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Petraeus Must Be Prosecuted

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama's Justice Department has brought more than twice as many prosecutions for the crime of leaking confidential information to journalists as the combined total of all presidents back to Woodrow Wilson. Whether you agree with Obama's track record of such prosecutions, you'd have to admit that treating Petraeus differently would be indefensible hypocrisy and elitism.

Electronic Communication Leaks -- One Company's Fight to Devise Protection

Connie Lawn | Posted 11.09.2014 | Small Business
Connie Lawn

Earlier this week at Techcrunch Disrupt in Silicon Valley a company named Criptext was on display showcasing how they have developed a software to stop these leaks and protect humanity.

Nude Photo Leaks Are the New Slut-Shaming

Stefanie Williams | Posted 11.02.2014 | Women
Stefanie Williams

These women have have lives. Have bodies. Have sex. Take pictures. Trust people. I am sorry their privacy was violated, but I am not surprised that under their clothes and professional demeanors, they're simply human beings who like to have sex as much as the next person.


Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

Life is tense, these days in Kiev. The faces of the locals are stiff and their reactions are fast, as in an emergency ward. One cannot lose one's nerve in a life threatening situation. 

Too Big to Jail? Why Kidnapping, Torture, Assassination, and Perjury Are No Longer Crimes in Washington

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Tthere is but one crime for which anyone in America's national security state can be held accountable in a court of law, and that's leaking information that might put those in it in a bad light or simply let the American public know something more about what its government is really doing.

Snowden, the Pentagon Papers and COINTELPRO

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Most of those making the case that Snowden should "return to the United States and face the music in a court of law" regularly offer up (as an example for how whistleblowers should act) the story of Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. But a better parallel exists.

Major City's New Police Policy Aimed At Clamping Down On Leaks

Star Tribune | Matt MCKinney | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics

In a move aimed at restoring public trust in police investigations, Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau has ordered every member of the Police Depa...

Ryan J. Reilly

FBI Agent Insists He Wasn't First To Leak Info On Foiled Bomb Plot As He Heads To Jail | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former top FBI official was sentenced to over three years in prison on Thursday for disclosing national security information about a f...

Putin Adopts Snowden

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.04.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Whistleblower or Traitor, Snowden Must Shut Up

William H. Harwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
William H. Harwood

Any defense of Snowden ended when he kept talking. And, as if hell-bent on crushing all hope of redemption, he keeps providing details.

SecureDrop: A New Infrastructure for Strong, Secure Investigative Journalism

Josh Stearns | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Josh Stearns

Today, the Freedom of the Press Foundation is launching a major new initiative to ensure that any newsroom can create a simple and secure way for whistleblowers and sources to anonymously contact journalists.

The Government Leakers Who Truly Endanger America Will Never Face Prosecution

Robert Scheer | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Until a more vigorous enemy turns up, the overblown terrorist enemy used to justify the vastly profitable surveillance state, with selective scary news leaks, is all the military-industrial complex has got.

This Teen Is Better Than Almost Anyone At Figuring Out Apple's Secrets

Reuters | Michael Sin | Posted 11.05.2013 | Technology

By Michael Sin SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian teenager who has built an online following by leaking pictures of upcoming Apple Inc pr...

The Snowden Portent

Jim Jaffe | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

My probes for precedents to the Snowden NSA leaks inevitably yield references to Daniel Ellsberg's release of the Pentagon Papers in 1971 and while there are more than a few similarities, there are some significant differences that suggest the current controversy is more significant.

James Risen Asks Justice To Drop Subpoena | Posted 10.08.2013 | Media

James Risen wants his subpoena scrapped. Risen is the New York Times reporter at the heart of a juicy court case that sits astride important First Am...

Finding Peace During Home Repairs

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 09.16.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

His job was to go up on the roof and find the source of the leak. A pinhole, I requested, or a loose shingle. "Find something easy to repair, and not terribly expensive," I said as he climbed the ladder.

Unorthodox Questions About Leaks

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

Most everybody is up in arms over the recent revelations about government snooping and the Obama administration's investigation of the media to find the leakers. These investigations, the media reports, "chill" its sources. Well, I have some questions about this whole ball of wax.

Why Did Bradley Manning Do It?

AP | PAULINE JELINEK and DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

FORT MEADE, Md. -- Pfc. Bradley Manning's trial on leaking classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks entered the defense phase Monday. ...

It's Time for the Press to Fight Back Against Secrecy

Dan Froomkin | Posted 08.17.2013 | Media
Dan Froomkin

Even in this day of fragmented audiences and decimated newsrooms, major news organizations still have the ability to spark a national conversation around a given issue, by putting experienced, tenacious beat reporters on the story. So what's needed is a new beat, to cover secrecy itself.

The Making of a Global Security State

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Tom Engelhardt

Washington's urge to take control of the global communications environment, lock, stock, and chat room, to gather its "data" -- billions and billions of pieces of it -- and so turn the world into a secret set of connections, represents a remarkable development.

Secret Practice Has Long History

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It isn't the first time that the federal government has been caught spying on Americans or that classified government information has be...

Edward Snowden: Hero to the Highest Bidder?

Michael Yaki | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Michael Yaki

Nothing about the Snowden Affair smells quite right. It is one thing to break the law to reveal the existence of a secret NSA surveillance program. But there was little secret about this program.

'Don't Tread on Me!' Unless You're the National Security Agency

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 08.11.2013 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

The National Security Agency's data mining and domestic spying program that the investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald has exposed should concern anyone who cares about our Fourth Amendment privacy rights.

Nancy Pelosi Slams Female Democrats in Leaked Email

Reductress | Posted 08.10.2013 | Comedy

I would rather have 40 girls who are moderates, talk to donors, and can wear the right fucking pantsuit for a fucking election season.

WATCH: Bill O'Reilly FREAKS OUT Over NSA Scandal

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.07.2013 | Media

Bill O'Reilly expressed his outrage over the government's major surveillance program during his Thursday Fox News show. O'Reilly's Fox News colleag...