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By
Garrett Robinson
March 23, 2015

SecureDrop 0.3.1

Today, we’re announcing the latest major release of SecureDrop, our open-source whistleblower submission system. SecureDrop 0.3 uses the same basic architecture found in 0.2, but contains numerous improvements focused on better usability for both journalists and sources, a radically simplified installation process, and an auto-updating procedure that allows us to deliver important fixes to all SecureDrop installations in a timely manner.

By
Kevin Gallagher
February 24, 2015

The Guardian published a shocking story a few weeks ago showing that in 2008 Britain’s spy agency GCHQ collected and stored the e-mails of some of the world’s biggest news organizations, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and BBC.

By
Trevor Timm
February 18, 2015

Attorney General Holder raised some eyebrows yesterday when answering a question about his Justice Department’s notorious crackdown on leaks, and by extension the press, most notably saying this about its notorious pursuit of New York Times reporter James Risen, while claiming the DOJ did nothing wrong:

By
Trevor Timm
February 17, 2015

Yesterday, NYU Technology Law & Policy Clinic filed a legal brief on behalf of Freedom of the Press Foundation in Twitter's important lawsuit against the government for violating their First Amendment rights.

By
Marcy Wheeler
January 26, 2015

The following post first appeared at emptywheel.net.

After having deliberated for slightly over 2 days, the jury today found Jeffrey Sterling guilty of all nine counts today.

By
Humble Bundle
January 22, 2015

PRESS RELEASE

Leading pay-what-you-want service launches new bundle in support of Charlie Hebdo

San Francisco, Calif. - January 22, 2015 - Following recent tragic events in France, Humble Bundle is doing its part to honor Charlie Hebdo by partnering with a number of French game developers as well as noted author, Cory Doctorow, who are coming together in a united show of support for the victims.  

By
Marcy Wheeler
January 22, 2015

We're republishing Marcy Wheeler's coverage of the trial of CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling. The following post first appeared at ExposeFacts.

“Jeffrey Sterling was the hero of Risen’s story,” prosecutor Eric Olshan finished his closing argument in the Jeffrey Sterling trial. “Don’t let him be the hero of this one.”

By
Marcy Wheeler
January 22, 2015

We're republishing Marcy Wheeler's coverage of the trial of CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling. The following post first appeared at ExposeFacts.

The FBI Special Agent who investigated the Merlin leak, Ashley Hunt, testified on Wednesday.

By
Kevin Gallagher
January 21, 2015

During a hearing last month in the case of Barrett Brown — a jailed journalist known for his advocacy of the hacktivist collective Anonymous — the Justice Department (DOJ) entered into the court record 500 pages of evidence containing e-mails and chat logs that it claimed would demonstrate “relevant conduct” to his sentencing.

By
Marcy Wheeler
January 21, 2015

We're republishing Marcy Wheeler's coverage of the trial of CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling. The following post first appeared at ExposeFacts.

After a week of ominous language about the dangers of leaking classified documents, the 14 jurors in the Jeffrey Sterling trial Tuesday got their first look at purportedly classified documents.

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Washington Post editor-in-chief: Iran's espionage charges against reporter Jason Rezaian could not be more ludicrous https://t.co/QMwkTKzu4B
Automatically exempting police body camera footage from public records laws would defeat their entire purpose. https://t.co/aWl4qRrsih
Worrying new "anti-terrorism" surveillance bill in France jeopardizes freedom of the press https://t.co/oRxKIvcl5x http://t.co/cvlds0TDNA
Dangerous new cybersecurity bill "would create the first brand-new exemption to #FOIA in nearly half a century." https://t.co/NXSxSFFiMB