Legal Group Launches to Aggressively Challenge US Government Prosecutions of Whistleblowers

By: Tuesday April 2, 2013 5:28 pm

A legal group of criminal defense attorneys has formed to combat what they describe as the FBI and Justice Department’s use of harassment and over-prosecution to chill and silence those who engage in journalism, Internet activism or dissent. The group, the Whistleblower Defense League, will, according to attorney Jason Flores-Williams, defend individuals engaged in investigating [...]

Leaking Classified Information to Resurrect ‘Cybersecurity Bill’ That Will Further Endanger Privacy

By: Monday February 11, 2013 10:55 am

A classified intelligence assessment shows the United States is “the target of a massive, sustained cyber-espionage campaign that is threatening the country’s economic competitiveness,” according to the Washington Post. In the story, Ellen Nakashima reports the “National Intelligence Estimate identifies China as the country most aggressively seeking to penetrate the computer systems of American businesses and institutions.” [...]

The Privacy Nightmares of CISPA

By: Monday April 16, 2012 5:55 pm

A cybersecurity bill that many believe poses clear dangers to digital freedom is drawing the ire of digital freedom and civil liberties groups. The legislation, the Cybersecurity Intelligence Sharing Protection Act (CISPA), should be a major story all week. In anticipation of headlines that might be made as members of Congress propose amendments to the [...]

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