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‘Snowden’ Sparks Privacy Debate

‘Snowden’ Sparks Privacy Debate

By Bradley Alsop, Staff Writer

September 19, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

In the new biopic about Edward Snowden, director Oliver Stone leads a chilling inquiry into the concept of privacy in America.

Hackers, leakers must keep leaks constructive

Hackers, leakers must keep leaks constructive

By Abraham Gross, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015


Filed under Opinion

While leaking can serve the public interest, they must be tempered by not releasing person information.

Tom Hanks stars in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Bridge of Spies’

Tom Hanks stars in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Bridge of Spies’

By Min-Wei Lee, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

Directed by Steven Spielberg, "Bridge of Spies" offers a consummately grim look into the intricacies of the Cold War, starring Tom Hanks as the righteous insurance lawyer who unwillingly finds himself lost in the intricacies of espionage.

Intelligence capabilities must heed individual liberties

Intelligence capabilities must heed individual liberties

March 12, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Colorado Sen. Mark Udall revealed his knowledge of the CIA internal evaluation of its detention and interrogation program last December, igniting tensions between the Senate Intelligence Committee and the CIA. Udall’s disclosure has emphasized the need for intelligence agencies to strike a balance between ...

Letter to the editor: NYU students should support CUNY protests

Letter to the editor: NYU students should support CUNY protests

December 5, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last week, WSN asked me to explain why I participated in the March on the CUNY Machine. Alas, my response didn't make it into the following day's coverage. So, here it is in full: a case for why we are all cogs in the machine — or why the struggle at the City University of New York is relevant to students at NYU, and why more o...

CIA political bribery proves unsurprising

CIA political bribery proves unsurprising

April 30, 2013


Filed under Opinion

The New York Times recently brought to light the CIA’s decade-long practice of secretly funneling tens of millions of dollars to the Karzai government in Afghanistan. Newly discovered accounts of stealthy cash drop-offs directly to Karzai’s offices indicate an extensive network of political bribery,...

Filibuster is abused in modern politics

Filibuster is abused in modern politics

March 10, 2013


Filed under Opinion

John Brennan, the former counter-terrorism advisor to President Obama, was finally sworn in last week as the director of the CIA. But the path from nomination to confirmation wasn’t without strong opposition. Early in February, anti-drone protesters interrupted his Senate hearing and last week, Sen....

Patriot Act does not protect immigrant civil liberties

Patriot Act does not protect immigrant civil liberties

February 14, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Since 9/11, there have been momentous changes in how the United States operates. Government officials and authorities have had to deal with a more complex array of problems and some security changes. From the large-scale to the everyday, these adjustments have been hard to swallow. The noise made...

Petraeus scandal casts shadow on foreign affairs

Petraeus scandal casts shadow on foreign affairs

November 12, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

CIA Director General David Petraeus, a four-star general who previously commanded U.S. forces in Afghanistan, was forced to resign this past week, citing an extramarital affair. The affair, with his biographer Paula Broadwell, came to light after an FBI investigation was launched concerning Broadwell...