Ingrid Burrington, Waging Nonviolence Contributor
In a small park next to the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Md., signs explain rules about photographs one can take — and illustrate the kind of photo one isn’t allowed to take. (WNV/Ingrid Burrington)Mass surveillance has an image problem. The visual … More
Aaron Jackson, Guest
Most of us are aware that our phones contain a GPS (Global Positioning System) chips, but how much can they really track our phones?
The NSA assembled a team called Geolocation Cell or Geo Cell, with analysts and technicians from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency … More
Len Kasten, New Dawn
On 28 November 1953, at 2 am, a man crashed through a closed window and fell to his death from the 10th floor of the Statler Hotel in New York City. He was identified as Frank Olson, a bacteriologist with the US Army Research … More
Barbara Alice Mann, Reality Sandwich
Anyone who ever had The Scarlet Letter inflicted on her in high school is well aware of the lynchpin of Puritan violence: the omnipresent eye, watching, watching, watching to censor all inner thoughts, vague transgressions, or other fleeting expressions, even before they formulate … More
Ken Butigan, Waging Nonviolence Contributor
On Monday President Obama nominated his counterterrorism chief, John O. Brennan, to head the Central Intelligence Agency. Though some civil liberties groups and other critics have raised questions about Brennan’s involvement in the CIA’s practice of torture during the Bush administration, relatively less … More
Chris Dougherty, Contributing Writer
Why stay anonymous online? In today’s society there are people and automated devices that are recording your deepest, most private thoughts and activities. Each day we voluntarily divulge the most intimate details of our lives through social networking accounts, email, banking apps… More
Anne Gordon, RN
Are we living in the last days of being wild and ‘natural’ humans? We take for granted that our thoughts are private, owned by us, and always will be.
The other day, I took some photos of wild geese in Canada, but when I blew … More