News and Features
Amid the outrage over the NSA's spying program, the jailing of journalist Barrett Brown points to a deeper and very troubling problem.
Defense contractors and the government officials that pay them are more than happy to preserve the threat of attack—to their financial benefit.
What is the NSA doing with your metadata?
How did a journalist whose career was devoted to exposing injustice end up writing a film like Zero Dark Thirty?
As the company moves to Internet-based telephone service, it’s looking to shed regulatory obligations that benefit low-income Americans.
Prosecution of whistleblowers, dragnet seizure of phone records, the threatened criminalization of basic news-gathering—it’s dangerous for the media, and dangerous for democracy.
The uproar over government searches of media phone records should not obscure the deeper problem—the law’s failure to protect the privacy of all of us in the digital age.
Reports of President Obama’s demise turn out to be greatly exaggerated.
Social media companies say consumers’ loss of privacy is just the cost of doing business. But what would happen if they actually had to bargain with users on equal footing?
The war between democracy and aristocracy in Janet Malcolm’s Forty-One False Starts.
- When Networks Snub a Presidential Address, Democracy Is ‘The Biggest Loser’
- GOP Senator Says Obama’s Immigration Speech Could Trigger Some Kind of White Ferguson
- The Truth About Anonymous’s Activism
- The Value of Whiteness
- How a Strange, Secretive, Cult-like Company Is Waging Legal War Against Journalists
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