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Reason Video: What's the Biggest Threat to Free Speech?

Reason TV asked politicians and journalists what the biggest threat to free speech is. Here are their responses. While the video was shot in 2010, it is even more relevant today.

Border agent holds boy scout at gunpoint

Boy scouts from Iowa got a first hand lesson in security theater when they were trying to cross the Canadian-Alaska border. From Fox News: As their vans were moving through a checkpoint into the United States, one of the scouts snapped a [...]

Snowden: NSA sharing your nude photos

In a wide-ranging interview in The Guardian, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says that the NSA routinely passes around nude photographs that they intercept from innocent Americans: Snowden: During the course of their work, (NSA employees) [...]

Meet the Americans the NSA and FBI are spying on

Glenn Greenwald published his much anticipated article naming Americans the NSA and FBI are spying on last night. The list includes Muslim Americans involved in politics, government, law, and education. From The Intercept: The National Security [...]

Turn on your cell phone for TSA or don't fly

Travelers on US-bound international flights will have to prove to the TSA that their cell phone has power before boarding the aircraft in the name of security. From The Guardian: Passengers using airports that offer direct flights to the US may [...]

Police place pregnant woman in choke hold for grilling in front of her house

Just days after NYPD officers were accused of suffocating a man to death for selling illegal cigarettes, comes more bad news for the citizens of New York. Rosan Miller, 27, who is seven months pregnant, released photos of what appears to be [...]

Forty-nine states tracking your prescriptions in databases

Forty-nine states are tracking all of your prescriptions in state-run databases and politicians and law enforcement hope to make Missouri the 50th state. Lawmakers say this is necessary to combat prescription pain-killer abuse, but this is a [...]

Germany using typewriters, classical music to thwart NSA

German officials, incensed at the NSA's ability to spy on German officials and citizens, are considering using typewriters to combat NSA spying. According to The Telegraph, government officials are also taking measure to ensure the NSA cannot [...]

Terminal cancer patient on trial for growing medical marijuana rushed to hospital during trial

An Iowa man, with terminal cancer, on trial for growing marijuana for personal use as a cancer patient, was rushed to the hospital during his trial on Monday. Benton Mackenzie used the marijuana to make CBD oil, which is legal in Iowa but only to [...]

Snowden Leak: NSA collects more communications from Innocent Americans than foreign targets

In the latest leak from NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden, The Washington Post reports that the communications of innocent Americans, including emails, photos, and documents, vastly outnumber the communications of foreigners suspected of [...]