In the background, a photograph taken by an American U-2 spy plane over Cuba on October 14, 1962, shows a secret deployment of Soviet nuclear-armed ballistic missiles. Right, Juanita Moody, head of the National Security Agency’s Cuba desk.

The Once-Classified Tale of Juanita Moody: The Woman Who Helped Avert a Nuclear War

America’s bold response to the Soviet Union depended on an unknown spy agency operative whose story can at last be told

The House Intelligence Committee looked into illegal wiretapping in 1975 as part of its investigation of risks of U.S. intelligence operations.

A Brief History of Surveillance in America

With wiretapping in the headlines and smart speakers in millions of homes, historian Brian Hochman takes us back to the early days of eavesdropping

The spycatcher in the disguise he wore when he 
testified in court

The FBI’s Fake Russian Agent Reveals His Secrets

In an exclusive interview, a retired FBI agent who posed as a KGB officer finally spills the beans about his greatest sting operations

Why’s Wikimedia Suing the NSA?

Wikimedia Foundation joins Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and others to protest mass surveillance online

Big News Stories of 2014 That Aren't Going Away

We just have so much to look forward to

Oh we're sorry, were you trying to be shifty?

Some Cell Phone Towers Don’t Just Relay Your Call, They Listen In

The surprisingly affordable way to spy on someone's phone

The NSA Seems to Have a Leaker Problem

Signs point to there being more than one NSA leaker

Activists in Denmark protest outside the American Embassy in Kbenhavn.

The FISA Court Has Only Denied an NSA Request Once in the Past 5 Years

Only one of 8164 surveillance requests were denied by the court

New Plan Could Limit NSA's Collection of Phone Data

The agency would need a FISA court order to obtain more limited data from phone companies

The United States Is Declared an Enemy of the Internet by Reporters Without Borders

Usually this list includes countries you might expect: Saudi Arabia, China, North Korea. But this year the United States is on it, too.

The NSA Has Its Own Advice Columnist, Snowden Leaks Reveal

Among concerns the anonymous advice-giver addressed were employee privacy issues

The EU And Brazil Are Planning to Sidestep the NSA With a $185 Million Cross-Atlantic Cable

The EU and Brazil are partnering to lay new fiber-optic cables across the Atlantic

Programmers Across the Country Are Self-Organizing to Protest NSA Surveillance

"The Day We Fight Back" campaign seeks to reform the NSA

NSA Metadata Collection Is Unconstitutional, Judge Says

A U.S. District Court Judge ruled that the NSA's metadata surveillance violates the Fourth Amendment

Two BlizzCon attendees dress up as Blood Elves, a race from the World of Warcraft.

The NSA Was Spying in World of Warcraft

And in Second Life

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