Grave New World

Grave New World

On the web, Or on the phone, One thing’s sure: You’re not alone. In my own malcontent civic organization, Veterans For Peace, we’ve always known we were being watched. We are, after all, against war. And we’re impolite enough about it to hold...
Uncle Sam’s Vast Dragnet

Uncle Sam’s Vast Dragnet

In 1929, Secretary of State Henry Stimson dismantled the department charged with breaking codes and learning other nations’ secrets. Asked why, he said: “Gentlemen don’t read other gentlemen’s mail.” Some sources quote him less elegantly...
Snooping Makes an Easy Road to Riches

Snooping Makes an Easy Road to Riches

Only 23 percent of Americans, a new Reuters poll says, consider former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden a “traitor” for blowing the whistle on the federal government’s massive surveillance habit. Many Americans clearly do find the...
Grave New World

Metadata Mining Is Mega Awful

It’s good to know that our friendly, ├╝ber-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...