Big Brother

Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Keith Alexander, a former Army general and NSA director, has joined Amazon's board. (Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images)
The former Army general is "personally responsible for the unlawful mass surveillance programs that caused a global scandal," says NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Lisa Newcomb, staff writer
Observers at VICE said the ads show the retail tech giant sees "labor...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Edward Snowden
"Edward Snowden is a patriot. Our democracy is better off because of him,"...

Further

Privacy advocates kicked off a new anti-surveillance campaign in style by floating an airship reading "Illegal Spying Below" - complete with helpful arrow - over the NSA's massive data center in Utah. Dubbed "the maiden patrol of the first anti-surveillance activist air force," the flight marked the launch of Stand Against Spying , a project by Electronic Frontier Foundation, Greenpeace, the Tenth Amendment Center and 20 more groups that seeks to outlaw mass surveilance, reform the FISA court,...