Net Neutrality Is Here — Thanks To an Unprecedented Guerrilla Activism Campaign

Net Neutrality Is Here — Thanks To an Unprecedented Guerrilla Activism Campaign

How a scrappy coalition ranging from “librarians to free speech advocates” took on the powerful Internet service provider industry and won.

Why Does the FBI Have to Manufacture its Own Plots if Terrorism and ISIS Are Such Grave Threats?

Why Does the FBI Have to Manufacture its Own Plots if Terrorism and ISIS Are Such Grave Threats?

This tactic is akin to having the DEA constantly warn of the severe threat posed by drug addiction while it simultaneously uses pushers on its payroll to deliberately get people hooked on drugs so that they can arrest the addicts they’ve created and thus justify their own warnings and budgets.

Confidential Informant Played Key Role in FBI Foiling Its Own Terror Plot

Confidential Informant Played Key Role in FBI Foiling Its Own Terror Plot

Three men had a crazy plan to join the Islamic State, but no money or experience to make it happen. And then the FBI decided to help them out.

Rodney Reed Will Not Die Next Week — But Texas Still Wants to Kill Him

Rodney Reed Will Not Die Next Week — But Texas Still Wants to Kill Him

Nine days before Rodney Reed was scheduled to die for a crime he swears he didn’t commit, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a stay of execution.

Exclusive: TSA Issues Secret Warning on ‘Catastrophic’ Threat to Aviation

Exclusive: TSA Issues Secret Warning on ‘Catastrophic’ Threat to Aviation

The agency said it’s unable to extinguish what the FBI called “the greatest potential incendiary threat to aviation.”

Canadian Spies Collect Domestic Emails in Secret Security Sweep

Canadian Spies Collect Domestic Emails in Secret Security Sweep

Canada’s electronic surveillance agency is covertly monitoring Canadians’ emails in a dragnet cyber security operation.

Report: Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago Police Operating Domestic Black Site

Report: Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago Police Operating Domestic Black Site

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago Police Department is operating a CIA-style black site on the city’s West Side, according to an explosive new report from The Guardian’s Spencer Ackerman. The facility, a warehouse known as Homan Square, also houses military-style vehicles, according to Ackerman. The Guardian reports that the CPD detains mostly poor, black and brown>>

Former FBI Director Defends Metadata Collection

Former FBI Director Defends Metadata Collection

The current practices of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court are effective and don’t need to be changed, according to former FBI director Robert Mueller. “Yes, it’s worthwhile. Metadata of telephone companies is terribly helpful,” Mueller said, speaking Tuesday morning at an American Bar Association breakfast held at the the University Club in Washington, D.C. Mueller cited the example>>

Inmates Temporarily Seize Control of South Texas Prison

Inmates Temporarily Seize Control of South Texas Prison

Inmates at an immigration detention center in Raymondville, Texas seized control of the facility over the weekend, setting off a standoff with federal authorities. The inmates, mostly undocumented immigrants, used pipes as weapons, though there are only minor injuries reported thus far, according to The Associated Press. In addition, there were reports of fires being set>>

The Intercept’s Laura Poitras Wins Academy Award for ‘Citizenfour’

The Intercept’s Laura Poitras Wins Academy Award for ‘Citizenfour’

Poitras, a founding editor of The Intercept, won an Academy Award for her documentary about Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency whistleblower.