Here's One Unexpected Way to Land on the NSA's Watch List
If you downloaded the privacy software Tor in 2011, you may have been flagged to be spied on.
What Transparency Looks Like to the National Security Agency
Disclosures by the spy agency about violations of privacy rules have been almost entirely redacted.
The Surveillance Reforms Obama Supported Before He Was President
The White House has opposed efforts to rein in NSA snooping, but only five years ago, Senator Obama supported substantial reforms.
Does the NSA Tap That? What We Still Don't Know About the Agency's Internet Surveillance
In a secret effort, the National Security Agency appears to be vacuuming up large swathes of the Internet.
Told You So: Julian Assange, the NSA, and Edward Snowden
In their book Cypherpunks, Julian Assange and three other Internet activists predicted much of what Edward Snowden revealed about the NSA.
NSA Surveillance: Better Down the Stretch Than at the Start
Looking at 20 years of jihadist plots in the West, a leading expert on terrorism finds that Internet surveillance has its uses but is no panacea.
Who's Hiding What? 5 Basic Things We Still Don't Know About the NSA's Snooping
Has the NSA been collecting all Americans' phone records, what surveillance powers does the government believe it has under the Patriot Act, and other unanswered questions.
Why Don’t Americans Seem to Care About Government Surveillance?
Prism and the NSA’s phone tapping programs were supposed to be emergency measures designed to combat terrorism. But what happens when the threat of terrorism is the norm?
Mass Surveillance in America: A History of Loosening Laws and Practices
Surveillance in the name of intelligence gathering is nothing new. Here's a look back at significant developments over the past 30-plus years.