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Guantanamo Bay

President Barack Obama made a big deal of turning the page on Bush-era “interrogration techniques,” but how much has really changed?

Spying

Since 9/11, the government has ceaselessly violated our constitutional rights—none more so than the right to privacy.

Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald’s No Place to Hide chronicles the publication of secret NSA files that reshaped global conversations about government surveillance.

Computers

In case you hadn’t noticed, the nets of corporate and government phishing are in the water, already being drawn up around you.

Edward Snowden

The NSA leaker indisputably proved all that the US government had done to destroy the privacy of Americans and people around the world.

Drone strike

Imagine if drone wars had a human face all the time so that we could understand what it was like to live constantly with the specter of death.

Mobile phone user in Cuba

Such covert operations are not sanitized by running them through USAID and wrapping them in the rhetoric of “democracy promotion.”

Stop torture

Unlike the rest of us, members of our national security state exist in what might be called ‘post-legal’ America. 

TSA screening

Rahinah Ibrahim’s life was derailed by the tangle of national security bureaucracies that have come to define post-9/11 America. 

Surveillance

Now that household items connect to the Internet, what people do with their private lives will be monitored ever more closely.

Blogs

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

What we can learn from contractors about intelligence—and the CIA.

May 11, 2015

Our intelligence apparatus, operating in the dark.

April 7, 2015

A guilty plea to a misdemeanor, and no jail time.

March 18, 2015

A win for the Edward Snowden documentary is a win for democracy.

February 23, 2015

The United States in the twenty-first century has not even attained the relatively enlightened moral standards of the war in the Philippines.

February 23, 2015

60 Minutes’s Leslie Stahl carefully avoided DARPA’s total dependence on contractors and obscured its close ties with the surveillance state.

February 13, 2015

The Supreme Court justice might need to brush up on his Eighth Amendment.

January 5, 2015

What the CIA found out about its torture program is much different than what officials have said publicly.

December 10, 2014

Virtually every Bush-era claim about torture doesn’t withstand scrutiny after the investigation.

December 9, 2014