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GOP privacy advocates hold their fire on Brett Kavanaugh

Republican senators who strongly opposed the government’s collection of domestic call records say they still are reviewing the record of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who authored a broad defense of the program.Many senators viewed the National Security Agency's call record dragnet as a vio



April 30, 2008: Receives the Charlemagne Prize, the “Citizens’ Prize for Services to European Unity.”


KVANTOR’s offer to Julian Assange and Edward Snowden

Esteemed Julian and Edward,We at KVANTOR admire your struggle for freedom and would be happy to join our efforts with you.We offer you to become ambassadors of our project and represent it in Russia and internationally.You are the people who understand the veritable value of freedom and have the wil


On Censorship-Resistance: a Chat with Mainframe CEO Mick Hagen

From Protonmail to Telegram, centralized messaging services have experienced growing privacy tensions this year.Bitsonlinetalked with Mick Hagen, CEO of decentralized comms play Mainframe, to learn more about his project and its emphasis on total censorship resistance.


Libertarianism in the Modern Era: A Long-Awaited ‘Yellow Wave’? - 71 Republic

Libertarianism is beginning to become a more mainstream thought, but can the movement grow without corrupting the Libertarian Party?


Why Mueller's Indictment of 12 Russians Is Meaningless Theater

Russian spies apprehended? Anonymous leaks not from government officials? Who is Rosenstein kidding?


Reuters Charges Expose Military's Power Over Courts

Ye Ni:Welcome to Dateline Irrawaddy! Yangon’s West District Court charged two Reuters reporters, Ko Wa Lone and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo, under the Official Secrets Act on July 9. Did the court make the decision independently? If it did, does it threaten press freedom? U Sein Win, from the Myanmar Journalism


Robert Mueller and the Russian Threat to American Privacy

Eli Lake is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering national security and foreign policy. He was the senior national security correspondent for the Daily Beast, and covered national security and intelligence for the Washington Times, the New York Sun and UPI.Read more opinionFollow @elilake on Twitte


Nord Stream 2 is an international project and any threat against it is a concern – Kremlin

Trump’s recent attacks criticizing a gas pipeline project connecting Russia and Germany, which he made ahead of his meeting with Vladimir Putin, are a matter of concern, the Kremlin’s spokesman told RT.


Review | The value of Trevor Paglen’s art may remain a secret

Trevor Paglen, “Trinity Cube,” 2016, irradiated glass from the Fukushima Exclusion Zone and Trinitite. Installation view at Fukushima Exclusion Zone, 2016. (Kenji Morita/Trevor Paglen, Metro Pictures)


Why I Stand With Julian Assange

This weekend I joined a number of people for an onlinevigilin support of Wikileaks’ Julian Assange. Some have asked why I did it: after all, Assange is at best an imperfect figure. But supporting Assange transcends just him, because the battle over his prosecution is about something greater: the fut


Brett Kavanaugh's Pro-Surveillance Record Could Haunt Him In SCOTUS Fight

WASHINGTON ― In their efforts to derail the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s pick to the Supreme Court, Democrats are mainly focusing on abortion and health care as two issues they hope will convince some moderate senators on both sides of the aisle to oppose him.


Putin, Trump and North Korea: The Road to Washington Leads Through Asia | 38 North: Informed Analysis of North Korea

US President Donald Trump’s and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s upcoming summit in Helsinki—the first since Putin’s election in 2013—follows on the heels of Trump’s recent historic summit with the DPRK’s leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. This upcoming summit is no mere accident, and reflects a str


‘So excited to reunite’: Snowden’s confidant Glenn Greenwald meets with whistleblower (PHOTO)

Both Snowden and Greenwald, smiling, are seen on what appears to be a selfie uploaded to journalist’s Instagram account. The location has not been disclosed, but it is known the Intercept’s co-founder appeared on Friday as a keynote speaker at , where the famed whistleblower has been residing since


Specter of Russian election interference haunts cyber policy dialogue

There is a specter haunting cybersecurity policy -- Russia, its role in hacking the 2016 elections and ongoing efforts to destabilize U.S. politics -- and its ghostly presence continues to have a deep impact on the cyber policy dialogue.The impact, in fact, resembles that of Edward Snowden's leaks i


Oliver Stone, other celebrities call on Canada to protect Edward Snowden's Hong Kong 'guardian angels'

International figures, including award-winning filmmakerOliver Stone, have thrown their support behind the asylum seekers who sheltered former US National Security Agency contractorEdward Snowdenin Hong Kong and urged the Canadian government to offer them protection.


Paul v. Kavanaugh?

All eyes have been on two pro-choice Republicans as potential roadblocksto the Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. But after the president announced the D.C. appellate judge as his nominee on Monday, a third, perhaps expected name cropped up: Kentucky senator Rand Paul.The potential


Critics say these are the best documentaries ever made. Do you agree?

“In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director,” the legendary Alfred Hitchcock once said. The genre is certainly a fascinating one—while documentaries lay claim to witnessing an objective truth, as Hitchcock suggests, they’re still constructed and stitched together


Open source hasn't made tech more open

There are two institutions dominating the top of the tech food chain today. On one side are big tech companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and Apple, as well as China's big three of Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent. Alongside them are the massively funded, heavily staffed global cyberpowers -


The Cybersecurity 202: Privacy advocates blast Kavanaugh for government surveillance support

"Kavanaugh has shown again and again that he will side with Big Brother and big business ahead of the liberty of individual Americans," Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., one of the Senate's loudest critics of government surveillance, told me. "His decisions on mass surveillance and warrantless tracking of Ame