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Computers

Prosecutors are warping the law to throw activist hackers like Aaron Swartz behind bars for years.

NSA

There will be no need to kill a future Edward Snowden. He will already be dead.

Prison

In the wake of 9/11, prosecutors have embraced “special administrative measures” to keep terrorism suspects guilty until proven otherwise.

Children spinning

The country must find the political will to end this national disgrace.

Angela Merkel

Americans are justifiably upset about the NSA’s sweeping domestic surveillance. But we should be just as concerned about spying on foreigners.

NSA Director Keith Alexander

In a world without privacy, there are no exemptions for our spies.

Verizon court order

A bipartisan bill would end the NSA’s bulk data collection as we know it.

Blogs

The prosecution of Aaron Swartz was about more than “hacking,” and we need to remember that.

January 18, 2013

In policy and rhetoric, the president laid out a strong opening gambit on reducing gun violence.

January 16, 2013

Lawrence Lessig, a friend and mentor of Aaron Swartz, discusses the circumstances of Swartz's death and the government's culpability.

January 15, 2013

Reforms could disproportionately impact those most affected by gun violence.

January 15, 2013

Cracking down on high-powered guns is not a progressive issue but rather a “sanity issue” that Obama should take on now.

January 15, 2013

Key legislative leaders in the House and Senate are signaling pre-emptive surrender on an assault weapons ban. 

January 15, 2013

With the right continuing to clamor against gun control, we should remember their greatest recent PR victory—keeping the ATF from stopping Mexican gun-trafficking.

January 15, 2013

A strong set of reform proposals from an influential center-left think tank raises pressure on politicians to create real change.

January 14, 2013

The youth-driven Gun Violence Prevention Task Force aims to delineate reasonable but meaningful solutions.

January 14, 2013

ICE’s contradictory policies are evident in the detention and almost immediate release of two undocumented immigrants. 

January 11, 2013