Tag: Whistleblowing

Assange says ‘Google works like NSA’

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange equated Google with the National Security Agency and GCHQ, saying the tech giant has become “a privatized version of the NSA,” as it collects, stores, and indexes people’s data. He made his remarks to BBC and

Wikileaks releases FinFisher files to highlight government malware abuse

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WikiLeaks has released more information on controversial commercial surveillance tools, criticising the German government for not blocking a “weaponised malware” developer from shipping its code to countries with regimes with poor human rights records. WikiLeaks’ latest Spy Files publication included

Want to Reform the NSA? Give Edward Snowden Immunity

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In 1970, Christopher Pyle disclosed in public writing that the U.S. Army was running a domestic intelligence program aimed at anti-war and civil-rights activists. His disclosure began a series of public-accountability leaks, the most famous of which was Daniel Ellsberg’s

WikiLeaks claims Google director helped the NSA spy on Afghanistan

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Transparency group WikiLeaks blasted fellow secret-spillers The Intercept last week for censoring the name of a country targeted by United States surveillance. WikiLeaks alleges the nation to be Afghanistan, but the story might not stop right there. When journalist Glenn

Julian Assange tells SXSW audience: ‘NSA has grown to be a rogue agency’

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The Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on Saturday told an audience in Texas that people power is the key to rolling back the power of the National Security Agency and other surveillance agencies. “We have to do something about it. All

Daniel Ellsberg on US surveillance

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Huntingdon, United States – In 1971, US military analyst Daniel Ellsberg leaked thousands of pages of a top-secret study on the Vietnam War to the American press. The Pentagon Papers, as the leak would come to be called, revealed previously

Snowden Documents Reveal Covert Surveillance and Pressure Tactics Aimed at WikiLeaks

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Top-secret documents from the National Security Agency and its British counterpart reveal for the first time how the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom targeted WikiLeaks and other activist groups with tactics ranging from covert surveillance to

Wikileaks Just Released A Massive ‘Insurance’ File That No One Can Open

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Anti-secrecy organization Wikileaks just released a treasure trove of files that, at least for now, you can't read. The group, which has been assisting ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden after he leaked top-secret documents to the media, posted links for about

Bradley Manning Verdict to be Announced Tuesday

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A verdict has been reached in the court martial of Bradley Manning, but the judge will wait until Tuesday to announce her decision on whether the Army PFC violated the Espionage Act and aided foreign terrorist groups when he released

Edward Snowden’s new statement released through WikiLeaks

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WikiLeaks ‏@wikileaks 22m We have the Edward #Snowden statement made today to human rights groups corrected as delivered and it will be released shortly.  

16 Years for Espionage, Life in Jail for Whistleblowing

by Nathan Fuller, April 18, 2013 Spc. William Millay, a 25-year-old military policeman, was sentenced yesterday to 19 years in jail, a sentence reduced to 16 years after a plea deal, minus time served, for attempting to commit espionage and

Bradley Manning pleads guilty to 10 lesser charges, explains motive

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The Army private charged in the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history pleaded guilty to 10 charges Thursday and offered an impassioned defense of his actions, arguing that he sought to spark a national debate about what he

Hackers Claim to Target UK Justice Ministry Site

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Britain's Ministry of Justice said Monday it was looking into disruptions on its website, after online activists claimed they hacked into the site as part of a campaign to back WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The loosely-organized group of hackers known

Canada ‘spy’ sold US, Australia, UK secrets

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SYDNEY (AFP) – A Canadian naval officer arrested this year for allegedly leaking secrets may also have compromised top level Australian, British and American intelligence, a report said Wednesday. Jeffrey Delisle, a naval intelligence officer, was charged in Canada in

Complete Pentagon Papers

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In 1967, a history of the United States’ involvement in Indochina was commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, who had become increasingly sceptical about the Vietnam War. The work continued for eighteen months, resulting in some 2.5 million