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  • Holding the NSA to account [Editorial]

    Holding the NSA to account  [Editorial]
    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...
  • The NSA is doing the job we asked it to [Letter]

    The NSA is doing the job we asked it to [Letter]
    Regarding your editorial on the National Security Agency, after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, newscaster Tom Brokaw asked "why didn't our intelligence agencies know this might happen?" ("Holding the NSA to account," Dec. 17.) At the time many people...
  • NSA reassurances about privacy rights feel hollow [Commentary]

    With all the discussion of surveillance, meta-data and phone taps over the past few weeks, I can't help thinking of my own experience as a surveillee back in the 1970s when cruder methods were used. All of the reassurances that everything will be fine...
  • Hopkins professor rejects invitation to review NSA documents leaked by Snowden

    Hopkins professor rejects invitation to review NSA documents leaked by Snowden
    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...
  • Job uncertainty could affect federal recruiting

    Job uncertainty could affect federal recruiting
    As an accounts manager with the U.S. Department of Energy, Steve Bruno has endured a wage freeze, the sequester and now the partial shutdown of the federal government. Waiting at Penn Station last week for the train to his job in Washington, the...
  • AVAM's 'Human, Soul & Machine' explores technology's power

    AVAM's 'Human, Soul & Machine' explores technology's power
    Kenny Irwin Jr. has seen the future, and it is fast and fierce — intergalactic travelers catching flights from an Afghan spaceport, extraterrestrials so weary of human warfare they swoop down and blast away our weapons. The 39-year-old artist says...
  • North Laurel demonstrators join overpass protesters nationwide

    North Laurel demonstrators join overpass protesters nationwide
    Under a blistering sun Saturday morning, demonstrators gathered on the Gorman Road Interstate 95 overpass in North Laurel, waving American flags and holding up signs to traffic in the north and southbound lanes. The signs read "Honk for Impeachment" and...
  • Homes shine a light on the power of solar energy

    Homes shine a light on the power of solar energy
    When Dan and Margo Duesterhaus moved into their Ellicott City home 12 years ago, the solar power movement was still more concept than reality. But the couple had always been environmentally conscious, and they put their ideals into action. Starting in...
  • What is the 'Deep Web'? And other questions about the shadowy virtual world of Silk Road

    What is the 'Deep Web'? And other questions about the shadowy virtual world of Silk Road
    The Silk Road case shined a light on the deep underbelly of the web -- exposing many casual Internet users to unfamiliar terms like Deep Web, Tor and Bitcoin. So we asked Johns Hopkins cryptography professor Matthew Green -- who recently was in the news...
  • Obama picks three gay athletes to represent U.S. at Sochi Olympics

    Obama picks three gay athletes to represent U.S. at Sochi Olympics
    UPDATE: Olympic figure skating gold medalist Brian Boitano came out in a statement Thursday, making him the third openly gay athlete on the White House's Sochi delegation. In August, President Barack Obama told Jay Leno he had "no patience" for Russia's...
  • Silk Road arrest exposes a hidden Internet

    Silk Road arrest exposes a hidden Internet
    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...
  • 'Scandal' recap: 'It's Handled'

    'Scandal' recap: 'It's Handled'
    "Scandal" is back! "Scandal" is back! After months of waiting and rewatching the first two seasons on Netflix, we start the first season by checking in with Pope and Associates. Huck, Harrison, Abby and Quinn are preparing for battle, locking doors and...