Stories by Alfred McCoy

Alfred McCoy is the J.R.W. Smail Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A TomDispatch regular, he is the author of Policing America’s Empire: The United States, the Philippines, and the Rise of the Surveillance State, which is the source for much of the material in this essay. subscribe to Alfred McCoy's feed

Posted on: Jan 19, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

The NSA solved a problem that has bedeviled world powers for ages—with just a few computer key strokes.