Essays and Op Eds by Category

National Security Policy

March/April 2014 • IEEE Security & Privacy
Metadata = Surveillance

March 6, 2014 • The Atlantic
There's No Real Difference Between Online Espionage and Online Attack

Feburary 27, 2014 • The Guardian
NSA Robots are "Collecting" Your Data, Too, and They're Getting Away With It

February 20, 2014 • CNN
It's Time to Break Up the NSA

February 14, 2014 • Slate
Let the NSA Keep Hold of the Data

Feburary 11, 2014 • The Atlantic
Everything We Know About How the NSA Tracks People's Physical Location

January 6, 2014 • The Atlantic
How the NSA Threatens National Security

November 4, 2013 • CNN
Leakers and Governments Should Work Together

October 21, 2013 • The Atlantic
Why the NSA's Defense of Mass Data Collection Makes No Sense

October 16, 2013 • CNN
Your Life, Under Constant Surveillance

October 4, 2013 • The Atlantic
How the NSA Thinks About Secrecy and Risk

October 4, 2013 • The Guardian
Why the NSA's Attacks on the Internet Must Be Made Public

October 4, 2013 • The Guardian
Attacking Tor: How the NSA Targets Users' Online Anonymity

October 4, 2013 • The Guardian
NSA and GCHQ target Tor Network That Protects Anonymity of Web Users

September 11, 2013 • CNN
Could U.S. Have Stopped Syria's Chemical Attack?

September 11, 2013 • The Atlantic
The NSA-Reform Paradox: Stop Domestic Spying, Get More Security

September 6, 2013 • The Guardian
NSA Surveillance: a Guide to Staying Secure

September 5, 2013 • Financial Times
The Spooks Need New Ways to Keep Their Secrets Safe

September 5, 2013 • The Guardian
The US Government Has Betrayed the Internet. We Need to Take It Back

September 4, 2013 • The Atlantic
The Only Way to Restore Trust in the NSA

August 27, 2013 • USA Today
NSA Intimidation Expanding Surveillance State

August 22, 2013 • The Atlantic
The Real, Terrifying Reason Why British Authorities Detained David Miranda

August 12, 2013 • The Atlantic
The NSA Is Commandeering the Internet

August 5, 2013 • The Wall Street Journal
The Army in Our Midst

July 31, 2013 • Bloomberg.com
The Public-Private Surveillance Partnership

July 31, 2013 • CNN
NSA Secrets Kill Our Trust

July 18, 2013 • UN Chronicle
Cyberconflicts and National Security

July 16, 2013 • The Atlantic
Mission Creep: When Everything Is Terrorism

June 18, 2013 • CNN
Has U.S. Started an Internet War?

June 11, 2013 • New York Times Room for Debate Blog
Before Prosecuting, Investigate the Government

June 6, 2013 • The Atlantic
What We Don't Know About Spying on Citizens: Scarier Than What We Know

May 20, 2013 • CNN
It's Smart Politics to Exaggerate Terrorist Threats

May 8, 2013 • The Atlantic
Transparency and Accountability Don't Hurt Security—They're Crucial to It

May 2, 2013 • CNN
Why FBI and CIA Didn't Connect the Dots

April 15, 2013 • The Atlantic
The Boston Marathon Bombing: Keep Calm and Carry On

March 14, 2013 • Wired
Our Security Models Will Never Work—No Matter What We Do

March 11, 2013 • MIT Technology Review
Danger Lurks in Growing New Internet Nationalism

January 2013 • Reason
Unsafe Security: A Sociologist Aptly Analyzes our Failures in Top-Down Protection

November 29, 2012 • The Irish Times
Militarizing Cyberspace Will Do More Harm Than Good

October 19, 2012 • New York Times Room for Debate
Fear Pays the Bills, but Accounts Must Be Settled

June 8, 2012 • U.S. News
Debate Club: An International Cyberwar Treaty Is the Only Way to Stem the Threat

January 28, 2011 • CNN
Why Terror Alert Codes Never Made Sense

December 2, 2010 • Financial Times
It Will Soon Be Too Late to Stop the Cyberwars

December 2, 2010 • The New York Daily News
Close the Washington Monument

July 9, 2010 • AOL News
3 Reasons to Kill the Internet Kill Switch Idea

July 7, 2010 • CNN
Threat of "Cyberwar" Has Been Hugely Hyped

March 2010 • Information Security
Should the Government Stop Outsourcing Code Development?

January 23, 2010 • CNN and Ethiopian Review
U.S. Enables Chinese Hacking of Google

January 15, 2010 • San Francisco Chronicle
Fixing Intelligence Failures

January 4, 2010 • New York Times Room for Debate Blog
Profiling Makes Us Less Safe

December 23, 2009 • The Japan Times and Wired News
Cold War Encryption is Unrealistic in Today's Trenches

July 13, 2009 • MPR News Q and ITWire
So-called Cyberattack Was Overblown

June 24, 2009 • New York Daily News
Clear Common Sense for Takeoff: How the TSA Can Make Airport Security Work for Passengers Again

June 18, 2009 • Wired News
How Science Fiction Writers Can Help, or Hurt, Homeland Security

May 29, 2009 • NYTimes.com
Coordinate, But Distribute Responsibility

May 14, 2009 • The Guardian
We Shouldn't Poison Our Minds with Fear of Bioterrorism

March 31, 2009 • The Wall Street Journal
Who Should Be in Charge of Cybersecurity?

