What we’re reading and recommending this summer. Classic nonfiction, novels set in India and Africa and the American South, political biographies, war chronicles, and studies in the psychology of totalitarianism and pervasive surveillance round out the list.
Report: After Spying Operation in Germany, CIA Outed Suspected Leaker to Retaliate Against Journalists
In a secret meeting in 2011, the CIA passed on information that would result in a senior German official losing his position because he talked to a reporter. Sound familiar?
Documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden shed light on the inner workings of XKEYSCORE, one of the most extensive programs of mass surveillance in human history.
After revelations that GCHQ spied on the human rights organization, a top Amnesty official calls for legislative reform and accountability for the U.K. government’s mass surveillance.
One of the NSA’s most powerful tools of mass surveillance makes tracking someone’s Internet usage as easy as entering an email address, and provides no built-in technology to prevent abuse.
The State Department announced it will lift its freeze on arms sales to the repressive government of Bahrain on Monday, despite the country’s myriad human rights abuses in recent years, including arbitrary detention of children, torture, restrictions for journalists and a brutal government crackdown on peaceful protestors in 2011. “The Administration has decided to lift>>
Two years after she cancelled her state visit to Washington in outrage over revelations that the U.S. had spied on her, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is back in Washington, taking a decidedly more friendly approach to President Barack Obama. News articles in July 2013 based on documents provided by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden>>