A longtime advocate for the families of victims of Pan Am Flight 103, which was destroyed by a bomb over Lockerbie bomber, takes aim at an element of persistent conspiracy theories around the event.
Google wants to be seen as a crusader for Internet transparency, and its new report details who is asking for users' information. But the report is incomplete, Google acknowledges.
The US should make two key reforms. First, the over-designation of material as classified makes it is harder to protect the few real secrets; this must be change. Second, the FISA court must become a gatekeeper for NSA access to communications data.
According to a PEN American Center and FDR Group survey, 33 percent of US writers have avoided certain topics in phone conversations or e-mail or have considered doing so and 27 percent have censored their ideas on topics to write or speak about.