Essays and Op Eds by Category

Terrorism

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

August 23, 2013 • Forbes
Our Decreasing Tolerance To Risk

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

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

July 31, 2012 • CNN
Drawing the Wrong Lessons from Horrific Events

June 22, 2012 • Science
Securing Medical Research: A Cybersecurity Point of View

May 25, 2012 • Sam Harris's Blog
To Profile or Not to Profile?

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

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

November 23, 2010 • New York Times Room for Debate Blog
A Waste of Money and Time

May 4, 2010 • AOL News
Where Are All the Terrorist Attacks?

May 3, 2010 • New York Times Room for Debate Blog
Focus on the Threat

April 7, 2010 • Daily News
Scanners, Sensors are Wrong Way to Secure the Subway

January 15, 2010 • San Francisco Chronicle
Fixing Intelligence Failures

January 7, 2010 • CNN
Stop the Panic on Air Security

January 7, 2010 • AOL News
Our Reaction Is the Real Security Failure

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

December 29, 2009 • CNN
Is Aviation Security Mostly for Show?

November 2009 • New Internationalist
Beyond Security Theater

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

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

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

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

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

October 1, 2008 • Wired News
The Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective Terrorists

September 4, 2008 • The Guardian
A Fetishistic Approach to Security Is a Perverse Way to Keep Us Safe

November 1, 2007 • Wired News
How We Won the War on Thai Chili Sauce

October 18, 2007 • Wired News
Economics, Not Apathy, Exposes Chemical Plants To Danger

July 12, 2007 • Wired News
The Evolutionary Brain Glitch That Makes Terrorism Fail

June 14, 2007 • Wired News
Portrait of the Modern Terrorist as an Idiot

May 17, 2007 • Wired News
Virginia Tech Lesson: Rare Risks Breed Irrational Responses

March 26, 2007 • Forbes
How to Not Catch Terrorists

March 8, 2007 • Wired News
The Problem With Copycat Cops

February 22, 2007 • Wired News
Why Smart Cops Do Dumb Things

October 19, 2006 • Wired News
The Architecture of Security

August 24, 2006 • Wired News
Refuse to be Terrorized

August 13, 2006 • Minneapolis Star Tribune
Focus on Terrorists, Not Tactics

June 15, 2006 • Wired News
The Scariest Terror Threat of All

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

March 23, 2006 • Wired News
Let Computers Screen Air Baggage

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

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

September 8, 2005 • Wired News
Terrorists Don't Do Movie Plots

November 24, 2004 • Boston Globe
Profile: "hinky"

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

October 2004 • The Rake
Do Terror Alerts Work?

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

August 26, 2004 • The Sydney Morning Herald
Olympic Security

August 24, 2004 • Boston Globe
An Easy Path for Terrorists

August 2, 2004 • The Sydney Morning Herald
BOB on Board

July 30, 2004 • The Sydney Morning Herald
Security, Houston-Style

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

April 27, 2004 • Counterpunch
Terrorist Threats and Political Gains

March 2004 • Wired Magazine
America's Flimsy Fortress

January 19, 2004 • Salon.com
Homeland Insecurity

November 11, 2003 • Financial Times Deutschland
Festung Amerika

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

October 14, 2003 • UPI
Fixing intelligence

March 2, 2003 • SF Chronicle
Secrecy and Security

October 25, 2001 • Nature
Protecting Privacy and Liberty

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