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Remembering Rick Piltz, climate change whistleblower

Rick Piltz, a familiar face in the whistleblower community, died October 18 of cancer at a Washington, D.C., hospice. A policy analyst and climate change whistleblower, Piltz leaves behind a legacy of principled activism, a wife, Karen Metchis, and a daughter, Shayne Piltz. He…

GAP Praises Settlement of Marine Corps Whistleblower Case

By Sarah Damian. Published September 25 by the Government Accountability Project. Reposted with permission. Today, U.S. Marine Corps whistleblower Franz Gayl and his attorneys since 2007 at the Government Accountability Project (GAP) praised the Marine Corps and the U.S. Office…

Snowden awarded “Alternative Nobel Prize”

A Swedish charitable foundation announced today that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is a co-recipient with Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize.”

Snowden granted 3 years residency in Russia

The Russian government has granted intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden a residence permit, valid for up to three years from August 1. Snowden previously had been granted a one-year grant of temporary political asylum that expired July 31. Residency status, says Snowden’s lawyer Anatoly…

Snowden in “precarious” position after asylum status expires

Edward Snowden’s temporary asylum authorization from Russia expired yesterday, a development that puts him in a “precarious” position according to Amnesty International. Available information indicates that Snowden currently has “temporary leave to remain” while he waits for the Russian government to approve…

Snowden’s asylum set to expire July 31

Edward Snowden’s current grant of asylum from the Russian government expires on July 31, but his request for a one-year extension has not yet been granted.  Snowden’s attorney, Anatoly Kucherena told the Interfax news agency, “We have filed documents to extend…

Software flaw may have exposed whistleblower identities

The anonymity of whistleblowers who disclosed secrets online to news or nonprofit organizations may have been compromised. Forbes reports that Exodus Intelligence claims to have discovered “critical unpatched flaws” in Tails, the computer operating system that is used by news and…