Intelligence-gathering “fusion centers” repeatedly abuse civil liberties without making us safer.
A law to protect people engaged in journalism from having to reveal sources gets blocked by Sen. Tom Cotton.
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."
The WikiLeaks founder faces espionage charges for publishing classified U.S. information, a prosecution with serious implications for all our First Amendment protections.
The IRS isn’t just a powerful federal agency, it’s a weapon against the public.
In a significant threat to the free press, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces decades in federal prison for leaking classified documents.
When "protecting users' safety" actually means the opposite
Daniel Hale Revealed America's Drone Assassinations to the Public. He's Been Sentenced to 45 Months in Prison.
Federal espionage laws are used once again to punish a whistleblower.
She was sentenced to more than five years for revealing how Russia tried to hack the 2016 election.
Ron DeSantis Is Celebrating Twitter's Ban of Rebekah Jones. His Own Big Tech Law Could Force Them To Replatform Her.
Jones has been accused of fabricating her COVID-19 cover-up claims. Now she says she's running for Congress.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Bryan Fogel fought Saudi censorship to make his new documentary, The Dissident.
If Trump isn’t interested, maybe the Biden administration could get started with a few acts of mercy.
U.S. officials claim their espionage laws apply to the world, but constitutional protections do not.
Fears of contracting COVID-19 in prison are not enough, Justice Department says
She was imprisoned for a year as she resisted a grand jury's investigation of WikiLeaks.
She’s nearly three years into a five-year sentence for releasing classified documents showing Russian attempts to hack U.S. election systems.
Plus: Jeff Sessions and Michael Bloomberg won't go quietly, Facebook's forbidden emojis, a win for raw milk sellers, and more...
Yes, Trump (and everybody else) has a right to face their accusers when they’re charged with crimes. But that hasn’t actually happened.
Plus: Intent "doesn't matter" on social media?, an interesting productivity experiment, prostitution arrests, PragerU's lawsuit, internet access progress, and more...
The House Ways and Means Committee is investigating evidence that Trump may have attempted to influence the mandatory IRS audit conducted on sitting presidents.
Plus: Trump slashes number of refugees allowed in next year, big cities are shedding millennials, and more...
Lawmakers can’t outsource presidential oversight responsibilities to the executive branch.
Plus: how Paul Manafort may be involved, the Crowdstrike conspiracy theory, and more...
Report: James Comey Broke FBI Rules by Leaking Trump Memos, but He Didn't Reveal Classified Info to the Press
Partisans, to your battle stations!
The police conducted two searches in two days to track down who is leaking things leaders don’t want the public to know.
He Helped Reveal How U.S. Drone Strikes Were Killing Innocents. The Feds Just Charged Him With Espionage.
Another intelligence analyst who leaked important information to the public is treated like a traitor.
The House report will make you feel sorry for TSA employees against your will.
The Australian government previously banned Snoop Dogg for failing to meet the standards of a character test.
The woman who leaked a report showing Russian attempts to infiltrate voting systems gets the longest sentence ever imposed for her offense.
Ignore the Salaciousness of the Ali Watkins Affair. The Real Story Is Feds Spying on a New York Times Reporter.
Trump extends Obama's war on leakers, jeopardizing a free press.
Would she have gotten a better deal if she hadn't been denied bail?
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.
Imprisoning people who reveal top-secret reports has become business as usual. Should it be?
Whistleblower who helped make WikiLeaks famous freed after seven years.
America's score drops while Trump administration considers charges against WikiLeaks.
Yes, they're even spying on the president.
When transparency and government corruption can come from the same mechanism.
The 'fake news' fight a way to try to downplay embarrassing information coming from within.
Proposal seen as targeting whistleblowers and journalists.
The department asked 440,410 vets for the wrong information. Now their health care claims might be purged from the system.
WebOps, the U.S. online counter-propaganda program, appears to employ Arabic analysts who barely speak Arabic.
Given the administration's treatment of whistleblowers, this would be a big deal.