Ellen Nakashima

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Measure aimed at helping feds detect terrorist threats, but critics fear intrusion on privacy and free speech.

  • Jul 4, 2015

A secret surveillance court says the government can resume collection for a 180-day transition period.

  • Jun 30, 2015

The ruling says the USA Freedom Act doesn’t require a technical expert be appointed if a conclusion is “obvious.”

  • Jun 19, 2015

The long lag time means the system breacher had time to pull off a consequential cyber-heist.

  • Jun 18, 2015

The lag before the breach was detected offered ample time for a consequential cyber-heist.

  • Jun 18, 2015

Officials from the St. Louis baseball team allegedly hacked the Houston Astros’ computer network.

  • Jun 16, 2015

The breach of computer systems could have “devastating” counterintelligence effects.

  • Jun 12, 2015

A measure in an intelligence bill would bar government watchdog access to covert action programs.

  • Jun 10, 2015

Sens. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) urge the IMF to deny China’s effort to have the yuan recognized as a special reserve currency in the wake of a series of hacks against U.S. databases containing tens of millions of Americans’ personal data.

  • Jun 9, 2015

Analysts say the tactic is probably being used to recruit spies or gain more information about the U.S.

  • Jun 5, 2015
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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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