Paolo Bellini (Insubria): Evil, Surveillance and Dystopia. Bryce Clayton Newell and Joseph T. Tennis (Washington): Me, My Metadata, and the NSA: Privacy and Government Metadata Surveillance Programs. John Mueller (OSU) and Mark G. Stewart (Newcastle): Secret without Reason and Costly without Accomplishment: Questioning the National Security Agency’s Metadata Program. Michael J. Glennon (Tufts): National Security and Double Government. David Pozen (Columbia): The Leaky Leviathan: Why the Government Condemns and Condones Unlawful Disclosures of Information (and two responses). Geoff Lightfoot and Tomasz Piotr Wisniewski (Leicester): Information Asymmetry and Power in a Surveillance Society. Surveillance without borders: Anne Peters on the unlawfulness of the NSA Panopticon (and part 2). David P. Hadley on America's "Big Brother": A century of U.S. domestic surveillance. From World Affairs Journal, Michelle Van Cleave writes in defense of the NSA; and Michael V. Hayden on how Edward Snowden’s leaks have fixated the media and the public on privacy and espionage, but the larger and more complex debate on protecting American security in the 21st century has been wanting. It remains far from clear that collecting metadata is a better means of protecting national security than searches based on individual suspicion. From Current Intelligence, sovereign data in international relations: Tim Stevens reminds us that the basics of international relations have been in flux for some time; and Josef Ansorge discusses the sovereign's appetite for data and the tools used to "identify and sort" human populations. Steven Levy spent two hourstalking with the NSA’s bigwigs — here’s what has them mad. On children’s website, N.S.A. puts a furry, smiley face on its mission. Reiner Stach on how Kafka’s The Trial prefigured the nightmare of the modern surveillance state.

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