Ellen Nakashima

ReporterWashington, D.C.


James Comey says Apple’s and Google’s new encryption efforts can help criminals elude the law.

  • Oct 16, 2014

Group is considered more sophisticated than the People’s Liberation Army’s Unit 61398.

  • Oct 15, 2014

A report said the group, which is probably working for the Kremlin, also targeted Ukraine.

  • Oct 13, 2014

Most forms of “active defense” are illegal, and retaliating could spark a full-scale cyberwar, experts warn.

  • Oct 9, 2014

But experts fear professors aren’t taking responsibility for the potentially dangerous skills they’re teaching.

  • Oct 7, 2014

The company said U.S. restrictions on speaking publicly about government data requests violate the First Amendment.

  • Oct 7, 2014

High turnover among Homeland Security leaders is a result of what employees describe as a dysfunctional work environment, abysmal morale and the lure of private firms paying top dollar.

  • Sep 21, 2014

The nation’s secretive surveillance court recently released a redacted opinion that addresses the scope of First Amendment protections in terrorism investigations.

  • Sep 15, 2014

Memos written by then-Assistant Attorney General Jack Goldsmith detail the president’s powers.

  • Sep 6, 2014

The ACLU argued before a panel in New York that the bulk collection of phone records is unconstitutional.

  • Sep 2, 2014
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Ellen Nakashima is a national security reporter for The Washington Post. She focuses on issues relating to intelligence, technology and civil liberties. She previously served as a Southeast Asia correspondent for the paper. She wrote about the presidential candidacy of Al Gore and co-authored a biography of Gore, and has also covered federal agencies, Virginia state politics and local affairs. She joined the Post in 1995.
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