A key piece of the NSA’s global Internet surveillance network is powered by a somewhat clunky piece of software running on clusters of Linux servers. Based on documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, The Intercept is shedding 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.
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.
A new exhibit, Altered Images, shows how technology has made it more difficult to trust what we see.
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>>
The Center for Security Policy’s gala last Monday, a black-tie affair at the stately Metropolitan Club of New York, featured a procession of speakers warning darkly about the threat posed by the religion of Islam. Tommy Waller, a marine veteran and the legislative outreach director for the group, said he had fought the enemy on the battlefields>>