Eric Holder Returns as Hero to Law Firm That Lobbies for Big Banks

Eric Holder Returns as Hero to Law Firm That Lobbies for Big Banks

After failing to criminally prosecute any of the financial firms responsible for the market collapse in 2008, former Attorney General Eric Holder is returning to Covington & Burling, a corporate law firm known for serving Wall Street clients.

Ghost Fleet: Welcome to the World of Post-Snowden Techno-Thrillers

Ghost Fleet: Welcome to the World of Post-Snowden Techno-Thrillers

If World War III were fought in cyberspace, what role would Silicon Valley play? This is just one of the questions explored in Peter Singer’s and August Cole’s new book, Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War.

The Intercept’s Summer Reading List

The Intercept’s Summer Reading List

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

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?

Amnesty International Responds to U.K. Government Surveillance

Amnesty International Responds to U.K. Government Surveillance

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.

A Look at the Inner Workings of NSA’s XKEYSCORE

A Look at the Inner Workings of NSA’s XKEYSCORE

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.

British Tribunal Flip-Flops on Wrongful Surveillance of Amnesty International

British Tribunal Flip-Flops on Wrongful Surveillance of Amnesty International

After saying the complete opposite last week, a British tribunal now admits the U.K. government illegally retained communications it swept up from Amnesty International, the largest human rights group in the world.

How Photography Can Destroy Reality

How Photography Can Destroy Reality

A new exhibit, Altered Images, shows how technology has made it more difficult to trust what we see.

Watchdog Tries to Verify Coordinates of Afghan Health Clinics; Gets a Surprise

Watchdog Tries to Verify Coordinates of Afghan Health Clinics; Gets a Surprise

When the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction checked the coordinates USAID provided for the health clinics it funds there, 13 coordinate sets led to other countries and one was in the Mediterranean Sea.

XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications

XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications

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.