Pulitzer Prize Is First Official Vindication of NSA Whistleblower

The most prestigious award for journalism in the United States, the Pulitzer Prize, went this year to reporters who covered leaked documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. This award signals official recognition of the social good that grew out of Snowden's leaks. » 4/14/14 3:22pm Yesterday 3:22pm

This lecture is the one primer you need on NSA surveillance technology

We know that the NSA has been monitoring millions of calls made in the United States. But what are they doing with that data? And how do they analyze it? Find out everything you need to know in this incredible lecture from Princeton computer science professor and government technology adviser Ed Felten. » 2/28/14 5:05pm 2/28/14 5:05pm

Watch the subversive version of spy tech conference RSA

Right now, downtown San Francisco is teeming with people attending RSA, the world's biggest conference devoted to "cybersecurity." But up the street, there's another tech conference. It's full of computer security analysts who want to stop the surveillance state. It's called Trustycon, and you can watch it here, live. » 2/27/14 9:20am 2/27/14 9:20am

Did Neal Stephenson predict the NSA spying on World of Warcraft?

New leaked documents from Edward Snowden reveal that the NSA and British intelligence have been spying on people in World of Warcraft and other online games. And Neal Stephenson's epic spy novel REAMDE predicted this whole mess back in 2011. » 12/10/13 6:28pm 12/10/13 6:28pm

Ten Steps You Can Take Right Now Against Internet Surveillance

One of the trends we've seen is how, as the word of the NSA's spying has spread, more and more ordinary people want to know how (or if) they can defend themselves from surveillance online. But where to start? » 10/27/13 10:00am 10/27/13 10:00am

Person of Interest wants to remind you they predicted this NSA sh-t

At Comic Con, TV shows and movies create special room keycards for some of the big hotels, and it's just an extra bit of promotional shwag. But this year, Person of Interest is using its keycard to point out how prescient a lot of its surveillance themes have turned out to be, in a somewhat cheeky fashion. » 7/02/13 2:20pm 7/02/13 2:20pm

Ex-NSA Official's Advice to Edward Snowden: Lawyer Up, Watch Your Back

Thomas Drake may know better than anyone what NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden faces in the days to come. In 2010, the former Agency official was prosecuted for allegedly revealing classified information about the NSA's warrantless wiretapping program. » 6/12/13 4:14pm 6/12/13 4:14pm

Edward Snowden, the NSA Whistleblower, Explains Why He Did It

In an interview from Hong Kong with journalist Glenn Greenwald, 29-year-old NSA technologist Ed Snowden says that he leaked documents revealing that the NSA was wiretapping millions of innocent US citizens. If you want to understand the future of government, you must watch this video. » 6/09/13 4:10pm 6/09/13 4:10pm