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Government surveillance news and analysis from The Nation
August 27, 2018
The Reach—and Limits—of Surveillance Capitalism
What does it mean to be a private investigator in an era of surveillance tech?
January 12, 2018
How a Group Policing Model Is Criminalizing Whole Communities
While the Ceasefire model of policing looks progressive, its reliance on collective punishment is anything but.
October 12, 2017
The Disturbing Parallels Between US Policing at Home and Military Tactics Abroad
This army strategist says today’s policing is looking more and more like a military operation.
August 24, 2017
Growing Up With Big Brother
A historian tracks half a century of evolving state surveillance.
August 23, 2017
Trump’s Border Security May Search Your Social Media by ‘Tone’
New databases are being built for this experimental surveillance.
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August 18, 2017
A Mark Zuckerberg Presidency Isn’t Ridiculous—It’s Terrifying
The Facebook CEO destroyed privacy as we know it. Imagine what he’d do in the White House.
March 17, 2017
How To Fight for Your Rights and Privacy Online
Contact Congress, call the FCC, and stay engaged.
January 4, 2017
What Is the Fate of the First Amendment in the Digital Age?
Freedoms of speech and of the press are some of the first victims of today’s surveillance regime. They are also some of the best defenses against it.
December 13, 2016
Was Obama Silicon Valley’s President?
The industry pinned its hopes on him early on.
December 5, 2016
Trump’s Transition Team Is Dirty, and It’s Dark
Trump has packed his transition team with corporate executives and lobbyists, and he doesn’t want you to know what they’re doing.