Essays Tagged "Livingston Daily"

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NSA Intimidation Expanding Surveillance State

We Need Protection from Intelligence-Gathering Run Amok

  • Bruce Schneier
  • USA Today
  • August 27, 2013

This essay also appeared in the Livingston Daily and the Daily Journal.

If there’s any confirmation that the U.S. government has commandeered the Internet for worldwide surveillance, it is what happened with Lavabit earlier this month.

Lavabit is—well, was—an e-mail service that offered more privacy than the typical large-Internet-corporation services that most of us use. It was a small company, owned and operated by Ladar Levison, and it was popular among the tech-savvy. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden among its half-million users.

Last month, Levison reportedly received …

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.