Whistleblowers Archive

Journalists could face 14 years in prison for leaking official material

“Journalists who obtain leaked official material could be sent to prison under new proposals” according to The Telegraph. New proposals are being brought forward in the U.K., in an overhaul of the Official Secrets Act, that could see journalists jailed for up to 14

What 16 months of police killings look like in one GIF

The high profile deaths of men, many of whom were black, at the hands law enforcement in the last year—including Freddie Gray, Michael Brown and Eric Garner—have thrust the issue of police killings into the international spotlight. Videos of homeless men being shot or assaulted

John Oliver, Snowden, and Privacy

If you don’t have time for John Oliver’s piece (which I highly recommend: he mixes humor, satire, and facts well) you hopefully know who Edward Snowden. Snowden is main star of a recent award-winning documentary about him (titled CitizenFour). Snowden helped reveal numerous documents to

FDA Silence And Censoring Costs Lives And Money

The Food And Drug Administration is in charge of inspecting the safety of, as the name implies, food and drugs, in the United States. It’s no secret that they routine find and internally expose bad science and dangerous pharmaceuticals, but it goes all too

Snowden’s ‘CitizenFour’ Wins Top Documentary Award

“CitizenFour,” a documentary about Edward Snowden and NSA spying, has won the International Documentary Association top award for best feature, after it was named the best non-fiction film of 2014. The film won in a category where other nominees were “Finding Vivian Maier,” “Point

Assange: Google’s Business Model Mimics The NSA!

This alarming claim was made during his in interviews with the BBC and Sky News. The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has accused Google of behaving like a “privatised version of the NSA” in the way it gathers, saves, and indexes people’s data. However, it’s

NSA Continues To Destroy Evidence Despite Orders To Stop

U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White recently ordered the government to stop destroying National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance records and memos which could potentially be used to challenge the legality of its spying programs in court. The ruling fell in the favor of the Electronic

Your Online Pictures Will Be Used To Identify You On CCTV

Despite the growing criticism worldwide for the privacy violations of the NSA, the National Security Agency continues to harvest millions of images of people from the web. These images come from the communications that the NSA intercepts through its global surveillance operation, which comes

Snowden Explains The Danger Of Mass Surveillance

In a brand new interview on NBC, Snowden lays out why the central focus on meta-data is backwards: costing us more than just money while failing to provide more safety, and also costing us our rights on the side. It is not a secret that

Study Confirms US Gov Doesn’t Represent The Will Of The People

The United States was originally set to be a Constitutional Republic, although it is often referred to by many as a democracy; both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution fail to address the US as a democracy. Instead, they refer to it as