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Russian Hacking of the US Elections Was Worse Than We Thought

A new report claims the Russians compromised 39 states—nearly twice as many as previously reported.
Drew Schwartz
6.13.17
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NSA Song

Hello! We're the NSA! We're spying on every part of your life, but there's one thing we're really interested in.
VICE Staff
8.4.15
News

Two Men Disguised as Women Tried To Break Into NSA Headquarters Monday Morning

One was killed and another injured when they tried to ram a security gate.
Allie Conti
3.30.15
News

It's a Big Day in Court for Privacy and Surveillance

Privacy advocates are asking a judge to rule that NSA internet data collection is a violation of the Fourth Amendment without deciding what that means for the future of the program.
Joseph Bien-Kahn
12.19.14
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
News

Who Wins When Cops Wear Cameras?

This summer from hell has put out-of-control policing front and center in the American conversation.
Matt Taylor
9.8.14
News

Hillary Clinton's Foreign Policy Is Already Terrifying

The next presidential election is more than two years away, so why is the former Secretary of State talking a big game about America imposing its will across the world?
Matt Taylor
8.12.14
News

The Judges Approving the NSA's Surveillance Requests Keep Buying Verizon Stock

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) is packed with judges who own stock in the telecom companies handing over data to the government.
Lee Fang
7.25.14
News

Is NSA Surveillance Mastermind Keith Alexander Selling US Secrets to Wall Street?

Maybe some kind of twisted marriage between Wall Street megabanks and the US global surveillance regime was inevitable, but not even a total cynic could have expected former NSA boss Keith Alexander to cash in this hard, this fast.
Matt Taylor
6.30.14
News

The Hopelessly Romantic Republican Who Wants to Rein In NSA Spying

Mark Sanford, the former governor of South Carolina who disappeared for a week to visit his Argentine lover, is trying to chip away at the modern surveillance state.
Matt Taylor
6.5.14
News

Why Is the CIA So Protective of the Details of One of Its Biggest Blunders?

The agency still refuses to release the last volume of its history of the Bay of Pigs invasion.
Matt Taylor
5.21.14