Surveillance

How capitalism killed sleep

7 December 2019 9:00 am

What is behind the modern plague of sleeplessness? Laura Gascoigne goes to Somerset House in search of answers

In China’s new surveillance state, everyone will be watched, reviewed and rated

17 November 2018 9:00 am

The dark side of China’s high-tech society

Oliver Stone is far too certain that Snowden's a hero: Snowden reviewed

10 December 2016 9:00 am

If you were to see one film about American whistle-blower Edward Snowden — there is no law saying you have…

A Girl in Exile: Ismail Kadare’s novel is full of absence

26 March 2016 9:00 am

My last review for The Spectator was of Julian Barnes’s biographical novel about Shostakovitch. A Girl in Exile also depicts…

The watchers and the watched: Patrick Flanery's I Am No One

27 February 2016 9:00 am

‘First and last I was, and always would be, an American,’ Jeremy O’Keefe, the professor narrator of Patrick Flanery’s new…

All washed up: Birmingham after the apocalypse

20 February 2016 9:00 am

The dystopian novel in which a Ballardian deluge or viral illness transforms planet Earth has become something of a sub-genre,…

By the book: The NSA is behaving like a villain in a 1950s novel

18 January 2014 9:00 am

The continuing drip-feed of stories about governments and friendly-seeming internet giants sifting through our data has left some citizens feeling…

Ten reasons why conservatives should take Edward Snowden seriously

18 January 2014 9:00 am

So why are British conservatives determined to ignore his revelations?

Dear Mary: How can I escape my neighbour’s spy cameras?

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Q. I have a problem with what might be called location blindness. I live in Balham, but when I arrange…