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“A Good American” Fails to Skewer the NSA

“A Good American” Fails to Skewer the NSA

By Ali Hassan, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

Though a fascinatingly in-depth look at one of the most contentious issues since, well, Edward Snowden, "A Good American" is still disappointingly biased.

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".

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.

US cyberwar tactics misguided

US cyberwar tactics misguided

By Tommy Collison, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The US needs to take a more responsible role when it comes to cyber-attacks and computer-driven espionage.

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.

Panelists explain US information secrecy

Panelists explain US information secrecy

By Alanna Bayarin, Staff Writer

November 4, 2014


Filed under News

A discussion of expanding government surveillance was hosted by NYU law.

Campaign fosters discussion about NSA

Campaign fosters discussion about NSA

By Valentina Duque Bojanini, Deputy News Editor

April 29, 2014


Filed under News

Students and faculty are trying to raise awareness about surveillance in the United States. The Student Net Alliance, an organization started by Steinhardt senior Alec Foster, has supported a letter from NYU Students and Faculty in protest of the National Security Agency’s surveillance policy...

Politics Society to host policy competition

Politics Society to host policy competition

March 26, 2014


Filed under News

The NYU Politics Society is bringing a new competition to campus this spring. The Policy Case Competition, hosted by the NYU Politics Society and sponsored by the Wasserman Center for Career Development, the Wagner School of Public Service and the NYU Politics Department, will take place for the firs...

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 ...

Internet users must protect own data

Internet users must protect own data

March 11, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

South by Southwest, an annual cultural conference held in Austin, Texas, hosted NSA leaker Edward Snowden as a speaker via video feed on March 10. Snowden focused his discussion on how he believes tech companies can best approach the problem of widespread surveillance and data collection. Since Snowden...

NSA program echoes same oversight questions

NSA program echoes same oversight questions

December 4, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last week, yet another questionable National Security Administration surveillance program came to light through the extensive top-secret NSA files leaked by Edward Snowden earlier this year. This time, the government agency is targeting individuals’ online sexual activity and collecting information...

Law school hones in on national security

Law school hones in on national security

November 20, 2013


Filed under News

The NYU School of Law’s Center on Law and Security hosted a conference titled Law and Strategy in an Era of Evolving Threats on Nov. 19. The conference featured two keynote addresses and three panels, which addressed issues of NSA surveillance and constitutional law. John Inglis, deputy direc...

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