Prism

surveillance state

Congress Is About to Vote On Expanding the Warrantless Surveillance of Americans

Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act has been abused by the intelligence agencies to spy on Americans. This week the House of Representatives will vote on a bill to make that legal.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.9.18
Pizza

Pizza Hut Will Pay a College Sports Fan $50k to Wander Around the US Eating Pizza

The chain is also hoping to use temporary tattoos to sell pizza to Millennials.
Nick Rose
10.23.16
uk

When You’re Done With a Fabricated Identity, This Artist Will Make It His Own

Simon Farid is an "identity squatter."
Roisin Kiberd
11.13.15
News

The New NSA Reform Bill Would Give the Government Even More Power to Spy on Your Smartphone

On Wednesday, the US House of Representatives passed a bill to rein in the NSA's dragnet phone surveillance programs. But as the debate moves to the Senate, it's not clear whether we're debating a phone dragnet or an Internet one.
Marcy Wheeler
5.14.15
Film

This Surveillance Documentary Creeps You Out With How Much It Knows About You

‘Do Not Track’ is taking a chilling approach to making surveillance issues hit home.
Jordan Pearson
4.14.15
Prism

Companies Fighting US Government Barred From Naming Themselves, Because Security

A 'telecom company' and an 'internet company' filed suit against the US government, but are legally barred from disclosing who they are.
Jason Koebler
2.17.15
Installation

Why Is a Giant Rainbow Horseman Invading Montreal?

In order to explore issues surrounding surveillance, artist David Spriggs has individually-painted and layered film strips to create the thermal image of a man riding on horseback.
Beckett Mufson
2.17.15
politics

​UK Tribunal Says NSA Data Sharing Was Illegal

It was unlawful, but now it's just fine.
Victoria Turk
2.6.15
politics

Tasked with NSA Oversight, the FBI Was a Rubber Stamp for Surveillance

A newly declassified report suggests that the FBI may have done little more than rubber stamp the NSA’s target nominations.
Jordan Pearson
1.12.15
Art

This Shanghai Rainbow Is Made from Suspended Strings

PRISM DESIGN and Office339 collaborated to create "Artificial Nature," a beacon of string and color at the Shanghai World Financial Center.
Emerson Rosenthal
12.29.14
News

When Is Congress Going to Rein In FBI Surveillance?

We've heard a lot about NSA spying thanks to Edward Snowden, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation is no stranger to unaccountable snooping.
Marcy Wheeler
11.4.14
politics

James Clapper Finally Admitted the NSA Used PRISM to Spy on US Citizens

The government used a 'loophole' in the law to specifically target Americans.
Jason Koebler
4.1.14
0105