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Wikileaks CIA Docs Suggest Gov. Hides Knowledge of Security Vulnerabilities from Tech Industry
The CIA and NSA are engaged in the same kind of hacking that politicians and the media excoriate the Russians for doing, says journalist Marcy Wheeler

  March 9, 2017

New UK Secrecy Laws Include Harsh Sentences For Journalists Working With Whistleblowers
Open Rights Group's Executive Director Jim Killock says PM Theresa May has demonstrated a preference to defend the right to government secrecy over the right to a free press

  March 3, 2017

A New Snowden?
Former NSA whistleblower William Binney says the August release of NSA source code might be tied to the arrest of Harold Thomas Martin

  October 6, 2016

Intelligence Agencies Are Gathering Information Against You in Case of Your Dissent
At an event honoring CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, attendees say surveillance is not being used for legitimate security needs, but to protect state power

  September 28, 2016

Snowden: Spy or Whistleblower?
The US government relies on public ignorance in order to threaten the privacy of tens of millions of people around the world, and Snowden exposed that, says Naureen Shah of Amnesty International USA

  September 15, 2016

Wife of Ex-CIA Agent to Obama: 'Pardon My Husband'
Holly Sterling, the wife of imprisoned CIA whistleblower, presented a petition at the National Press Club Wednesday morning that asks President Obama to pardon her husband

  February 18, 2016

FBI Spied on School of Americas Watch
SOA National Organizer Hendrick Voss says this is another instance of abuse of anti-terrorism legislation by the FBI

  November 13, 2015

'Ed Snowden of Banking' Refuses to Appear in Swiss Trial
After Herve Falciani leaked more than 100,000 HSBC account records of tax evaders to government tax agencies, the Swiss government has been on a witch hunt says economist James Henry

  November 1, 2015

EU Passes Resolution to Protect Edward Snowden from Prosecution
Marcy Wheeler of says European governments still have to adopt and implement the resolution that whistleblower Edward Snowden is calling a "game changer"

  October 30, 2015

CIA Whistleblower's Wife Asks Obama for Husband's Pardon
CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling's wife, Holly Sterling, breaks her silence and says her husband was wrongly convicted under the Espionage Act after going through government channels to blow the whistle

  October 16, 2015

An NSA Whistleblower's Guide to Encryption
Thomas Drake, a former senior executive at the NSA turned whistleblower, sat down with the Real News to talk about the USA Freedom Act as ersatz reform and how the public can take matters into their own hands by encrypting their phones and computers.

  July 6, 2015

NSA Whistleblower: No Real NSA Reforms Being Considered by Senate
Kirk Wiebe says the Senate is not challenging the authority that allows bulk collection of phone records

  May 21, 2015

NSA Metadata Collection Reined in by the House
Former NSA Senior Intelligence Analyst, J. Kirk Wiebe says the original USA Freedom Act after the Snowden disclosures was much better than what is being considered today.

  May 14, 2015

Possible CIA Crime Revealed in Sterling Trial
David Swanson says CIA inadvertently revealed a dark side of its operations in Iran and Iraq in the Sterling trial.

  May 13, 2015

CIA Whistleblower Gets 42 Months In Prison For Talking to Press
Investigative reporter Marcy Wheeler says former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling's sentence highlights the double standard of punishment for whistleblowers and Obama insiders like former CIA Director David Petraeus.

  May 11, 2015

Court Finds NSA Spying Illegal's Marcy Wheeler discusses a US court of appeals court ruling that paves the way for challenging bulk metadata collection

  May 7, 2015

CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Convicted of Espionage
Investigative journalist Marcy Wheeler says Sterling faces decades in prison for leaking details of a botched CIA operation against Iran's nuclear program

  January 27, 2015

CIA Whistleblower Faces Decades in Prison for Exposing Botched CIA Plan
Norman Solomon, co-founder of, says Jeffrey Sterling and other whistleblowers have leaked classified information against the interests of the ruling elite, but in the interest of democracy

  January 7, 2015

Obama Admin Still Seeking Testimony From Journalist James Risen
Despite earlier reports, New York Times Journalist is still facing a subpoena in the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling

  December 17, 2014

Freedom of the Press in Jeopardy as Obama Goes After Times Reporter Risen
Advocates urge the Obama administration to stop its efforts to compel the New York Times' James Risen to reveal a confidential source in his 2006 book

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