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‘All Governments Lie’ Succeeds Through Honesty

‘All Governments Lie’ Succeeds Through Honesty

By Thomas Price, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

"All Governments Lie" starts out with a timely and engaging premise, but ultimately falters in its attempts to follow in journalist giant I.F. Stone's footsteps.

WikiLeaks Works Best Illegally

WikiLeaks Works Best Illegally

By Henry Cohen, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A fair election is only legitimate if the electorate is informed, and with every released email, WikiLeaks brings us closer to that ideal of radical transparency.

‘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.

To Keep Governments Accountable, Whistleblow

To Keep Governments Accountable, Whistleblow

By Ana Lopez, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Whistleblowers have had a huge effect on our society and government, bringing governmental abuses to light in a way no one else could. However, the first reaction of many public figures is to blame, blame, blame.

Surveillance Exhibit Has Interactive Twist

Surveillance Exhibit Has Interactive Twist

By Abraham Gross, Deputy Opinion Editor

February 16, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

Laura Poitras, director of Oscar winning film "Citizenfour," explores similar themes of surveillance in her new exhibition "Astro Noise".

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.

Leaked documents goldmine for politics students

Leaked documents goldmine for politics students

By Tommy Collison, Opinion Editor

October 20, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The Drone Papers from the Intercept and Wikileaks's new document search is a trove for students of foreign policy.

Bring home Snowden in time for 2016 election

Bring home Snowden in time for 2016 election

By Tommy Collison, Opinion Editor

September 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Obama should pardon Snowden, who joined Twitter next week.

Warrantless spying must be debated openly

Warrantless spying must be debated openly

By Tommy Collison, Staff Columnist

November 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Citizens need to decide whether privacy infringement is a cost worth paying in exchange for diminished civil liberties.

Law professor, Economist editor debate Snowden leaks, right to privacy

Law professor, Economist editor debate Snowden leaks, right to privacy

March 13, 2014


Filed under News

Senior Editor for The Economist Edward Lucas and law professor Stephen Holmes sparred over privacy rights in a debate moderated by NYU law professor Ryan Goodman at the NYU School of Law on March 13. The two experts argued over a number of issues surrounding privacy, including the constitutionality of the National Security Agency’s practices, the role of intelligence agencies and the oversight of these agencie...

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 ...

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