It makes sense that the U.S., where the police force is more heavily funded than almost any other nation’s entire military, is leading this charge.
The Idea Behind WikiLeaks: Julian Assange as a Physics Student
Niraj Lal says in this account of the origins of WikiLeaks that there is seldom any focus on the formidable concept of surveillance applied to structural power.
LEE CAMP: While Pandemic Destroys So Many Lives, The Surveillance State Celebrates
If they’re able to track “violators” who follow within a flying spit particle of someone else, then it stands to reason they could choose to track pretty much any other type of behavior.
Exclusive: They Spy with Their Little Eye
The Five Eyes, a part of what the NSA calls internally its “global network,” have their dirty fingerprints all over the latest spying scandal engulfing New Zealand, writes exiled Kiwi journalist and activist Suzie Dawson.
Britain’s Brave New World Just Got Braver
Britain’s new counter-terrorism initiative builds on Stasi-like methods to create a potentially Orwellian present for British citizens, as former MI-5 officer Annie Machon explains.
Mass Surveillance and the Memory Hole
The NSA’s recent destruction of evidence in contravention of a court order follows a long-established pattern of intelligence abuses, as Ted Snider explains.
Foxes in Charge of Intelligence Hen House
Recent revelations of “inadvertent” deletions of electronic data at the FBI and NSA relating to alleged felonies are being described as a “foul-up,” but the intelligence agencies’ track record suggests a possibly more nefarious explanation, explains Ray McGovern in this op-ed.
Trump to Inherit Vast Surveillance Powers
Many Democrats trusted President Obama with the vast surveillance powers inherited from President George W. Bush, but now the failure to curtail those powers means they pass on to Donald Trump, notes Nat Parry.
How Secrecy Stops Debate on Secrecy
Americans got a rare glimpse into the breadth of U.S. government surveillance of their communications with new revelations that phone and Internet providers have been turning over vast amounts of data to be mined for “terrorism” investigations, an issue discussed…