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Blanket Surveillance. Total Secrecy. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Imagine that one day you came home to find a shiny little bubble of one-way glass in an upper corner of every single room, and a notice left on your kitchen table: “<i>As required by the Safe Society Act, we have installed remotely controlled cameras throughout your home. (Also your office.) But don’t</i> …

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After Six Years of Bloodshed, Mexico's Drug War Shows Little Sign of Waning

The horrors of daily life with the cartels.<p>It was roughly 8 a.m., on Jan. 3, 2007. Mexican President Felipe Calderon had just landed at the airport in Uruapan, in the central state of Michoacan. He had come to check on the troops involved in counter-drug operations, to give them a morale boost; …

What If China Hacks the NSA's Massive Data Trove?

The danger of creating data sets that would permit a foreign government or non-state actor to wreak havoc on Americans.<p>Reuters<p>Bradley Manning proved that massive amounts of the government's most secret data was vulnerable to being dumped on the open Internet. A single individual achieved that …

Santa Monica Shootings 'Premeditated,' Shooter 'Ready for Battle,' Police Say

A man who allegedly killed four people in a shooting spree in Santa Monica, Calif., before being gunned down in a shootout with police in the Santa …

Pakistan's New Government Protests U.S. Drone Strike

Pakistan's new government wasted no time on Saturday in lodging a formal diplomatic complaint with Washington over a U.S. drone strike that reportedly killed seven militants near the Afghan border.<p>U.S. Charges D'Affaires Richard Hoagland was summoned to Pakistan's Foreign Office to receive the …