Except for minor technical problems, the livestream appearance of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden went off as planned at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin. Speaking from Russia via video link (Google Hangouts), Snowden participated in a discussion panel with ACLU lawyer Ben Wizner (who represents Snowden) and ACLU technologist Chris Soghoian, and took questions from the public via Twitter.
Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-KS) is in a tizzy that Edward Snowden has been invited to speak (remotely) at a technology conference in Austin. In a letter to the conference organizers, SXSW, Pompeo alleges that Snowden’s “only apparent qualification is his willingness to steal from his own government and then flee to that beacon of First Amendment freedoms, the Russia of Vladimir Putin.” “I strongly urge you to withdraw this invitation,” Pompeo writes.
Whistleblowers who work for private contractors and subcontractors of public firms are covered by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act’s whistleblower protections, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled. In Lawson et al v. FMR LLC et al .
“Top Priority: the Terror Within” tells the true story of whistleblower Julia Davis, a former DHS/ICE officer who conscientiously tries to prevent a bureaucratic SNAFU from turning into another 9/11. The government’s response is the stuff of nightmares and provides a disturbing glimpse of the dark possibilities inherent in police militarization and mass surveillance.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced today that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden will participate in a live video broadcast in conjunction with SXSW Interactive, a technology trade event held in Austin, Texas.
The Obama administration filed a petition today for a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of DHS v. Robert J. MacLean.