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snowden and greenwald

The story of two unlikely heroes, Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald – the risks both men took, the sacrifices they made, and the motivations that led to their fateful union to change the world. Long article, but worth reading in … Continue reading

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govt should help leakers

Brilliant idea of Bruce Schneier. The idea is that the government should act as a resource of journalists to reach out to, rather than being reflexively antagonistic, misleading, and threatening. If information is leaked and journalists are going to report … Continue reading

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the other snowden

Before Edward Snowden, there was William Binney, a guy who worked at the NSA but who resigned in protest of the intrusion in Americans’ lives. The FBI raided his home, pointed weapons at him and his family, and seized computers and … Continue reading

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US war on journalists and whistleblowers

Journalist’s house raided and items removed. Raid was to search for possession of illegal firearms. Items removed were paperwork concerning story the reporter was working on. “In particular, the files included notes that were used to expose how the Federal … Continue reading

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america’s war on journalists and whistleblowers, the terrorists of our times

The Obama administration has been particularly harsh on leakers and whistleblowers. To date, six government employees and two contractors have been targeted for prosecution under the 1917 Espionage Act for accusations that they leaked classified information to the press. There … Continue reading

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manning understands “broader effects” of leaking classified documents

“Although they have caused me considerable difficulty in my life, these issues are not an excuse for my actions,” Manning said. “I understood what I was doing and the decisions I made. However, I did not truly appreciate the broader … Continue reading

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manning .. arrogant?

The prosecution has portrayed Manning [the military analyst who leaked sensitive documents] as arrogant in releasing the classified material and has tried to show damage that the leaks to WikiLeaks, a pro-transparency website, had done to the United States. From … Continue reading

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