What is the individual’s right to privacy and how much should be sacrificed in the name of “security?” Edward Snowden, Noam Chomsky, and Glenn Greenwald discuss these and other questions.
As NATO allies’ focus shifted from the Cold War to their own economic interests, the lack of a common enemy caused them to turn on each other.
As countries launch cyber attacks on each other constantly, online soldiers are becoming increasingly important to militaries around the world.
The US government is keeping system security flaws hidden so it can build super viruses based on “zero days”—and in the process, it’s leaving state secrets unthinkably vulnerable and then spending billions trying to protect itself from the very threats it helped to create.
Even after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s conviction, the story behind the Boston Marathon Bombing has never really been clear. But cumulative evidence points to some kind of complex intrigue on the parts of security apparatuses in both the US and Russia.
Headlines—Greenwald explains how Ed Snowden got to him; the ugly truth about Dallas’s paper on 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination; establishment to fact-check establishment pundits; Patriot Act Author now hates his handiwork; new movie fiction on Boston bombing; permanent climate change mid-century; some blunt talk about failed drug policy
Sorry to spoil the inaugural festivities, but there’s this small matter of ongoing and rather alarming civil liberties threats….
A former Olympic official forecasts smooth sailing…absent some nutty “lone wolf.” What have we learned about lone wolves versus state actors?
Obama accidentally airs an incautious private remark. Romney accuses Obama of a hidden agenda when it comes to (at least) foreign policy, and gets himself in a bit of hot water. What’s the back story to this squabble over open-air diplomacy, and is Russia really America’s Real “Number One Foe”? Here’s a look at the power politics behind the gaffes.