Posts Tagged ‘NSA surveillance’


Total Recall

If the NSA’s massive intelligence operation sounds like a certain Bush-era program, that’s because it is. Continue reading…

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Fresh Air Interview

I talked with Terry Gross about surveillance, data mining, and the recent revelations of NSA intelligence programs. Listen here.

What We Know About the NSA Metadata Program

A primer on what we know, what we might infer, and the big unanswered questions about the government’s collection of Americans’ phone records. Continue reading…

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The Little That Obama Had to Say On Surveillance Yesterday Spoke Volumes

In a major speech on US national security, the President signaled that some wartime authorities will not be withdrawn. Continue reading…    

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Giving in to the Surveillance State

My op-ed in today’s New York Times looks at a decade of secret government surveillance and why we’re still powerless against it.

The Story Behind the Story about Warrantless Wiretapping

A just-published paper offers new insights and intriguing details about the New York Times’ 2005 blockbuster on government spying. More here.

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“We’re out for scalps.” Obama’s hunt for leakers.

  Why is the government pressing so hard to find leaks of classified information? Because it can. More here.

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Killer App

Have a bunch of Silicon Valley computer geeks figured out how to stop terrorists?

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Patriot Act–deja vu all over again

I was a guest on this week’s “On the Media,” talking about the renewal of the Patriot Act, and whether the Obama administration is secretly interpreting the law in a way that allows the government to collect more information.

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Bin Laden’s death planned out in miniature

Before a team of elite Navy forces stormed Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, they and senior US officials had closely studied a digital mock-up of the facility and even a physical miniature, able to be laid out on a table. It showed them the intelligence community’s best guess about what Bin Laden’s hiding […]

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