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Coming to Grips With Our Not-So-New Surveillance State

BY Matt Stoller | Tuesday, March 18 2014

An FBI agent collects the agency's one-hundred-millionth fingerprint (National Archives and Records Admin.)

In this op-ed, Matt Stoller looks at the history of surveillance in America and argues that the current conversation about the NSA's massive system of dragnet surveillance is missing perspective. We've been living in surveillance state for decades, he writes, one that has long merged commercial and state snooping into individuals' private lives. And we're not powerless to fight it. Read More

PDF2007: The Rise of the Netroots

BY Matt Stoller | Friday, May 18 2007

[We're going to post text or excerpts from the proceedings of PdF2007 here as fast as we can get them. (And we're also working to get footage from the mainhall sessions up online too, but that will take til tomorrow.) ... Read More

PDF2007: The Rise of the Netroots

BY Matt Stoller | Friday, May 18 2007

[We're going to post text or excerpts from the proceedings of PdF2007 here as fast as we can get them. (And we're also working to get footage from the mainhall sessions up online too, but that will take til tomorrow.) ... Read More

DearAOL Launches to Stop AOL's 'Email Tax'

BY Matt Stoller | Tuesday, February 28 2006

Big entities just keeping mucking around with the internet. This time it's AOL, which has proposed charging senders a fraction of a cent per email to reign in costs and increase revenues. This scheme uses a service from ... Read More