A prison sentence of seven to nine years is excessive for nonviolent process crimes aimed at concealing legal behavior.
Under the government's theory in some of the charges, any reporter who knowingly prints certain kinds of government secrets could equally be prosecuted.
It's not just the right to report that's under attack. It's also your right to be informed.
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And the WikiLeaks founder will be in court again tomorrow.
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is itself prone to abuse by prosecutors. This is another example.
Journalism is at risk not just from government but from media types who see their jobs as protecting the powerful from embarrassment.
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The WikiLeaks founder has few if any defenders in Congress.
The world is a better place now that it's harder than ever for governments to keep secrets.
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"I will stand by my principles," Manning says.
The Cypherpunk co-founder was a major influence on both bitcoin and WikiLeaks.
But WikiLeaks and Manafort have pushed back on the report.
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The suit claims a RICO conspiracy and demands millions.
By selectively editing a quote, the magazine overstates its case.
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The government's top domestic spook says that transparency is a bad, bad thing.
America's score drops while Trump administration considers charges against WikiLeaks.
Look down and take note of the very obvious slippery slope.
A war on WikiLeaks will ultimately threaten a free press.
Brown just got out of prison this past November after four years behind bars for his association with "hacktivists."
Vault 7 serves as another reminder of the inherent folly in building government-mandated backdoors into secure systems.
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The co-founder of The Intercept doesn't like Donald Trump but thinks the new president may just wake liberals up to reining in the government.
Libertarian Party presidential nominee on debt, WikiLeaks, and the war on drugs.
Between the WikiLeaks revelations, FOIA requests, and FBI investigation, there are important details among the noise.
A longtime drug warrior, Clinton has softened her public positions on marijuana. But does she mean it?
A would-be exposé fails to deliver the goods.
At the same time Democrats were advised to "elevate" Donald Trump.
LP presidential nominee says disgruntled Republicans are ready to endorse him over their own party's candidate.
In the halls of power, how classified information is handled is ultimately less important than who's handling it.
Defense team can't get answers from military.
No, but there's a strong pragmatic and libertarian case for honest transparency in government action and conduct.
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Unredacted personal information of Brennan's and his relatives included among the documents.
Clinton Staffer: '60 Minutes assures me that they raised a number of questions and concerns we planted with them'
The Secretary of State's office says it sought to "balance" a CBS segment on WikiLeaks' Julian Assange.
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Our government officials may be control-freaks, but they can only dream of the powers deployed by their counterparts in many other established "free countries."