Countries that the NSA has defined as close friends, or “2nd party,” include the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. These countries, documents indicate, cannot targetted. “3rd Party” nations, like Germany, are offered no such protection and spying all the way up to the office of the Chancellor is suspected.
Monday, July 1
Sunday, June 30
A startup’s plan to launch a fleet of cheap, small, ultra-efficient imaging satellites and revolutionize data collection.
Thursday, June 27
The long, strange trip of the Wikipedia founder, who went from being an Insane Clown Posse fan who owned the “Bomis Babe Report” to a jet-setter married to “the most connected woman in London,” all without turning much of a profit.
Monday, June 17
“As a matter of historical analysis, the relationship between secrecy and privacy can be stated in an axiom: the defense of privacy follows, and never precedes, the emergence of new technologies for the exposure of secrets. In other words, the case for privacy always comes too late.”
Saturday, June 15
What happens when a 26-year-old Kentucky resident decides to investigate a rape case from his computer.
Monday, June 10
Sunday, June 9
On cushy jobs in web development, deeply un-cushy opportunities in writing, and our assumptions about the value of labor.
Friday, June 7
Monday, June 3
On artists using their bodies to blur the line between human and machine.
Monday, May 20
How Wall Street won.
Saturday, May 18
The outing of a failed writer who spent years anonymously grinding axes on Wikipedia.