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The limits of the technical fix
Britain's rulers are under intense and growing pressure and technology and intelligence will not help them.
Last updated: 30 Jul 2014 13:49 GMT
Q&A: Daniel Ellsberg on US surveillance
The famed American whistle-blower discusses US national security, and those who expose its overreach.
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014 07:06 GMT
Obama is closer to Nixon than to MLK
The US president's militaristic foreign policy shows how far removed he is from the civil rights leader's ideas.
Last updated: 29 Aug 2013 08:44 GMT
End the Snowden circus now
We should focus on the consequences of Snowden's decision to leak materials rather than be fixated on his whereabouts.
Last updated: 15 Jul 2013 13:12 GMT
What am I missing in the Snowden affair?
The US government's dogmatic pursuit for Snowden is both counter-productive and hypocritical, writes scholar.
Last updated: 10 Jul 2013 12:16 GMT
Espionage and hypocrisy
Is the NSA tapping the internet essential to keeping up with US rivals and enemies?
Last updated: 08 Jul 2013 13:49 GMT
Obama retreats on Snowden
Even the world’s most powerful media and Intelligence apparatus can’t always control public opinion, writes Weisbrot.
Last updated: 28 Jun 2013 21:04 GMT
The chilling effects of surveillance
Mass surveillance without due process threatens to stifle and smother dissent, keeping a populace cowed by fear.
Jillian C. York
Last updated: 25 Jun 2013 09:44 GMT
Obama's crackpot realism and the real crime of Edward Snowden
C Wright Mill's concept of 'crackpot realism' helps explain and define Obama's continuity with George Bush's policies.
Last updated: 16 Jun 2013 18:12 GMT
'We Steal Secrets': The new film about WikiLeaks infuriates WikiLeaks
A new documentary about WikiLeaks has put the transparency organisation up in arms.
Last updated: 08 Jun 2013 11:37 GMT
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Gunning down the taxmen of Somalia
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Down and out in upscale Japan
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printing and the future of disaster relief
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Protecting Mongolia's parent-less children
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
JOURNALISM UNDER FIRE
Sistine Chapel for rent: Is nothing sacred?
What happens to the Caucasus when Russia stumbles
Will France take Sarkozy back?
Western fascination with 'badass' Kurdish women
Bashir's calculated diplomatic dance
Big rethink for counterterrorism
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