Mum's The Word

The NSA Just Released 136 Historical Propaganda Posters

In the 1950s and 1960s, the NSA was very worried about employees spilling secrets. Here’s some of the best internal propaganda posters that taught them to keep their mouths shut.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

Mass Surveillance Memes Show Our Collective Anxiety Over Government Spying

Surveillance memes are everywhere because it feels like surveillance is everywhere.
Mack DeGeurin
ruh roh

The NSA Tried Tracking Bitcoin Users In 2013

Bitcoin was the spy agency's "#1 priority," Snowden documents published by The Intercept show.
Jordan Pearson
State of Surveillance

There's No Public Evidence Huawei Spies on Americans, But the Company Is Getting Blackballed Anyway

Telecom companies scrapping plans to sell Huawei phones reeks of hysteria and protectionism.
Karl Bode
Internet Insecurity

Snowden’s App Probably Can’t Protect You From Targeted State Surveillance

The media overhyped Snowden’s new app, according to security experts, and also made no mention of its origins.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Internet Insecurity

Ex-NSA Hackers Are Not Surprised by Bombshell Kaspersky Report

Former NSA hackers respond to the revelation of yet another breach at the spy agency.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
State of Surveillance

The NSA Has Done Little to Prevent the Next Edward Snowden

Maybe this is why there are a bunch of alleged NSA hacking tools floating around the internet.
Marcy Wheeler

Snowden: Prosecuting NSA Leaker Reality Winner Is a 'Fundamental Threat to the Free Press'

"To hold a citizen incommunicado and indefinitely while awaiting trial for the alleged crime of serving as a journalistic source should outrage us all."
Sarah Jeong
State of Surveillance

This Is the Secret Court Order That Forced the NSA to Delete the Data It Collected About You

The court found an "institutional lack of candor on NSA's part and emphasized that this is a very serious Fourth Amendment issue."
Jason Koebler
hack the planet

The Latest Dump of Alleged NSA Tools Is ‘The Worst Thing Since Snowden’

Thanks to the Shadow Brokers, any hacker can now easily attack and pwn millions of Windows computers on the internet.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Snowden's Angels

The Refugees Who Helped Snowden Escape Hong Kong Are Stuck in a Living Hell

The people who housed the NSA leaker say they're being targeted for helping him by the people and agencies supposed to be protecting them.
Theresa Locker
president obama

After Years of Inhumane Treatment, Chelsea Manning Will Be Freed From Prison

President Obama has commuted Manning's sentence, but that doesn't fix his terrible record on domestic human rights.
Jason Koebler