A snapshot this week from the surveillance beat: Writers of the world call for end to mass online surveillance Five Nobel literature laureates are among 560 international writers who today have put their names to an appeal, “A stand for democracy in

Art tackles big data

That didn’t take long: artists have surged into the wake left by whistle-blowers like Edward Snowden, whose revelations of America’s massive surveillance program roiled the murky waters of  international politics. An art show in Munich last month, Big Data Art 2013, interprets