mass surveillance

Politics
It's "evidence that I'm not a Russian spy," says NSA whistleblower.
Politics
Although not as ubiquitous as other law enforcement technologies, drones will be a routine part of police officers’ toolkits
Media
Global media systems cannot effectively contribute to social progress until opportunities are more widely shared. Internet.org
The WorldPost
The iconic director takes on one of the pivotal moments of the digital age.
Entertainment
Hear Ben Wizner's take in Joseph Gordon-Levitt's documentary series.
Entertainment
Joseph Gordon-Levitt uses his "Snowden" inspiration to find out.
Politics
A new amendment would broaden the FBI's authority to look at email metadata without a warrant.
Politics
A provision snuck into the still-secret text of the Senate’s annual intelligence authorization would give the FBI the ability
Politics
The Internet has revolutionized the ways presidential candidates connect with potential voters. But what have the presidential candidates done in exchange to protect the network that's become essential to their efforts? Not much. No candidate, Democrat or Republican, has supported strong, pro-consumer encryption measures. Trump and Cruz have all challenged Apple's right to protect the security of its users from government snooping, and both Democratic candidates vaguely advocated for the FBI and Apple to work together for a solution. It's one thing for candidates to use the Internet to help mobilize their base. But it's not enough, unless they also recognize that protecting an open, secure and affordable Internet is essential to their own best interests, and to the future of democracy.
Politics
Big data can only do so much to stop terror attacks, experts say.
Politics
New court ruling further blurs the line between new technologies and what constitutes lawful "searches."