Posts tagged surveillance

I make the case that the current trend towards outsourcing functions out of universities to third-party providers constitutes a security vulnerability, and that progressive institutions need to resist this trend to fight large-scale surveillance operations.

When Surveillance Is Accessible by All

The data breach involving sensitive data on 191 million voters portends a future where everyone has access to everything there is to know about everyone.
The computer industry insistence on more transparency from the NSA is wrong-headed and detracts from the effort for better privacy guarantees.

NSA Pickup Lines

NSA uses its considerable intelligence apparatus for spying on its loved ones.

Cost of Surveilling the Cloud

There is now an official estimate on the costs of broadly spying on the entire cloud.

Metadata is in the eye of the beholder

Why the word "metadata" is meaningless.

How the Snowden Saga will End

A framework for reasoning about how the Snowden revelations will impact online society.