Former President Donald Trump, at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Aug. 6, 2022, in Dallas.
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Two national security law experts explain how the Espionage Act isn’t only about international intrigue, and share other important points about the law that was invoked in a search of Trump’s estate.
Julian Assange supporters outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London on May 20 as US prosecutors prepare to remove Assange’s possessions from the embassy.
The new charges are much more serious than the computer misuse charge in the initial US extradition request. Will the Australian government intervene?
Julian Assange goes back to court in London on May 2.
The US indicted WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange for conspiring to hack into a government computer. But the prosecution of Assange may also pose a risk to the rights of journalists in the US.
The Wikileaks founder has been removed from the Ecuadorean embassy after nearly seven years.
Chelsea Manning should be regarded as a whistleblower.
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Chelsea Manning’s disclosures on the Iraq war were major milestones in the emergence of the digital age whistleblower.
One of Obama’s final acts in office.
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National interest trumps open approach to US security policy.
Union of Congolese Patriots (UPC) child soldiers on the streets of Bunia in 2003 following a ceasefire with government.
Acts of rape and sexual slavery committed by members of a Congolese armed group against other members are war crimes within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.
Government agencies and contractors are now less trusting of their workers, and keeping a much closer eye on them, both on and off the job.
A parting wave.
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Crucially, President Obama has commuted Manning’s sentence without pardoning her.
The timing of Chelsea Manning’s commutation further undermines any chance of similar approaches to the situations of Julian Assange or Edward Snowden.
The announcement of Chelsea Manning’s commutation raises questions regarding the future of other high-profile leakers, like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden.
They want you to keep it zipped.
The rise of leaktivism: specialised platforms and organisations that turn data into a weapon to strike at government and corporate power.
Many people might be in trouble care of the Ashley Madison hack.
If the Ashley Madison hack was an inside job, then it shows that even strong protection against outside attacks isn’t necessarily enough to prevent a leak of private data.
Did we miss him?
The statute of limitations is expiring on some of the charges against the Wikileaks founder – but not all of them.
For Lauri Love, being treated as a terrorist is no laughing matter.
When political activists are treated like terrorists who plot and kill, state power is misdirected.
Would reporter Bob Woodward have been able to protect Deep Throat’s identity from today’s surveillance tools?
Four decades on, in a digital era of surveillance and data storage, Watergate remains a useful yardstick for assessing the value of source confidentiality.
A responsible media is cautious about what leaked information it will publish.
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If confidential sources can still be exposed by the government’s new data retention legislation, why risk leaking anything to the media?
It’s disingenuous for newspaper editors to claim ignorance in reporting trans issues.
Yesterday, the Courier-Mail put the gruesome murder of Indonesian transwoman Mayang Prasetyo, killed by her partner Marcus Volker, on its front page. The article is breathtaking in its prurience and voyeurism…
Does anyone have an easier question?
Digital mass surveillance is having a chilling effect on US democracy, affecting journalists and lawyers, a report from human rights organisations has warned. The report, by Human Rights Watch and the…
British Labour MP has worked to expose and investigate activities by News Corporation figures ranging from phone hacking to bribing police.
Jill Singer: You’ve come here fresh from being British Labour’s campaign coordinator, which you’re not doing now. We won’t get into all the argy-bargy about that. But I wonder, coming from that perspective…
Hero or traitor? Bradley Manning will have years to ponder the question.
Bradley Manning, the whistleblower behind the biggest leak of military secrets in history, has been sentenced to 35 years imprisonment. Convicted for six offences under the Espionage Act, he will have…