Prism

surveillance state

Congress Is About to Vote On Expanding the Warrantless Surveillance of Americans

Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act has been abused by the intelligence agencies to spy on Americans. This week the House of Representatives will vote on a bill to make that legal.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.9.18
uk

When You’re Done With a Fabricated Identity, This Artist Will Make It His Own

Simon Farid is an "identity squatter."
Roisin Kiberd
11.13.15
Film

This Surveillance Documentary Creeps You Out With How Much It Knows About You

‘Do Not Track’ is taking a chilling approach to making surveillance issues hit home.
Jordan Pearson
4.14.15
Prism

Companies Fighting US Government Barred From Naming Themselves, Because Security

A 'telecom company' and an 'internet company' filed suit against the US government, but are legally barred from disclosing who they are.
Jason Koebler
2.17.15
politics

​UK Tribunal Says NSA Data Sharing Was Illegal

It was unlawful, but now it's just fine.
Victoria Turk
2.6.15
politics

Tasked with NSA Oversight, the FBI Was a Rubber Stamp for Surveillance

A newly declassified report suggests that the FBI may have done little more than rubber stamp the NSA’s target nominations.
Jordan Pearson
1.12.15
politics

James Clapper Finally Admitted the NSA Used PRISM to Spy on US Citizens

The government used a 'loophole' in the law to specifically target Americans.
Jason Koebler
4.1.14
Google

Dear Journalists: Everyone Is Spying On You

It's not right, but it's happening.
Jason Koebler
3.28.14
Facebook

Tech Giants Knew About Prism All Along, the NSA's Top Lawyer Says

And yet last week Mark Zuckerberg called President Obama to lecture him on privacy.
DJ Pangburn
3.19.14
Motherboard Blog

You'll Never Guess How Many Terrorist Plots the NSA's Domestic Spy Program Has Foiled

The president is going to have a hard time falling back on the old standby explanation that massive data collection is a necessary evil to protect the country from terrorism.
Meghan Neal
1.13.14
Motherboard Blog

NSA Chief Keith Alexander Takes His PRISM Pitch to YouTube: "It's Like Taking a Bath"

Enjoy this new and rather weird interview with the NSA director, produced by the DOD.
Michael Byrne
10.26.13
Motherboard Blog

Jacob Appelbaum's Utopia

The American security expert who helped develop Tor became an enemy of the state. But he is hardly the "most dangerous man in cyberspace."
John Lubbock
10.6.13
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