Hundreds of Top Secret Documents from World’s Spy Agencies Leaked

By: Monday February 23, 2015 5:24 pm

Al Jazeera English and The Guardian have published top secret documents, which are part of a trove of cables, dossiers and other files from some of the world’s major spy agencies that were leaked to Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit. The first set of revelations primarily stem from documents from Mossad and South African intelligence. After [...]

Leaked HSBC Files Show Banking Giant Provided Services to Clients Tied to Arms Trafficking, Blood Diamonds

By: Monday February 9, 2015 11:10 am

Files from a whistleblower, which a major French newspaper obtained, show HSBC’s Swiss private bank offered services to clients, who the United Nations, court documents and media had singled out as having connections to arms trafficking, bribery and blood diamonds. The HSBC files span from 2005 to 2007. According to The Guardian, the files “amount [...]

In NYT Review of Greenwald’s Book, Vanity Fair Editor Endorses Criminalizing Journalists Who Publish Leaks

By: Thursday May 22, 2014 1:14 pm

The New York Times has published a review of journalist Glenn Greenwald’s new book, No Place to Hide, by Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Kinsley in which he madly endorses the interest the United States government may have in prosecuting journalists who publish leaks. Kinsley, who was once the co-host on CNN’s “Crossfire,” defends fellow [...]

Chelsea Manning’s Lawyer Clarifies Her Statement on Peace Award

By: Wednesday October 9, 2013 6:09 pm

Chelsea Manning, who was sentenced to thirty-five years in military prison for releasing United States government information to WikiLeaks, issued a statement highlighting what she called a “substantial disconnect” among those who support what she did. Specifically, it related to an award, the 2013 Sean MacBride Peace Award, which retired Col. Ann Wright, a prominent [...]

MI5 Chief’s Condemnation of Snowden’s Leaks Is an Unabashed Attack on Journalism

By: Tuesday October 8, 2013 11:57 pm

The director of MI5 delivered a speech in the United Kingdom, which emphasized the threat of terrorism to the UK and also focused upon the “damage” the publication of material from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden had caused the intelligence agency’s ability to protect the country. The Guardian was never named in the speech at [...]

Secret Deal Between NSA, Israel Likely Involves Sharing of Data from Americans’ Communications

By: Wednesday September 11, 2013 12:15 pm

Raw intelligence data that likely includes phone calls and emails of American citizens is being provided by the NSA to Israeli intelligence, according to a top secret document provided to The Guardian by former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden. Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill report: Details of the intelligence-sharing agreement are laid out in a [...]

Revelations Around NSA, GCHQ Operations to Crack Encryption & the Need for More Whistleblowers

By: Friday September 6, 2013 11:13 am

Major revelations on the National Security Agency and British intelligence agency, GCHQ’s capabilities to crack encryption were revealed yesterday by The Guardian, New York Times and ProPublica. The revelations were from documents provided by former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden. The stories were the first to appear from a partnership that formed in response to actions by the [...]

Guardian-New York Times Partnership on NSA Files from Snowden a Symptom of Crackdown on Press Freedom

By: Friday August 23, 2013 3:39 pm

A partnership between The Guardian and The New York Times on documents provided by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has been arranged so that reporting on British government intelligence agency, GCHQ, can continue to be produced. The Guardian put out in a statement, “In a climate of intense pressure from the UK government, the [...]

Encouraged by the NSA, UK Spy Agency Set Out to ‘Master the Internet’

By: Friday June 21, 2013 6:12 pm

Documents provided by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden to The Guardian reveal how the UK spy agency, GCHQ, set out to “master the internet” by sweeping up as many phone and online traffic as possible. They show the GCHQ has processed massive amounts of data on innocent people not targeted and passed the data on [...]

Believe It or Not, WikiLeaks Can Be an Organization That Accepts Leaks & Archives Information

By: Tuesday April 9, 2013 5:41 pm

(update below) The material in WikiLeaks’ most recent release of US diplomatic records from 1973 to 1976 called the “Kissinger Cables” is not information from a “leak.” It put the material in a cutting edge searchable database. This has prompted suggestions from critics that WikiLeaks is getting away from its mission. James Ball, a disaffected [...]

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