Privacy Matters

Bruce Schneier on the NSA, decryption and the possibility for a free future

How can you protect yourself from NSA surveillance, especially in light of recent revelations about the agency's well-funded decryption efforts? Security expert and privacy advocate Bruce Schneier speaks to Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez about the sorry state of digital privacy, and what we can do about it.

NSA documents suggest powerful intel agency is engaged in a civil war

The Guardian, the New York Times, and ProPublica today simultaneously published bombshell stories about the NSA's massive decryption efforts. Find links to all the stories and documents here.

Three hops: from a suspect to the pizza place to you

'Courage is contagious': Snowden receives Whistleblower Award in Berlin

On Friday, 30 August 2013, the German Section of the International Association Of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms, Vereinigung Deutscher Wissenschaftle, and Transparency International (Germany) awarded NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden the biannual Whistleblower Award.

Report: US military hacked into Al Jazeera's internal communications

Photo credit: Al Jazeera Creative Commons

Ever since early June, when Glenn Greenwald published the first of many Snowden leaks, I’ve wondered: when are we going to learn about who the NSA targets with its nearly omnipotent surveillance powers? 

'Black budget' shows top spies are still obsessed with debunked 'radicalization' theories

I’ll have a lot more to say about Barton Gellman and Greg Miller's story on the ‘intelligence community’ ‘black budget’, but for now I want to point out something very distressing. 

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