After 30 Years of Silence, the Original NSA Whistleblower Looks Back

The four-story brownstone at 141 East 37th Street in Manhattan has no remarkable features: a plain building on a quiet tree-lined street in the shadow of the Empire State Building. In the summer of 1920, Herbert O. Yardley, a government codebreaker, moved in with a gang of math geniuses and began deciphering… » 11/12/13 3:04pm 11/12/13 3:04pm

Report: The Government Read Every Email And Text At The 2002 Olympics

A secret government program, with the help of a telecommunications company, spying on all texts and emails in and out of an entire city during the Olympics. Sounds like something England's security state would have whipped up for the London games. But no, that's reportedly what happened in our own backyard a decade… » 8/21/13 1:14pm 8/21/13 1:14pm

Meet The Former CIA Operative Behind the NSA Leaks (Updates)

Edward Snowden, a former CIA technical assistant and current employee of the defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, which assigned him to work for the NSA, has revealed himself as the leaker behind the documents this week that showed the extent of spying that the NSA does on American citizens. » 6/09/13 6:24pm 6/09/13 6:24pm

How Much Does the NSA Know About Your Pathetic Personal Behavior?

Alright, so, the jig is up. We've been caught with our pants down by the government, yet again. The National Security Agency has direct access to all sorts of our Internet communication, data, and metadata with their newly uncovered PRISM program. This means that time you Skype-cried to your mom about having bad gas in … » 6/07/13 1:58pm 6/07/13 1:58pm

What Is PRISM?

Last night, the Washington Post and Guardian dropped concurrent bombshell reports. Their subject was PRISM, a covert collaboration between the NSA, FBI, and nearly every tech company you rely on daily. PRISM has allowed the government unprecedented access to your personal information for at least the last six years.… » 6/07/13 10:50am 6/07/13 10:50am