The "Trews" host explains why whistleblower Edward Snowden describes the British Investigatory Powers Act as a legalization of "the most extreme surveillance in the history of western democracy."
Oxford researchers found that “the mere existence of a surveillance state breeds fear and conformity and stifles free expression,” Glenn Greenwald writes at The Intercept.
In dismissing the plaintiffs’ claim that they were threatened by unwarranted surveillance, the judge ludicrously reasoned that, because the NSA did not admit to its spying, the plaintiffs' fears were "subjective."
In his project "Cached Landscapes," Florian Freier uses a service we're all familiar with to make an important statement about the ironies of spying in the digital age.
Barack Obama “makes George W. Bush and Richard Nixon look good by comparison," Truthdig's editor-in-chief told Salon in an interview about his new book, “They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy.”
This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Robert Scheer responds to new revelations about NSA hacks on hard drives and nearly every mobile phone in the US Also, David Blau on the childcare problemcom/avbooth/category/truthdig_radio/" title="Truthdig Radio">Truthdig Radio: Robert Scheer responds to new revelations about NSA hacks on hard drives and nearly every mobile phone in the U.
Apparently the National Security Agency is not the only government organization violating Americans' privacy rights by collecting massive amounts of data.
Filmmaker Laura Poitras was already hard at work on a documentary about government surveillance when Edward Snowden reached out to her. That event would change her own life, and the world.
According to newly released documents from Edward Snowden's treasure trove, the National Security Agency not only gave domestic law enforcement entities access to private data, it made it as easy as possible.