John Schindler Out at Naval War College After Sexting Scandal

By: Thursday August 14, 2014 1:05 pm

John Schindler announced that his relationship with the Naval War College has ended after he was caught in a sexting scandal. Schindler emerged from relative obscurity to become a prominent critic of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald.

As a former NSA analyst and professor at the Naval War College, Schindler was often quoted by journalists looking to put a face on the clandestine agency that maintains strict controls on communication with the media. Much to the delight of NSA critics, Schindler was happy to oblige media cravings for someone affiliated with the NSA to speak about the agency, even if unofficially.

 

UK Watchdog Warns Country’s Terrorism Laws Could Be Used to Criminalize Newspapers as Terrorists

By: Tuesday July 22, 2014 1:13 pm

The official in the United Kingdom, who is tasked with reviewing terrorism legislation, has released a report warning about the breadth of terrorism laws and how they could be used to criminalize journalism.

Citing the case of David Miranda, journalist Glenn Greenwald’s husband who was detained at Heathrow Airport under the UK’s Terrorism Act of 2000 last year, David Anderson QC recommended changing the definition of terrorism in the law.

Congressman Grayson to Clapper: Did US Intelligence Agencies Spy on American Muslims?

By: Thursday July 10, 2014 3:09 pm

Representative Alan Grayson of Florida sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asking if US intelligence agencies spied on five prominent American Muslims named as targets named in a major story from The Intercept, which was published on July 9.

Revealed NSA Surveillance of Muslim-Americans Focuses Attention on Islamophobia in Security Agencies

By: Wednesday July 9, 2014 8:54 am

Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain of The Intercept have published a much-anticipated story revealing five prominent Muslim-Americans the National Security Agency and FBI spied upon. The surveillance, which primarily appears to have involved monitoring their emails, was conducted under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

Edward Snowden Gives Prime Time Interview Defending Whistleblowing

By: Thursday May 29, 2014 6:40 am

Last night an interview with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden conducted by NBC News Anchor Brian Williams aired in prime time on NBC. In the hour long broadcast Snowden addressed questions ranging from the details of NSA programs being used against Americans, being trapped in Russia, and why he felt the duty to blow the whistle on the NSA’s controversial activities.

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

By: Thursday May 22, 2014 11:29 am

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.

The Price of Whistleblowing: Manning, Greenwald, Assange, Kiriakou and Snowden

By: Tuesday May 20, 2014 9:00 am

The eyebrows at a lot of tables probably raised as Wikileaks took the Intercept to task for its latest story, and failing to release the name of one of the countries in which the United States is spying on its citizens. The Intercept maintained they had been shown compelling evidence that led them to redact the name; Wikileaks maintained the citizens of the country have a right to know.

The eyebrows at my kitchen table were somewhat unique as it relates to the story, however. They belong to members of a group we jokingly refer to as the Friends of the Enemies of the State, a regular gathering of people who have personal experience on the business end of the state’s relentless persecution of those who choose to expose its criminality.

Late Night: No Place To Hide

By: Thursday May 15, 2014 8:00 pm

What the almost universally positive reviews have thus far failed to mention is that even in writing a Hollywood-bound story in which he is the star, Greenwald is actually quite modest about his role. He devotes nearly as much time examining his mistakes along the way as he does his triumphs, though the latter are more numerous.

Glenn Greenwald: How I Met Edward Snowden

By: Tuesday May 13, 2014 4:50 pm

Make no mistake: it’s been the year of Edward Snowden. Not since Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War has a trove of documents revealing the inner workings and thinking of the U.S. government so changed the conversation.

What’s in New Snowden Documents Published from Glenn Greenwald’s Book ‘No Place to Hide’

By: Tuesday May 13, 2014 7:12 am

Journalist Glenn Greenwald’s book on meeting NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the information he revealed to him on top secret massive surveillance and its implications on privacy has been released today. Along with the release of the book, Greenwald has posted new documents referenced in the book online for people to read for free. Here are [...]

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