.24.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Given that the show had seemed near played out when it ended its eight-season run four years ago, the question is why the longest-running espionage TV series in history seems still to have a lot of life left in it 13 years after it first ran.

Living in a Photographically Redacted Post-9/11 World

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Thanks to smartphones, iPads, and the like, everyone is now a photographer, but it turns out that, in the public landscape, there's ever less to photograph. So here are a few tips for living more comfortably in a photographically redacted version of our post-9/11 world.

Ryan J. Reilly

FBI Terrorism Sting Tactics Under New Scrutiny In Report, Documentaries

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The undercover terrorism stings that the FBI has conducted in the years since Sept. 11, 2001, are coming under new scrutiny this week, w...

What I Don't Like About Life in the American Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

I don't like being treated as if my only value to the government is as a source of labor and funds. I don't like being viewed as a consumer and bits of data. I don't like being spied on and treated as if I have no right to privacy, especially in my own home.

Letters from Men in Prison: The Call for Accessible Entrepreneurship Education

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.14.2014 | Crime
Steve Mariotti

Forty years in, the war on drugs has done almost nothing to prevent drugs from being sold or used, but it has nonetheless created a little-known surve...

An FBI Counterterrorism Agent Tracked Me Down Because I Took A Picture Of This

James Prigoff | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
James Prigoff

A professional photographer taking a photo of a well-known Boston landmark is now considered to be engaged in suspicious terrorist activity?

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...

When Government Breaks the Fourth Wall

John Feffer | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
John Feffer

The German playwright Bertolt Brecht frequently used this "alienation effect" to jolt his audiences from their complacency. Edward Snowden is the Bertolt Brecht of the surveillance age.

Obama Signs Bill Expanding Protections For Whistleblowers Into Law

AP | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that authorizes spending of $564 million over five years for the U.S. intel...

Most NSA-Proof Security Solutions Are Deliberate Deceptions

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 09.06.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, Chairman & CTO Ziklag Systems Many products, ranging from texting, to email, to secure voice calling claim to be "N...

How to protect your Home from Zombies

Robert Siciliano | Posted 09.02.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

There’s all sorts of threats out there—including zombies—just waiting to get you. Today’s zombies look like the ones on TV and...