‘We Kill People Based on Metadata’

Rick Bowmer/AP Photo The National Security Agency’s $1.5 billion data storage facility in Bluffdale, Utah, June 2013 Supporters of the National Security Agency inevitably defend its sweeping collection of phone and Internet records on the ground that it is only collecting so-called “metadata”—who you call, when you call, how long you talk. Since this does […]

Power, Privacy, and the Internet

On October 30–31, 2013, The New York Review of Books held a conference, “Power, Privacy, and the Internet,” at Scandinavia House in New York City, with generous support from The Fritt Ord Foundation of Oslo, PEN America, Sarah and Landon Rowland, The Europaeum of Oxford, The Lead Bank of Kansas City, and the Institute for Public Knowledge […]