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SecureDrop Leak Tool Produces a Massive Trove of Prison Docs

WIRED | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.16.2015 | Media

IT’S BEEN MORE than two years since the debut of SecureDrop, a piece of software designed to help whistleblowers easily and anonymously leak sec...

Hack Reveals Prison Phone Company Recorded Attorney-Client Calls

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business

Whenever a prisoner makes a phone call, that call is recorded. Prison phone giant Securus Technologies says on its website that it makes an ex...

'Drone Papers' Revelations Are a Cry for Ending the Slaughter

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

"The Drone Papers" tell us the administration labels unidentified persons who are killed in a drone attack "enemies killed in action," unless there is evidence posthumously proving them innocent. Since the U.S. is involved in armed conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, international humanitarian law -- namely, the Geneva Conventions -- must be applied to assess the legality of targeted killing. The Geneva Conventions provide that only combatants may be targeted.

Courage is Contagious: A Conversation with the ACLU's Ben Wizner

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
Davis Schneiderman

Ben Wizner is busy. He directs the ACLU's Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project and is part of Edward Snowden's legal team. On November 2 at 7:30 pm, Wizner will speak at Lake Forest College.

The Pentagon’s Missionary Spies

The Intercept | Marina Fang | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics

This is an excerpt from a story published today by The Intercept, a digital magazine dedicated to producing fearless, adversarial journalism that...

Nearly 90 Percent Of People Killed In Recent Drone Strikes Were Not The Target

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics

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New Whistleblower Is Behind Latest Revelations About U.S. Drone Program

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.15.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- Jeremy Scahill and a number of his colleagues at The Intercept published an eight-part investigation Thursday detailing the inn...

The Drone Papers: Secret Documents Detail The U.S. Assassination Program

The Intercept | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics

The Intercept has obtained a cache of secret documents detailing the inner workings of the U.S. military’s assassination program in Afghanistan...

Something Else From Chris Christie's Past May Haunt Presidential Dreams

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has faced criticism since key members of his staff were implicated in the Bridgegate scandal. The politically motiv...

'Epic Managerial Incompetence': First Look Staffer Quits, Publishes Tell-All In Politico

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 03.02.2015 | Media

Ken Silverstein joined First Look Media because it promised the freedom to pursue "fearless journalism." But after a mere 14 months at eBay founder Pi...

How Junk Science Sent Claude Garrett to Prison For Life

The Intercept | Posted 02.24.2015 | Crime

JUST BEFORE DAWN, on the unseasonably warm morning of February 24, 1992, a small house caught fire in Old Hickory, Tennessee, a few miles northeast of...

Ken Silverstein Resigns From First Look, Blasts Company's 'Incompetence'

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.23.2015 | Media

First Look Media is going through yet another messy break up with one of its journalists. Investigative reporter Ken Silverstein announced over th...

The Heartbreaking Story Of Espionage Act Casualty Stephen Kim

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 02.18.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Stephen Kim's story is heart-shattering: the 47-year-old immigrant from South Korea built a prosperous life for himself in the U.S., holding a prestig...

Natasha Vargas-Cooper Resigns From The Intercept

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.15.2015 | Media

Natasha Vargas-Cooper is leaving First Look Media's The Intercept and joining Jezebel, the journalist announced on Twitter Thursday. Vargas-Cooper...

Jay Wilds' New Interview About 'Serial' Is So Completely Frustrating

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.30.2014 | Entertainment

Fans of "Serial" were given a bit of an epilogue on Monday: Jay Wilds, the state's key witness in its case against Adnan Syed, agreed to an on-the-rec...

First Look Media Launches

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harvard | Posted 01.05.2015 | Media

In light of mass resignations at The New Republic, eBay co-founder Pierre Omidyar may be setting an example for tech billionaires trying a hand in the...

Michael Calderone

John Cook Leaving The Intercept To Return To Gawker | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.13.2014 | Media

NEW YORK –- The Intercept's editor-in-chief John Cook is leaving the First Look Media site to return to Gawker Media. Cook left his perch as Ga...

This Is What Happens When A Journalist Shares Story Drafts With The CIA

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.09.2014 | Media

Where should we draw the line when it comes to a reporter and the subject of his story? According to documents obtained by The Intercept through a...

L.A. Times Disowns Reporter Outed as a CIA Collaborator

Jonathan Valania | Posted 11.05.2014 | Media
Jonathan Valania

Recently released emails indicate that prominent national security reporter Ken Dilanian shared stories prior to publication with CIA press office seeking their approval, according to a story up on The Intercept.

Obama Makes Bushism the New Normal

Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Dan Froomkin

As surely -- if not as enthusiastically -- as his predecessor, Obama has succumbed to the powerful systemic pressures that serve the needs of the military-intelligence-industrial complex. Secrecy is rampant. Politics drives policy. There is no accountability.

This Is What It's Like To Be A Journalist In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 08.20.2014 | Media

The Intercept’s Ryan Devereaux wrote a chilling account on Tuesday of what happened to him in Ferguson, Missouri, while covering the protests surrou...

Ryan Grim

Spy Agency Stole Scoop From Media Outlet And Handed It To The AP | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Associated Press dropped a significant scoop on Tuesday afternoon, reporting that in the last several years the U.S. government's te...

Jeremy Scahill On Media Coverage Of Gaza: 'We've Hit All-Time Lows'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.24.2014 | Media

Jeremy Scahill joined HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss his expose for the Intercept on the way the U.S. government handles its terrorist watchlis...

How A Dead Person Can End Up On A Terror Watchlist

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The Intercept published an extensive piece Wednesday focused on terrorist watchlists, and many of the puzzling circumstances surrounding its contents....

Ryan Grim

Here's Why You're On The No-Fly List | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Intercept on Wednesday published the U.S. government's 166-page rulebook that guides the creation of its famous internal "terrorist ...