Report: The CIA Pays AT&T Over $10 Million a Year to Spy on Phone Calls

Check it out, guys. It's a creepy revelation about the government spying on your phone calls that didn't come from Edward Snowden's NSA leak. Nope, just your standard sketchy CIA arrangements with a telecommunications company—AT&T to be exact. » 11/07/13 10:14am 11/07/13 10:14am

The Drone-Ready NSA Can Trap a Terrorist with a Single Email

We already knew that the NSA was collecting a lot of data with its many surveillance tools—like, a lot of data. But new details about the agency's role in the CIA's drone program show that they're collecting incredibly detailed data, too. Detailed enough to catch a terrorist with a single email. » 10/17/13 11:00am 10/17/13 11:00am

Unpaid Members of the NSA Probe Refuse to Meet Because of the Shutdown

So, you know how the federal government all shut down because Congress failed to come up with a budget to pay the employees? Well, the members of the special committee set up to investigate the intelligence community just threw in the towel, too. But they weren't even getting paid in the first place. » 10/07/13 3:00pm 10/07/13 3:00pm

Leaked Documents Detail the Cyber Operations of US Spy Agencies

The Washington Post has some more documents that reveal the offensive cyber-operations of US spy agencies. The cyber campaign is even broader and more aggressive than we first thought and uses movie-appropriate code names like GENIE, TAO, TURBINE and The ROC. Apparently, US spy agencies launched 231 offensive… » 8/30/13 10:51pm 8/30/13 10:51pm

The Mastermind of 9/11 Kept Sane in Jail by Designing a Vacuum Cleaner

Besides being waterboarded and kept awake for 180 hours, there's not an awful lot to do when you're in the custody of the CIA for orchestrating the biggest terrorist attack in American history. So after he spilled all the secrets he could spill, 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed did what anyone in his position… » 7/11/13 10:51am 7/11/13 10:51am

The Architecture Of Surveillance

This past week, major documents were leaked detailing PRISM, a top secret government program that directed tech companies to spy on Americans by turning over their data to the National Security Agency, among other branches of the Department of Homeland Security. Despite obvious threats to the right to privacy, the… » 6/11/13 12:30pm 6/11/13 12:30pm

Want To Know Everything About Everyone? Work the Prism For Palantir!

"I applied for a writer job at Palantir," a California journalist tells Front! "They specialize in using artificial intelligence to analyze data, something like that. My [Republican friend] works there. I have a few tidbits from the hiring process—they are sort of menacing, in retrospect." It's apparently a tough place to… » 6/07/13 5:58pm 6/07/13 5:58pm

An American Moral Crisis: Gizmodo Talks Drones with Dennis Kucinich

There's Foxconn, there's torrented TV shows, there's patent bickering. But for the use of right and wrong in technology, there's one question that supersedes all others: Should our country be killing ordinary people with robotic soldiers in the sky? » 11/20/12 2:40pm 11/20/12 2:40pm