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What Does The Intercept’s NSA Leak Say About Russian Vote Hacking?

September 4, 2018

With Reality Winner sentenced to five years behind bars, The Intercept’s Jim Risen joins Aaron Maté to discuss the NSA leaker’s harsh sentence and what the document she revealed actually says. Is there solid evidence of Russian vote hacking?

Reality Winner Sentenced to 5 Year for Whistleblowing

August 30, 2018
Reality Winner has been sentenced to over 5 years in behind bars for leaking an NSA document to The Intercept about alleged Russian spearphishing in the US election system. It’s the longest ever prison sentence for a media source in US history. We speak to Shadowproof’s Kevin Gosztola about the trial and the double-standards in…

Whistleblowers: Congress Has Entrenched the Surveillance State

January 18, 2018

Two former whistleblowers — Thomas Drake of the NSA and Colleen Rowley of the FBI — say the new bi-partisan FISA spying law opens the way to widespread privacy violations and government abuses

#TheAssistance: Democrats Hand Trump Warrantless Spying

January 17, 2018

Fifty-five House Democrats, including #Resistance stalwarts, have joined Republicans to give Trump’s NSA broad warrantless surveillance powers. The Senate is likely to follow. We speak to Trevor Timm of the Freedom of the Press Foundation.

Is Trump Right to Claim he was Spied on?

April 4, 2017

Glen Ford says it’s likely that Trump’s communications were spied on as part of the national security state’s bulk data collection

Empire in Decay: Federal Government Falling Apart as Spying Allegations Fly

March 7, 2017

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says there is a theory circulating in the intelligence community that the CIA asked the British to spy on Trump on behalf of the Democratic Party; the politicization of the intelligence agencies is a reflection of a dying empire

Spies, News Agencies, Wiretaps and Whistleblowers

October 6, 2016
Former NSA whistleblower William Binney says the August release of NSA source code might be tied to the arrest of Harold Thomas Martin

NSA Sweep of Yahoo Emails Reflects Vulnerability of Consumers’ 4th Amendment Rights

October 5, 2016

The revelation underscores that the threats to private communications come not only from malicious foreign attackers but also from the US government, says the ACLU’s Ashley Gorski