| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Commenting on the execution of a French nobleman by Napoleon, the French diplomat Talleyrand supposedly observed: "It was worse than a crime — it was a blunder." That consummate expression of realpolitik certainly applies to the alleged U.S....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
PARIS -- A newly leaked document stolen by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden last year reveals that one of the NSA's partner agencies within the "Five Eyes" Anglo-intelligence network -- Britain's Government Communications...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The summer of 2014 will go down in history as the season when America fell apart. Let's take a tour of the disasters.
Germany in 2008 enthusiastically hosted candidate Barack Obama for his so-called Victory Column speech. Now, Germans suddenly sound as...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper said Tuesday that the work of the intelligence community has been made more difficult in the last year by a "perfect storm" of events.
The budget for some intelligence programs has been cut by Congress,...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:14 PM
Of all of Edward Snowden's revelations about electronic surveillance by the National Security Agency, the most unsettling was that the government was accumulating vast numbers of records about the telephone calls of American citizens. In May, the House...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 7:56 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Los programas estadounidenses de vigilancia están haciendo más difícil que funcionarios del Gobierno hablen a la prensa de manera anónima, dijeron el lunes dos grupos activistas.
Vigilancia a gran escala, uno de los principales...
| Jul 18, 2014
A decade ago in Berlin, a well-informed source cautioned me, half tongue-in-cheek, against holding meetings in a certain hotel not far from the Brandenburg Gate. It seems that a U.S. trade delegation had stayed there not long before and prepared a...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:26 AM
In an NBC interview, NSA leaker Edward Snowden has said he trained as a spy and never intended to wind up in Russia.
The full interview, with Brian Williams questioning Snowden last week in Moscow, will air at 10 p.m. Wednesday (tonight) on...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 1:37 PM
With government surveillance remaining a hot news topic, one of filmmaking's biggest firebrands will seek to give it the big-screen treatment.
Oliver Stone will write and direct a narrative adaptation of "The Snowden Files," Luke Harding's nonfiction...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Aaron Swartz was both a hero of the Internet age and a victim of it.
On Jan. 12, 2013, Swartz, a developer of Reddit who had become an Internet folk hero with his commitment to make online content free to the public, hanged himself in his Brooklyn...
| Jun 29, 2014
The surprising thing about the Supreme Court's decision on police searches of cellphones was its unanimity. Aligned on the same side of a major law enforcement issue were liberal and conservative justices who normally fight like cats and dogs. All...