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Politics
“People continue to mistake us [Asian-Americans] for foreigners no matter how hard we assimilate and show our loyalty.”
Books
Congratulations on writing The God's Eye View, a suspenseful and chilling novel grounded in reality. It's a novel from an
Politics
They've apparently been using military-grade tools that can eavesdrop on individual cell phones.
Politics
The Intercept has obtained a secret, internal U.S. government catalogue of dozens of cellphone surveillance devices used
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The bill faces an uphill battle in Congress, The Hill notes, as milder bills aimed at the Patriot Act in recent years haven't
Tech
"What we really want to do is open up this whole discussion about this kind of malware and the companies who sell it and
The World Post
Consumers and employees agree every day to share massive amounts of personal data via various forms of tracking and surveillance technologies with companies that notify consumers and employees they should not expect privacy. In such open, limited-privacy segments of cyberspace, the government seems justified to emphasize security and patrol virtual worlds like city roads and public places.
Politics
Setting a level for hypocrisy usually not so blatantly shown by Democrats, Senator Dianne Feinstein is hopping mad that the government spied on her computers. The irony is so thick you can spread it on toast.
Politics
The tension between security and liberty will increase as the years go on with each new attack or attempt. The country may debate whether or not Edward Snowden is a traitor or a patriot, but he has done something invaluable for the nation.
Politics
The question is: Are mail covers constitutional? It is hard to see how the current regulation cures the defects in the former one. The only relevant change in the procedure is that the agency is now supposed to specify the reasonable grounds for the cover.
The World Post
About 1,000 people were polled in each country in early September. That was before fresh European outrage erupted last month
Tech
The United States has been carrying out political and economic spying. Terrorism probably accounts for only a small portion of what the mighty NSA collection apparatus sweeps up. Why is this?
Politics
Gigantic as the NSA's intrusions on privacy might be, they are only part of an uncomfortably large story in which many U.S. agencies and outfits feel free to take possession of our lives in ever more technologically advanced and intrusive ways.
Politics
While in these last months the NSA has cast a long, dark shadow over American privacy, don't for a second imagine that it's the only government agency systematically and often secretly intruding on our lives.
Tech
Pen and paper have largely been replaced by digital documents and cloud storage, yet law enforcement agencies and courts have had trouble honoring the Fourth Amendment in a world increasingly devoid of "papers and effects."
Politics
Anytime our government feels the need to infringe even a little bit on personal privacy, we ought to be concerned. However, what's ironic about an overreaction to the NSA revelations is that Americans are "spied on" every day. The process is called microtargeting.
Politics
In a democracy, it is essential that the lion's share of power lay in the hands of the people. With the rise of massive data storage capabilities and powerful analytic computers, information is increasingly the currency of power.