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1999 Stories by Mark Boal

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  • The ACLU Strikes Back

    published December 28, 1999

    Give the ACLU a little credit. Here they are, ready with a lawsuit against the FBI less than a month after agents pressured an ISP and filmmaker... More >>

  • The Bunker Brigade

    published December 21, 1999

    It's not easy preparing for Y2K and the end of civilization. Between amassing the water jugs, batteries, and kerosene and lime, even the most... More >>

  • Subversive Instinct

    published December 7, 1999

    The FBI has dropped its investigation of Mike Z., the auteur whose pulled Web site ( More >>

  • FBI's Shutter Speed

    published November 23, 1999

    Success seemed imminent. A local TV station was airing a segment about his Web site, and he began to... More >>

  • Foiling FOIA

    published November 9, 1999

    The Department of Justice is considering a push to repeal elements of the Freedom of Information Act, the Voice has confirmed. The... More >>

  • The Million-Dollar Castaway

    published October 26, 1999

    It is a bright, hot day in July and somewhere the clocks are striking noon. contestant Number One lays on the pristine white beach and... More >>

  • Freedom Fighters

    published October 12, 1999

    Psst. Want to be a secret agent? Use the software that makes the NSA, CIA and FBI anxious and afraid? It's called Freedom, and the uninspired name... More >>

  • Chillin' With Uncle Sam

    published September 7, 1999

    The strangest site on the Internet has to be Check it out if you're skeptical,... More >>

  • A Lot of Nerve

    published August 24, 1999

    It's all in the decor. In this case, we're talking stainless steel desks, black space-age chairs, and iMacs. These items are resting on a hardwood... More >>

  • The Fidnet Files

    published August 17, 1999

    George Orwell would have cheered when the media blasted a secret plan for Big Brother to watch the Internet. The plan was titled FIDNet (Federal... More >>

  • Gangsta Gamin'

    published August 10, 1999

    In the early days of video games, circa 1980, players fell in love with Space Invaders, and the simple act of moving green polygons away from red... More >>

  • Surveillance Sorority

    published August 3, 1999

    Alex looked about 20. She had short blond hair and wore white shorts and a spaghetti-strap top over a slim, tan body. She was sprawled on a couch... More >>

  • Buddha Lite

    published July 6, 1999

    The faithful gather at dawn on a grassy knoll in Central Park. Under a tree, they place a box playing harmonious Chinese melodies. Then they begin... More >>

  • Women Are Easy

    published June 1, 1999

    For Madison Avenue and the TV networks, now is when the real money gets made. The fall schedules have just been released and agencies are buying... More >>

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