Ellen Nakashima

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The United States for the first time laid blame on a foreign government for a destructive cyberattack.

  • Dec 19, 2014

White House spokesman says the U.S. is weighing a “proportional” response to the cyberattack.

  • Dec 18, 2014

Hackers have said there would be wide-scale attacks and promised “a bitter fate” for the moviegoers.

  • Dec 17, 2014

Backers of the measure said it sets a precedent for legislative action on an executive branch program.

  • Dec 17, 2014

Some companies are letting users know they haven’t received federal requests for data, frustrating officials.

  • Dec 16, 2014

To fight the fallout after the release of e-mails, the movie studio has hired a top lawyer and crisis PR firm.

  • Dec 16, 2014

A range of companies filed briefs backing Microsoft’s effort to resist a warrant for data held overseas.

  • Dec 15, 2014

Documents shed new light on a pivotal moment in U.S. surveillance history.

  • Dec 13, 2014

But John Brennan, speaking publicly for the first time since the report’s release, also called some practices “abhorrent.”

  • Dec 11, 2014

A small Internet provider charges that the U.S. violated the Constitution in a national security case.

  • Dec 11, 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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