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It’s Beyond Ridiculous That Email Isn’t Protected by Privacy Laws

It’s Beyond Ridiculous That Email Isn’t Protected by Privacy LawsLegislation protecting email under the Fourth Amendment was written in a time when server storage was limited.  read more »

Yahoo Supplied Data to PRISM Only After Losing Scrappy FISA Fight

Yahoo Supplied Data to PRISM Only After Losing Scrappy FISA FightA newly leaked NSA document shows that Yahoo began supplying data to the spy agency's PRISM program after failing a legal fight against a court order it considered too broad, according to a news report.  read more »

Off With Your Shoes: A Brief History of Airport Security

 A Brief History of Airport SecurityBetween 1968 and 1972, hijackers took over a commercial aircraft every other week, on average. Yes, seriously. In his new book, The Skies Belong to Us, Wired contributing editor Brendan I. Koerner chronicles this turbulent period.  read more »

Snowden Smuggled Documents From NSA on a Thumb Drive

Snowden Smuggled Documents From NSA on a Thumb DriveThe dreaded thumb drive has struck the Defense Department again as word comes that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden smuggled out thousands of classified documents on one of the portable devices, despite the military's efforts to ban them.  read more »

Thousands of Iranian Gmail Users Targeted in Attempted Hacks Before Election

Thousands of Iranian Gmail Users Targeted in Attempted Hacks Before ElectionThousands of Gmail account users in Iran have been targeted in phishing attacks intended to influence the country's national election, Google announced today.  read more »

Supreme Court Strikes Down Patents on Human Genes

Supreme Court Strikes Down Patents on Human GenesThe Supreme Court said human genes isolated by scientists may not be patented, ruling unanimously today in a dispute weighing intellectual property associated with genes known to detect early signs of breast and ovarian cancer.  read more »

Why ‘I Have Nothing to Hide’ Is the Wrong Way to Think About Surveillance

Why ‘I Have Nothing to Hide’ Is the Wrong Way to Think About SurveillanceThe programs of the past (Carnivore, Echelon, and Total Information Awareness) can be characterized as 'proximate surveillance,' in which the government attempted to use technology to directly monitor communication themselves.  read more »

NSA Snooping Was Only the Beginning. Meet the Spy Chief Leading Us Into Cyberwar

NSA Snooping Was Only the Beginning. Meet the Spy Chief Leading Us Into CyberwarGeneral Keith Alexander has been building a secret army capable of launching devastating cyberattacks.  read more »