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Internet privacy news and analysis from The Nation
June 1, 2016
The National-Security Exposé So Secret Even Edward Snowden Didn’t Know About It
A former senior Pentagon official shows how broken our whistleblower system really is.
April 21, 2016
Letters From the May 9-16, 2016, Issue
Too much Trump!… Crime and collective punishment… Not-so-ancient history… Many bites of the Apple?…
March 21, 2016
Does Hulk Hogan’s Lawsuit Against Gawker Really Threaten Freedom of the Press?
He sued Gawker, won an unbelievably large award, and shouted “Boo!” at free speech. But it ain’t over yet.
March 18, 2016
In Cuba, Will the Revolution Be Digitized?
US media depict the island as stuck in the digital dark ages, but Cuba has lively cultures of connectivity that could evolve into a self-sustaining, open, and accessible digital commons.
February 29, 2016
Why Apple Should Cooperate With the FBI
Far from serving civil liberties and the public interest, its refusal to do so undermines corporate accountability and civil rights.
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February 24, 2016
Apple Is Right to Challenge the FBI
But its case should only be the beginning of protecting our devices.
August 21, 2015
The Lives of Others
We’ve built ourselves this crowd-sourced panopticon, and now we have to live in it.
June 2, 2015
May 27, 2015
How Private Contractors Have Created a Shadow NSA
A new cybersecurity elite moves between government and private practice, taking state secrets with them.
May 27, 2015
The Key to Ending Mass Surveillance? Math.
Encryption is a better safeguard of our civil liberties than the law.