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Barrett Brown

Amid the outrage over the NSA's spying program, the jailing of journalist Barrett Brown points to a deeper and very troubling problem.

Mike McConnell

Defense contractors and the government officials that pay them are more than happy to preserve the threat of attack—to their financial benefit. 

Computer user

What is the NSA doing with your metadata?

Mark Boal

How did a journalist whose career was devoted to exposing injustice end up writing a film like Zero Dark Thirty?

AT&T

As the company moves to Internet-based telephone service, it’s looking to shed regulatory obligations that benefit low-income Americans.

Barack Obama

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.

Associated Press offices

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.

Facebook

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?

photo of Janet Malcolm

The war between democracy and aristocracy in Janet Malcolm’s Forty-One False Starts.

Blogs

Benjamin Wittes of the Brookings Institution loves the National Security Agency and takes money from Northrop Grumman to blog about it in The New Republic.

December 20, 2013

It has been a tough few weeks for The Washington Post. 

December 19, 2013

It's been another wild twenty-four hours in the NSA/Snowden epic story-of-the-year.  

December 17, 2013

The pop megastar’s surprise album touches on themes of self-authorship and control.

December 16, 2013

Another CBS puff piece starring con men? 

December 15, 2013

Eric's weekly reviews and Reed on Murdoch's media empire.

December 13, 2013

And the White House is not happy.

December 12, 2013

Too many women are dying horrific deaths on television dramas.

December 11, 2013

Debate swirls around the veteran journalist's explosive allegations.

December 9, 2013