Staff and Chris Hedges / TruthdigAug 6, 2018
"Both well-meaning and more illicit-minded intelligence professionals basically realize [exposures of the inner workings of power] can't go on," the publisher and journalist tells the "On Contact" host in a discussion about attacks on such organizations as WikiLeaks. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Eric Ortiz / TruthdigNov 16, 2017
The WikiLeaks founder now appears to have been a political operative in 2016—favoring the Trump campaign—despite his denial that he played such a role. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigFeb 26, 2015
When a magistrate sentenced the literary genius to two years of hard labor for the crime of being gay, he said it was the maximum punishment allowed by law. That turned out to be truer than the judge might have imagined. It killed him. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigJan 29, 2015
Four Al-Jazeera journalists have been sitting in an Egyptian prison for more than a year because they dared to report on the coup orchestrated by Egypt's current president, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
BLANKJan 25, 2015
Since his arrest in 2012, Brown has come to be seen as one of those subjected to predatory treatment as the U.S. government persecutes journalists who use underground tactics to expose wrongdoing. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigAug 30, 2014
The hacktivist journalist pleaded guilty to three charges stemming from his reporting on a high-profile hack by the group Anonymous and his long-standing conflict with the FBI. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigMar 3, 2014
"The state now wants to make sharing unapproved information a crime," DSWright writes at FireDogLake. "Which is to say the stakes in the Barrett Brown case could not be higher." Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
BLANKNov 17, 2013
In an essay in The New York Review of Books, Alan Rusbridger takes a long view of the efforts of government security apparatuses to bug our daily existences, including subverting online security, to make us safer. So, do you feel any safer? Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigNov 9, 2013
The mother of the activist-journalist with links to Anonymous was sentenced to six months' probation Friday for helping her son hide laptops from the FBI. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
BLANKSep 8, 2013
A federal judge has issued a gag order in the controversial case against journalist Barrett Brown, accused of a crime for, among other things, posting a link to a public site containing hacked files. Yes, the feds are trying to criminalize a journalistic act. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
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