In many instances, whistleblowers find the abusive power they have revealed turned against them, both ending their careers and harming their personal lives.
The US government wants to seize all the proceeds from Snowden's new memoir.
Cohen's sudden and stark transformation from 'blind loyalty' to utter betrayal says a lot about broader changes in how Americans view their employers.
Poitras's latest film shows you can get too involved with your subject.
James Bond and Jason Bourne have little to tell us about modern spycraft.
Leaking classified information violates the law. But it doesn't mean that people are abandoning their ethics.
Yes, Big Brother is almost definitely watching. Here, five tips for researchers on keeping you and your sources safe.
The technical consensus is clear: Adding 'backdoors' to encryption algorithms weakens everyone's security. So what are the police and intelligence agencies to do?
The latest release from WikiLeaks, of information about CIA hacking efforts, is yet another reminder of how Americans and our government must better protect our secret information.
The US president's attack on confidential sources is one of many legal and technological threats to public interest journalism, as a new report shows
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.
The announcement of Chelsea Manning's commutation raises questions regarding the future of other high-profile leakers, like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden.
By choosing to talk to MI5's most outspoken press critics, the spy boss has made a very shrewd move.
The dark web is often used for illegal activity and because of the way it's structured, it's hard to police.
Capitalism has become focused on expanding the proportion of social life that is open to data collection and processing – as if the social itself has become the new target of capitalism’s expansion.
The new movie about the NSA leaker is a new way for the public to learn about government surveillance, communications technology and privacy. How well does it prepare the public for that discussion?
Making the mechanical more human.
As governments look to new ways to step up surveillance, hackers find new ways to subvert it. Is there a way to end this cat and mouse game, described as a crypto-war?
The rise of leaktivism: specialised platforms and organisations that turn data into a weapon to strike at government and corporate power.
Make no mistake: the odds of a palace coup just narrowed slightly.