The law has been abused to prosecute citizens for reasons other than spying. But there are better examples than Trump to highlight problems.
A senator and two congressmen team up to help protect whistleblowers from vindictive prosecution.
"The kind of values I've always embraced are heard more on Fox than on CNN and MSNBC, where they're not welcome."
In a program separate from the ones disclosed by Edward Snowden, we see more mass secret domestic data collection.
Do Americans have a right to know the extent that the government surveils them?
We were warned about the dangerous power of the USA PATRIOT Act. Edward Snowden proved that critics were justified.
'That System Is Being Used Against You': Edward Snowden Makes the Case for Internet Privacy. Is He Right?
Online companies might not be as nefarious as you think.
Our Post-9/11 Response Deprived Us of Liberty and Didn't Stop Terrorism. Let's Not Venerate or Expand It.
We don’t need new tools or agencies to track alleged domestic terrorists.
The president has the worst record for clemency in modern history.
If Trump isn’t interested, maybe the Biden administration could get started with a few acts of mercy.
The National Security Agency arranged for security systems to be secretly compromised. Then the Chinese government allegedly found its way in.
NSA Ruling Reminds Us That Sacrificing Civil Liberties in the Name of National Security Is a Bipartisan Impulse
A federal appeals court concludes that the agency's mass collection of phone records was illegal and probably unconstitutional.
All the worst people are still mad he blew the whistle on government snooping.
At least something good could come out of this mess of an investigation.
National security journalist Barton Gellman talks about "the surveillance-industrial state," the possibility of a Biden presidency or a second Trump term, and his gripping new book.
Barton Gellman's new book is a riveting account of exposing NSA excesses to the light of the day.
Government officials have only themselves to blame if citizens decline to share their information.
A judge rules whistleblower’s failure to subject Permanent Record to pre-publication review violates non-disclosure agreement.
Yes, Trump (and everybody else) has a right to face their accusers when they’re charged with crimes. But that hasn’t actually happened.
Freedom could never be imposed at the point of a gun, but perhaps it could be sown by the spread of silicon and fiber. Or so I thought.
Edward Snowden's Autobiography Makes a Plea for the Fourth Amendment, the Right to Privacy, and Encryption
America's most famous whistleblower calls for restricting the power of government.
Snowden didn’t subject his autobiography Permanent Record to pre-publication review by the federal government that’s also trying to throw him in prison.
After years of political fights over our privacy, a potential end in mass phone metadata collection
For years, security state advocates fought to maintain the authority to snoop on your phone records. Are they really giving up?
Since his whistleblowing, the United Kingdom has granted itself even more power to snoop on citizens.
After being resoundingly voted out of the party's vice-chairmanship over his comments about veterans, school shootings, and age-of-consent laws, the activist/entrepreneur throws his hat in the ring against Adam Kokesh and a presumed Bill Weld.
After a Year Stuck in Jail, Reality Winner to Accept Plea Deal for Leaking NSA Report on Russian Election Meddling
Our terrible federal espionage laws won't let her argue the leak served the public's interest.
We can think of at least one whistleblower who agrees.
The crew of The Post celebrates leaking the Pentagon Papers but gets all touchy when Obama's secret surveillance is mentioned.
FBI, Intel want broad snooping powers to stay intact. That may not be an option.
It's time to rein in warrantless domestic surveillance before it's too late.
Welcome to the club! Now let us tell you how to fix it.
More than 150 million phone call records of Americans were collected in 2016.
A war on WikiLeaks will ultimately threaten a free press.
Yes, they're even spying on the president.
Proposal seen as targeting whistleblowers and journalists.
Working on even stronger tech to protect from snooping.
Given the administration's treatment of whistleblowers, this would be a big deal.
Report may be out by next month.
The president probably won't listen. But he should.
Watch Trump's Pick to Run the CIA Call Edward Snowden a 'Traitor' Who Should Be 'Given a Death Sentence'
Friday A/V Club: Mike Pompeo vs. Edward Snowden
Whistleblower doesn't worry about whether there will be a deal for his return.
The independent conservative ticket is threatening in Utah with a message of local control and the notion that "all men and women are created equal."
This all happened last year, even after Snowden's revelations and government reforms.