Reading Time: 2 minutes In a wide-ranging interview, Edward Snowden talks about the Apple vs. FBI encryption lawsuit, why he has not endorsed a presidential candidate and how a member of the WhoWhatWhy Editorial Advisory Council changed his views on what it would take to return to the US.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Sounding a somewhat conciliatory note, FBI Director James Comey said the key to resolving the encryption debate would be negotiations involving all stakeholders.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Donald Trump decries profanity, but wait till he gets in the act! And all those “values” voters just eat it up.
Reading Time: < 1 minute The leaked Snowden files revealed the scope of the NSA’s mass surveillance of Americans. Since then, tech companies have boosted encrypted protection. A court order issued this week to Apple constitutes the biggest test to date over whether to permit government-mandated backdoors to encrypted devices.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Loud voices are calling for US tech companies to install “backdoors” to encryption software. They would allow law enforcement to access information. But is that feasible — and would it stop terrorism?
Reading Time: 2 minutes For two weeks prior to the Iowa caucus, we ran a documentary on Donald Trump. When it was first supposed to be aired, however, Trump himself quickly shut down the possibilities for the film to run with threats to sue. “He screamed, and yelled and threatened to sue us,” said Libby Handros, the producer of Read More
Reading Time: < 1 minute Soon, critical decisions will be taken about how best to monitor bad guys — while not intruding into the online lives of the rest of us. Here’s a primer on what it is all about. It’s a chance to learn and to weigh in — while there’s still time.
Reading Time: 2 minutes More than 80,000 US prisoners are held in solitary confinement. This video documents one man’s effort to trigger a change and give prisoners another chance.
Reading Time: < 1 minute In February, Iran will hold elections that could determine the country’s future — and the future of the rest of the world, especially that of the US.
Reading Time: < 1 minute More than 40 years after one of the most remarkable psychology experiments in history, its shocking findings remain valid. Give somebody a bit of power and they are going to abuse it. VIDEO