secrets

classified

Amazon Unveils New ‘Secret Region’ Cloud for Spies

AWS couldn’t be worse at keeping secrets than the US government, right?
Michael Byrne
11.21.17
Hacking

How a Child Porn Case Became a Battle Over Government Secrets

The reason the government won't disclose its Tor Browser exploit? It's classified.
Joseph Cox
5.19.16
Space

Harnessing the Chaos of the Cosmic Microwave Background for Better Encryption

Your secrets are safe in the stars.
Michael Byrne
12.2.15
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
security

The Would-Be Spy Who Gave US Navy Secrets to an Undercover Agent

Mostafa Ahmed Awwad, an engineer, thought he was giving nuclear aircraft carrier plans to the Egyptian government.
Joseph Cox
10.16.15
Sweden

How Many Millions Did London Police Spend Waiting for Julian Assange?

The Metropolitan Police Service is counting £7.1 million in "opportunity cost" spent waiting for Assange to step foot outside the Ecuadorean embassy.
Emanuel Maiberg
10.12.15
apps

Reverse Engineering Proves Journalist Security App Is Anything But Secure

Reporta, an app for journalists in ‘potentially dangerous conditions,’ tells the world a whole lot about those journalists.
J.M. Porup
10.4.15
video

How the Government Turned a Former CIA Officer Into a 'Dissident'

John Kiriakou is the only CIA officer to go to jail in connection with the agency's enhanced interrogation program—and now he's looking for work.
ALEX PASTERNACK
4.8.15
Culture

Listen to Strangers Confess Their Sins on This Anonymous Voicemail

It's like the 'PostSecret' of voice messages.
Brian Anderson
10.31.14
Features

The Woman Who Captured Snowden

A few years ago, the artist and filmmaker Laura Poitras began a documentary about spying. She couldn't have imagined what she would end up seeing.
ALEX PASTERNACK
10.20.14
Drugs

The Secret Codes That Cartel Bosses Use to Send Handwritten Orders from Prison

Crime syndicates will always adapt in the face of law enforcement's increasingly sophisticated surveillance toolkit.
Brian Anderson
8.26.14
Power

The Search for Meaning in a Cryptic Google Translation of Untranslatable Words

A cypherpunk game gives hope to Coast to Coast AM fans and others that 'want to believe.'
Whitney Mallett
8.25.14
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