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In the Surveillance State, Whistleblowers are the New Enemy

Bea Edwards, July 02, 2013

The following piece first appeared in the Huffington Post.

Despite Government Denials, Documents Show NSA Continues Harvesting Americans' Data

Jesselyn Radack , June 28, 2013

The latest in a series of revolutionary reporting from The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald reveals that under Obama, the NSA continued the Bush-era domestic datamining program Stellar Wind until 2011, and 

New Breaking NSA: Illegal, Unconstitutional Collection of Innocent Americans' Complete Digital Data

Jesselyn Radack, June 17, 2013

Last night, AP had a blockbuster story on the recently-revealed NSA Prism program, disclosed by Amerian whistleblower Edward Snowden, We knew that Prism seizes records from the 9 biggest Internet companies--massive secret domestic surveillance that goes far beyond what Americans know.

Massive Domestic Spying Revealed = Exactly What My NSA Whistleblower Clients Warned About

Jesselyn Radack, June 06, 2013

Glenn Greenwald has an amazing scoop: a secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) Order that reveals widespread, domestic surveillance under the Obama administration. To say Greenwald's piece is a must-read for anyone who cares about privacy is an understatement:

Journalist Surveillance Goes Far Beyond AP

Jesselyn Radack, May 20, 2013

WAPO Ignores Privacy Concerns In Rallying Cry For CISPA

Jesselyn Radack, April 22, 2013

The Washington Post features an editorial singing the praises of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), an innocent-enough sounding law that passed the House last week, but permits private corporations unprecedented sharing

GAP Files Supreme Court Amicus as Detained, Tortured Whistleblowers take on Rumsfeld

Melissa Koven, April 02, 2013

On March 11, 2013, GAP filed an amicus brief in support of a petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court in the case of Vance v. Rumsfeld. Petitioners Donald Vance and Nathan Ertel are U.S. citizens who worked as private security contractors in Iraq. Beginning in 2005, they witnessed corruption by U.S. and Iraqi officials and, from October 2005 until April 2006, reported these abuses to the FBI. When U.S.

Terrifying! “Economic Jihad” and Cyber Surveillance

Bea Edwards, February 12, 2013

House_of_RepresentativesThis week, the House of Representatives will consider the “Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act,” a piece of legislation that would allow America’s intelligence agencies to share and protect the voluminous data they collect about America’s citizens with the keepers of America’s financial infrastructure, among others.

Business Roundtable's High-Handed Cybersecurity Plan: Shielding Corporations from Basic Accountability

Bea Edwards, January 28, 2013

800px-Hundred_dollar_bill_04This month, the Business Roundtable (BRT) posted an alarming proposal: "More Intel