Metadata Mining Is Mega Awful

Metadata Mining Is Mega Awful

It’s good to know that our friendly, ΓΌber-secret National Security Agency is out there every day, protecting our freedom. By violating it. A whistleblower has blown the lid off the NSA’s super-snoop program of rummaging electronically through about a...
Dancing Around the First and Fourth Amendments

Dancing Around the First and Fourth Amendments

Whether you think spying is OK or not depends on your relationship to the information being collected. If you’re on the gathering end, the invasion of someone else’s privacy doesn’t seem like a big deal. But if you’re the one whose private life...
A Watchbird Is Watching You

A Watchbird Is Watching You

Careful when You text your friend; Spooks are reading What you send. The FBI now employs 36,000 people and focuses ever more on dissenters. The CIA, supposedly prohibited from spying domestically, now stations agents in local police departments. Homeland Security may...