Future of national security whistleblowing at stake in US inquiry

Future of national security whistleblowing at stake in US inquiry By Ewen MacAskill and Spencer Ackerman As a former Pentagon official condemns whistleblowing system, experts hope justice department effort does more than ‘rearrange deck chairs on the Titanic’ Snowden calls for whistleblower shield after claims…

How the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers | Mark Hertsgaard

How the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers | Mark Hertsgaard By Mark Hertsgaard Long before Edward Snowden went public, John Crane was a top Pentagon official fighting to protect NSA whistleblowers. Instead their lives were ruined – and so was his Snowden calls for whistleblower shield…

Google Allo a Clash of Privacy and Functionality

Google Allo a Clash of Privacy and Functionality By Michael Mimoso Google Allo has an end-to-end encryption capability powered by Signal, but it’s not turned on by default because it would interfere with an artificial intelligence powering Google Assistant. May 20, 2016 at 05:39PM via…

Chelsea Manning Appeals “Unprecedented” Conviction

Chelsea Manning Appeals “Unprecedented” Conviction By Alex Emmons Lawyers for Chelsea Manning appealed her conviction on Thursday, calling it “grossly unfair and unprecedented” and arguing that “no whistleblower in American history has been sentenced this harshly.” Manning was convicted of six counts of espionage by…

Going dark: online privacy and anonymity for normal people

Going dark: online privacy and anonymity for normal people By Troy Hunt Last week we got news of the Rosebutt data breach. This is a very particular class of site and like many others we’ve recently seen compromised, it’s highly likely that members would have…