Author Archive for Linda Lewis

Russ Tice, William Binney discuss NSA surveillance capabilities

Former NSA employees Russell Tice and William Binney discussed NSA surveillance capabilities Thursday for the PBS News Hour. Tice described evidence that NSA targeted individuals including judges, politicians and military officers. “Apparently this stuff was being done in the evenings…

DoD and DoE publish policies for whistleblowers with security clearances

Secrecy News reports that the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Energy (DoE) have published their departmental policies for implementing Presidential Policy Directive 19. PPD-19, published October 12, 2012, directed “the head of each Intelligence Community Element” to…

Justice Department decides to have another go at Robert MacLean

[Updated 8/30/13] The Department of Homeland Security’s attorneys filed an appeal late Wednesday of a unanimous panel of three U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit judges in the case of whistleblower Robert MacLean, formerly an air marshal with the Transportation Security…

Who is Edward Snowden? He’s “Condor.”

Something about Edward Snowden struck me as familiar.  Had we crossed paths somewhere?  We had, after all, lived in the same small town. Not until I recalled a Sydney Pollack spy thriller did an explanation emerge.

In online chat, Snowden denies contact with Chinese government

On Monday, readers of The Guardian had an opportunity to participate in an online chat with Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who exposed details of domestic surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA). Questions submitted by readers included several that were…