Intercept Reporter Files Suit Against Ferguson Police

<em>Intercept</em> Reporter Files Suit Against Ferguson Police

The Intercept’s Ryan Devereaux is joined in the federal civil rights suit by three German journalists.

Inquiry Launched into New Zealand Mass Surveillance

Inquiry Launched into New Zealand Mass Surveillance

New Zealand’s spy agency watchdog is launching an investigation into the scope of the country’s secret surveillance operations following a series of reports from The Intercept and its partners. On Thursday, Cheryl Gwyn, New Zealand’s inspector-general of intelligence and security, announced that she would be opening an inquiry after receiving complaints about spying being conducted>>

Deployment of Controversial Urban Sensor System Aided by Aggressive Lobbying

Deployment of Controversial Urban Sensor System Aided by Aggressive Lobbying

“Is NYC’s new gunshot detection system recording private conversations?” asks Fusion in a recent story about ShotSpotter, a sensor technology currently being set up in the Bronx and Brooklyn. ShotSpotter sensors use microphone and satellite technology to detect, locate and report gunshots to police. Critics worry that the microphones are prone to false alarms, and more>>

Passphrases That You Can Memorize — But That Even the NSA Can’t Guess

Passphrases That You Can Memorize — But That Even the NSA Can&#8217;t Guess

It’s getting easier to secure your digital privacy. iPhones now encrypt a great deal of personal information; hard drives on Mac and Windows 8.1 computers are now automatically locked down; even Facebook, which made a fortune on open sharing, is providing end-to-end encryption in the chat tool WhatsApp. But none of this technology offers as much>>

Court Accepts DOJ’s ‘State Secrets’ Claim to Protect Shadowy Neocons: a New Low

Court Accepts DOJ&#8217;s &#8216;State Secrets&#8217; Claim to Protect Shadowy Neocons: a New Low

A truly stunning debasement of the U.S. justice system just occurred through the joint efforts of the Obama Justice Department and a meek and frightened Obama-appointed federal judge, Edgardo Ramos, all in order to protect an extremist neocon front group from scrutiny and accountability. The details are crucial for understanding the magnitude of the abuse here. At the center>>

Sensitive Military Gear Ended up on EBay, Craigslist

Sensitive Military Gear Ended up on EBay, Craigslist

Thermal optic imaging and night vision devices to spot roadside bombs went missing and ended up online, says a Navy document.

Latest Assault on Net Neutrality Launched at Telecom Industry-Funded Think Tank

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., last week addressed the Free State Foundation to announce his new plan to undermine recently enacted net neutrality rules by going after the funding of the Federal Communications Commission, the agency behind the decision. The FCC’s approach to net neutrality represents “potential untenable rules and regulatory overreach that will hurt consumers,” said Walden, the>>

Netanyahu’s Spying Denials Contradicted by Secret NSA Documents

Netanyahu&#8217;s Spying Denials Contradicted by Secret NSA Documents

“Hostile” Israel possesses “the third most aggressive intelligence service against the U.S.,” says secret assessment.

Saudi Government Retains GOP’s Big Data Firms

Saudi Government Retains GOP&#8217;s Big Data Firms

Saudi Arabia already employs a team of U.S.-based lobbyists, lawyers, public relations professionals and even the chairman of one of the largest Super PACs. But now the Kingdom is hoping to buttress those efforts to influence American public opinion and policy by hiring politically connected tech talent. The latest addition to the Saudi lobbying team, newly>>

Taiwan Lobbyist Wrote Republican Party Resolution Calling for More Weapons for Taiwan

Taiwan Lobbyist Wrote Republican Party Resolution Calling for More Weapons for Taiwan

When the Republican National Committee convened in Chicago last August for its annual summer meeting, it unanimously approved a resolution urging the White House to supply a host of weapons, ranging from submarines to advanced warplanes, to the island nation of Taiwan. However, Justice Department records show the resolution was not written by any of the RNC’s members, but by>>