Reading Time: 28 minutes Barrett Brown was almost put away for over 100 years. His crime: publicizing documents that reveal the shadowy world of intelligence contracting in the post-9/11 era.
Reading Time: 2 minutes WhoWhatWhy readers have weighed in, and think The Century of Self is “nothing short of magnificent”; a classic documentary series that “every public school and college should use in their curriculum and for discussion.” We thought it was so important that we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss it.
Ever feel surrounded by things you don’t need? There could be a deep-seated psychological reason for it. This series chronicles the rise of advertising and the development of Freudian psychology. Think you own your mind? You may want to think again.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Ever feel surrounded by things you don’t need? There could be a deep-seated psychological reason for it. This classic four-part documentary series chronicles the rise of advertising and the development of Freudian psychology. Think you own your mind? You may want to think again.
Classic Why: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Iran and the Bomb, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Facts
Reading Time: 10 minutes With the June 30 deadline looming to reach a deal in the Iran nuclear talks, we revisit the good old days when everyone was still entirely misled about Iran’s nuclear program. Have those days really passed?
Reading Time: 6 minutes As President Obama mulls sending weaponry to the post-coup government in Ukraine, what’s driving America’s hard line against Russia? The bottom line. Christian Stork investigates.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Recently leaked chat logs reveal that an FBI informant was guiding criminal cyber-attacks and that the FBI may have lied regarding what—and when—it knew about hacking operations.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The FBI agent who fatally shot a friend of one of the accused Boston marathon bombers has a record tarnished by accusations of police brutality and misleading statements. It’s just another bombing-related secret the federal government doesn’t want the public to know.
Reading Time: 3 minutes When Uncle Sam’s allies want to spy on people—even U.S. citizens—help is only a web page away. A new report has unveiled a shadowy world of online vendors all too willing to share their hacking expertise to any government willing to pay.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The government must’ve gotten the memo—prosecuting journalists for linking in the digital age isn’t the best PR.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Listen to a recorded telephone conversation about evidence that a sniper who shot protestors in Kiev was actually hired by the opposition itself.