Rishabh Shrivastava (UPES): Surveillance: From History Till Present. Steven Friedland (Elon): The Third Amendment, Privacy and Mass Surveillance. Jon M. Peha (Carnegie Mellon): The Dangerous Policy of Weakening Security to Facilitate Surveillance. Peter M. Shane (OSU): The NSA and the Legal Regime for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance. Keep spying on foreigners, NSA: They have no right to privacy from U.S. surveillance — and they shouldn’t. ​From The New Yorker, Ryan Lizza on the State of Deception: Why won’t the President rein in the intelligence community? Nicholas Weaver on how our government has weaponized the Internet — here’s how they did it. Martha Mendoza on techies vs. NSA: Encryption arms race escalates. The empires strike back: After being swept up in the furore over government spying on their customers, some of America’s biggest tech companies are finally mounting a rearguard action. Google, Yahoo, Facebook, and Twitter have a new lobbying target — the NSA. System and conscience: Yochai Benkler on NSA bulk surveillance and the problem of freedom. Saving the Net from the surveillance state: Glenn Greenwald speaks up. Conor Friedersdorf on how surveillance-state insiders try to discredit NSA critics. After 30 years of silence, original NSA whistleblower Perry Fellwock looks back. A survey of American writers finds government surveillance is having a chilling effect on freedom of expression. From Infoshop, here’s an antagonist’s guide to destroying the surveillance state. You can't beat politics with technology, says Pirate Bay cofounder Peter Sunde.