Essays and Op Eds by Category

Privacy and Surveillance

March 26, 2014 • CNN
How Secure are Snapchat-style Apps?

March 25, 2014 • The Atlantic
Don’t Listen to Google and Facebook: The Public-Private Surveillance Partnership Is Still Going Strong

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 20, 2013 • CNN
"Stalker Economy" Here to Stay

November 8, 2013 • The Atlantic
A Fraying of the Public/Private Surveillance Partnership

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

October 24, 2013 • The Atlantic
The Battle for Power on the Internet

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 16, 2013 • Wired
How to Design—And Defend Against—The Perfect Security Backdoor

October 7, 2013 • Wired
Want to Evade NSA Spying? Don’t Connect to the Internet

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

September 4, 2013 • Wired
How Advanced Is the NSA's Cryptanalysis—And Can We Resist It?

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

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

July 31, 2013 • CNN
NSA Secrets Kill Our Trust

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 29, 2013 • Foreign Policy
The FBI's New Wiretapping Plan Is Great News for Criminals

May 16, 2013 • The Guardian
Will Giving the Internet Eyes and Ears Mean the End of Privacy?

April 30, 2013 • The Atlantic
Do You Want the Government Buying Your Data From Corporations?

March/April 2013 • IEEE Security & Privacy
IT for Oppression

March 16, 2013 • CNN
The Internet Is a Surveillance State

March 3, 2013 • New York Daily News
Take Stop-and-Scan with a Grain of Salt

November 8, 2010 • Threatpost
The Difficulty of Surveillance Crowdsourcing

September 29, 2010 • CNN
Web Snooping Is a Dangerous Move

August 27, 2010 • The Irish Times
Data Privacy: The Facts of Life

July/August 2010 • IEEE Security & Privacy
A Taxonomy of Social Networking Data

May 12, 2010 • Forbes, Information Security
The Internet: Anonymous Forever

April 6, 2010 • Forbes
Google And Facebook's Privacy Illusion

February 25, 2010 • CNN
Spy Cameras Won't Make Us Safer

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

September 9, 2009 • The Guardian
The Battle Is On Against Facebook and Co to Regain Control of Our Files

August 19, 2009 • The Japan Times
Offhand but On Record

July 31, 2009 • MPR News Q
Technology Shouldn't Give Big Brother a Head Start

July 15, 2009 • Wired News
Protect Your Laptop Data From Everyone, Even Yourself

July 15, 2009 • The Guardian
Facebook Should Compete on Privacy, Not Hide It Away

May 2009 • Information Security
Should We Have an Expectation of Online Privacy?

April 28, 2009 • The Wall Street Journal
Do You Know Where Your Data Are?

March 26, 2009 • Wired News
It's Time to Drop the "Expectation of Privacy" Test

February 26, 2009 • BBC News
Privacy in the Age of Persistence

January 27, 2009 • The Wall Street Journal
How to Ensure Police Database Accuracy

Jan/Feb 2009 • IEEE Security & Privacy
Architecture of Privacy

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

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

May 15, 2008 • Wired News
Our Data, Ourselves

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

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

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

December 13, 2007 • Wired News
Why "Anonymous" Data Sometimes Isn't

November 29, 2007 • Wired News
How Does Bruce Schneier Protect His Laptop Data? With His Fists — and PGP

September 20, 2007 • Wired News
Lesson From Tor Hack: Anonymity and Privacy Aren't the Same

June 28, 2007 • Wired News
Strong Laws, Smart Tech Can Stop Abusive "Data Reuse"

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

January 19, 2007 • New York Daily News
Camera Phones vs. Crime: Now We're Talking

January 16, 2007 • San Francisco Chronicle and Arizona Daily Star
On Police Security Cameras

January 8, 2007 • Forbes
They're Watching

January 2007 • Information Security
Does Secrecy Help Protect Personal Information?

October 18, 2006 • Forbes
Casual Conversation, R.I.P.

September 21, 2006 • Wired News
Lessons From the Facebook Riots

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

May 18, 2006 • Wired News
The Eternal Value of Privacy

April 6, 2006 • Wired News
Why VOIP Needs Crypto

March 9, 2006 • Wired News
Why Data Mining Won't Stop Terror

March 5, 2006 • Minneapolis Star Tribune
Your Vanishing Privacy

January 12, 2006 • Wired News
Anonymity Won't Kill the Internet

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

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

June 23, 2005 • New York Daily News
Make Businesses Pay in Credit Card Scam

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

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

October 22, 2004 • UPI
Outside View: Security at the World Series

October 4, 2004 • The Baltimore Sun
Bigger Brother

October 4, 2004 • International Herald Tribune
Does Big Brother want to watch?

September 19, 2004 • New Haven Register
City Cops' Plate Scanner is a License to Snoop

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

May 10, 2004 • Newsday
Curb electronic surveillance abuses

December 21, 2003 • Minneapolis Star Tribune
Better Get Used to Routine Loss of Personal Privacy

October 21, 2003 • Newsday
Terror Profiles by Computers Are Ineffective

October 25, 2001 • Nature
Protecting Privacy and Liberty

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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