Loretta Lynch Joins Obama Administration Fearmongering Over Encryption

Loretta Lynch Joins Obama Administration Fearmongering Over Encryption

The new Attorney General expressed “grave concerns” about how encryption is hampering law enforcement, joining the ranks of Obama administration officials who are trying to make a crucial feature of the Internet seem like something nefarious.

TSA Body Scanner Lobbyist Takes Congressional Job Overseeing Spending on TSA Security

TSA Body Scanner Lobbyist Takes Congressional Job Overseeing Spending on TSA Security

Rapiscan Systems, which won then lost a major contract with the Transportation Security Administration to provide X-ray body scanners at airports, now has a friend on the inside.

First Look Media Publishes Warrant “Canary,” Releases Software for Managing Canaries

First Look Media Publishes Warrant “Canary,” Releases Software for Managing Canaries

Our warrant canary lets the public know that we have not received a secret subpoena, warrant or other legal compulsion that we are prohibited from disclosing.

First Look Publishes Open Source Code To Advance Privacy, Security, and Journalism

First Look Publishes Open Source Code To Advance Privacy, Security, and Journalism

Today we’re excited to launch First Look Code, the home for our own open source projects related to privacy, security, data, and journalism.

New Faces at The Intercept: Farai Chideya and Roger Hodge

New Faces at The Intercept: Farai Chideya and Roger Hodge

We’re expanding in order to deepen coverage of national security and criminal justice while branching out into new terrain.

State Department Officials Pass Through Revolving Door, Lobby for Passage of TPP

State Department Officials Pass Through Revolving Door, Lobby for Passage of TPP

While Hillary Clinton is refusing to reveal her position on the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, other former State Department officials are actively supporting the agreement. They’re just not bothering to reveal their conflicts of interest.

The Bugaboo That Is Advocacy Journalism

The Bugaboo That Is Advocacy Journalism

The host of Straight Up asked if I saw myself as a journalist or an advocate and I replied: “I see myself as a journalist, but also an advocate for changing the condition of black Americans. Neutrality is a privileged position.”

Huge Pipeline Company Kinder Morgan Hired Off-Duty Cops to “Deter Protests” in Pennsylvania

Huge Pipeline Company Kinder Morgan Hired Off-Duty Cops to “Deter Protests” in Pennsylvania

Off-duty cops are regularly hired to protect all sorts of moneyed interests across the U.S., and are generally allowed to wear their uniforms and maintain the powers of active officers.

Sen. Mary Landrieu, After Pushing for Keystone XL, Joins TransCanada Lobbying Firm

Sen. Mary Landrieu, After Pushing for Keystone XL, Joins TransCanada Lobbying Firm

Former Sen. Mary Landrieu will help run a lobbying practice she “worked closely with” during her years in the Senate.

NYT Trumpets U.S. Restraint against ISIS, Ignores Hundreds of Civilian Deaths

NYT Trumpets U.S. Restraint against ISIS, Ignores Hundreds of Civilian Deaths

It is outright bizarre for a paper purporting to report on excessive U.S. restraint to completely omit data on civilian deaths.