domestic surveillance

New Book Looks Inside the NYPD's Secret Spy Ring

New Book Looks Inside the NYPD's Secret Spy Ring
The author Matt Appuzzo discusses the New York Police Department's secret spying unit, and what that means for civil liberties in the Big Apple. The unit targets Muslim communities and liaises with other spy agencies like the CIA.
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The NSA's Great Data Vacuum and Why It Sucks

The NSA's Great Data Vacuum and Why It Sucks
Among the snooping revelations of recent weeks, there have been tantalizing bits of evidence that the NSA is tapping fiber-optic cables that carry nearly all international phone and Internet data. The idea that the NSA is sweeping up vast data streams via cables and other infrastructure — often described as the “backbone of the Internet” — is not new. How do they do it? And what exactly are they doing?
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Justin Elliott
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