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Gaps confirmed in protections for national security whistleblowers

Washington, D.C. — According to a new report, workers in national security positions remain vulnerable to reprisal under current federal laws. The PEN America report, Secret Sources: Whistleblowers, National Security, and Free Expression, refutes allegations by current and former government…

Snowden meets with US whistleblowers in Moscow

Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who revealed massive domestic surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA), met recently in Moscow with three prominent US whistleblowers–Coleen Rowley, Thomas Drake, and Jesselyn Radack–and Ray McGovern, a former intelligence analyst for the Central Intelligence…

Thomas Drake rallies “Restore the Fourth” crowd

Above: Thomas Drake, “Restore the Fourth” rally, Washington, D.C. Americans turned out on July 4 in 100 cities to protest the massive NSA surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden and other former NSA employees. The rallies were held in conjunction with…

Three NSA veterans discuss Snowden disclosures

For the first time since Edward Snowden exposed details of NSA surveillance, three former NSA officials–Thomas Drake, William Binney and J. Kirk Wiebe–appeared together for a USA Today interview. They say the documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old former…

UK newspaper confirms whistleblowers’ claims of massive NSA surveillance

A British newspaper, The Guardian, has published evidence supporting the claims of whistleblowers that the National Security Agency tracks domestic phone calls on a massive scale. In a June 5 article,”NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily,” columnist…