Denny Hastert is Contemptible, But His Indictment Exemplifies America’s Over-Criminalization Pathology
One can revile for the former House speaker while still recognizing the disturbing aspects of the U.S. justice system revealed by his indictment.
As Congress struggles over renewal of Patriot Act, NSA documents show intelligence experts warning that “tsunami” of surveillance data can actually hinder search for terrorists.
A trove of emails provided to The Intercept detail Russian schemes to obtain a crucial component for military thermal imaging systems.
Yesterday, the head of al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria gave the clearest indication yet that the “Khorasan Group” is a fabrication.
Two paragraphs, courtesy of the Obama White House and the Paper of Record, illustrate the principal weapons that have poisoned post-9/11 political discourse in the U.S.
A landmark new United Nations report is “the first attempt to create a legal framework for digital security,” David Kaye, the U.N.’s special rapporteur on freedom of expression, told The Intercept in an interview Thursday. The report is urging governments not to ban or mandate surveillance “backdoors” in encryption and anonymity tools that are used>>
Rapiscan Systems lobbied aggressively to win a major contract with the Transportation Security Administration to provide X-ray body scanners at airports, only to lose the contract in 2013 after the company failed to deliver software to protect the privacy of passengers. Rapiscan now has a friend on the inside. Earlier this month, Rapiscan lobbyist Christopher>>
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