9/11, 20 Years Later: 17 Essential Documentaries to Watch
These films — selected from two decades of extensive FRONTLINE reporting, with many available to stream for the first time in years — probe that fateful day and its lasting impacts on America and the world.
August 31, 2021
Who's Right In Apple's Fight with the FBI?
The legal standoff playing out between Apple and the FBI has reignited the debate over privacy and national security.
February 19, 2016
Whistleblower Facing Ethics Charges Over NSA Leak
Thomas Tamm, a former Department of Justice lawyer, faces ethics charges for talking to the press about the National Security Agency's warrantless wiretapping in the mid-2000s.
January 28, 2016
How AT&T Helped the NSA Spy on Millions
A new investigation finds that the NSA's relationship with the nation's second biggest wireless carrier was "unique and especially productive."
August 17, 2015
With or Without the Patriot Act, Here's How the NSA Can Still Spy on Americans
The provisions of the Patriot Act that were allowed to lapse today represent only part of the vast NSA surveillance apparatus exposed by Edward Snowden.
June 1, 2015
How the NSA Spying Programs Have Changed Since Snowden
The government says it's made reforms to its surveillance programs. But how much is really different?
February 9, 2015
Snowden on Cyber Warfare: "We Really Started This Trend"
Edward Snowden talks with NOVA about how U.S. spying raises the risk of cyber attacks.
January 8, 2015
How the NSA's Secret Elite Hacking Unit Works
The NSA is thought to deploy the Tailored Access Operations (TAO) unit for specific hard-to-get targets.
May 29, 2014
How the NSA Can Get Onto Your Computer
Security expert Ashkan Soltani explains how the NSA can get onto a user's computer via the web browser.
May 23, 2014
How the NSA Can Get Onto Your iPhone
Security expert Ashkan Soltani breaks it down.
May 21, 2014
Live Chat: Silicon Valley, the NSA, and You
FRONTLINE’s Martin Smith, cybersecurity analyst Ashkan Soltani and Mashable's Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai take your questions on Wed. 5/21 at 2 pm ET.
May 20, 2014
The FRONTLINE Interview: Porter Goss
A former director of the CIA, Porter Goss served as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee from 1997 to 2004. As chair of the committee, he was among the first members of Congress to be briefed on the Bush administration's domestic surveillance programs.
May 20, 2014
Home Video DVDs of United States of Secrets are available from ShopPBS.
Educational DVDs of United States of Secrets are available from ShopPBS.