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Sins of Omission

Citizenfour is a fine documentary. Too bad the director glossed over some important details—and Edward Snowden didn’t gloss over more.

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Oct. 1 2014 4:44 PMLaw Enforcement Has Declared War on Encryption It Can’t Break
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Sept. 23 2014 10:51 AMIs Apple Picking a Fight With the U.S. Government?Not exactly.
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Sept. 2 2014 8:36 AMThe Potemkinism of Privacy PragmatismCivil liberties are too important to be left to the technologists.
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Aug. 5 2014 5:01 PMHas the U.S. National Security Apparatus Sprung Another Snowden-Style Leak?
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July 31 2014 11:57 AMCIA “Improperly Accessed” Computers of Senate Staff Investigating CIA
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July 22 2014 11:14 AMThe Return of the Typewriters?A German politician thinks the old-fashioned tech could thwart U.S. spying. But that’s not a solution.
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July 15 2014 3:56 PMU.K. Intelligence Agency's Bag of Tricks Includes Ability to Manipulate Online Polls
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July 1 2014 5:52 PMHomeland Security Facility Is Testing a Fun New Biometric Program for Airports
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June 13 2014 11:05 AMDrones Are Keeping Their Eye on the Ball, TooThe insanely high cost of security technology at the World Cup.
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June 5 2014 11:12 AMNSA Surveillance Scandal Began One Year Ago. Here’s What Tech Companies Still Need to Do.
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May 22 2014 12:25 PMSnowden Casually Hosted a Crypto Party in Honolulu Months Before He Started Leaking
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May 14 2014 6:52 PMAs Other Countries Try to Downplay Government Surveillance, New Zealand Is Ramping Up
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April 27 2014 7:24 AMMathematician SpiesIf you thought you were protecting your country, you may justifiably feel betrayed.
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April 10 2014 3:47 PMThis NSA “Reform” Just Makes Government Surveillance Worse
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March 28 2014 1:04 PMHeavy Is the Head That Wears Two HatsIf confirmed to head the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command, Adm. Michael Rogers will face big challenges.
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Sept. 25 2014 6:13 PMFBI Director Slams Apple and Google Over New User Privacy Protections
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Sept. 5 2014 10:43 AMUp in the AirStates shouldn’t wait until courts weigh in to place limits on drone surveillance.
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Aug. 27 2014 12:49 PMThe House and Senate Intelligence Committees Need Privacy Advocates, Too
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July 31 2014 12:59 PMFormer NSA Chief Keith Alexander Is Profiting on Cybersecurity. But Is It Legal?
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July 31 2014 11:00 AMHow the NSA Hurts Our Economy, Cybersecurity, and Foreign Policy
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July 16 2014 12:54 PMNetizen Report: China Teases Users With Intermittent Censorship
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July 9 2014 10:35 AMNSA, FBI Spied on Muslim Public Figures' Email, Used "Raghead" Slur in Internal Document
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June 26 2014 6:45 PMThe German Government Doesn't Trust Verizon to Protect Its Data From the NSA
Technology
June 5 2014 6:37 PMYou Can Fight the NSAEdward Snowden wants Internet users to make surveillance too expensive for the government.
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May 22 2014 2:05 PMThere's No Good Reason for Spy Agencies to Snoop on Humanitarian Groups
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May 15 2014 7:54 AMExporting the Right to PrivacyHow the U.S. can keep American-made surveillance tech out of dictators’ hands.
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May 13 2014 5:52 PMPrivacy Advocates Claim That the U.K.'s Surveillance Agency Did Some Illegal Snooping
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April 11 2014 5:33 PMOf Course the NSA Knew About Heartbleed Two Years Ago and Did Nothing
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March 31 2014 4:37 PMThe Dictator’s Little HelperHow to stop Western companies from exporting surveillance technologies to authoritarian governments.
Politics
March 25 2014 10:20 PMTurning Off the Vacuum CleanerWhy Congress supports Obama’s proposal to end the NSA’s bulk metadata collection program.

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