| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:56 PM
A federal court ruling this week that the National Security Agency probably violated the Constitution by collecting "metadata" — records that show things like who is calling whom, from where and for how long — on millions of Americans' phone...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 3:35 AM
Neither Howard Cardin, the skillful criminal defense attorney from Baltimore, nor Steve Sachs, the best attorney general in modern Maryland history, could have predicted what Sachs now calls the "cosmic implications" of the Supreme Court decision that...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:30 AM
As one of the lucky people who attended National Security Agency Gen. Keith Alexander's talk in Baltimore last week, I was struck by his sincerity and commitment ("Reining in the NSA," Nov. 3). And he really believes he is "surrounded by great people" who...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Speaking in Baltimore last week, National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander defended the methods his agency uses to spy on the private phone calls and emails of millions of American citizens, but he did appear to give a little ground to critics...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:40 PM
In a public appearance in Baltimore on Thursday, National Security Agency director Keith Alexander forcefully defended surveillance methods that have come under scrutiny this year but acknowledged that some of them may need adjustments.
| Oct 6, 2013
| 8:46 AM
The end came quickly for Silk Road, when federal agents crept in to nab the alleged kingpin of the secret $1.2 billion online drug marketplace as he sat at his laptop in the sci-fi section of a San Francisco public library.
Within hours, though, many...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 5:21 PM
A Johns Hopkins University cryptography professor — who gained media attention when university officials told him to take down a blog post he wrote about National Security Agency documents leaked by Edward Snowden — says he declined an...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:04 PM
After roughly a week of reflection, the Johns Hopkins cryptography professor who was ordered to remove from university servers a blog post about the National Security Agency's covert surveillance efforts has concluded that it was a "big misunderstanding."...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Matthew D. Green made a name for himself as the rare cryptography professor who will explain and critique the U.S. government's most controversial surveillance capabilities in layman's terms and unencumbered by a government security clearance or...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 5:39 PM
While the main campus of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore is open and inviting, there is another division of the school that discourages visitors.
The Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory is tucked miles away in Laurel, with building access...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Bradley Manning, the junior Army analyst convicted of espionage for leaking thousands of classified documents, was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday, reigniting a debate over how far the government should go to punish those who disclose secret...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 11:38 AM
President Barack Obama says he wants to make Americans more "comfortable" with the massive domestic and foreign electronic surveillance efforts being undertaken by the National Security Agency. But missing from his answers to questions about it at a...