Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Ro Khanna introduced a bill to reform the Espionage Act, the archaic piece of legislation used to prosecute Julian Assange and other whistleblowers.
Attack demoed less than 24 hours after disclosure of bug-breaking certificate validation.
DAN GOODIN – JAN 16, 2020 12:30 AM UTC
Given Langley’s intolerance for whistleblowing, the current case now in the headlines has a couple of curious features.
There is an unquestionable contradiction between Snowden’s opposition to Assange’s arrest and the rhetorical games he plays with Assange’s character in his memoir, Permanent Record.
While we all live under extensive surveillance, for government employees and contractors — especially those with a security clearance — privacy is virtually nonexistent.
Suzie Dawson’s epic meticulous historical analysis on the (character) assassination of Assange, originally published May 2018 at ContraSpin.
The closing of The Intercept’s Snowden archive will likely mean the end of any future publications, unless Glenn Greenwald’s rather absurd promise of finding “the right partner … that has the funds to robustly publish” is fulfilled.
It never ceases to amaze how intelligence agency narratives always seem to trip over their own shoelaces. This “huge story” is transparently ridiculous to anyone with the slightest technical know-how.
NSA conveniently wiped out ‘01-‘07 mass surveillance data from the warrantless and unconstitutional ‘Stellar Wind’ program, violating court orders to preserve the data in ongoing lawsuits filed against the NSA.
On Friday afternoon, just hours before Congress failed to avert a government shutdown, the President signed into law the “FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017.” The bill passed the House and Senate earlier this week with the support of many Republicans and Democrats, offering only slight adjustments to Section 702, a law that oversees the NSA’s spying ability.
Over a third of Senate Democrats joined 41 Republicans and one Independent, Sen. Angus King (I-ME), on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, providing the critical missing votes needed to quash any further Read More…
With bipartisan backing, a total of 256 members of the House of Representatives voted Thursday morning to renew one of the government’s most sweeping surveillance authorities for six years with Read More…
Congress voted Thursday to temporarily extend the reauthorization for the controversial Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act of 2008 by three weeks. This gives Congress some extra Read More…
The 4 PM meeting for consideration of H.R. 4478 – FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017 has been postponed subject to call of the Chair. — HouseRulesCommittee (@RulesReps) December 20, Read More…