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.

Canadian Surveillance Agency Says Snowden Leaks Were Damaging, Because We Say So

Canadian Surveillance Agency Says Snowden Leaks Were Damaging, Because We Say So

What’s most interesting about a newly released document is how up front it is in its refusal to provide any evidence to support assertions that Edward Snowden damaged national security.

What Justice Breyer’s Dissent on Lethal Injection Showed About the Death Penalty’s Defenders

What Justice Breyer’s Dissent on Lethal Injection Showed About the Death Penalty’s Defenders

Alongside a flimsy majority opinion in Glossip v. Gross, Justice Breyer’s dissent exposed just how much cruelty must be tolerated to defend the death penalty in 2015.

First Look Joins Legal Fight Over Hulk Hogan Sex Tape

First Look Joins Legal Fight Over Hulk Hogan Sex Tape

First Look Media, owner and publisher of The Intercept, today filed a motion objecting to Hulk Hogan’s request that the public and press be prevented from seeing Hogan’s sex tape during Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker.

Bulk Phone Surveillance Lives Again, to Die in a More Orderly Fashion in Five Months

Bulk Phone Surveillance Lives Again, to Die in a More Orderly Fashion in Five Months

A federal judge reinstated the NSA bulk domestic surveillance that was temporarily halted a month ago, allowing the agency to go back to hoovering up metadata while it unwinds the program for good.

Does Clinton Rival Martin O’Malley Have an Email Scandal of His Own?

Does Clinton Rival Martin O’Malley Have an Email Scandal of His Own?

The former Maryland governor has avoided public access to his Gmail archive — relying on an apparently secret legal interpretation according to which the governor’s office does not always count as a state agency.

U.S. Will Resume Sending Weapons to Bahrain Despite Ongoing Repression

U.S. Will Resume Sending Weapons to Bahrain Despite Ongoing Repression

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>>

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s Flip-Flop on NSA Spying

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s Flip-Flop on NSA Spying

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>>