If government and corporations cannot safeguard their digital files, then they should regularly purge sensitive information.
In the most influential police procedural ever, even Joe Friday, America’s archetypal “good cop,” was blind to the problem.
The California community is grappling with a beating that raises questions a video of the incident can’t fully resolve.
Edward Snowden’s leaks exposed a federal government unable to protect its most sensitive secrets.
Excessive executive branch secrecy and the legislature’s oversight failures
A portrait of the artist as a perversion of Privilege Theory
Two weeks after the fight between rival outlaw motorcycle clubs, cops won’t answer even the most basic questions about what transpired.
Prosecutors may suspect Dennis Hastert of serious misconduct, but charging him with trying to avoid surveillance risks criminalizing harmless behavior.
The sunset of Patriot Act provisions is a symbolic victory, but an inadequate response to post-9/11 surveillance policy.
The danger of uploading one’s consciousness to a computer without a suicide switch
Video of the encounter suggests another instance of needless escalation and excessive force.
A majority of Senators wanted to stop a spy program that they never approved. They failed despite having more votes. And it only gets more bizarre from there.
The common theme is the harassment of people without probable cause to think that they are doing anything illegal.
A scholar’s analysis of American culture presumes too much.
The local police department investigates its own actions, with few safeguards against the perverse incentives that this case presents.
As more information emerges about the bulk collection of phone records, the remaining arguments in its favor fall one by one.
A mathematician describes how his rights were apparently violated during a trip to Washington, D.C.
Nine people are dead after a fight among bikers escalated into a gun battle involving police and outlaw organizations that seemed ripped from another era.
A caregiver explains how dialing 911 can put both police officers and developmentally disabled people in a needlessly dangerous position.
The latest victim: a 22-year-old who set off to start a new life with $16,000 to his name, only to have it all seized by the DEA.