February 26, 2009 • Wired News
How Perverse Incentives Drive Bad Security Decisions

January 29, 2009 • The Guardian, The Hindu, Brisbane Times, and The Sydney Morning Herald
Terrorists May Use Google Earth, But Fear Is No Reason to Ban It

December 9, 2008 • The Wall Street Journal
How to Prevent Digital Snooping

November 21, 2008 • The Wall Street Journal
Why Obama Should Keep His BlackBerry -- But Won't

November 3, 2008
CRB Checking

October 23, 2008 • The Guardian
Time to Show Bottle and Tackle the Real Issues

October 2, 2008 • The Guardian
Why Society Should Pay the True Costs of Security

August 28, 2008 • Los Angeles Times
The TSA's Useless Photo ID Rules

August 7, 2008 • Wired News
Memo to Next President: How to Get Cybersecurity Right

June 26, 2008 • The Guardian
CCTV Doesn't Keep Us Safe, Yet the Cameras Are Everywhere

June 4, 2008 • The Guardian
Are Photographers Really a Threat?

May 15, 2008 • The Guardian
Crossing Borders with Laptops and PDAs

May 1, 2008 • Wired News
America's Dilemma: Close Security Holes, or Exploit Them Ourselves

March 13, 2008 • Nature
Census of Cyberspace Censoring

March 6, 2008 • Wired News
The Myth of the "Transparent Society"

February 23, 2008 • Minneapolis Star Tribune
Security at What Cost?

February 7, 2008 • Detroit Free Press
Driver's Licenses for Immigrants: Denying Licenses Makes Us Less Safe

January 24, 2008 • Wired News
What Our Top Spy Doesn't Get: Security and Privacy Aren't Opposites

August 23, 2007 • Wired News
Time to Close Gaps in Emergency Communications

August 3, 2007
Interview with Kip Hawley

April 5, 2007 • Wired News
Vigilantism Is a Poor Response to Cyberattack

May 2007 • Information Security
Is Big Brother a Big Deal?

January 8, 2007 • Forbes
They're Watching

November 2006 • Information Security
Do Federal Security Regulations Help?

September 16, 2006 • Washington Post
The ID Chip You Don't Want in Your Passport

September 2006 • Information Security
Is There Strategic Software?

May 31, 2006 • Minneapolis Star Tribune
We're Giving Up Privacy and Getting Little in Return

April 20, 2006 • Wired News
The Anti-ID-Theft Bill That Isn't

February 23, 2006 • Wired News
U.S. Ports Raise Proxy Problem

December 20, 2005 • Minneapolis Star Tribune
Unchecked Presidential Power

December 20, 2005 • Salon
Uncle Sam is Listening

November 21, 2005 • Minneapolis Star Tribune
The Erosion of Freedom

November 3, 2005 • Wired News
Fatal Flaw Weakens RFID Passports

September 22, 2005 • Wired News
A Sci-Fi Future Awaits the Court

September 11, 2005 • Minneapolis Star Tribune
Toward a Truly Safer Nation

May 2005 • Communications of the ACM
Risks of Third-Party Data

February 14, 2005 • eWeek
Digital Information Rights Need Tech-Savvy Courts

October 26, 2004 • The Sydney Morning Herald
The Security of Checks and Balances

October 2004 • The Rake
Do Terror Alerts Work?

September 20, 2004 • Mercury News
Academics locked out by tight visa controls

August 27, 2004 • Minneapolis Star Tribune
How Long Can the Country Stay Scared?

August 25, 2004 • Newsday
U.S. "No-Fly" List Curtails Liberties

July 6, 2004 • eWeek
US-VISIT Is No Bargain

June 24, 2004 • Minneapolis Star Tribune
Unchecked Police And Military Power Is A Security Threat

June 16, 2004 • News.com
CLEARly Muddying the Fight Against Terror

May/Jun 2004 • IEEE Security and Privacy
Security and Compliance

May 4, 2004 • CNET News.com
We Are All Security Customers

April 27, 2004 • Counterpunch
Terrorist Threats and Political Gains

April 1, 2004 • Minneapolis Star Tribune
A National ID Card Wouldn't Make Us Safer

March 2004 • Wired Magazine
America's Flimsy Fortress

January 30, 2004 • CNET News.com
Slouching Towards Big Brother

January 14, 2004 • Newsday
Fingerprinting Visitors Won't Offer Security

October 14, 2003 • UPI
Fixing intelligence

May/Jun 2003 • IEEE Security and Privacy
Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

March 7, 2003 • Mercury News
American Cyberspace: Can We Fend Off Attackers?

October 1, 2001 • InternetWeek
Efforts to Limit Encryption Are Bad for Security

August 6, 2001 • InternetWeek
Arrest of Computer Researcher Is Arrest of First Amendment Rights

April 2001 • Salon.com
Body of Secrets by James Bamford (Review)

September 1999 • Information Security
International Cryptography

August 1999 • ZDNet
NIST AES News

October 1998 • Information Security
Key Recovery

January 16, 1995 • Network World
Electronic Speech - For Domestic Use Only

September 28, 1994 • Cincinnati Post
High-Tech Government Snooping: Anti-Crime or Orwell Revisited?

May 31, 1993 • Computerworld
Clipper Gives Big Brother Far Too Much Power

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