It’s 2008. Daniel Rigmaiden is in jail for filing fraudulent tax returns. And he’s sure the feds used a secret technology to catch him. Only, every lawyer he tries thinks he’s nuts. But here in 2017 he doesn’t seem so crazy.
We have Snowden leaks, Russian hacks, and—this just in—a WikiLeaks trove that might reveal some very real backdoors. We're told these secret zero-day exploits keep us safe. But when do these tactics really protect us?
This week, an update to our 2015 story on Daniel Rigmaiden’s “crazy” hunch. And context on the WikiLeaks dump with Nate Freed Wessler, staff attorney with the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project.