Articles by Pema Levy
- Facebook's Heat Map On Gay Marriage Enthusiasm Was Misleading
July 03 2013 11:37 AM
Facebook made a map showing happiness about the Supreme Court rulings. But the map didn't show what people thought it did.
- US Privacy Activists Might Win Release of Secret Document On Illegal Surveillance
July 01 2013 11:34 AM
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing for the release of a secret document on illegal domestic surveillance, and it might win.
- The Man Who Befuddled DC: Edward Snowden’s Strange Politics
June 28 2013 9:53 PM
Edward Snowden, the confessed NSA leaker, has created a rare shake-up in political circles, partly because we know so little about him.
- Before Vote, Rubio Defends Immigration Reform In Soaring Speech
June 27 2013 3:28 PM
Hours before the Senate votes on immigration reform, the Florida Republican defended it with a speech about the promise of America.
- Gay Couples Will See Economic Benefits After DOMA Ruling
June 26 2013 2:47 PM
Many gay married couples will reap economic benefits since the Supreme Court voided a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act.
- Supreme Court Strikes Down Marriage Act In Landmark Ruling For Gay Rights
June 26 2013 10:26 AM
In a 5-4 decision Wed., the U.S. high court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional - a big win for marriage equality.
- Environmental Activists Optimistic, But Keystone Not Dead Yet
June 25 2013 6:28 PM
Obama said the tar sands pipeline should be approved only if it will not drive climate change. But activists aren't claiming victory yet.
- Obama: Emissions Will Be ‘Critical’ To Keystone Decision
June 25 2013 2:41 PM
President Obama said greenhouse gas emissions will play a major role in determining whether the Keystone XL pipeline is built.
- Snowden’s Flight Puts Obama In Tight Spot
June 24 2013 4:30 PM
The White House faces a catch-22: use its influence to bring Edward Snowden back to the U.S. but avoid looking weak if it fails.
- How Supreme Court Could Punt On 4 Major Civil-Rights Cases
June 23 2013 8:00 AM
Despite excitement over the cases before the court this week, the justices could use a technical question to avoid substantive rulings.
- Why The NSA Can Spy On US Without Warrants
June 21 2013 1:34 PM
New documents detail when the National Security Agency can make use of Americans' communications without a warrant.
- How The NSA Dealt A Blow To US Cyberpower
June 21 2013 6:21 AM
The National Security Agency's Internet surveillance program could ultimately weaken America's role as a global cyberpower.
- Supreme Court Decision A Major Blow To Class Actions
June 20 2013 2:08 PM
A conservative majority on the high court issued a ruling Thursday that could put an end to most class-action cases.
- Has The NSA’s Phone Surveillance Ever Thwarted An Attack?
June 19 2013 3:26 PM
That's the question that the bureau has declined to answer specifically. On Tuesday, the director of the FBI named one case.
- FBI Chief: Bureau Uses Drones Inside US For Surveillance
June 19 2013 12:30 PM
FBI Director Mueller assured senators that the bureau's drone use is minimal, but said guidelines for their use are still being developed.
- Top Dem Releases IRS Transcript To Disprove Conspiracy Theories
June 19 2013 11:53 AM
U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., released a full IRS manager interview transcript to prove the scandal did not originate in D.C.
- Did Snowden Access Secret Court Document During NSA Training?
June 18 2013 6:01 PM
The National Security Agency head provide a clue Tuesday regarding how Edward Snowden may have accessed classified court documents.
- NSA Chief Denies Agency Can Spy On Americans
June 18 2013 4:06 PM
A critical issue raised by the U.S.'s surveillance programs concerns whether communications records are still private.
- The 4 Times NSA Says Surveillance Stopped Attacks
June 18 2013 1:44 PM
The U.S. intelligence community Tuesday said the surveillance program has helped thwart more than 50 attacks, and it described four examples.
- US House Hearing To Evaluate Damage Caused By NSA Leaks
June 18 2013 10:10 AM
Members of the intelligence community will testify Tuesday on the damage caused by leaks of information on secret surveillance programs.