World Jun 20, 2013

Surveillance 'foiled more than 50 terrorist attacks' on U.S. soil

The U.S. government's sweeping surveillance programs have disrupted more than 50 terrorist plots in the United States and abroad, including a plan to bomb the New York Stock Exchange, senior Obama administration officials testified Tuesday. The officials, appearing before a largely friendly House committee, defended ...

Digital Jun 19, 2013

The NSA has us all trapped

by John Naughton

Watching British Foreign Secretary William Hague doing his avuncular routine in the Commons on June 10, I was reminded of the way establishment figures in the 1950s used to reassure hoi polloi that they had nothing to worry about. Everything was in order. The ...

World Jun 7, 2013

U.S. spies track all Verizon calls

The National Security Agency appears to be collecting the telephone records of millions of American customers of Verizon, one of the nation's largest phone companies, under a top-secret court order issued in April. The order appears to require Verizon to provide the NSA with daily ...

Editorials Oct 29, 2009

Coaxing an employment boost

Although Japan's economy has come through the worst phase of the current crisis, the government's October economic report shows that the unemployment rate remains high. At 5.5 percent in August, the rate was only slightly better than the all-time high of 5.7 percent registered ...

Reader Mail Jan 13, 2008

Valuable data from whale research

In his Jan. 3 letter, "Where is the whale research?," Darryl Magree asks who evaluates the study designs and methods, and how many articles are published in respected scientific journals, as a result of Japan's research whaling. Study design and methods are reviewed annually ...